Son Of An American Dream: Bill Curreri’s celebration of his life-long journey back to music

“Son Of An American Dream”, Bill’s second musical offering picks up where his debut album, “Long Time Gone” left off. The album is a hybrid of classic rock and contemporary Americana, with elements of pop, R&B and country entering the mix.  Inspired by boomer-generation icons like The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Byrds, as well as a cross-section of singer-songwriters ranging from Jackson Browne to Tom Petty and Bob Seger, Bill has crafted an album of songs that captures the universal experiences of everyday life that is sure to inspire both young and old alike.”

Track List

Musician Bios

Song Lyrics

I came upon the truth one night
As I fled inside my dreams
Reflecting on the lessons of my life.
I tried so hard to make amends
And to set the record right.
I’m gonna make some changes in my life.

Cause I’m the son of an American dream.
Look at me and tell me what you see.
And I stand before you crisp and clean
Cause I’m the son of an American dream

You know a father’s schemes and a mother’s dreams
Can bring a young man down.
A helping hand can sometimes take a life.
But in the end we make amends and somehow get it right.
I’m gonna make some changes in my life.

Cause I’m the son of an American dream.
Look at me and tell me what you see.
And I stand before you crisp and clean
Cause I’m the son of an American dream.

(BREAK)

As long as I can stand my ground I’ll hold on to my dreams.
Only time will tell whose wrong or right.
And I need no one to thread on me
Staring down upon their throne.
I’m gonna make some changes in my life.

Cause I’m the son of an American dream.
Look at me and tell me what you see.
And I stand before you crisp and clean
Cause I’m the son of an American dream
Yes, I’m the son of an American dream.

I’m the son of an American dream.
Yes I’m the son of an American dream.
You know I’m the son of an American dream,
I’m the son of an American dream.

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

There’s something I can’t explain.
You said there would be no pain.
Yet nothing for me remains
But firelight.
A shadow that lurks the dark.
Forever a precious spark.
If only to be forgot.
It’s firelight.

You said you were the one for me.
You stood your ground for all to see.
You did your best to get to me.
Then you just fade away.
You said that there would be no rules.
Your words would shine like precious jewels.
You gave your heart to me to rule.
Then you just fade away.

There’s nearly a sense of shame.
And never a scent of blame.
She only gives up her name...
It’s firelight.
Try to discern her truth.
Pierce through her ruthless ruse.
If only to be confused.
It’s firelight.

You said you were the one for me.
You stood your ground for all to see.
You did your best to get to me.
Then you just fade away.
You said that there would be no rules.
Your words would shine like precious jewels.
You gave your heart to me to rule.
Then you just fade away.

(BREAK)

You said you were the one for me.
You stood your ground for all to see.
You did your best to get to me.
Then you just fade away.
You said that there would be no rules.
Your words would shine like precious jewels.
You gave your heart to me to rule.
Then you just fade away.

(REPEAT & FADE)

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Every little thing that you said to me
Is locked inside my heart.
Every little thing that you did for me
Forever stands apart.
There was a time when I knew you were the one.
Then came a time when my life
Became undone.

I’ve been waiting a long time...
Looking for a lifetime...
Searching for the next time...
To see you again.
I cried for the first time.
Laughed for the last time...
Prayed for the right time...
To see you again.
To see you again...

If ever there were thoughts of what should be
They’d always lead to you.
If ever there were words to comfort me
I could never make them true.
I did not know you were lost
From the start.
For I had my way and then failed
To do my part.

I’ve been waiting a long time...
Looking for a lifetime...
Searching for the next time...
To see you again.
I cried for the first time.
Laughed for the last time...
Prayed for the right time...
To see you again.
To see you again...

(BREAK)

You were the one who was right
From the start.
But sometimes it’s hard to believe
What’s in your heart.

I’ve been waiting a long time...
Looking for a lifetime...
Searching for the next time...
To see you again.
I cried for the first time.
Laughed for the last time...
Prayed for the right time...
To see you again.

I’ve been waiting a long time...
Looking for a lifetime...
Searching for the next time...
To see you again.
I cried for the first time.
Laughed for the last time...
Prayed for the right time...
To see you again.
To see you again.

To see you again.
To see you again.
To see you again.
To see you again.

