I've been asked to Tour with the band Steady Ground. This tour was booked months ago, but the original singer of SG decided not to do the dates due to personal reasons. I got a call in regards to the dates and landed the gig after a formal audition.
This band features the drummer from The Offspring - Ron Welty. Ron played on the albums: their Self Titled, Conspiracy Of One, Americana, Ixnay On The Hombre, Smash and Ignition.
This is a 3-4 week run and may evlove into more dates based on how this tour works. This opportunity should open a tons of doors in the industry and give me even more road/touring experience. I plan to finish up my new material over the next few months, once I return home. I'm very excited the guys in SG invited me to sit in. It looks to be a beginning to a solid relationship.
As always, I hope everyone is doing well. I'll be posting pics and blogs from the road soon.
Hope to see you out there!
Archived Bio Info
I'm currently in the production stages with a new project based out of Hollywood, CA. The direction style and project name is still unknown at this point. Rorie Van Klaveren - (DRUMS), Chris Dunn - (BASS), Shawn Lickliter - (GUITAR), and Myself - (Vocals, Guitar) have locked in and started collaborating/writing on all new material. The recording process has begun. So keep checking back for new songs here and a link to the soon to be new myspace page for this new band.
More info on our progress coming soon.
You can view a "in house production" music video of my last project Vulpine below. The video of the song titled "Downer" from my first Independently Released Album was shot in my home town Jackson, TN. Thanks to Brutal One Records and to the entire Team involved with Vulpine. We had a good run, but know that now is the new beginning to a new chapter in all of our lives. Much Love & Respect to you all....Always !
Benjamin Hatch! You're Welcome! :)
What about Rick?
"...and so the next chapter begins.
I would like to thank all of you for your support over the past two years with Steady Ground. It is at this time we have decided to part ways and I will be moving forward from the project to persue other musical avenues.I have posted one of my new tracks,"Make It Right", which will be featured in the film "Periphery".