not just another kickstarter… Never Enough Hope!

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Brought to you by Ramon & Jessica….About this project

The Gigantic Band returns! We are thrilled that Never Enough Hope has the opportunity to play and record together again.  (Featuring Ramon of R&J on violin… plus dozens of other improvisors from around the country, gathering in Chicago June 20 – 25)

We turn to Kickstarter- and via Kickstarter, you- to help cover the costs for the rehearsal, recording, mixing and mastering of the record; the room, the engineer, the producer.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/889628870/never-enough-hope-the-gravity-of-our-commitment

Read about our friends Silian Rail

Here is an article about the outstanding Oakland duo Silian Rail.

The East Bay Express says they have a surprisingly wide appeal. Ramon says… what’s surprising about it?? Memo to the world at large: instrumental music has been appealing since the history of humans… especially when  played by such badass folks as Eric Kuhn and Robin Landy. (See for yourself at their CD Release show May 3 at Bottom of the Hill.)

Also let’s call this the inaugural post in an occasional series about DUOS. Do you have other favorite duo artists? We’d love to hear about them… post links on our facebook page here.

See you Friday night at the Dark Room Theater!

- Ramon

Ramon in Thorny Brocky: preview new album today only

For a short time only Aaron Novik is hosting his entire upcoming album on Soundcloud. Listen as we prepare to print a limited edition 12”. Performed by Novik’s band Thorny Brocky, each song is dedicated to a friend, a musical influence or both.

The players:
Aaron Novik: bass clarinet, compositions
Dina Maccabee: violin
Kasey Knudsen: alto sax
Marié Abe: accordion, piano, organ, fender rhodes
Lisa Mezzacappa: bass
Jamie Moore: drums