|Boomerang - Nick's new CD|
I often say: Nick Ciampi is the reason Craig and I are Still Married.
Nick came into our lives with his guitar and his grin and set us off on a mystical, musical journey. I can' t imagine life ANY other way and we are so grateful for Nick's encouragement, his enthusiasm and his passionate, optimistic spirit.
Nick is a musical legend here in Redding. For fifty years, he's crafted his passionate, folk-rock tunes, played in bands from Oregon to San Diego, captivated audiences and taught students of all ages.
This weekend Nick Ciampi and his Band are celebrating the release of Nick's first studio CD, Boomerang, an album chock-full of richly-produced rock tracks that showcase Nick's soulful voice and poignant lyrics.
This project is dear to Nick's heart: "The CD is a lifelong accomplishment. My first real studio-produced album, done by a world-class producer. Since 1964, when I started my first band, I dreamed of having a recording of this quality."
The 15-track CD was produced at After Hours Recorders by Redding's Bruce Turgon, who Nick describes as "the absolute best." Rounding out the Nick Ciampi Band, are Marty Tully on lead guitar, George Ertl on drums, and Eddie "Boo Boo" Belnas on bass. Boomerang features guest performances by Nick's good buddy Gary Zimmerman from San Mateo on horns.
The Boomerang Release Party is Sunday, March 16th, from 3-7 at the Old Millhouse Restaurant in Redding. Nick has invited several musician friends to help celebrate, so in addition to hearing Nick and his band perform the entire album, he promises performances by local guest artists.
Pizza, beer and original tunes. We're looking forward to it!
Facebook page for the CD Release Party.