Instruments: Trombone, Drums, & Voice
Kyle Johnson, Video
Julius Collins, Vocals
Keith Hilson, Trombone
Phil Ostrander, Trombone
David Anania, Drums
Steve Kriesel, Producer
Ben Bussey, Trombone
Josh Becker, Trombone
Eric Songer, Trombone and Arranger
John Tranter, Trombone
Matt Hanzelka, Trombone
Scott Agster, Trombone
John Miller, Engineer, Mix and Mastering
Glenn Cronkhite Presents: The Skeletone Bones Playing Rush's "Tom Sawyer"
Video coming soon!
“Tom Sawyer,” for 8 trombones and vox — “…and guitar, bass, and keys, right?”
“Uh, no. Just 8 ‘bones, Dave,” followed by a 2 day awkward email pause in communication…
2 Days later: “I swear, it will be cool, Dave.”
There was some haggling, some details to dial in, a studio to locate, some convincing of 8 killer trombone players, find a videographer, and an engineer, and then lighting…oh shoot, I should probably find a kick pedal. All in 4 days, during Peak Christmas, for a Dec 22nd hit. And somehow I had to convince the BADDEST human being I have ever met that this was a good career move. Julius Collins was down for it, thankfully, redefining energy on every single take we did.
And here it is, the first in a series we will produce of some of the most iconic hits ever recorded, arranged for 8+ trombones and nothing else.
Because really, ask any kid: All you need to be happy is a good slide. Enjoy!
–Steve Kriesel, President of GCCC