Listening to a Photograph by Rick Sigman is lyrically an autobiographical journey with an acoustic -oriented folk rock genre of Americana styles of rock and roll, blues and country.
Other CD's available: "Bundy Browne and the Expresso Rhythm Section" 2012 Expresso - "First Cup" 1982 Expresso - "2nd Wind" 1985 (released in 2014) Gary Gates Band "Live at the San Gregorio Store" 2013 Born 2 Soon "Message Delivered" (Recorded in Thailand) 2012
Bundy Browne & Expresso is an Americana musical fusion combining Rhythm & Blues with Country - Bluegrass and hint of Reggae.
Bundy Browne - Acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals. Bundy began his professional career playing mandolin for the bay-area based country band, Shagbark Hickory. His musical styles can be traced back to Bluegrass and Blues. He’s played along side notable musicians such as Deacon Jones, John Lee Hooker, Robben Ford and Larry Carlton.
Rick Sigman - Acoustic guitar, harmony vocals; Dennis Harper - Fretless Bass, harmony vocals; Casey Smiley - Drums
In 1978 Rick, Casey, Dennis, LC Chidester and Kurt Kieffer formed the acoustic/electric jazz fusion band “Expresso”. Their debut album “First Cup”, released in 1982 received rave reviews and the album’s extensive airplay led to the band playing shows with artists such as Albert King, Taj Mahal, Roy Buchanan, Tom Scott, Robben and Mark Ford, David Lindley, Larry Carlton, Norton Buffalo, The Dixie Dregs, Eric Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Expresso's debut album, "First Cup" was originally released on vinyl in 1982. Expresso's unique instrumental sound blends both acoustic and electric instruments creating a progressive mix of jazz / fusion and blues.
When first released, "First Cup" received heavy airplay on KPEN, Northern California's top Jazz / Fusion radio station. Sales through Tower Records all over the Western US continually sold out. This led to opening for such bands as Tom Scott, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Alan Holdsworth, Robben Ford, Roy Buchanan, David Lindley and the Dixie Dregs.
Expresso continued to play throughout the 1980's and recorded a follow-up album called "2nd Wind". As the band pursued other interests, this recording sat dormant for over 30 years. Recently, we were able to convert the original tapes to digital and are proud to release it 30 years later!
Both "First Cup" and "2nd Wind" are available via CDBaby in CD's and digital downloads. Enjoy!
Expresso's "2nd Wind" was recorded shortly after the release of Expresso's debut album, "First Cup". The album was never released and sat quietly dormant for over 30 years until a renewed interest allowed Expresso's "2nd Wind" to finally see the light. Enjoy!
This CD was conceived after Neil Young's sound manager, John Nowland, heard Gary Gates and Rick Sigman playing acoustic at Alice's Restaurant in Woodside CA. He offered to record us live and thus this completely acoustic CD was born.