After linking up with renowned drummer/novelist Greg anton (co-founder of the well known bay area jam band zero) to play some concerts in marin county, ca, singer songwriter phil colombatto & anton began to kick around ideas for recording some songs that Greg had written together with legendary grateful dead lyricist and musician Robert hunter. the idea swiftly snowballed into a collaboration that blends together the soulful new orleans style horn arrangements of composer and saxophonist jason mingledorff (papa grow funk, st paul & the broken bones) & the nitty gritty lyrics & tunes written by Anton, Hunter, & Colombatto. This record is going to be released in the spring of 2017.
The artists currently working on this project are...
Phil Colombatto-guitar, vocals (louisiana love act)
Greg Anton-drums (Zero, Heart of gold band)
Robin Sylvester-bass (rat dog, atomic rooster)
Mark Karan-electric guitar (rat dog, jemimah puddle duck)
Pete Sears-keyboard & accordion (hot tuna, jefferson starship, rod stewart band)
Melvin Seals-Hammond b3 organ (Jerry garcia band)
steve kimock-electric guitar (zero, kimock, rat dog)
Rick vargas-audio engineer (bob weir, hard working americans)
this record is currently being recorded at Tri studios in san rafael, ca & Mel's spot in san francisco, ca