I\'m A Badass Caption: I can haz links, style or anything that is valid markup :)

CD/DVD Releases: Lisa LaRue Announces Final Band Lineup

Posted on Sunday, December 12 @ 21:00:00 UTC by nightowl

Release Date For Fast And Blue Set For February, 2011

Prog rock musician/keyboardist Lisa LaRue has announced the final lineup for her CD Fast And Blue by 2KX which will be released by First People Media LLC February, 2011.

The core band consists of:
Lisa LaRue - keyboards
John Payne (Asia Featuring John Payne) - vocals
Steve Adams (ARZ) - guitars/bass
Merrilll Hale (ARZ) - drums
Michael Alvarez (Bass Clef Experiment) - cello

Special guests on the CD include:

Mitch Perry (Asia Featuring John Payne, Cher, Aerosmith, Michael Schenker, Edgar Winter) - guitar
Don Schiff (Rocket Scientists, Lana Lane, Erik Norlander, Tappestry) - NS/stick
Michael Sadler (Saga) - vocals
Maxi Nil (Visions of Atlantis) - vocals
Ryo Okumoto (Spock's Beard, GPS) - keyboards

The Fast And Blue CD by 2KX will be packaged as a souvenir 'magazine' containing a DVD with the title track's video, the trailer for the Fast And Blue CD, and all video blogs as well as the music CD. A sneak peak video blog is currently available for viewing at www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfGeW8r9rw. The video for the song "Fast And Blue" is currently available on Facebook and Youtube. The single "Fast And Blue" is also available for sale at www.lisalaruemusic.com. The tentative release date for the full-length CD is February 14, 2011.

Fans can be involved in the 2KX project and reap rewards for doing so via funding resource Indiegogo. For information on pledging to this project, please visit www.indiegogo.com/Native-American-Creating-With-the-World-. Those who pledge to the project could qualify to receive a song written by LaRue for them or a loved one as well as numerous other rewards for their participation.

Based in Northeastern Oklahoma and working for her tribe (United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma), Lisa LaRue is not only fulfilling her dreams but hoping to be an inspiration to other native entrepreneurs. While staying in her home community and doing important work for her tribe, she is recording a progressive rock album with musicians from around the world! Progressive rock has recently witnessed a resurgence across the world, particularly in the UK, but as a Native American woman, Lisa has taken on a new challenge of working with musicians of different cultures and backgrounds to work in a unique way - each participant writes and records their own parts without any musical direction, but what comes from their heart. The combination of backgrounds, influences, demographics and talent is not only proof that music is the universal language, but that an indigenous woman can stay in her own tribal community and still work with the world and touch the world as well, in a way that is not stereotypical but uniting - while using modern technology to create the final product. One of the 'hold-ups' to native people being successful is the lack of opportunities in the tribal community. But with the internet and other forms of technology, it is now possible.

"I've connected with fabulous musicians from other parts of the United States, Greece and the U.K., and we all share the common goal of creating great music, and have proven to ourselves that we write and play in spiritual harmony," says LaRue.

By allowing each musician the opportunity to add to the songs what comes from their hearts without any musical direction, the outcome will show that music IS, indeed, the Universal Language.

Even though technology is easily available, it costs money - not only for the small necessities like high-speed internet, quality computers and software, but for the costs of professional mixing, mastering and final production. "Staying in my community and working for my tribe is my priority, but so is using the gift the Creator gave me - the ability to play what comes from my heart. And I want to show other Native artists that they can reach out to the world while staying an integral part of their community!"

To be a part of this project, have the satisfaction of making a dream come true though quality music that will last through the ages, and at the same time reap rewards for yourself, visit www.indiegogo.com/Native-American-Creating-With-the-World-.

[Source: Serge Entertainment PR]

Posted in Album Release News

Associated Topics

Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc)