ARCATA – Four musicians – the ones who rock stars hire to help make them sound amazing – will perform at Jambalaya Arcata, 915 H St., on Friday, Dec. 13 right after Arts! Arcata. The Mike Keneally Band, whose members have played with Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Dethklok, The Aristocrats and…
“I’m all jibbered up about it,” Hoover said. “Who wouldn’t be, except for 99.9 percent of the rest of the public?”
From Keneally’s well-documented recorded work as a guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist in Frank Zappa’s last touring band, to his recordings and performances with Robert Fripp, Dethklok, Wayne Kramer, Steve Vai, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Joe Satriani, Andy Partridge and many others, he’s earned a reputation as someone who brings an intense, original musical voice to any and all musical happenings.
A lifelong musician, Small only recently gave all her energy to her own solo career. “I sang to myself in the playpen and have been at it ever since,” she said. After picking up piano in grade school, she studied jazz at Milwaukee School of the Arts. She and Bryan even attended the famed Berklee College of Music together, where they were friends and musical cohorts, but went their separate ways for 14 years afterward.