Song Spotlight: Taken Down Below By John Elefante’s Mastedon

Many rock music fans know singer/songwriter John Elefante primarily for his work with the band Kansas.  Elefante fronted the band from 1982 to 1984.  His role included lead vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player.  I am a big fan of the two albums, Vinyl Confessions (1982) and Drastic Measures (1983), that he recorded with Kansas.  After … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Taken Down Below By John Elefante’s Mastedon

Song Spotlight: Throw Me Down By Kerry Livgren

Solo careers are an interesting aspect of the music industry.  As a member of a band a singer/musician/songwriter may experience a great deal of success.  Once that same member  launches a solo career it truly is a crapshoot.  There are many examples of solo career success stories including Phil Collins, Sting and Don Henley.   But … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Throw Me Down By Kerry Livgren

My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter N – Navigator

I absolutely love Navigator! I can not say enough positive things about this American progressive rock band. Their musical heart is planted firmly in 1970's progressive rock. But their sound and approach are thoroughly modern. https://youtu.be/-agLIYGweZg Formed in 1998 Navigator currently has released three albums of high quality progressive rock. The band's debut album, reEvolutionone, … Continue reading My A To Z Music Challenge: Letter N – Navigator

Song Spotlight: Games Of Chance And Circumstance, By Kerry Livgren’s AD

AD was Kerry Livgren's post Kansas melodic progressive rock band. The band consisted of vocalists Warren Ham and Michael Gleason, former Kansas bassist Dave Hope, Livgren on guitar and Dennis Holt on drums. Livgren, Ham and Gleason shared the duties on keyboards. Like many prog bands in the 1980's AD featured a streamlined and more … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Games Of Chance And Circumstance, By Kerry Livgren’s AD

Song Spotlight: Taking In The View, By Kansas

The 1980's were very difficult years for progressive rock. It's safe to say that every major progressive rock band was affected by the transition from the 1970's to the 1980's. Many bands streamlined their sound while others simply disbanded. American progressive rock band Kansas did both. Thankfully their breakup was short lived. Kansas opened the … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Taking In The View, By Kansas