Made in the USA
Tony Lacava started playing guitar at the age of five. His early influences ranged from classical music to pop, and Motown. Later, his exposure to rock n roll led him to appreciate such groups as the Beatles, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix and Santana. His playing grew when he crossed over into a melodic mix of traditional and modern country, and where on more than one occasion, he enjoyed sharing a stage with legendary Country Music Hall of Fame pedal steel player, Buddy Charleton. Tony's love of the blues remains evident in both his playing and singing styles as he has adopted many influences from the likes of such guitar phenoms as, Michael Harrington, Ritchie Blackmore, Roy Buchanon, and Danny Gatton.
Chris Bryant is a lifelong drummer originally from New York. He played with Steel Railz, which branched out to become Off Track, a Waynesboro, VA band. He relocated to King George, VA, and has played with area bands in Fredericksburg and Richmond for the last 6 years... Chris is happy to finally have found found a home that fits! He enjoys a variety of different music genres, including country, classic rock, blues, funk, and jazz.
Bruce Andrew has played piano since the age of eight. Classically trained, his early influences include Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, thanks to a father who eagerly shared his love of serious music. Bruce's tastes later expanded to encompass Scott Joplin's ragtime and traditional rock. He is an aficionado of everything Beatles and considers Billy Joel the paragon of rock-'n'-roll virtuosity on the keys.
Jim Lampert, the newest member of the band, began playing bass at the age of 13. His early influences include Elvis, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, as well as the classic rock of the 70's. Hailing originally from Rochester, NY, Jim performed in such notable upstate NY bands as the Insiders and the Avengers throughout the 80's and 90's. Since moving to the DC metropolitan area in 1998, he has played with the Beach Boys tribute band, Still Surfin', and the 50's rockabilly-influenced King Cadillac. Jim also spent five years as a music major in college studying both electric and classical / jazz doublebass. Jim cites his major influences on bass as including Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, James Jamerson, Ray Brown and his former bass teacher from Rochester, Geoff Smith.