Relax by Kurt Michaels
Stones From The Garden is the 4th CD release for Chicago singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Michaels.
Michaels, a touring veteran, who has enjoyed a successful career as a musical contractor and bandleader for well-known legendary rock acts such as Spencer Davis, Joey Molland (Badfinger), Wolfman Jack, Otis Day, Denny Laine, The Temptations, The Platters and many others.
The music on Stones From The Garden covers a diverse musical landscape—from early English pop influences to virtual tone poems, with smoky ambient arrangements for guitar and rock band. Strong influences include The Beatles, Yes, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Pink Floyd, Todd Rundgren, Flaming Lips and Muse.
Personal note from Kurt: “It truly does take a village to bring this music to life and I feel really blessed to work with some *very* talented people. Without them, it doesn’t happen and I am very grateful for everyone’s participation!”
Here are the folks in the village that helped to create this music!
Personnel on the sessions:
Kurt Michaels – songwriting, guitars & lead vocals
Len Szymanski – drums & percussion
Ken Rupp – drums
Billy Sherwood – drums, bass & vocals
Michael Sherwood - keyboards
Jim Gully – keyboards
Chris Ussery – keyboards
Jeffrey Abbott - keyboards
Kathie Mills – vocals
Annie Carlson – vocals
Amanda Lehmann - vocals
Cory Hance – vocals
Scott Williams – bass
Bill Kavanagh – bass & engineering
Mike Hagler – engineering Nothing’s Under
Krista Wallhagen – cd artwork
The first single to be released will be “Relax… Nothing’s Under Control! which is a timely song that’s all about what’s happening in the US right now!
Stay tuned…more info to follow shortly!