(Engineer; co-producer; organ, piano shakers and backing vocals)
He attended Berklee College of Music. He spent countless nights recording,
playing, making creative suggestions and generally getting this project off
the ground. And thankfully he came out of performing retirement to play the
live gigs each year with MGZ. Rich’s expertise and humor have gotten
the band through many frustrating but exhilarating nights in the studio. Rich
lives in NYC. I‘ve spent so much time recording with him we’ve
(Drums and percussion)
It is always wonderful to have an amazing chick studio drummer in the band—it
gives the band sound a dynamic undertone and some maturity as well. Donna lives
in NYC and plays with several groups in addition to doing session gigs. She
provides incredible focus during the rehearsals when the guys begin to fade.
She’s our backbone in so many ways. I appreciate her efforts and contribution
more than she will ever know. But more than anything I savor her friendship.
A longtime friend and fellow high school grad of mine (back in Connecticut
many years ago). O plays professionally on Broadway in a musical and records
with numerous different bands around the City. He is also a grad of Berklee
College of Music in Boston. He was the guy who got Rich involved thankfully.
Who would have thought that so many years after school our paths would cross
again? It was clearly meant to be. Without his suggestion this project would
never have started.
(Acoustic and electric guitars; bass)
a wonderfully talented and amazing technical musician. Mark owns the
studio that we record at in NYC and has another in Woodstock, NY. Mark’s
musical ideas and contributions to our sound have been enormous. Mark
is professional musician who has toured around the world with several
bands and is an original member of the Dharma Bums. His addition to our
live show has
been lighting up the room the last 2 years. I am in complete awe of his
talent. He has a very special musical gift.
MS. CLAUDIA CHOPEK
Her lovely violin undertones are heavenly melodic. She came
in the studio and hit everything on one
take. Just incredible.
I thank her for her additions and hope she can play live with us this
year. We just have to find a bigger stage! It’s getting crowded
up there at Tribeca Blues.
Those wild solos on “Inside” and “Time” came
from Jon’s universe. A highly touted studio and touring musician
I was just lucky to get him on board. We’re hoping he can bring
all that soul to the show yet another year.
We have to thank a few folks who have made the control room
just a better place to be during all those sessions. Barbie Tuttle,
Melissa Slansky and Joe Romeo get
a very special nod from us all for the encouragement and love they have
shown over the last 4 years. Thanks for the continuous
support. And the coffee.