Happy Spring! Some great shows and events coming up.
Stratospheerius just tracked two new songs in the studio. One is called “Parallel Reality,” which is my composition, and the other, “Affluenza,” is our drummer Lucy’s first writing contribution to the band! Hope to have ’em ready by the summer, but our long-term plan is to be perpetually writing and recording and coming out with new music, and we will be releasing a new single every three months or so, so stay tuned…
Sweet Plantain had an incredible concert on Feb 28th at Subculture in NYC, our hometown. The place was packed and we dedicated the concert to our dear friend and founder, cellist David Gotay, who is dying of cancer. Our thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love and beautiful energy you gave us!
Here’s what’s next…
Upcoming Stratospheerius shows
Saturday, March 21st, 8 P.M.
We are honored to open for the Levin Brothers band, featuring Tony Levin
, legendary bassist/stick player for King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, John Lennon!
NJ Proghouse Concert Series
Roxy & Duke’s
Sunday, April 12th
158 Ludlow St.
New York, NY
With Seattle-based Progressive Rock band, Autumn-Electric
Joe Deninzon-lead vocals/electric violin/mandolin
Sweet Plantain Performances at Metropolitan Museum & Troy, NY
Sweet Plantain will also be doing a two-day residency for Pre-Concert Performance series at the Metropolitan Opera.
5 P.M.-8 P.M.
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
Here is all the information:
Friday, April 10th
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Presented by Troy Savings Bank
30 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180
Performing music by:
Eddie Venegas, Joe Deninzon, David Gotay, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Aldemaro Romero, Luiz Simas, Cole Porter, and more…
Sweet Plantain is:
Thank you to Ralph Farris and Ethel for inviting us to perform in this concert series.
NEW STRATOSPHEERIUS SINGLE, “GUILTY OF INNOCENCE,” AVAILABLE NOW
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The new single by Stratospheerius, “Guilty of Innocence,” is now officially available for streaming and downloads. Going for a retro new wave Police/Talking Heads sort of vibe on this one, with mad electric fiddle spray painted all over the track.
Inspired by a recent stint in jury duty. A commentary on how we are all just trying to save ourselves and refuse to take responsibility for our actions, and look the other way when injustice is being committed.
The cover features the debut artwork of my 6-year old son, Max Deninzon.
Stream or download for $1. Enjoy!
Written by Joe Deninzon
Performed by Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius
Joe Deninzon-lead vocals, electric violin
Aurelien Budynek-guitar, background vocals
Jamie Bishop-bass/background vocals
Engineered by Rave Tesar. Studio X Ridgewood, NJ
Mixed by Nic Hard
Mastered by Rave Tesar
Check out our other recently-released single, “Behind the Curtain,”
I am honored to appear on the new CD by the progressive band Tiles. This CD also features Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull, legendary jazz guitarist Mike Stern, and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater).
Friday, March 20th, 9:30 A.M.
Joe Deninzon to give “3D Rock” Clinic at ASTA (American String Teacher’s Association) Conference in Salt Lake City.
Special thanks to D’Addario for Sponsoring this clinic.
This class explores the concept of “Three- dimentional playing” in the context of a rock arrangement and how all three dimensions inform the musical choices one makes. Using recordings of well-known rock and pop songs, we simulate a scenario where you are asked to join that band and given a blank canvas on which to add your part. This class follows the thought process behind being more than just a player, but a “sonic architect.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL MARK WOOD ROCK ORCHESTRA CAMP!
This summer, I will be once again returning to teach at the incredible Mark Wood Rock Orchestra Camp.
This is the ONLY CAMP IN THE WORLD centered around electric strings, but is also open to vocalists, guitarists, drummers, keyboardists, and bassists. I am honored and humbled to be among world-renowned faculty including Tracy Silverman, Daniel Bernard Romaine, Doctor David Wallace, and the trailblazing Mark Wood!
This year, the camp will also feature the rock cellists, Emil and Dariel from America’s Got Talent!
GIVE THE STRING PLAYER IN YOUR LIFE A PARADIGM SHIFT!
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