Mannequin-Wait No Longer
Vita Nova has been re-issued and is available. Order yours today.
MuseMyth RecordingsUpdated May 28, 2014
Welcome! There have been many changes over the course of the last year and a delay in the release of The Door Into Summer; Gary Davenport's next album. It is still in the works with the exact release date undetermined but it is safe to say that it will be ready by mid August to early September at the very latest. Work is still continuing on the recording. There are some mellotron tracks to put down along with tamboura and sitar as well.
Alchemy is the name of the band supporting Gary. Alchemy is in rehearsal preparing for live performance and for recording. There have been changes to the band's personnel. The newest member of the group is Brandon Bombardier on lead guitar. Kevin Lewis is now on bass guitar. Fred Masinter is on violin. Dylan Martin is on drums and percussion. Gary Davenport is on vocals, guitar, keyboards. Both Brandon and Dylan are also with the group Triaxe.
Gary Davenport & Alchemy will be performing at Coffee Waves in Port Aransas, Texas on Friday, September 5, 2014. A possible second date at Coffee Waves in Corpus Christi, Texas at Alameda St. is waiting confirmation for the following night, September 6, 2014. There are also gigs in the works for San Antonio and Austin, Tx. The dates will be posted here when they are confirmed. These gigs will be to celebrate the release of The Door Into Summer.
Last but not least and still AVAILABLE from MuseMyth on the Closet Records label is the album "Wait No Longer" by Mannequin. Mannequin was a group that Gary was a member of 30 plus years ago. Originally intended for release in 1981, it is now here and available. It is currently only available on vinyl. The CD is being worked on at this very point in time and will be released in mid June. It was mixed and mastered at Edit Point Studios by Donnie Meals. Closet Records (CRD 1001)
More releases from the Closet Records catalog will be re-issued in the next few months primarily on CD and some vinyl. Announcements will be made just prior to the release date for each recording.
What follows below is the text to introduce the launching of the MuseMyth Recordings label and Wonder Slips Away album/CD. It has been left on for the sake of posterity.
March 17, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Gary Davenport Releases CD, Wonder Slips Away
Gary Davenport, founding member of Mannequin, Red Square, and Himmel is releasing a CD “Wonder Slips Away,” on the newly formed MuseMyth label. The CD features fifteen songs recorded with core group members--Fred Masinter, violin; Kevin Lewis, 5-string bass; and Raul Garcia, drums and percussion.
Also appearing on the recording is Gib Wharton who has previously recorded and performed with Cassandra Wilson, Laurie Anderson, and Van Morrison; Cari Palazzolo, singer/songwriter of Belaire; Rob Meyer, formerly with the San Antonio Symphony on trumpet; Richard Potter on flute and saxophone; Will Willard from the Gilliam Section on electric lead guitar; and multi-instrumentalist, Val Cronk; and many others.
The songs were recorded by Eugene Ng at Krazy Kat and by Donnie Meals at Edit Point with the recording being produced by Donnie Meals and Gary Davenport.
Davenport states, “These songs are highly personal yet I believe they will appeal to all audiences. Like the title of the CD states, wonder has a tendency to slip away. I’ve tried to capture and convey that sense of wonder in my music.”
Davenport has been an integral part of the San Antonio music scene since 1976 fronting such well known bands as Mannequin and Red Square whose release, “Lemmings and Saviors” achieved critical acclaim well beyond the local music scene.
At the same time Davenport wishes to announce the formation of MuseMyth; a label devoted to promoting not only his own recordings but the works of other independent artists. Davenport previously co-founded Closet Records, a label that produced such interesting artists as, Mannequin, The Rejects, and Mike Escamilla; and also the seminal compilation LP, “As Raindrops Become Ocean.”
Davenport will be performing songs Wonder Slips Away for Fredstock to be simulcast on KSYM at San Antonio College campus, Thursday, April 15, 2010. A release party for the CD/album will follow on Friday, June 18, 2010 at Pho Sure (formerly the Big Kahuna), 721 W. Ashby across the street from the San Pedro Playhouse with a live performance there as well.
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