We’ve got an early Xmas present for you! Free Tickets to see us perform!! On December 20th, the Thursday before Xmas, we will be performing at The Loft at City Winery in NYC at 7:30pm. This will be our last gig of 2018 and a very special evening. It’s a terrific room and we’ll be playing all our new songs as well as many of our Greatest Hits! We have a bunch of Free Tickets to give away to our fans courtesy of CEN, our distributor! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a terrific new CD being released soon called “Greetings From Serbia”! It’s a “live” album of our performance last August at the Nisville Jazz Festival in Nis, Serbia. We performed before 10,000+ screaming fans. The atmosphere and the performance were electric!
The album will be released on January 18, 2019 and will be distributed worldwide via SONY/The Orchard.
More to come shortly!
We recently released a special song that Robert wrote in response to the recent, senseless gun violence plaguing our country. Called “Tree Of Life (Dedicated To The Victims)”, the song is a spare, haunting, affecting plea for peace, sanity and gun control. 100% of the proceeds of the song will be contributed to the families of the victims.
“A truly compelling work…with an understated but very powerful message” (Skopemag)
“Magnificent”; “Haunting” (Too Much Love Magazine)
Please listen to the song, and if you’re so motivated, contribute to the cause.
You can listen to the song by clicking on the video link below, or directly on YouTube at https://youtu.be/6Ye9hQQ90lY.
Please feel free to forward the song.
What did it feel like when Trippin’ hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart?
“When Trippin’ hit #1 this past August it was a wonderful moment of acceptance for me and the band. It was only in 2015 that I had re-formed the band with our current lineup. Over the next three years – through three albums and many gigs – we gradually transformed and refined our music and sound. It all came together on Trippin’, which was released in June 2018. I wanted to drive the line between jazz and rock harder than before, leaning more towards my rock roots. And I wanted to write more vocal tunes for our extraordinary singer, Ziarra Washington. The result was that Trippin’ was our most celebrated album to date.”
Tell us how The Loft at The City Winery gig came about?
“We built up our resume playing openers for some great artists, including Blues Traveler, Edgar Winter, YES, Boney James, Mindi Abair and Scott Weiland. Openers are challenging because you’re basically borrowing the headliner’s audience and you have a relatively brief period of time to impress people who didn’t come to see you. Our successes – including ovations at openers and all of our festival appearances – convinced me that we were ready to step up to headliner status. Our new agent, Stephan Gehrig of Sgent Nation, agreed and he quickly worked out a date with The Loft at City Winery in NYC, which is truly a world class venue. We’re very excited to headline there on Dec. 20.”
Tell us about the festivals you performed at over the summer?
“The summer of 2018 was a breakthrough for us. We released Trippin’ in June and then performed at 7 festivals including our first two in Europe in Norway and Serbia. The response from the crowds was fantastic. From jazz to rock and from millennials to Baby Boomers, we received ovations everywhere. Very fulfilling.”
Is there any other PGS news for us?
“Yes. I’ve written the next PGS album worth of songs, and we will be recording them in mid-January with a tentative release date of May/June 2019. I love the new songs. They’re a bit bolder and brassier and they’ve got balls! So I’m excited to record them with the band
We’re also looking forward to a big festival season in 2019, both in the U.S. and abroad.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention “Tree Of Life (Dedicated To The Victims)”, the song I recently wrote and we released in response to the mass shooting at the PA synagogue and all of the other horrible mass shootings. It’s a spare, mournful, affecting plea for peace, sanity and gun control. All of the proceeds will be donated to the families of the victims.”
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Come see us perform at The Loft at City Winery in NYC on Dec. 20th at 7:30pm. Great venue. Great music. And Free Tickets courtesy of CEN, our distributor!! Just email us at email@example.com.
Trippin’ was released on June 30, 2018 to rave reviews. The album is up for several GRAMMY awards. Listen here and check out the reviews in our Music section.