2007 – Press Release
May 19, 2007 in
The Rudess/Morgenstein Project
Break Patio Performer: To Be Announced)
: Saturday February 24 @ 8am PST –
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We are very proud to present the 4th annual progressive rock festival
CalProg 2007. Each year we strive to showcase the very best in modern prog,
drawing from the diverse sub-classifications that exist in this genre of music.
The festival runs for 12 hours and is presented in a comfortable family friendly
traditional theater where all seats are reserved. One of our top priorities is superior
sound quality so we use the finest state of the art pro-audio equipment for your
enjoyment. In addition, CalProg offers a unique opportunity to interact with the
performers in our large Vendor area and dining patio. As returning CalProggers
will attest, this is an all encompassing total musical immersion marathon.
Our headliners this year represent
the very finest in musicianship working today. This rare concert appearance will
provide an opportunity to experience these two virtuosos in an intimate concert
setting. Jordan Rudess (keyboards for Dream Theater) is known for his
versatility at both playing and composing. He is adept at everything from
emotionally charged orchestrations (see Dream Theater, 6 Degrees of Inner
Turbulence opening), to blistering shredding, as demonstrated going note for
note with DT’s renowned guitarist John Petrucci. Rod Morgenstein while perhaps
best known for his 30+ years of drumming with the esteemed “Dixie Dregs”,
has appeared recently on
’s “Rhythm of Time” solo CD as well as being the drummer for Jelly Jam,
Platypus and Winger. His list of album credits reads like a who’s who of the
When asked about what we can expect to hear from them, Rod replied, “An
RPM concert includes a mix of stuff from the RPM studio CD,
's Rhythm of Time CD, solo keyboard extravaganzas, drum solos, and jam
based band marks the first “prog/jazz/jam” band to perform at CalProg. They
have 2 highly acclaimed studio albums and plan to release a live album in the
very near future. But their recorded works don’t begin to do justice to their
real strength, live performances! Marked by their instrument versatility you
will see many members switching instruments and the incorporation of brass and
strings into the symphonic mix. If you are not familiar with the Froggies,
prepare to add a new entry to you favorite bands list!
based CalProg alums (CP05) are making a return
appearance by popular demand. This young, energetic group takes a prog base rich
with synths and snappy guitar work, and infuses it with power-pop sensibilities.
The result is a catchy and uplifting sound with more hooks than a tackle box.
Keyboardist and primary writer Tom Brislin has very impressive prog credentials,
having been the touring ivoryologist with bands like YES (the symphonic tour…
that’s him on the DVD!), Camel and even Meatloaf. But you haven’t lived
until you’ve seen him do “the Briz Shuffle” live. Even your non-prog
friends and loved ones will love this band.
No, not the act that upstaged Spinal
Tap, this is the real deal from
. Bursting back on the prog scene with a new CD (to be released next month) and
performances at both CalProg and ROSfest, 2007 promises to be a big year for
Puppet Show and their fans. Stylistically they are along the lines of the
classic prog acts of the ‘70s, to my ears a direct descendant from Genesis.
These guys will remind you why you got into progressive rock to begin with.