Who We Were And What We Are
This is our first blog and the first blog I have ever written. So, hello everyone and please be kind! I'd like to talk a little about the band's history for those of you who know us and and those of you who have recently stumbled upon us (ouch!).
Frank Barbera (aka Frankie B) and I (aka JD) go back a long , long time.
I guess the band we were most proud of was JD and the Ravens having recorded an independant label CD , " Wild And Strange" and played in NYC at Kenney's Castaways in Greenwich Village as the house band every Thursday night (which was great) in 2000 something and then every Wednesday night (which wasn't so great , read "Ghost Town") in 2002 something.
Frank Kozak (aka FK) and I met teaching guitar in a Turnersville NJ music store and until we become famous (just kidding) are still working there !
The first thing we worked on was my first solo CD , "Before The Night Is Through".
We have been working and collaborating on music ever since . I guess it's been about 10 or 12 years ?
As you may have figured out I'm not real good with dates and times and neither is FK but not to worry Frankie B is!
Moving right along ,we went from JD and the Ravens to Bluesbox to Bluesbox Deluxe and now (insert drum roll even though we don't have a drummer) .......The Bohemian Mechanics.
Well that's all for now. If you have any comments (please be kind!) or questions contact us via the blog or email.
P.S. For the next blog post I will be writing about a little known and secret recording project we did a couple (?) of years ago called "The NJX demo sessions"
A clue for you all - check out FK's telecaster in our photo gallery.