"Sky King" are Walter Morosko, Larry "Fuzzy" Knight, and Garth Farkas. Sprouting from the San Fernando Valley of Southern California like SuPrimo medicinal weed mixed within a field of tall grass, comes the band "Sky King", telling through song, their personal tales of the human condition; Living, Loving, Winning and Losing.
The "Sky King" songs are written by the tall, lanky lead guitarist, Walter Morosko, who is accompanied by the other tall, lanky rhythm guitarist and lifelong friend, Garth Farkas, both originally from the Mid-Western city and state of Youngstown, Ohio.
Well traveled and highly experienced bass player and vocalist, Larry "Fuzzy" Knight, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, has been firmly implanted into the concrete and soil of Los Angeles since '69. Formerly a member of the legendary rock group, "Spirit", Fuzzy also arranged and produced the "Morose Tales From The Left Coast". Fuzzy's experience and musical history reflects his myriad influences and reads like a who's who of blues and rock legends that he has worked, toured and/or recorded with; Albert King, Little Milton, Chuck Berry, Ike Turner, Albert Collins, Delaney-Bonnie & Friends, Jefferson Airplane's Grunt Records, Peter Kaukonen's 'Black Kangaroo', and of course, "Spirit". Fuzzy has also been the frontman for one of Los Angeles' best known Rhythm & Blues bands for the last 18 years, "Blowin' Smoke".
"Sky King" are also accompanied on the CD by its alter ego band, 'Spirits Rebellious", comprised of their musician friends, all who are pro recording and touring artists. It is our pleasure to introduce them to you;
Lee Thornberg - Trumpet, Valve Trombone , Jimmy "Z" - Saxophones, Flute & Harmonica, John "JT" Thomas - Keyboards,
Chris Ross - Drums.
Together, they fulfill Walter's desire to bring his songs or as he describes them, "Morose Tales From The Left Coast" to life !
Disillusionment, heartbreak, frustration, loss and of course, never ending hope and the desire to keep moving forward, are defined by years of paying dues in the paradise and often peculiar world of Southern California. It took many years of playing Left Coast nightclubs, while having to work the proverbial 9 to 5 day job, to turn a musical dream into a musical reality ! Sound Familiar??
So whether you're a musician, an artist or a creative everyday person, we believe that you know what we're talking about. Never giving up your dream, another trait of the human spirit.
We hope you'll get as much pleasure listening to "Sky King" and our "Morose Tales From The Left Coast" as we did in creating our music.