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California Transit Authority - CTA
Say hello to CTA. Based in Los Angeles and fueled by the creative passion and pure percussive power of original Chicago drummer Danny Seraphine, CTA is all about a man – and a band – on a mission. Many have called CTA "Chicago on steroids", and for very good reason. With the 2014 release of their landmark sophomore CD, "Sacred Ground", CTA accomplishes that mission and a whole lot more. Working side-by-side with acclaimed guitarist Marc Bonilla, whose co-production, playing and co-writing are front-and-center throughout the project, Seraphine and CTA throw down the musical gauntlet with a collection of songs that takes the music full circle and lays a new cornerstone for the jazz/rock genre. For Seraphine, Sacred Ground is the realization of a vision that began to take root when he left his former band in 1990. Fast forward to the 21st century, and CTA – The creative team of Seraphine, Bonilla, and Ed Roth – came together in southern California with the simple goal of making the most of the music they love. It was an infectious idea. The band’s 2008 debut, Full Circle, garnered critical raves and spawned some now-legendary live CTA performances. The period also marked Seraphine’s long-awaited reconnection with his former Chicago bandmate, Bill Champlin.
Three years in the making, Sacred Ground takes Seraphine, Bonilla, and Roth's vision to the next level. Aided and abetted by Champlin (and his son, acclaimed vocalist and The Voice Top 3 Finalist Will Champlin). Add to that vocalist Larry Braggs (Tower of Power) and some of LA's Top "A"- team touring and studio veterans. The result; CTA’s skin-tight arrangements and pure musicianship maximize the impact of these 14 hook-laden songs. And that impact brings crowds to their feet and leaves them wanting more.

For more information or to book CTA please contact:

Powerlinking Music Management

General Info

Band Members
Danny Seraphine - Drums/Percussion/Songwriter, Marc Bonilla - Guitar/Song Writer/Arranger/Singer, Travis Davis - Bass/Vocals, Ed Roth - Keyboard/Piano/Hammond B3 Organ, Bill Champlin - Multi-Instrumentalist
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Rock / Jazz / Classic Rock

Contact Info

Thousand Oaks, CA

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