Πέμπτη, 10 Αυγούστου 2017
Country blues with light jazz undertones. Produced by Lez Karski and Simone Keane. Recorded and mixed by Kim Lofts. Mixed and mastered by Lee Buddle @ Crank Recording, Perth WA 2010. All songs written by Simone Keane. Lyric booklet included.
Tracks: 1 The Other Side 2 Wish I was a Fish 3 Burning 4 A Wise Man 5 Life's Ocean 6 The Visitor 7 Lullaby to Nature 8 Beautiful World 9 Please Don't 10 Mr Landlord 11 Rag Doll 12 Two Peoples Bay
Simone Keane vocals, guitar Lez Karski lead/slide guitar Tim Turnbull bass Bronton Ainsworth Drums, Andrew Clermont 5 string violin, Andrew Sumner piano/keys Bob Lipinski harmonics Joel Barter Percussion
Evan Holmes saxophone Dave Rastrick trumpet & flugel horn Ashleigh Evans cello.
independent Boston area singer/songwriter/guitarist Rick Pisano has an intensity for his original blues/other unique genre music that is rarely heard. Pisano, with his gritty, truly original voice bursting with passion provides each listener with a lifetime's worth of emotional drama in each skillfully crafted song. All of which he also meticulously arranged and produced on his highly entertaining album "Dawn of a Waking Man". Among many accomplishments while also acting as his own publicist, Mr. Pisano has been featured as the "BluesBreaker" (breakout artist) on the nationally syndicated House of Blues Radio Hour Show with Dan Aykroyd, chosen directly by co-founder Lou Plaia of the acclaimed international music site "ReverbNation" to be a featured Blues artist, twice featured on the nationally syndicated Blues Deluxe Show from Texas with host Dave Johnson, featured in Elmore Music Magazine (New York) and on many terrestrial and internet radio stations worldwide.
Don was born in Hamburg, Germany, on November, 8th, 1958, and grew up at the German-Dutch border. Being raised in a family with international roots he was taught three languages right from the start: German, English and Dutch. When he reached the age to go to school, it was, too, the time he got his first instrument from his parents. It was an accordion - and it started it all.
Beside the music lessons with a teacher coming to their home once a week, Don started to write his first simple melodies. After a couple of years - being already a young lad from 14 years - he bought his first guitar from the very first money he had earned by playing music on a few events. Two years later, being 16 years old and after playing a couple of years with an accordion-orchestra first and with a big orchestra later, he started his first band.
Though Don’s band was very successful he, at the age of 21, changed to a bigger one a couple of years later. After two years he became CEO. He got married, raised two children, worked on his music and his job, editor-in-chief of a local newspaper.
The following 19 years most of the time Don played with his band, but had the chance to work and live in di fferent places of this world, in U.S.A. and Canada, in Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands, too.
Funny somehow, but Don never had a plan to hit the big stages, become a star or even to work on his own music. So he carried on, became editor-in-chief of one of the biggest German-speech newspapers of North-America and worked a lot on TV movies and documentaries.
But the music was always very important in Don’s life. His heart has always been pounding for country music since he bought his first country music album at the age of 12, that’s why his music was always highly in fluenced by country music, much more than by any other music style. So, at his late 40ies, he joined his first country music band as their new frontman. A fter two more years he changed to another country band, but that, too, wasn’t what he wanted.
Finally, Don decided to produce his own music and found excellent musicians in the U.S.A. and Great Britain that really got his idea of country music. Drummer Pat Bautz of the legendary and still very active band "Three Dog Night” (over 50 Million records sold), ex-Tina-Turner-bassman Kerry Morris, guitar-player Jeff Ballew (Rick Springfield, Styx, Leann Rimes u.v.a.), Bruce FitzSimmons, Bill Marsh, country music veteran Bob Helm with his fiddles and last but not least David Hartley, an outraging steeler from the UK.
Don and his lovely wife are planning to move to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, later this year to find a quiet place, where Don can work on his next albums. More than 40 more songs are already waiting to be produced, and the next songs to come.Members: Pat Bautz (drums), Kerry Morris (Bass), Jeff Ballew (all instruments with strings except fiddles), Bob Helm (fiddles), Bill Marsh (guitars)Sounds Like: Johnny Cash, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, Tim McGraw