Of Anne Watts, legendary Southern producer Jim Dickinson said, “Any artist that can reference Lotte Lenya, Edith Piaf, Captain Beefheart, and Thelonious Monk at the same time is okay with me. Dark, earthtone vocals; faded, sepia band tracks; with a splash of day-glo. She makes Tom Waits sound like a sissy.”
with Laughing Tree, The Cockles,
The Pleasant Livers, Candy Machine, The Benham Disk, Ink, Boister, and
Chas Marsh is a bassist and composer, as well as an award-winning theatrical sound designer and video artist/documentarian. He has toured extensively for three decades, performing funk, rock, blues, reggae, soul and jazz. Chas treasures his brief time working at Zebra Ranch with Boister and the late, great Jim Dickinson.
Rolling Stone’s David Fricke called Warren Boes a “guitar-god.” He’s best known for his work with All Mighty Senators, with whom he “cook(s) up a postmodern musical stew.” Warren first collaborated with Boister on a tribute album to CooCooRockinTime, Seven Ways to Sunday, and is responsible for many of the grooves created for Boister film scores, from Griffith’s Intolerance on.
Jim Hannah has been deeply involved with latin and jazz music since the early 70’s. After studying marimba with Gordon Stout and classical percussion with the late Nora Davenport, he went to NYC to study congas with Joe ‘Papo’ Daddiego. Jim has worked with many great musicians including Tito Puente, Giovanni Hidalgo, Andy Gonzalez, Los Munequitos de Matanzas,Nestor Torres,Jon Faddis, Doc Cheatum, Cat Anderson, Roberto Borrell, and Miles Davis’s sidemen Gary Bartz and Gary Thomas. He is a founding member of the Baltimore based Rumba Club.
Glenn Workman (keyboards) has performed with Crack The Sky, Off The Wall, Jim Ball & the Suits (MTV Basement Tapes winner), Michael Hedges, OHO (Musician magazine best unsigned band in America 1986, Yamaha Soundcheck winner 1988), Lucifer, The Heat & the Cold Sweat Horns, and as a guest soloist with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He is also a keyboard programmer and composer and has worked for the Rolling Stones (1994 Voodoo Lounge tour), Stevie Wonder, The Baltimore Symphony, Joe Jackson, Jan Hammer, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, PM Dawn, LucasFilms, The Baltimore Orioles, and many touring Broadway production companies. Glenn first began collaborating with Boister on their score for DW Griffith’s Intolerance.
“Multi-reedman John Dierker has become a major improvisational stylist…interweaving concepts augmented by howling lines, injections of blues-drenched choruses and Albert Ayler-like display of energy.” (All About Jazz) A Baltimore, Maryland native Dierker has worked in a wide variety of musical settings collaborating with Peter Zummo, Jason Willett, Jad Fair, and The Basement Boys. John is a longtime member of Lafayette Gilchrist and The New Volcanoes. Currently he is working with Quartet Offensive, Microkingdom, and 3081, a group that includes Michael Formanek, Dave Ballou and Will Redman.