All Vocals, Rhythm Guitars -Jack Connell Lead Guitar, Electric Sitar -Chris Leuzinger Bass Guitar, Song Arrangment -Mark Andes Drums and Percussions -Steve "Tner" Krawczyn
This song is an amazing collaboration of musicians, with the lyrics, music, and main melody created by Jack Connell, a West Palm Beach native who also attended the Palm Beach Pop festival in 1969. Jack has been a hidden treasure in the local music scene, with musical friends in high places. On Bass guitar, Mark Andes (www.markandesmusic.com) Founding member of Spirit, Canned Heat, Jo Jo Gunne, Firefall, and a member of Heart, Stevie Nicks Band, plus many, many, more. On Lead, the most revered studio scession leader in Nashville, Chris Leuzinger. Chris is from West Palm as well, and started with Dobie Gray, "Drift Away", then on the road with Buffy St. Marie, Crystal Gayle for 13 years, and as a studio musician, is guitarist on every Garth Brooks album ever recorded, plus working with the likes of Kathy Mattea, Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Paycheck, Chet Atkins, Montgomery Gentry, Neil Diamond, Richie Furay plus many more. Steve "Tner" Krawczyn, an unbelievable drummer and percussionist, also played for Dobie Gray, in the band with Chris during the" Drift Away" days. He was also with Crystal Gayle, and has known Jack ever since he and Chris were in a band together in the late 60's and early 70's called "Peace and Quiet" in the West Palm Beach area. This production is really a few friends working together and having fun doing it. With each player spread out over the USA recording their own parts and sending them to Jack by way of the Web to produce the song, and mix and final product. With all that talent, get ready to get blown away. The thumping bass lines of Mark Andes, together with Chris' screaming colorful lead is a perfect blend to bring out Jacks vocals, and still let all the drums, and percussion to be heard. It is truely an amazing song, and tells the story of a Festival that almost never happened. Yes, that is a sitar you hear, Chris added his own little magical touch of the 60's to give us that flavor of Flower Power again. Hope you like it.