uMan ERA CD2 – 2015

Band :
Title : ONE BLUE SKY
Release Date : October 22, 2015
Format : Digital Download

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uMan ERA – ONE BLUE SKY Bio – Copyright © uMan ERA 2015

ONE BLUE SKY is uMan ERA’s all New, 8 Track, Original CD with many new sounds and features for our listeners to enjoy; brought to you by band members Joe Longo (Guitar / Vocals) and Tom Koop Sr (Drums / Vocals). Contributors on the One Blue Sky project are: former member John Zawcki (Bass / Vocals), Craig McMurray (Leads Guitar), and Chris Shrive (Acoustic Guitar). Each song tells a story, played and sung through our music about human nature, our own life experiences, and our disappointments and hopes concerning national and world affairs. The CD is a cool, melodic, groove mix of rock genres, with some new departures from our past CD, BAD DECISIONS, into Rockabilly and Hard Blues Rock realms, culminating on track 8 with an epic tale! We feature the lead guitar wizardry of Graig McMurray on 5 tracks with harmonic dueling leads and rhythms played with Joe Longo. Chris Shrive plays acoustic guitar on the title track, One Blue Sky. We once again, enlisted the expertise of SI Studios, in Old Forge, PA. to accomplish our goals for this latest CD production. Many months of hard work went into the creation of each song, with melodies and lyrics written by Joe Longo. Each band member created their own interpretation of the music with a new focus on vocal harmonies and playing style improvements. John Zawicki wrote his own vocal part, from the heart, for One Blue Sky to enhance the final section of the piece and share his own personal feelings. The message really comes through! Our CD cover and label art were created in co-operation with Craig McMurray and by his son, Alec Rodriguez. One Blue Sky was a great team effort by all band members, our guest players, the sound engineers at SI Studios, and some very special, supportive people in our lives. As a band, UMan ERA, has shown vast improvement in its music production and performances. We are proud to present this new work to you, our listeners, and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it! The ONE BLUE SKY album is avaialable for download on CDBaby.com. Please visit our website at http://www.umanera.com. Published by ElektrixStudio.com Productions.

ONE BLUE SKY – Track descriptions and credits

Johnny Thunder – A short story song about a swaggering, drunkin’ bar brawler who takes it one step too far! Song concept, melody, and lyrics by Joe Longo. Performed by Joe Longo, Tom Koop and John Zawicki – uMan ERA.

The Gambler – A short story song about an overconfident, addicted gambler who seeks nothing but the thrill of living on the edge. Song concept, melody, and lyrics by Joe Longo. Performed by Joe Longo, Tom Koop and John Zawicki – uMan ERA with lead guitar by Craig McMurray.

Demise – A short story song about a man (perhaps the gambler above) on deaths doorstep, who has been abandoned in a desolate desert hell on earth of his own making. Song concept, melody, and lyrics by Joe Longo. Performed by Joe Longo, Tom Koop and John Zawicki – uMan ERA with lead guitar by Craig McMurray.

One Blue Sky (Title Track) – Somewhat of a political statement by us inspired by current affairs dealing with racism, freedom, and world peace and how it affects us all on a personal level. Song concept, melody, and Part 1 lyrics by Joe Longo, Part 2 lyrics by John Zawicki. Performed by Joe Longo, Tom Koop and John Zawicki – uMan ERA with lead guitar by Craig McMurray and Chris Shrive on acoustic guitar.

Time Travelers – A mans view of living life through the years with his best friend and life partner; his wife. Song concept, melody, and lyrics by Joe Longo. Performed by Joe Longo, Tom Koop and John Zawicki – uMan ERA.

Apocalyptic Rock – A short story song about a man who finds himself suddenly thrust into a frantic, chaotic, post apocalyptic world. Song concept, melody, and lyrics by Joe Longo. Performed by Joe Longo, Tom Koop and John Zawicki – uMan ERA with lead guitar by Craig McMurray.

Biker Boots – A humorous twist on a familiar tune from a bikers perspective. Song concept, melody, and lyrics by Joe Longo. Performed by Joe Longo, Tom Koop and John Zawicki – uMan ERA.

Highlanders – An epic medieval tale of a battle cry to defeat the forces of evil and tyranny that echoes to our world of today. Song concept, melody, and lyrics by Joe Longo. Performed by Joe Longo, Tom Koop and John Zawicki – uMan ERA with lead guitar by Craig McMurray.

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