(REPEAT & FADE OUT)

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

I never thought it be this way.
I always thought that I could play.
There was a feeling I could fly.
And now you come to me with this.
You know you never could resist
Your need to cut me down to size.

You know you gotta hold on...
You know you gotta stay strong...
You know you gotta hold on...
To your heart.

You know it happens to be true.
And though it wasn’t meant for you
You took whatever you could find.
You tried to steal me with a kiss.
You knew I never would resist.
But now its time for me to fly.

You know you gotta hold on...
You know you gotta stay strong...
You know you gotta hold on...
To your heart.

(Break)

You know you gotta hold on...
You know you gotta stay strong...
You know you gotta hold on...
To your heart...
Hold on.

You know you gotta hold on...
You know you gotta stay strong...
You know you gotta hold on...
To your heart.

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

All things must come to pass.
What held such promise often never does last.
You know truth can be so elusive.
When all is said and done
We’re all just strangers taking comfort on the run.
Heaven knows it’s driving me crazy.

She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me... Can’t you see?
She’s driving me crazy!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!

I know there comes a time
When dreams must end... no more mountains to climb.
Hard to find and harder to face it.
And though she’s long since gone
Her voice still haunts me and to her I’m still drawn.
Heaven knows she’s driving me crazy.

She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me... Can’t you see?
She’s driving me crazy!
She’s still got a hold on me!

(BREAK)

She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me... Can’t you see?
She’s driving me crazy!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!

She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!
She’s still got a hold on me!

(Repeat & Fade)

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

It’s 8 am and time to rise.
The tv draws us to our prize
To see the man we knew as Captain Jack.
He laughs with us to start our day
Even shows us how to pray.
Oh how we loved that Captain Jack.

You’re the one the kids call Captain Jack.
You’re the one they say is coming back.
We think of you throughout our day
Even though we cannot play
With the man we knew as Captain Jack.

The morning’s now a different pace.
That child-like look has left our face.
And in it’s place there is no Captain Jack.
There was a time when we’d just stare
At the man we loved so dear...
The man we came to know as, Captain Jack.

You’re the one the kids call Captain Jack.
You’re the one they say is coming back.
We think of you throughout our day
Even though we cannot play
With the man we knew as Captain Jack.

(BREAK)

You’re the one the kids call Captain Jack.
You’re the one they say is coming back.
We think of you throughout our day
Even though we cannot play
With the man we knew as Captain Jack.

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

There is no illusion.
She’s a woman who is too good to be true.
But she is never in disguise.
There is no confusion.
She’s a lady who will always stand by you.
You can see that in her heart and in her eyes.

Well she’s a long-term girl
In a short-term world
With a smile that tells all she’s your girl.
A touch of sweet surrender
In the night.
And she’s always there
To show how much she cares.
And there’s never any maybes.
Just another sunshine day...
With Lydia.
My Lydia.

There is no delusion.
There are moments when we don’t quite get it right.
But she is never one to fight.
A simple conclusion.
She’s a lady who’s a prize in her own right.
You can see that in the way she lights the night.

Well she’s a long-term girl
In a short-term world
With a smile that tells all she’s your girl.
A touch of sweet surrender
In the night.
And she’s always there
To show how much she cares.
And there’s never any maybes.
Just another sunshine day...
With Lydia.
My Lydia.

(BREAK)

Well she’s a long-term girl
In a short-term world
With a smile that tells all she’s your girl.
A touch of sweet surrender
In the night.
And she’s always there
To show how much she cares.
And there’s never any maybes.
Just another sunshine day...
With Lydia.

Well she’s a long-term girl
In a short-term world
With a smile that tells all she’s your girl.
A touch of sweet surrender
In the night.
And she’s always there
To show how much she cares.
And there’s never any maybes.
Just another sunshine day...
With Lydia.
With Lydia.
With Lydia.

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

We were the ones who wondered why
Caught in our dreams which too would die.
Destiny’s lie
Hoping only to turn the tide
Of the waters which once were ours to cry.

Last chance for changes
Last chance for changes
I said last chance for changes in our lives.

Hard to believe how time does fly.
A turn of the head...
A flash of the eye.
But the time will come
When the problems and we are one.
Still I gotta believe that we’ll survive.

Last chance for changes
Last chance for changes
Last chance for changes in our lives.

