Dimensions - A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band
As a young musician growing up in the 70s the Allman Brothers were an amazing source of blues, rock, and country licks. They were musically mature beyond their years and played with raw passion. I wonder to this day what Duane would have sounded like had his life not been cut short. Gregg was a soulful songwriter and one of my favorite singers of all time. Midnight Rider is an absolute classic and one of my favorite songs of all time.
I believe their musical soul lives on through me as it does for so many others who grew up with the ABB. To say that they were huge influence on my playing would be an understatement.
I hope you enjoy Dimensions. It was a spiritual experience to produce it.
Written and recorded by Ken Eichler at Sliding Door Studios, New Rochelle, NY
Ken Eichler - guitars, bass, organ Paul Connors - organ Vito Luizzi - drums
Angel Rissoff passed away earlier this week. He was one of the greatest musicians I ever worked with. We became good friends over the past two years working on several projects together. He was blessed with talent and passion and I was blessed to get to know and work with him. He was a musician's musician and a gentleman - in a very cool way.
I took this picture just before Angel became ill. The smile on his face was genuine - not because I asked him to say cheese but because he was making music as I snapped the photo. He found joy in music and I found joy in his music and friendship. RIP, Angel.
I am happy to report that the new year has started off with a bang for Ken's Tunes!
CNN's Brooke Baldwin introduced a new segment on her show yesterday called "American Woman" and chose my song "Let Yourself Dream On" for the opening and closing of the segment. The clip can be viewed here: http://www.snappytv.com/tc/3790543/2259803. Thanks to Ken Skjeveland for recognizing the guitar solo and letting me know he heard it live! Ken is the rockin' singer on the full version. Thanks also to Larry Forrest for his funky bass on the cut.
In the "more good news" category, Ken's instrumental "Country Gentleman" found it's way (again) onto the latest episode of the History Channel's hit show, Pawn Stars. Thanks to all the music supervisors out there that keep pickin' Ken's Tunes!
Speaking of pickin'...Here's a new one called "Pick Yer Friends" inspired by the American Pickers show.
New York, NY – Recording artist Angel Rissoff, in association with T. Nicks and Ken Eichler, release their first cut together, “Lou Anna”, to be widely available for download or streaming at all popular sites such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and CDBaby.com on July 4, 2016.
Recorded and produced by Ken Eichler at Sliding Door Studio, New Rochelle, NY
Copyright 2016 Angel Rissoff, Thomas R. Nicks, and Kenneth F. Eichler
Photo by Ken Eichler
Angel plays a Fender Telecaster at Sliding Door Studio, June 2016.
Lou Anna features:
Angel Rissoff – lead and background vocals, bass, guitar
T. Nicks - background vocals
Ken Eichler - guitar, background vocals, bass, percussion, keyboards
I'm so happy to announce that "Lay Down With Dogs" was used again this past Tuesday on NBC's primetime hit "The Voice". This is the third time "The Voice" has chosen this cut to set the tone for a scene.
Co-written with Vito Luizzi (Johnny Winter's close friend and long-time drummer) "Lay Down With Dogs" was originally written back in 2011 to pitch to Johnny Winter for an upcoming album. Johnny heard and dug the tune but unfortunately he never recorded another album of original music before he passed.