Gone, but definitely not forgotten, Gentle Giant continues to be the subject of tremendous fan loyalty.
Drummer John Horvath is an absolute monster on the kit. He can cut any style that he's asked to play. On top of that, he's been a good friend since we were kids.
The All Music Guide says that, Madder Rose was, “Responsible for some of the sweetest and, unfortunately, most overlooked indie rock of the '90s." My friend Rick Kubic (aka Johnny Kick) was their drummer. Check out his video work on YouTube.
"How are the old folks at home?" This is the question that was posed to us by Jim Skafish in the introduction to his song Disgracing the Family Name. His Web site provides as much information as even the most hardcore fan would care to know.
TNT, it's dynamite! That's what people are saying about this gutsy, funky R&B and soul band with the killer horn section. Can't see Tower of Power? Check out TNT.
Andy West demonstrates that music and the music business are different beasts.
American Composer's Forum (ACF) “enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.”
New Music USA is committed to the vitality of the new music community. “We mean the whole new music community, from composers to performers to presenters, producers, die-hard fans, casual listeners, curious minds, and beyond.” Also check out their Web magazine – NewMusicBox.
Nothing is more important to a performing musician than the ability to hear. H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the real dangers of repeated exposure to excessive sound levels which can lead to permanent, and sometimes debilitating, hearing loss and tinnitus. A "must visit" site not just for rockers, but for all musicians.