the Same Difference
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the Same Difference

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Duo Jazz Instrumental

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Nov
16
the Same Difference @ PALM BEACH PACE

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Apr
19
the Same Difference @ the Same Difference @ Old School Square

Delray Beach, Florida, United States

Delray Beach, Florida, United States

Apr
21
the Same Difference @ the Same Difference @ Old School Square

Delray Beach, Florida, United States

Delray Beach, Florida, United States

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"CD Baby reviews:"

author: Dave Lavery
Awsome Job...just kick back and enjoy! I hope to hear more from this band very soon...

I'm part of yesterday but this music crosses generations. Set it, relax!
author: Patricia Burton

author: Trish Piro
LOVED IT!!!!! It's very relaxing and I listen to it on my way to work in the early am - and on my way home (to de-stress from the day). Hope you all win a Grammy! Looking forward to the next one.....

author: Maria
I listen to this CD while driving and find it to be very relaxing. I recommend this for a quiet afternoon at home or curling up with someone special. I love the smooth guitar and the harmonies of the guitars. I also find myself humming the melodies especially on "When Julie Sings". Would love to hear more offerings from this group.
This music is what smooth jazz is all about.

author: Leni Smith
I listened to the CD a month ago, and I still like to pop it in when I get home from work. It is relaxing, soothing and takes me to a different place-away from the cares of the world. The songs are simple, yet intricate and always taking twists and turns that surprise and delight. I am eager to see where the next path (CD) will take me. This is a good thing and I hope it continues.
- CD Baby


"Lots of good sound is close to home"

Best acoustic-based CD: The Onion Band, The Grace of Imperfection (HL). Singing guitarists Jack Heideier and Stephen M. Rodgers, along with singing multi-instrumentalist Phil Mann, often sound like the South Florida equivalent of Crosby, Stills & Nash on The Grace of Imperfection. The title track and Love at War are throwbacks to the Woodstock era, and Mann modernizes the proceedings through his tongue-in-cheek The Election Song.
Producer Jason Hanley adds guitar, harmonica and vocals, and other guests add intermittent trumpet, flute and percussion. Between Heideier's songwriting with Gregory C. McLaughlin, Rodgers' 12-string guitar, and Mann's humor, The Onion Band parties like it's 1969. See them Jan. 19 during the 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Festival of Trees at the Cultural Plaza on M Street in downtown Lake Worth (561-586-1677) and Expressions (Stepping Into Today) (independent) by The Same Difference, the acoustic guitar duo of Joseph Pisz and David Gallus ( HYPERLINK "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/samedifference" www.cdbaby.com/cd/samedifference). - The Palm Beach Post


"Duo finds differences in common"

The Same Difference is the name of an acoustic guitar duo featuring Joseph Pisz and David Gallus, two musicians who met playing worship music at a local church. Pisz resides in Wellington; Gallus has moved to Ohio, but the two found common ground in acoustic jazz for their new self-produced CD Expressions (Stepping Into Today). The disc is all-instrumental except for the Gallus compositions First Snow, with a poem read by Pisz's daughter Gina, and When Julie Sings, with chanted vocals by Julie Noel.
Co-compositions Crazy (In the Eye of the Storm) (with a rare electric solo by Pisz) and Autumn (a duet between the acoustic guitarists) might get them calls for soundtracks. Spirit of Love, with saxophonist Paul Magersuppe and Chuck Hemann on both bass and drums, holds special significance. "I dedicate my song Spirit of Love to Porter Crow," Pisz says of his recently deceased former professor at Barry University. "His love for others was the main thing I took from his classroom, and he will be missed dearly. "If you're attending the annual Alzheimer's Conference, the Same Difference reunites to play the 5-7 p.m. cocktail reception on Thursday at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, (561)-366-3000). On the Web: HYPERLINK "http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/samedifference" www.cdbaby.com/cd/samedifference. - The Palm Beach Post


Discography

Expressions: Stepping into Today 2007

Gina's Dreams 2008

Communion Song (Single) 2010

Heartbeat (Single) 2010

Take Three 2013

Hangin' On 2014

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Bio

the Same Difference is Joseph Pisz on guitar and Ron Nordwall on sax/flute. Our music is a blend of acoustic instrumental jazz, smooth jazz and Americana.

The word we hear most when fans describe our music is.....relaxing. We have recorded four CDs of original music, and we have an extensive list of cover songs as well. Our main influence is probably Acoustic Alchemy, but our overall style is somewhat unique.

Our all-instrumental music is suited both for an audience who wants to listen to the music and socialize, or an audience that wants to dance. For the club setting, our music helps them unwind after a long hard week and helps them to relax and start the weekend off on a good note. It also works well in the event setting where people are there for a specific purpose, but want to hear beautiful background music during the event.