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Zak Daniels

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Take A Trip To Snakeland

You may not know where Snakeland is, but you want to go there. Zak Daniels and the O.E.S. have released their hard rockin' CD Snakeland, complete with some delicious booklet photography. It's hard to focus on the music while looking at the pictures, but one does one's best. Zak Daniels and Jim "The Kat" Katsikides provide the sleazy, greasy guitar work (Kat on lead) for this Los Angeles area band, and if that's not entertaining enough (it is), their humorous, sarcastic approach to lyrical content will leave you laughing - "...skin and bones and silicone..." from the track "Silicone", as one publishable example. These guys have done their homework on XXX movie sets, and in gentlemen's clubs, corner bars and crossroads honky-tonks across the country, and their righteousness is evident. With mean lead guitar, driving rhythms and the aforementioned experiences, they have a winning formula. Zak Daniels was originally profiled in the February-March, 2007 edition of The Undiscovered.

alb Few bands are as so humorously defiant as Zak Daniels and the One Eyed Snakes. Known on the local L.A. club circuit as a no nonsense hard rock band, the group has matured considerably since they were hailed as the "next big thing" by local radio and press in the mid-'90s. After a couple of line-up changes the Snakes have become a permanent musical family. Jimmy Katsikides, who co-produced the album with Daniels, brandishes one of the meanest lead guitars in all of rock. The rhythm section consists of Doug Lavery on drums and Orion Lindeman on bass. Together they promote a sound that can blow away the casual listener - or tenderly seduce them. Interestingly, Daniels' compositional catalog boasts over two hundred and fifty songs.

From their hometown of L.A. to the Big Apple and back, you can bet that wherever Zak Daniels and the One Eyed Snakes appear, fans will be left with a big smile on their face.

Contact Information
Big Water Records
2554 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
United States

E-mail: Zak Daniels
Web site: www.zakdaniels.com

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Frank Goldwasser

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Oregon Meets Ocean

The CD-R Frank Goldwasser With The Alastair Greene Band is exactly that - a teaming of Portland-based bluesman Frank Goldwasser with Santa Barbara's own Alastair Greene in a thirteen track blues guitar summit. With the screams and yells on the high-octane instrumental opener, "55th Street Boogie", the band sets the tone for the entire album - take no prisoners, and deliver great blues music until someone passes out. When the wah-wah leads and funky rhythms of "I'm Gonna Wait", you'll be sure you've been sent to blues heaven, or at least the groovy waiting room. The two guitarists trade solos like their souls depended on who cuts who's head. Hey, and the rest of the album is equally as hot, so check out this combo, blues freaks. Frank Goldwasser was originally profiled in the February-March, 2007 edition of The Undiscovered.

pic When Frank Goldwasser was a child growing up in Paris, France, his parents had bought him a guitar. A classical acoustic model, he never found the time to learn how to play. But after being seduced by blues music, Frank began to work with the instrument. Attending blues concerts in Europe with his father, he met Sonny Rhodes and hung as close to him as possible, which led to Frank's first paying blues gig in 1981. He eventually migrated to the San Francisco area, and began sitting in with various house bands, until he hooked up with Troyce Key's band. This gave the young guitarist the chance to back artists such as Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin, Elvin Bishop and Percy Mayfield. Frank later formed the Paris Slim Band and kept gigging as much as possible. 1989 saw the debut of the first Paris Slim Band album, "Blues For Esther", while in 1998 Frank received the "Best Blues Guitarist Of The Year" award from the prestigious Trophees France Blues Association.

After moving to Portland, Oregon, Goldwasser has discovered a deep wealth of blues talent around the city. Collaborations with artists such as Alastair Greene are just some of the ways we'll be hearing a lot more of his voice, harp and guitar.

Contact Information
Doug Deutsch Publicity Services
16403 Bryant St.
North Hills, CA 91343
United States

E-mail: Frank Goldwasser
Web site: www.agsongs.com

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