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    Posted: May 17 2017 at 18:02

Open Letters

(3 previews for free on Bandcamp)

The Lazarus Trio is:

Carl Groves: Vocals and all instruments

Mike Koeniger: Vocals

All songs composed by Carl Groves and Mike Koeniger.

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Carl Groves is the leader of Salem Hill, former lead singer of Glass Hammer and is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and composer.

Mike Koeniger is a composer and struggling musician who has never recorded professionally until now. A school teacher and military veteran he writes music in his spare time.

Mike and Carl have been friends for decades and started working on this project during a joint family vacation. They have multiple musical influences, both share a fondness for progressive artists from Kansas to Haken. They are also huge fans of the brilliance that Kevin Gilbert shared with the world. The Lazarus Trio is Progressive Rock with hints of progressive metal, neo, symphonic.

Track Times:

1. Prelude                            2:05
2. Road    
3. Oligarchy 
4. Role      
5. Raymond Jess’s Ghost   5:03
6. Legacy
7. Agape  
8. Meter    
9. For Free
10. Golgotha
11. End of the Road?            3:18

Featuring the talents of multi-instrumentalist Carl Groves (Salem Hill, Glass Hammer) and composer Mike Koeniger this is an album 35 years in the making! Open Letters is an eclectic mix of musical styles (rock, progressive metal, progressive rock, acoustic) and ideas wrapped up in a package of heavy drums, driving guitar, wailing Hammond, and intelligent lyrics.

From the opening notes of Road to the end of the album, this is a musical odyssey that started in the mind of a 17-year-old hitchhiking home on a rainy evening. When the concept of this album was presented to Carl Groves, the music started to solidify into the work presented on the final CD. Carl patiently worked with the “former 17-year-old” to get the musical ideas out of his head and into a listenable form. He also contributed many of his own musical ideas improving on the original ideas and adding new compositions. These are the musical musings of two men who see the world through the lenses of family, fatherhood, philosophy, theology, partnership, military service, and mortality. As Open Letters was composed the Lazarus Trio resisted the boxes that society tries to place us in and endeavored to be honest and forthright with ourselves and our audience. It is our hope that we will challenge your customers, entertain them, and most importantly give them the music they deserve.

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Alerted Crossover Team. Thanks for your suggestion.
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I've been in contact with Mike - and will add soon
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