Stick Men feat.Tony Levin, Pa...
New York, NY
Venue Address (Get Directions)Fairfield Theatre Company
Date and Time
Thursday, April 26th, 2012 at 7:00pm
Stick Men is a new progressive band created from musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson. Mastelotto is in demand all over the world as the premier drummer for progressive rock. Levin plays the unusual instrument, the 12 string Chapman Stick, in Crimson.
Very rarely does a drummer go on to forge the most successful career on the demise of their former hit band. Pat Mastelotto is a self taught drummer from Northern California, who has also been involved with pushing the envelope of electronic drumming. Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop, to prog, to electronica to world music with – among others – Mr. Mister, XTC, David Sylvian, The Rembrandts, Kimmo Pohjonen, and for the last 15 years with King Crimson.
Born in Boston, Tony Levin started out in Classical music, playing bass in the Rochester Philharmonic. Then moving into jazz and rock, he has recorded with John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Yes, Alice Cooper, and many more. He has also released 5 solo CDs and three books over his career. In addition to embarking on recording and touring with Stick Men, he is currently a member of King Crimson and of the Peter Gabriel Band.
Initially trained as a guitarist, Reuter subsequently studied Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft and learned to play the Chapman Stick, later moving onto the Warr Guitar. He now favours the U8 Touch Guitar, which he co-designed with Texan luthier Ed Reynolds. Reuter has released several solo recordings and worked extensively with other musicians. Reuter has collaborated with Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, No-Man singer Tim Bowness (both in and out of Centrozoon), and producer Lee Fletcher amongst many others.