(BREAK)

Last chance for changes
Last chance for changes
I said last chance for changes in our lives.

Last chance for changes
Last chance for changes
I said last chance for changes in our lives.

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

What kind of fool do you think would want this?
Each day arrives not knowing what’s to come.
She knows your patience is your weakness.
She’s got your heart under her thumb.

Pain is coming.
Pain is near.
Pain is coming.
You can feel it in the air.
You can taste it in the air.

Some find it easy to condemn her
As evil sheds its crude disguise.
Yet she’s the one who says she won’t be mistreated.
She’s got that fire in her eyes.

Pain is coming.
Pain is near.
Pain is coming.
You can feel it in the air.
You can taste it in the air.

(BREAK)

What kind of woman weaves such sadness?
And does she know or does she even care?
But now her silence tells her story.
There’s nothing left but her despair.

Pain is coming.
Pain is near.
Pain is coming.
You can feel it in the air.
You can taste it in the air.
You can feel it everywhere

Pain is coming...
Pain is near.
Pain is coming...
Pain is coming...
Pain is coming...
Pain is coming...

(REPEAT & FADE)

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Lay me down.
I don’t want to walk this road no more.
My body’s broken and been washed up on the shore.
Lay me down.
There’s nothing left for me to answer for.
My soul is searching...and it won’t come back no more.

But I’m alright now.
Yes, I’m alright now
You know I’m alright now...
Since I lay my burden down.

Lay me down.
I’m afraid I’ve nothing left to give.
My freedom’s faded... and my life has been outlived.
Lay me down.
Let me dwell on all that might have been.
My heart is heavy... and is burdened with my sins.

But I’m alright now.
Yes, I’m alright now
You know I’m alright now...
Since I lay my burden down.

(BREAK)

But I’m alright now.
Yes, I’m alright now
You know I’m alright now...
Since I lay my burden down.

Alright now... Yes I laid that burden down.
Alright now... You know I laid my burden down.
Alright now... You gotta lay that burden down.
Alright now... Since I lay my burden down.
Alright now... Yes I laid that burden down.
Alright now... You know I laid my burden down.
Alright now... You gotta lay that burden down

© 2014 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Performance Videos

Long Time Gone: the critically acclaimed debut album from Bill Curreri

Inspired by his Greenwich Village roots and backed by an ensemble of accomplished, world-class musicians, Bill’s debut album “Long Time Gone” has been a lifetime in the making. Blending personal experiences and poetic lyrics that reflect the chords of his life together with a rock solid beat, Bill has produced an album of remarkable emotional clarity, a reflection on the journey we call life and the lessons learned along the way.

Track List

Musician Bios

Song Lyrics

There’s something strange I can’t tell about you.
Except that you’re the child with the golden hair.
I can’t live with you and I can’t live without you.
Walking down the street your voice is everywhere.
It’s been years since you tried to get to me
And now you say you want to set things right…

It’s been a long time… brother such a long, long time.
Since I’ve seen you act this way.
It’s been a long time… brother such a long, long time.
But as of now you’re gonna pay.

There’s something wrong I can’t tell about you.
Except that you’re the child for whom the seas would part.
I’ve often wondered how greed could corrupt you.
Your broken soul bought and broke my heart.
It’s been years since I bled my heart for you
Tears long lost along with sleepless nights…

It’s been a long time.. brother such a long, long time.
Since I’ve seen you act this way.
It’s been a long time… brother such a long, long time.
But as of now you’re gonna pay.

(BREAK)

It’s been a long time… brother such a long, long time.
Since I’ve seen you act this way.
It’s been a long time… brother such a long, long time.
But as of now you’re gonna pay.

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

This time I’ll take a chance
Kick back… Be a little stronger.
This time I’ll make it last
Think smart… be a little bolder.

This too shall pass.
No time can last forever.
Forget the past.
Can’t change what doesn’t matter.
This time I know… This time I see
This time I’m gonna make it.
This time I’m gonna make it yea, ahh ah ah ah ah ah uh

Back then the road was where
You’d sit back … drive a little faster.
Back then the goal was clear.
Think big… and be your own master.

But that too did pass.
That too’s all but a memory.
Forget the past,
Can’t change what doesn’t matter.
This time I know… This time I see…
This time I’m gonna make it.
This time I’m gonna make it yea, ahh ah ah ah ah ah uh

(BREAK)

Next time you take a chance
Kick back… Be a little stronger
Next time you make it last
Think smart… Be a little bolder.

