Blue Horizon was initially a huge band that featured 4 guitarists, 2 drummers, bass, and keys. Essentially, the band began as vehicle for several really talented musicians to play some gigs while enrolled at The Atlanta Institute of Music. The scholastic experience at AIM is intense, and becoming close with your classmates is a crucial part of survival. For the members of Blue Horizon, the band was their study group. It became an escape from the academia and a laboratory for applying the school’s unwritten message: learn as much as you can, practice more than you ever thought possible, then forget it all and play from the heart.
Near the beginning of 2010 Blue Horizon began to solidify its lineup and 3 members remained. Paul Sorah (Chattanooga, TN) had been the vocalist from day one and remained as the group’s only guitarist. Dave Ragsdale (Atlanta, GA) was recruited from the top ranks of a very competitive graduating class of drummers, and had actually been working in the Atlanta punk music scene since he was in junior high. Adam Shay (Vermont, USA) had earned the job on bass, and was beginning to set himself apart as a multi-instrumentalist within AIM’s guitar program. In March of 2010, however, his tenure at school was abruptly cut short by a car accident that left him unable to attend classes. The band became Shay's best chance to remain in Atlanta and pursue a career in music, so he invested himself completely. With the lineup set, Blue Horizon played its first gig as a trio on April 5th, 2010.
Within a month of graduating from The Atlanta Institute of Music, Blue Horizon signed a lease on an Atlanta home that would also serve as a rehearsal space. The other housemates would be Adam Carder (AIM ’10) and Ryan Langseth who, at the time, were trying to find a way to make use of Ryan’s Robert Plant-like voice and tremendous red afro. With Blue Horizon at it's core, Red Zeppelin was formed as a vehicle to pay tribute to Led Zeppelin. The two projects working in tandem have laid the groundwork for a business model that is establishing a template for independent success in modern professional music.
Paul Sorah - Vocals, Guitar
Dave Ragsdale - Drums
Adam Shay - Bass
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The song writing is top notch and their understanding of live musicianship goes beyond what you can ...The song writing is top notch and their understanding of live musicianship goes beyond what you can really teach.
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The Black Keys:
I Got Mine
Blind Man in the Dark
Fairies Wear Boots
Creedence Clearwater Revival:
Born on the Bayou
Bad Moon Rising
Bold As love
Sharp Dressed Man
Helter Skelter- The Beatles
Hard to Handle- The Black Crowes
After Midnight- JJ Cale/ Eric Clapton
Coming Home- Delaney and Bonnie
She Caught the Katy- Taj Mahal
Goin ' Down- Jeff Beck
Walk on Gilded Splinters- Dr. John
Going Out West- Tom Waits
Frankenstein- Edgar Winter Group
Ain't No Sunshine- Bill Withers
Bridge to Better Days- Joe Bonamassa
Stop Breaking Down Blues- Robert Johnson
Don't Step on the Grass Sam- Steppenwolf
Bowlegged Woman- Widespread Panic
Cortez the Killer- Neil Young
Maggot Brain- P-Funk
Last Dance with Mary Jane- Tom Petty
Funk 49- Joe Walsh
Can't You See- Marshall Tucker Band
the Thrill is Gone- B.B. King
Born Under a Bad Sign- Albert King
Outside Woman- Cream
Moby Dick- Led Zeppelin
Sympathy for the Devil-Rolling Stones
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