The original jam band
Even though progressive rock may have been born in Europe, several American groups rose to carry the torch of this musical style in the early 1970's. One of the most popular of these bands was Gypsy, which originally hailed from Minneapolis, but relocated to Los Angeles to realize their creative potential. Core members James Walsh (keyboards), Jim Johnson (guitar) and Enrico Rosenbaum (guitar) wrote and performed some of the most original prog rock ever recorded. The complex musical arrangements, the beautifully executed vocals and the spiritual lyrics made them overwhelming favorites for live concerts. They landed such exceptional gigs as house band at The Whiskey-A- Go-Go; tours with The Guess Who, Black Sabbath, Spirit, The Kinks, King Crimson, Steppenwolf and more; appearances at major concert venues such as The Atlanta Pop Festival (with Mountain, Jimi Hendrix, and the Allman Brothers) and as headliners at The Fillmore East and West and Winterland. They still play a few selected dates a year.
For more information or interview requests, contact Gypsy management at
ARM Entertainment, 1257 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN Ph. 651-483-8754 http://www.armentertainment.com/
The current members of Gypsy are as follows -
James Walsh - keyboards, vocals
Bob Jones - bass, vocals
Bill Davis - guitar, vocals
Randy Keeley - guitar, vocals
John Domagall - acoustic, rhythm and lead guitars
Mark Chico Perez - percussion
Stan Kipper - drums, vocals
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