Growing up in the SF Bay Area, this composer/vocalist multi-instrumentalist, (guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, harmonica, pedal steel) has been a musician for over 50 years. He has been a sideman or in bands he created covering an array of musical styles including; rock, pop, funk, top 40, R&B, soul, blues, jazz, reggae, country, calypso, and gospel. Some of the Bay Area bands he had the pleasure of playing with are Suzie Caruze, Honey Davis, Sonny Rhodes, and East Bay Mud and he has recorded with Fast Floyd and his Famous Firebirds, and Code of the West. His band Soul’d Out opened for Buddy Miles and while playing with Code of the West, they opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Wolfgang’s in San Francisco. He moved his family up to Oregon in 1991 and after playing in a country band, an eclectic three-piece band and producing 2 solo albums, Aron is now enjoying his latest endeavor with Dynasonix.
Musical Influences: Beatles, Stones, Grateful Dead, Jimmy Reed, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Traffic, Tower of Power, The Yarbirds, Motown, Stax/Volt artists Bob Marley, Allman Brothers, Doobie Bros., CCR, Santana, Sons of Champlin, and Mozart to name a few.
Originally from the SF Bay Area music scene circa the 1970s, this guitar/vocalist has played in numerous rock and blues bands in Salt Lake City for 25 years. Jack moved to Salem in 2017. His mantra for playing electric blues has always been “The Three Kings”…ie – Albert, Freddie & BB King.
His other influences include Michael Bloomfield and Eric Clapton and has developed his own style based on all the greats.
As the group’s bassist, Bruce Fontaine wants to “help lay down the foundation” of the rhythm section. He has played in various bands in Oregon for decades. His musical influences include Bassists Donald “Duck” Dunn (Stax Records), James Jamerson (Motown Records) And Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead). Growing up in Tacoma Washington, he was inspired by the Soul music, Rhythm and Blues, and regional Rock music of the Pacific Northwest. He is also a professional visual artist and part-time art teacher.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Craig began playing drums and percussion when he was twelve. At seventeen he began playing with The Live Five, JT Meier, Studebaker Hawke, Best Laid Plans, which were rock, R&B. Some of the bands they opened for: The Rolling Stones, Spencer Davis Group (Steve Winwood), Beach Boys, Yardbirds, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Everly Bros., Sonny and Cher, Mamas and Papas, Turtles, Doors, and a lot more. Craig did a lot of playing and touring through his first two years of college. In the early 80s I was in a jazz quintet that did Bop, Latin, and Fusion, followed by short stints of more R&B, Blues, and Funk with other bands. Craig took some time off to pursue a successful career in art. Lately, Craig has been exploring progressive world beat music and drumming technique and has returned to playing regularly.
Musical influences: Van Morrison, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, T-Bone Walker, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter. Favorite drummer: Bernard Purdie.