Wednesday, May 1, 2013

CKS Band launches new album's "kickstarter" project.

The CKS Band is a powerhouse Blues/Soul & Rock organ trio. The group features Randy Ciarlante (The Band, The Levon Helm Band) on Drums & Vocals, Bruce Katz (The Gregg Allman Band, John Hammond, Delbert McClinton) on B-3 Organ and Scott Sharrard (The Gregg Allman Band) on Guitar & Vocals. The CKS Band was formed in Sept. of 2011 and has since played the Bearsville Theater, The Black Potatoe Festival, Harvest Blues and Jazz Festival in Fredericton, Canada, The Brigg’s Farm Blues Festival, Helsinki Hudson, The Blue Note NYC, Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble and many other venues and festivals to spectacular reviews.
The band is planning to record their debut studio album in June using funding from their Kickstarter campaign. The album will be recorded in Woodstock, NY and NYC and will feature brand new original material, some exciting covers and some very special guests. Charlie Martinez (Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, the Rolling Stones, Toots and the Maytals) will engineer, record and mix the tracks. The album will be released in the late summer of 2013 and the band will be hitting the road in support of their new release.