Is the Democratization of the Music Business a complete failure? That's this week's topic PLUS music by The Dead Horse Drivers, Xander Demos, Ed Roman, Stephane Avellaneda, Robert DiMaio and Wine & Spirit
The Dead Horse Drivers
Jon Duncan - Rhythm Guitar & Lead Vocals
Larry Scotton Jr - Percussion
Dan White - Lead Guitar & vocals
Isaac Moore- Bass
Chris Kennedy- Acoustic Guitar
Xander Demos is one of today’s premier shred metal guitarists. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, he currently fronts his own band, XDB and has performed as a member of national tribute act, James Rivera’s Sabbath Judas Sabbath, as well as playing in Rivera’s solo band and Raxus Prme. Xander performs in excess of 100 times a year, and he is active in recording collaborations with artists all over the world. Xander plays guitars from Suhr, McNaught and Conklin, with whom he has endorsement deals. His endorsement from these guitar companies is a testament to his impressive skills and his deep commitment to playing the best guitars in the world.
Right out of the gate, with his freshman release in 2000, Special Ed and The Musically Challenged, Ed Roman defined his paradigm with inventive, infectious tunes that shook one’s marrow and stirred the spirit…This guy is unique! Three follow-up releases with SEMC continued to mesmerize and astonish, with music that both kissed and prodded, seduced and challenged, hypnotized and enlightened…
In May 2011, Ed released his solo venture, Oracles and Ice Cream, and has never looked back. It is 22 tracks that are an amazing marvel of songwriting wizardry, prodigious performances and contagious energy, with the mystery and magic of a lucid, tantalizing dream. The music both traverses and convenes broad music styles into the consummate collective of penetrating rhythms and canyon-wide harmonic explorations, glazed with lyrics that are both poignant and whimsical.
Now, in 2014, with Letters from High Latitudes, (an homage to his Ontario, Canada home) Ed Roman has done it again, creating an earthy, funky and magical mix of music to seduce the listeners’ ears! An accomplished musician, Ed performs 90 percent of the instruments on his album, recording drums, bass, guitars, organ, vocals and even sitar! The sound is rounded out with help from some of the top Canadian session musicians like Dave Patel on drums (Sass Jordan) and Mike Freedman on electric guitars (Tia Brazda.) Sit back, get mellow and listen to this truly skillful musician weave a tapestry of enchantment from an eclectic fabric of musical styles.
Works at Tama Drums and Ana popovic band
Past: mogar musique and Drummer
Went to Lycée Vauvenargues
Class of 2003
Influences Mick Jagger, Kieth Richards, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Bruce Springsteen, David Lee Roth, George Harrison, Chris Cheney, Tim Armstrong, Joe Strummer, Joey Ramone, Blink 182, and Jim Joseph.