SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL MUSICIANS
Buzz Saylor is announcing the formation of "2" new musical projects! "You read that correctly."
Open auditions are now underway as of this notice. Any and all instrumentation is being considered. Vocalists as well as technical people are also part of the plan...even drummers. Anyone...ANYONE that feels that they would like to give it a shot is welcome and encouraged to get in touch.
The 2 projects are as follows...
This could take many chapters to get into all the details, but, in an attempt to do it as briefly as possible…
The band has never broken up.
Will the band record again? Possibly, but not likely a full album (maybe a few songs here & there…no time table). Although no doors have been closed to any possibility.
Does the band play live anymore? Rarely…the occasional festival gig…and always at the annual Cystic Fibrosis Gala every February.
Why? What happened?
For those not wanting to read this whole blog...the CDBaby MP3's are higher audio quality than iTunes. The price on CDBaby is the same or cheaper than iTunes (We can't control the price on iTunes - sorry).
The full explanation...
I've realized over the past few years that many people don't care about audio quality of their music. While I can understand their indifference, it's still frustrating from the "artist perspective" (In wanting their recorded music to be heard in the best light possible).
I've also realized many people don't know that MP3's are lesser quality than CD quality. The irony is, that while recording technology continues to advance, the consumer (play-back) end has become worse!
Honestly, I can't say I know much of Richie Havens great body of work. I don't know why. But, what I do know, is, he was one of the most emotional and "human" voices I've ever heard.
My first real exposure to Richie was via Steve Hackett. As a huge Genesis fan, growing up, I also delved into all of the solo careers of the Genesis guys (Steve being the guitarist in the 70's era). Steve's 2nd album "Please Don't Touch" featured Richie on 2 songs. I was mesmorized by the song "How Can I?". A nice Hackett composition, but