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Mike Babyak- Guitar
Mike has been playing guitar in a variety of traditions and genres for over 40 years, including numerous acts that featured his electric guitar and lap steel playing. He also enjoyed a long stint in the 1980s and 90s as a classical guitarist, performing as a solo artist and with classical chamber orchestras and early music ensembles. His influences are wide-ranging and include V.M. Bhatt, David Lindley, Prasanna, Diblo Dibala, and Ry Cooder. He cites his long time teacher and friend, Steve Kimock, as his most important and enduring musical influence. He also has studied with Durham jazz guitarist, Scott Sawyer and is currently studying Hindustani classical music with sitarist Viswa Chitnis, founder of the Raga Revival series.
Mike Rosado - Drums
Mike Rosado has been playing drums since high school, performing with numerous acts over a broad range of styles. Mike has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine as the “go-to” session player in the area. He employs a complex range of styles in the vein of the “lead-drummer” drawing influence from Brian Blade and Tony Williams. Musicians and bands Mike has performed with include the Flecktones tribute act “Blu-Bop,” The Morning After, The Shape for Memory, Hank Smith, The Hot Wires, Waylandsphere, Stomp, Vamp and Roll, Fuz, Cool John Ferguson, The Music Makers Foundation, Scott Sawyer, Howling Dog Theory, Bongo John, Sudden Blue, Aluta, Lois Deloatch, Fibonacci, Paul Bomar, Steve Kimock, Ben Palmer, Rob Watson, Kennebec, Ghezzi, Paul Atkinson, and Adrian Duke.
E. Scott Warren - Basses
E. Scott Warren began playing bass at age 13, following initial forays into piano, trumpet, and guitar. With roots in rock and pop music of the day and exposure to a wide range of styles through his father’s audiophile inclinations and extensive record collection, Scott soon took to jazz and fusion and began studying with guitarist and instructor Chuck Pangburn, a relationship that led to attending the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts. Scott also studied classical string bass with Roger Fratena (Dallas Symphony) and jazz bass with John Adams (Woody Herman Big Band) before enrolling in the prestigious jazz program at the University of North Texas in Denton. Within a year of arriving at UNT, Scott emerged as an in-demand bassist for the vibrant Dallas/Ft. Worth music scene, regularly playing over 250 live dates a year in a variety of styles and contexts. His performance experience includes a number of variety acts for corporate and private events, independent rock, alternative, and country artists, praise and worship ensembles, and musical theater. He was also busy with studio endeavors, providing bass on over 20 albums for independent artists, film and television soundtracks, and corporate advertisements for radio and television. In addition to his many performances in the Dallas area, Scott also has performed with many acts in the Triangle region, including Shirlette Ammons and Mosadi Music, the Flecktones tribute act “Blu-Bop,” Scott Sawyer, Adrian Duke, Danny Gotham, Ghezzi, the MPS Project, Jo Gore & the Alternative, Todd Jones and Money vs. People, and Jeanne Jolly.