That too shall pass.
No time can last forever.
Forget the past.
Can’t change what doesn’t matter.
This time I know… This time I see…
This time I’m gonna make it.
This time I’m gonna make it yea, ahh ah ah ah ah ah uh

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Look at me now
See how time has changed me.
Long days…
And even longer nights.
There was a time
The world was at my fingers.

I could grab the brass ring.
I could do anything.
When I was a king.

Women would dance
To capture my attention.
Fortune and fame
Worshipped at my feet.
All of my dreams
Were there for the taking.

I could grab the brass ring.
I could do anything.
When I was a king.

(BREAK)

Look at me now
See how life’s betrayed me.
Know now
My fate is yours to come.
Alone in the night
My memories all that’s left me.

I could grab the brass ring.
I could do anything
When I was a king.

When I was a king…
When I was a king…

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

There’s something in the air this night.
There’s something wrong… it’s just not right.
You were the one I gave my life.
And now your touch is cold as ice.

When did we cross that solid line?
How could I not know all this time?
There were the lies I couldn’t tell.
Inside my world all was well.

There’s no way back now baby.
The fire’s all but gone.
And all that’s left now baby
Cold ashes on the ground.

Now I’m running ‘round in a circle thinking ‘bout
What I could have done and what I should have said.
I’m running ‘round in a circle thinking ‘bout
What we’ve lost this night.

(BREAK)

There’s no way back now baby.
The fire’s all but gone.
And all that’s left now baby
Cold ashes on the ground.

Now I’m running ‘round in a circle thinking ‘bout
What I could have done and what I should have said.
I’m running ‘round in a circle thinking ‘bout
What we’ve lost this night.

There’s something in the air tonight.
There’s something wrong… it’s just not right

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

It’s just a matter of a conversation
Before she has you on a string.
You know it’s only your imagination
Deception is her King.

You take a chance and find romance
As she captures you inside.
She has a way of stealing souls
She’s the devil in disguise…

She’s gone but she’s not forgotten.
She’ll be back… you know she always will.
She’s gone but she’s not forsaken.
She’s a feather in the wind.

Then there’s a matter of a revelation.
You know it happens all the time.
You’re attracted to her consolations.
She’s gonna get you every time.

You surrender to her one last time
As she sees it in your eyes.
She’s gonna have her way with you
She’s the devil in disguise…

She’s gone but she’s not forgotten.
She’ll be back… you know she always will.
She’s gone but she’s not forsaken.
She’s a feather in the wind.
Just a feather in the wind…

(BREAK)

She’s gone but she’s not forgotten.
She’ll be back… you know she always will.
She’s gone but she’s not forsaken.
She’s a feather in the wind.
Just a feather in the wind…
She’s a feather in the wind…
Like a feather in the wind…
She’s a feather in the wind…
Just a feather in the wind…
She’s a feather in the wind…
Like a feather in the wind…
She’s a feather in the wind.
Just a feather in the wind…

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

On the road from here to nowhere
We seem to have lost our way.
What’s right for me may not be right for you.
The constants of the ages past
So sacred, so revered
Lost in the sands as we knelt down to pray.
Oh, I know that we should try somehow
To seek shelter from the rain.
But it’s hard to cry for help sometime
When you can’t feel the pain.

Know Yourself… Know Yourself.
And the world you thought that you could never see
Could finally become reality
If you’d only know yourself.

As the sun comes up from nowhere
As it warms the new-found day
A child stands tall, silver gun in hand.
Choosing now to have it all
His elders chase their dreams
Lost in themselves, nowhere to be seen.
Oh, I know that we should try somehow
To seek shelter from the rain.
But it’s hard to cry for help sometime
When you can’t feel the pain.

Know Yourself… Know Yourself.
And the world you thought that you could never see
Could finally become reality
If you’d only know yourself.

(BREAK)

Know Yourself… Know Yourself… Know Yourself… Know Yourself…

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Stay with me… If only just for one last time.
Tell me how much you care.
Hold on and keep me near.
Can’t you see I’m not prepared to say goodbye.
There’s no time for us to cry…
No time to question why.

