Featuring: Mary McGuire: vocals, acoustic 6 & 12 string guitars Erik Gustafson: electric 6 & 12 string guitars, electric sitar, mandolin, vocals Beth Wilusz: electric guitar, mandolin Johnny Evans: soprano saxophone Gary Rasmussen: bass guitar, vocals Johnny Bee Badanjek: drums, vocals Shadowhawk Ellis, drums Chuck Alkazian, drums, piano, vocals
Everyone met up during the Mackinac Island Music Festival jamming afterhours after the Howling Diablos/Blood Sisters mainstage event. Mary, Erik and Gary started playing and writing together and then Beth and Johnny joined in the fun. Next, Mary asked everyone if they would record an album at Pearl Sound with producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist Chuck Alkazian. The answer was yes. Next, Mary asked Johnny Bee Badanjek if they could record one of his songs; he said yes and soon he was playing drums and singing too. Chuck Alkazian joined in on drum duties and added piano to the mix. Shadowhawk, Gary and Mary played a few shows together so Mary invited him in to perform on a track. Its a band gleaned from Mary's Detroit musical family.
What's up with the name:
Singer/Songwriter Mary McGuire has been writing and performing for decades, this project features her work outside of the bands she has been in over the years.
AAA, Alternative, Folk-Rock
Got anything recorded?
Yes, Love Struck is the new album produced and engineered by Chuck Alkazian at Pearl Sound Studio
Tell us your future?
Promoting and touring the Love Struck Album, then another foray into Pearl Sound for the next album.
Next Show: Dino's Lounge, Saturday, September 12, 2015