What Are Buyers Saying?
"I just need to tell you that I'm really loving this CD. The CD's in my car, but I've got it on iTunes here in my office. It's just some great music!" BH
"Congratulations on a great-sounding CD! You must have had an outstanding engineer. Nice rendering of "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere." One of my favorites." PF
". . . congratulate you on the terrific CD!" MS
"I listened to "Songbook" and it's damn good! Congratulations on making a very fine album."
"I keep coming back to listen, re-listen, and listen again. Great!" dw
ABOUT ONE FOOT IN:
One Foot In is a flexible collection which plays in trio, quartet and quintet configurations. Trio members Russ Lewark, Michael R. Gardner and Jeff Newell are joined by Kevin Gore to form the quartet, then by drummer Clayton Scott for the larger unit.
One Foot In has been performing around Southern California since the late 90s, emphasizing multi-part harmonies and original material. With its varied instrumentation: 6 and 12-string guitars, mandolin, bass, Dobro, keyboard and banjo (plus drums when a quintet) the group delivers "a palette ranging from folk to pop, rock, blues, country and more ("FoPoRoBluCo"). Roots and Roll.
Russ, whose performing history extends back to his time with the celebrated Buffalo Nickel Jug Band and beyond, brings with him the traditions of jug band, folk, old-time finger-pickin' blues and mountain music, plus his own songwriting style and more instruments than you can count.
Michael's background is more in the singer-songwriter tradition, and he works to bring blues, country, folk, rock and other material to the group. Having avoided live performance until the late 1990s, Michael is loving it and making up for lost time.
Jeff's musical history has taken him through rock, country rock and folk rock bands, playing all around the United States in the process. Jeff has built a fine digital home recording studio, where he serves as engineer as well as musician and producer. Jeff engineered One Foot In's first CD "Best Foot Forward", and its new CD of original material entitled "Songbook", available now.
Kevin Gore plays piano, banjo and mandolin for One Foot In. Kevin has been an in-demand musician on the west coast for many years. He has toured throughout the west playing music festivals and concerts in rock, country and bluegrass bands. He is also a successful studio musician, having credits playing on CD, video, TV and movie projects.
Clayton Scott, also an experienced studio and touring musician, plays drums for One Foot In as well as lending his experience in arrangement, recording and mixing. Originally from Canada, he now resides full-time in Southern California. Clayton delivered all of the drums on "Songbook", One Foot In's most recent CD. He also brought his fluency in the French language to the first track of the new CD, "Oo La La".
One Foot In has opened shows for B. J. Thomas, Katy Moffatt, Lowen and Navarro, Cecilio & Kapono, Rick Shay, and others, and has performed on stages such as The Coach House, Galaxy Concert Theater, Coffee Gallery Backstage, Martini Blues, The Marine Room, Fret House, McCabes Guitar Shop, Boulevard Music, Living Tradition Folk Series in Anaheim, along with a wide variety of Southern California festivals, bookstores, coffee houses and other assorted venues.
If you like One Foot In, tell a friend, visit www.onefootin.com and www.myspace.com/onefootinmusic or www.acousticfriends.com/onefootin and say "hello". We'd love to hear from you.