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Jeff Slate / Press

"Birds of Paradox" is a timeless record - a tribute as much to Slate's innate sense of hooky energy as it is to his own status as a joyous fan of 50 years of rock. From melancholy balladry to mid-tempo/midlife meditations to giddy highway anthems, "Birds of Paradox" reflects the vision of a career musician who will always choose rock 'n' roll as the finest medium through which to distill life itself.

“Birds of Paradox also includes Gary Van Scyoc and Adam Ippolito of John Lennon's Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band, Alex Alexander and Jimmy Mack. The group released their debut album last Oct. 9 on what would have been John Lennon's birthday.”

"I'm incredibly lucky. I've certainly paid my dues, but I'm a fan too so to be able to play John Lennon's songs night after night with Gary and Adam and to now play the Wings material with Steve and Laurence -- the core of the best Wings lineup in my opinion -- is a dream come true," Slate said.