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CD Releas Party at The Globe

The 2nd CD Release "Blue Nova" is available and we'll be featuring original music from our new release at this new venue on SE 20th and Belmont. Please join us Jan 2,9, and 16th.

Rough Mix

We finished the rough mix on 15 original songs over the weekend. We're all tired but glad that the new CD is proceeding as scheduled. We'll overdub, add tpt and percussion, mix, and master Sept 4-5 and hopefully book a CD release party in Oct. Any suggestions as to good venues for that?

Studio Time Booked

PGC goes back into the studio August 21-22 with around 20 new songs. We picked Falcon Studios with Dennis Carter as our engineer. Mix and master Sept 4-5. CD release sometime in Early Fall. We're thinking of calling the new CD "Blue Nova" after one of my compositions of the same name. (not the Chevy Nova), a fusion of Minor blues and bossa nova)

Booking Studio Time

The members of PGC have been busy writing new material for the next CD. About 20 so far. I think that we'll record 14 for the next CD. We've already been performing them live. "Sweet and Sour", by Les G, "Dance of The Jerrys" by Grady M, were well received at the Ore. Brew & BBQ, "A Dream Remembered", "Lazy Cha Cha", "Waltz for Tess", "For John & Pancho", "Bluenova","Holiday","Beach House",all written by Les G, "Manifestation", "When is When" written by Grady M will be on the new CD. Also, new songs from Christian and Michael. I should be finished this fall. Stay tuned.

Oregon Brews & BBQ

We played a one hour show yesterday at McMinnville's big outdoor party room. It was overcast and rainy but mostly under cover of tents the show went on. We played a strong set of all original music written by current members of the band. Some bad news: Milledge and his wife have sold their NE Portland home and are moving overseas for teaching positions and a new chapter in their lives. He will be missed for not only his great and powerful grooves but his always positive outlook on life and music and great sense of humor. Milledge will be playing his last gig with the PGC at the Evergreen Aviation Museum on July 9th so try to be there and wish him well.

Looking for a good recording studio.

Anyone recommend a good studio and engineer?