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Dead To The Core: Dead To The Core has evolved organically from jamming and woodshedding for years. The core of the band, Terry on Guitar and Joel on Drums, has been together for years. Our most recent addition, Daniel, has added a seven string bass. Mushi, the 3rd most recent addition, has rounded out the band on Keys. Chinacat adds female vocals to the mix.
Joel and Terry have worked together in Home Cookin', a blues and soul combo from the LAX area. Daniel has been playing bass since 1985. Troy, the original bassist, has worked with many bands including Slow Burning Car, a hard rocking outfit. Jon has been jamming the Guitar with Dead To The Core since 2009.
We love playing Grateful Dead music!!!
Michael Williams Band: Music Industry critics and guitar enthusiasts alike often discuss, quite passionately, who could be the Next Great Blues Guitarist. Michael Williams is quickly gaining their recognition as “one to watch”. Blending a mastery of traditional blues, soulful songwriting, dynamic voice, blistering licks, and intense performance energy, Michael is bridging the fan-gap between the traditional blues lovers and his younger, rock ‘n roll-based audience.
The band celebrated the 2011 release of their CD, FIRE RED, with a much anticipated summer tour, opening for musical greats Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, & Robert Cray. The tour was so successful that William’s and company will continue to perform with Buddy Guy throughout the fall.
Williams is a one of the few guitarists of the new generation who draws his inspiration from an actual bloodline of Blues musicians. As a young boy, Michael grew up watching the performances of his father, Larry “Junior Medlow” Williams, considered a legend in the Texas Blues circuit for his performances throughout the 80‘s and 90’s. Michael embodies this past, blending it masterfully with his own soulful voice, commanding stage presence, and passionate guitar play. In early 2001, Michael moved to Seattle and soon formed the Michael Williams Band. He recorded and released his first full album in 2007. King of the Dead is a hard-hitting, Texas-blues album full of signature licks and rich tones in electric, slide and acoustic guitar.
Recording with Williams on FIRE RED as well as performing live on stage is a powerful trio of very accomplished musicians, all well recognized in their own right. They are Ryan Shea Smith on keyboard, Gerald “Tugboat” Turner II on bass, and Darin Watkins on drums. It is by no coincidence that they all are products of the Great Seattle Music Scene, which arguably could be one of the most influential cities for rock, jazz, R&B, and soul music by bringing us such talents as Jimi Hendrix and Quincy Jones. Each member of the supporting band brings a diverse background of influences to compliment Michael: Ryan Shea Smith, keyboards, brings over 30 years of classical, jazz, gospel, blues and R&B influences to the keys and background vocals. In addition, Ryan is an integral part of the creative process and songwriting team, and was a John Lennon Songwriting Award winner for his critically acclaimed jazz album “Stay Awhile”. Gerald “Tugboat” Turner is a very talented live and professional studio bassist/ background vocalist who brings with him funk, soul, blues, Motown, and gospel influences. Darin adds showmanship to his deftly smooth, yet hard-hitting style to the drums that is rooted in classic rock n’ roll, jazz and the blues.
The album was produced by the multi Grammy-award winning producer and engineer, Eddie Kramer, who is renowned for his lifelong work with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, KISS, The Rolling Stones, and Buddy Guy, as well as countless other Grammy-award winning blues and music legends. Eddie was also one of the founders of Electric Lady Studios in NY.
Dan Godlin :
It’s rare for anyone to expect a warm and gentle hug from a complete stranger, but that’s what most people get when they meet Dan Godlin for the first time. Though his most noticeable attribute may be his crimson-red hair, it’s Dan’s contagious personality that goes hand in hand with his sound. His genuine desire to connect with people is shown through a body of work filled with earnest lyrics, relaxed melodies, and distinctive stories that anybody can relate to. Those who know him can’t help but notice the old soul and spirit infused within his musical brand. It’s not the familiar face that draws them in, but the familiar feeling. Dan writes about the uncertainty of love. His debut album Loving On Empty represents the positive and negative consequences of navigating through different levels of intimacy. Catchy and current, Dan’s songs have a unique and profound meaning to them. Influenced by such acts as Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, and the Goo Goo Dolls, Dan drew inspiration from the diverse Pop Rock sounds of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. These bands provided Dan with an emotional escape, which fueled his desire to write songs that would evoke similar emotions in other people. He writes from a perspective of angst and frustration, but also empathy and compassion. After hearing Loving On Empty and understanding his journey, it almost feels as though you’ve known Dan for years. You may even feel tempted to return the hug.
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