8PM EST March 27, 2011 on Rockers In Recovery Host John Hollis interviews Woody Giessmann of The Del Fuegos about his new CD and about The Del Fuegos reunion concert the 23&24 of June 2011 at Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Mass.
Listen Live At WWNN AM 1470 Or : http://radio.securenetsystems.net/radio_player_large.cfm?stationCallSign=WWNN
Live at Right Turn a new CD by Woody Giessmann, who is best known for his work with Boston band The Del Fuegos, has just released a collection of songs he wrote on piano. The songs are available by download or purchase a CD at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/woodygiessmann or on http://www.right-turn.org/productions.html.
Woody wrote and performed the songs live at Right Turn on June 5th, 2010 along with local musicians Jon Cohan, Richard O’Connell, Philip Kaplan, Dana Shellmire, and David Scholl.
All of the proceeds for this 10 song CD benefit addiction services of Right Turn, Inc, an innovative outpatient clinic in Arlington Massachusetts. The songs on the CD are about Giessmann’s experiences with the dark side of addiction.
The Del Fuegos were a garage-style pop band in the 1980s with lead singer Dan Zanes, guitarist Warren Zanes (his brother), bassist Tom Lloyd, drummer Steve Morrell, later replaced by Brent “Woody” Giessmann and keyboardist Br. Cleve.
The Boston-based band was signed to a series of respected indie labels, was touted by fans such as Tom Petty, starred in a beer commercial, and gained airplay with “Don’t Run Wild” and “I Still Want You”. Dan Zanes went on to a solo career and success recording children’s music in his band Dan Zanes and Friends and music videos, made popular by heavy airplay on the Disney Channel.In 2007, his album “Catch That Train!” received a Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children. Brother Warren Zanes went on to earn two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Arts. He is also the Vice President of Education at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tom Lloyd went back to college and earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley before earning a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1999.
In 2003, Woody Giessmann founded Right Turn Addiction Services, a program offering assistance to artists in recovery from drug addiction and other mental health issues.
The Del Fuegos are referenced in The Juliana Hatfield Three’s biggest hit, 1993’s “My Sister,” as well as in the song “Boston, Mass” by The Ergs. Gang Green dedicated a track from their album Another Wasted Night to them. A reunion concert is advertised to 23 June 2011 at Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Mass.
Listen To The Archived Show Any Time At: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/holisticlifestylesradio/2011/03/28/rockers-in-recovery–woody-giessmann-of-the-del-fuegos