Remember when you told me not to run too far?
Well I thought that you should know
Despite how far I’d go
You were always by my side.
There’s still so much to tell you… How, the time did fly!
But it’s hard to make a change
Hard to rearrange
So hard to say goodbye

Stay with me…It’s not yet time to say goodbye.
There’s so much I want to say
But time now is in the way.
Can’t you see… I’ve done all that you’ve asked of me
Stay just one moment more
My love’s forevermore.

Remember when you told me not to run too far?
Well I thought that you should know
Despite how far I’d go
You were always by my side.
There’s still so much to tell you… How, the time did fly!
But it’s hard to make a change.
Hard to rearrange.
So hard to say goodbye.

(BREAK)

Remember when you told me not to run too far?
Well I thought that you should know
Despite how far I’d go
You were always by my side.
There’s still so much to tell you… How the time did fly!
But it’s hard to make a change
Hard to rearrange
So hard to say goodbye.
Yes it’s hard to make a change
Hard to rearrange
So hard to say goodbye.

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

I put you in
And I’ll take you out
You’ve had your dreams
Now its time to pay out.

It don’t matter
Just lay your money down

There was a time
Not too long ago
When all that mattered
Was all you need know.

Now it don’t matter.
You just lay your money down.
Yea, it don’t matter.
You gotta lay that money down

(BREAK)

I put you in
And I’ll take you out.
You’ve had your dreams
Now its time to pay out.

It don’t matter.
You just lay your money down.
Yea it don’t matter.
You gotta lay that money down.

You gotta lay that money down.
Just lay that money down.
C’mon and lay that money down.
Just lay that money down.
C’mon and lay that money down.
Just lay your money down

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Can I be the one to tell you I love you?
Locked in your dreams; forever be true.
Open your arms and baby let me be the one.
We’ve had our chances hoping to make it
Only to find it wouldn’t quite do.
Lift up your heart and tell me I’m the one.
Ooh, let me be the one…
Ooh, let me be the one.

It’s easy to settle, harder to make it.
That makes it better when it comes due.
Just take a chance and baby let me be the one.
Heard all the stories, seen all the faces.
People still searching, never quite through.
Think with your heart and tell me I’m the one.
Ooh, let me be the one…
Ooh, let me be the one.

(BREAK)

Can I be the one to tell you I love you?
Can I be the one to tell you I care?
Open your heart and baby let me be the one.
Seeking the dream we all seem to want it
Knowing there’s someone needing it too.
Give me your heart and tell me I’m the one.
Ooh, let me be the one…
Ooh, let me be the one.

(Repeat Fade)

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Old friend…
The worlds we knew don’t need us now.
We use to fly so high
Our spirits filled the sky.
But I know I can rely
On my old friend.

Old friend
The times we knew still fill us now.
We use to laugh and cry
And never question why.
And you know I can rely
On my old friend.

And if you want someone to give a hand
And if you need someone to make a stand.
I just want to help you…
I’ve seen that lonely place before.

(BREAK)

Old friend…
The worlds we knew don’t need us now.
We use to fly so high
Our spirits filled the sky.
But you know I still rely
On my old friend

And if you want someone to give a hand
And if you need someone to make a stand.
I just want to help you…
I’ve seen that lonely place before.

Old friend…
Old friend…
Old friend…
Old friend…

© 2012 Bill Curreri Music, LLC

Performance Videos

A very special thank you to Harlem Parlour Recording and Alex Saltz of APS Mastering for their inspiring creative contributions and unmatched professionalism in the production and mastering of “Long Time Gone”.

Bill Curreri, lead and harmony vocals

Bill is a 21st century Renaissance man who grew up in Greenwich Village during the socially turbulent 1960′s. After successful careers in advertising and academia, Bill returns to his unfiltered roots and first love... music. Blending personal experiences and poetic lyrics that reflect the chords of his life together with a rock-solid beat, Bill has produced an album of remarkable emotional clarity, a reflection on the journey we call life and the lessons learned along the way.

Roger Fife, bass guitar and co-producer

Roger is an accomplished producer/engineer and has worked with Antony and the Johnsons, The Infadels, Cyndi Lauper, Fat Boy Slim, Tricky, Jagz Kooner, Desmond Dekker, Fischer Z, Ruby Blue and many more. Roger has also worked on entertainment projects for SONY/ATV, Sony BMG, WARNERS, UNIVERSAL, Island, VH1, HBO, ESPN (USA), Stop Start Records, Rough Trade and many other labels and publishers as well as having composed and mixed sound for both television and film.

