The Art Gomperz Band
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Nominated 2010 IMA Americana Song of the Year!

Climbing the European Country Music Association Charts!

#3 Italy, #3 Belgium - Top 20 Austria, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands & Germany

Spanning generations and centuries, the collective that has been known as The Art Gomperz Band has unleashed an all new original Bluegrass, Country and Americana CD sharing with the world a celebration of music, life and friendship.

Honoring their late friend and incredible song writing talent, Bev Hahn, The Art Gomperz Band has done a wonderful job of bringing Bev’s music into reality and is proud to present her words and music. A full house of ten original songs encompasses the breadth of Bev's music.

From a strong backbone of bluegrass and country, Bev's writing also spans facets of ballads, swing and folk rock.

“A Different Story To Tell” not only reflects well on Bev’s approach to songwriting but also to her perspective to life in general. Bev was a light in the darkness. A friend when you didn’t even know you needed one, a confidant and a musical powerhouse.

Bev’s partner of many years, Dan Geib, also brings new life and excitement to original Banjo & Flatpicking instrumentals and Jenna Mammina contributes not only her stellar singing talent but also her lovely collaboration for Inner Smile as well.

Alan Bates, one of Bluegrass hottest Dobro Players, brings not only innovative and energetic dobro to the mix, but also solid banjo & mandolin on several selections.

Playing some of the best bluegrass bass you will ever hear, Mark Albers, aka Art Gomperz. along with Bob Flood, round out an exceptional rythm section

Over the years, Art Gomperz is proud to have appeared with: Steep Canyon Ranges, Drew Emmitt, Pure Prairie League, Commander Cody, Jeanne Sealy, Peter Rowan, The Dillards, Little Jimmy Dickens, Ernest Tubb Jr., Black Oak Arkansas and a cast of thousands!.

From a long long time ago, the collective that has been known as The Art Gomperz Band has taken an unexpected loss and proudly triumphed over tragedy by sharing with the world a celebration of music, life and eternal friendship.

Spanning generations and centuries, The Art Gomperz Band has long been a fixture in the bluegrass and acoustic world and now with their new release, they truly have …. “A Different Story to Tell”

A Different Story Begins.

Bev and I began playing music about 10 years ago while she was playing a small local pub. She asked me to bring my guitar down and sit in sometime. So I did, and from that jam sprouted over a decade of music together. While Bev always came loaded with armfuls of cover material, it was Bev’s songwriting (as you can now hear) that set her apart from so many musicians that I have played with over the years.

In 2008 Bev & I embarked on an ambitious plan to build a studio and create a CD of select material that Bev had written for both our duo as well as the band. In the midst of all the excitement, we were able to get all tracks for 9 songs completed and we were just waiting for Bev to finish her final vocal tracks. It was a wait that no one ever knew would be forever as Bev’s spirit left us on the morning of September 30, 2008.

The Story Continues

During the celebration of Bev’s life, Jenna Mammina & I began to discuss the possibility of Jenna finishing Bev’s songs with us. I expressed to Jenna that there was no one on the planet that could be considered Bev’s musical soul mates as much as Jenna & I and that only with Jenna could I properly finish Bev’s material and our vision. So we all got busy with this great opportunity to honor our dear friend. Jenna’s rich wonderful voice and love of Bev & her music has helped us all realize a dream, and for that I will be forever grateful. Welcome to Art Gomperz Jenna!

And so here we are with our musical tribute to Bev Hahn.

“A Different Story To Tell” not only reflects well on Bev’s approach to songwriting but also to her perspective to life in general. Bev was a light in the darkness. A friend when you didn’t even know you needed one, a confidant and a musical powerhouse..

Bev’s songwriting contemplates the issues of every day life--Relationships, personal growth, searching, growing up growing old, and songs that tell the stories of others whose paths she has crossed Hahn's experience over the years performing as a professional musician has given her the opportunity to explore a variety of musical styles. She draws from this varied background, creating music that takes unexpected turns breaking rules of convention.

Spanning generations and centuries, the collective that has been known as The Art Gomperz Band has taken an unexpected loss and proudly triumphed over tragedy by sharing with the world a celebration of music, life and eternal friendship.

A Different Story to Tell

The Words and Music of Bev Hahn, Jenna Mammina & Dan Geib

The Art Gomperz Band Featuring Jenna Mammina

CD Credits:

Jenna Mammina Appears Courtesy of Mamma Grace Records
Dan Geib Lead Guitar & Banjo Jenna Mammina Vocals
Mark Albers Bass
Al Bates Dobro, Banjo & Mandolin
Bob Flood Guitar
Bev Hahn Vocals
Nino Mammina Background vocals Rick Willey Mandolin
Song Arrangement & Collaboration: Bev Hahn, Jenna Mammina & Dan Geib
Recorded by Dan Geib at Art Gomperz Studios, St. Joseph Michigan
Mastering: Cookie Marenco, OTR Studios, Belmont, CA
Produced by Dan Geib & All About Murray Records
Mixing and Additional Production By Dave Carlock
Mixed By Dave Carlock for 27 Sounds, at 27 Space, Benton Harbor
Assistant engineers: David Williams and Nick Major Art Direction: Jenna Mammina
Graphics Design: Alex Sanso Artopia Creative
Photography: Kelsey Hahn

www.ArtGomperz.com
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  • Members:
    Dan Geib , Jenna Mammina, Art Gomperz, Al Bate, Bob Flood, Matt Sypian
  • Sounds Like:
    Alison Krause, Stringdusters,
  • Influences:
    Alison Krause, Terri Hendrix, James Nash
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    03/18/10
  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/16/11 15:06:21
McPherson 12 string acoustic guitar

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