MPIII is the third Moss Piglets CD just released in late 2008 (hence the pun). Probably the finest Moss Piglet CD to date, this recording shows the Piglets at the height of their creative genius. They spent most of the last year in the studio and produced a full digital multitrack recording with the help of engineer/producer David Hedding at Glacier Studios in Minneapolis.
Maybe this would be a good time to remember where everything began. It began, oddly enough when John Goolsby met Ian Gamble while taking a break from studying at Grinnell College in Iowa. Odd, mainly because although both were walking in the same direction, they somehow managed to run into each other. The subsequent sound produced was considered their first musical composition. Though music had always been important to John and Ian, it was on that fateful day that they began the process of pooling their distinctive talents to make what some call music, and others have called a threat to civilization as we know it.
George Payne began playing with John and Ian at Grinnell. Immediately there was a chemistry, and everyone knew that somehow they would all end up playing together for the rest of their lives. It just felt that good. After a tree fell on his head, George built a standup bass out of the tree and a nearby metal tub, and began playing the thing.
John Barcay was just beginning his illustrious career as an entomologist when he met Ian Gamble at a work party. When Ian heard John play the piano, he convinced John to jump on the Piglet bandwagon. During a trip to a toy store, John discovered a melodica and became inspired to play his piano licks on the pneumatic contraption. A trip to a hardware store inspired John to introduce a musical saw into the band. And we're not sure where he was when he decided to learn to play the turkey baster. We are trying to keep him away from the medical supply thrift stores.
John Goolsby is the sticky glue that holds the Piglets together, playing acoustic guitar and often his voice. John is the band lawyer and chief financial officer.
Ian Gamble has been playing music since he was in diapers. He plays burning guitar leads and banjo follows with equal abandon.
Mike Zullo plays mandolin. Mike teaches guitar in the Twin Cities and is a dedicated vegetarian.
Add this to your Moss Piglet collection.
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