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30 year rookie

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1. "Sucka For A Groove"
2. "Should Have Done Vegas"
3. " Let Me Be The One"
4. "Workin Stiff"
5." Other Song"
6."Make It Funky"
7."It's All About The Love"
8. "Fight For Freedom"
9."It's A Sad Day When A Heart Turns Blue"
10."Stupid Train" (Has Left The Station)
11. Classic slow blues



Sometimes great things happen by chance.
In the fall of 2007 I (JIM) went to a benefit concert for flood victims in the Catskill mountains. One of the bands, old friends of mine the"Rausch Brothers"
were playing. Not having heard the band play for a while I was reminded of the soulful playing of Tom the bass player. After the set ended I spoke to Tom about getting together to work on some ideas I had. Within two weeks we had five songs written from the bottom up, bass/drums/groove first then adding melody and lyrics. We felt we were on to something with the different approach to writing. With the addition of Mike Ciliberto on guitar a three piece classic was formed. Power/soul/groove is a winning combination every time.
Jim Verdi...Drums/songwriter/producer
1. "Jon-Wite Group" album/european tour/ NYC
2. "Inner Strength" Featured act "Bitter End"
(Joe Crupi/guitar/John Lennon)(Vinny Danielle
Cats on a smooth surface/Stone Pony Legend)
3. "Panic Station"(Lenny Hayden/guitar/Richie
Havens)(Jack Geisenheimer)
4. "Slick Willy" (George Meyer/piano/Ian Hunter/
Meat Loaf/ Corky Lang Band/Blackberry blues)
(Fred schribner/guitar/Little Sammy Davis/
Levon Helm/Joey Degraw)
5. "TSTQ" (Pamela Moore/singer/Bob Seger/Meat
Loaf) (George Meyer)(Jack G)
6."Don Howard Band" (drummer/engineered/
co-produced)( Mixed by the legendary producer
Jack Douglas)
7. "Little Sammy Davis" (engineered and co-
produced 5 tracks that ran for 10 years on the
Don Imus radio and MSNBC TV show.
8. Presently playing drums with the band
that started the Asbury Park NJ original music
scene "The Blackberry Blues Band"(South side
Johnny/Steve Van Zant among other greats
came through this band)(slide great Paul
Stickler/bass guru Dave Meyers)
Tom Rausch....Singer/bass/songwriter
Tom got his first guitar from his father at the
age of nine and started performing at the age
of twelve with his three older brothers. With
no formal training but blessed with a great ear
Tom has been involved in recording sessions
with some of the top Hudson Valley musicians.
Thousand of hours of recording time with the
Rausch Brothers has been invaluable to his
studio experience. With decades of performing
under his belt, Tom still has the drive and
passion of a twelve year old. "Music is about
heart, love, passion, feeling, soul, relationships,
and fun and when it stops being about that it's
time to stop" (quote by Tom)
Mike Ciliberto....Guitar/vocals....Mike has performed
for the following.............................................
Joey Cramer/Aerosmith...Jay and the Americans
Bill Perry...Little Sammy Davis...Johnny Maestro
Pepe Castro...J.T. Bower...Thomas Kaye...Jay
Black...Currently recording with the Blues