Roger Fife, bass guitar and producer

Roger is an accomplished producer/engineer and has worked with Antony and the Johnsons, The Infadels, Cyndi Lauper, Fat Boy Slim, Tricky, Jagz Kooner, Desmond Dekker, Fischer Z, Ruby Blue and many more. Roger has also worked on entertainment projects for SONY/ATV, Sony BMG, WARNERS, UNIVERSAL, Island, VH1, HBO, ESPN (USA), Stop Start Records, Rough Trade and many other labels and publishers as well as having composed and mixed sound for both television and film.

Sammy Merendino, drums and additional production

Sammy is highly in demand as a session drummer/programmer based in New York City. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the world’s top artists including Cameo, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Foreigner, Pat Methany, Ziggy Marley and many others with multiple world tours under his belt. He has appeared numerous times on television including Late Night With David Letterman, GMA, The Ellen Degeneres Show and Last Call With Carson Daly. Born in Akron, Ohio, Sammy now works from his state-of-the-art recording studio, Harlem Parlour Recording, located in a turn-of-the-century brownstone in Harlem and is currently performing in the Grammy-award winning Broadway musical, Kinky Boots.

Sammy Merendino, drums and co-producer

Sammy is highly in demand as a session drummer/programmer based in New York City. He has recorded and/or performed with many of the world’s top artists including Cameo, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Foreigner, Pat Methany, Ziggy Marley and many others with multiple world tours under his belt. He has appeared numerous times on television including Late Night With David Letterman, GMA, The Ellen Degeneres Show and Last Call With Carson Daly. Born in Akron, Ohio, Sammy now works from his state-of-the-art recording studio, Harlem Parlour Recording, located in a turn-of-the-century brownstone in Harlem and is currently performing in the Grammy-award winning Broadway musical, Kinky Boots.

Chris Palmaro, keyboards

Chris has been working in the New York City session scene for many years writing numerous television and radio commercials and was an ongoing member of the Saturday Night Live Band for four years. He has also performed live and/or recorded with many of today’s music icons including Aretha Franklin, Sting, James Taylor, Jeff Beck, Michael Jackson, Mac Cohn and Joan Osbourne, among others.

John Putnam, electric and acoustic guitars

John is a native New Yorker and has performed and/or recorded with a diverse group of artists- including Madonna, Cher, David Johansen, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplanski, Darlene Love, Jimmy Cliff, Avril Lavigne, John Denver, Southside Johnny, James Montgomery, J. Geils, Shemekia Copeland, and the Boston Pops! John has also composed numerous independent film scores and commercial television spots and has performed on Broadway in both The Who’s Tommy and Memphis. John is currently back on Broadway performing in the Grammy-award winning musical, Kinky Boots.

Katia Floreska, backup vocals

Katia is a NYC based singer, musician, songwriter and voice-over artist. She was a back-up singer for Ronnie Spector as a “Ronnette”. Performed and collaborated with numerous bands, artists and producers in New York, Los Angeles and London for both live shows and studio sessions. Katia continues to perform live with NYC’s beloved institution, The Loser’s Lounge as well as The Tall Pines where she’s on keyboards and backing vocals. Her work is ongoing with upcoming solo and collaborative music projects in the US and UK including a previous release of her UK single, “Who Needs Love” by Colourphonic available on iTunes.

David Mansfield, electric guitar (Lay Your Money Down) and fiddle

The Son of classical musicians and formally trained as a violinist, David is a former member of Bob Dylan’s band having recorded three albums with the legend starting with Rolling Thunder Review. In addition to releasing three albums for Arista Records, David is an award-winning film and television composer with many major scoring credits, including the Emmy-nominated A&E mini-series Broken Trail, co-written with Van Dyke Parks plus numerous feature film scores including Heaven’s Gate, Year of the Dragon and The Sicilian. A founding member of Bruce Hornsby and the Range, David received an RIAA platinum album and Grammy Award for “The Way It Is”, as well as RIAA gold albums for Dylan’s “Desire” and “Hard Rain.”