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BOSTON celebrates 4 decades with 2016 North American Tour
Monday, February 01, 2016

Forty years ago today, February 1st 1976, the amazing story of the iconic band BOSTON officially began when Tom Scholz and Brad Delp signed their recording contract with Epic Records. Their first album, Boston, would quickly become the best selling debut album in history, and its founder Tom Scholz would become recognized for his charitable work, promotion of higher education, and technical innovation.

BOSTON recordings are known for their sonic purity and massive "cathedral of sound" (Cameron Crowe, Rolling Stone), thanks to Scholz' novel arranging, production, and instrumental performances, and Delp's artfully layered vocals.

Back in 1976 no one could have guessed that two unknown writer/performers were about to create albums that would eventually sell over 30 million copies. The phenomenon surprised Scholz as well as the staff of Epic Records, at a time when the industry was caught up in the 70s disco bubble. However, the popular description of the debut album as an overnight success, a "Cinderella story," could not have been farther from the truth.

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December People Honoured by National Guard
Monday, November 23, 2015

Gary Pihl, along with the other members of the December People, were awarded the Army National Guard Total Victory Team Medal by the Kansas Army National Guard.

Here's the post from their Facebook page:

The Army National Guard Total Victory Team Medal was intended for National Guard troops post 911 who have been activated and/or civilian that played a part of extraordinary support for their troops and have contributed to supporting freedom. This medal can be worn around the neck, but in honor of those who fell on 911 most keep the medal in a prominent display area. Both civilians or Soldiers can be given this medal in recognition of there outstanding support and actions towards freedom and peace. Supporting and promoting the National Guard Soldiers mark the recipient as one of the Team by supporting Soldiers in achieving Total Victory over those that threaten our freedom and peace.

I was honored to present this Medal to December People. I have determined that December People's goals, values, and actions are those that are in line with the KSARNG. Their giving hearts and passion for our community, country, and Soldiers has greatly impacted the success and call to action to support our community and our Soldiers. December People exemplify the seven Army values; Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. They are truly part of the National Guard Team and deserve to be recognized as such. Please thank them all for me and my Soldiers here from the KSARNG!

 
A Classic Rock Christmas
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Gary Pihl's band December People have released a new album. A Classic Rock Christmas features 11 tracks of Christmas music.

If you're not familiar with December People, they perform Christmas music with a twist -- the songs are in the style of classic rock artists like Boston, Journey, Santana and Rush.

The album is currently available via Bandcamp and CD Baby and will be available through other vendors like iTunes soon.


 
New Single from Tommy DeCarlo
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tommy DeCarlo has released a new single.

I Wanna Be the One is now available for purchase as a download (MP3 or FLAC) at CD Baby for $1.29. Get your copy today.

 
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