|Genres:||Jazz Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||jazz fusion country funk country rock jazzrock roots rock fusion jazz rock folk rock|
The original Seatrain line-up evolved from the New York, USA-based Blues Project. Andy Kulberg (Buffalo, New York, USA; bass, flute) and Roy Blumenfeld (drums) relocated to Marin County, California to form a new line-up of the band comprising John Gregory (guitar, vocals; ex-Mystery Trend), Richard Greene (b. 9 November 1945, Beverly Hills, California, USA; violin) and Donald Kretmar (saxophone, bass). This particular line-up completed the previous outfits contractual obligations with the Planned Obsolescence album.
Adding lyricist and vocalist James T. Roberts, the units first official self-titled album was released in 1969. This imaginative collection fused such seemingly disparate elements as rock, bluegrass and Elizabethan-styled folksiness. Internal problems sadly doomed this quirky line-up, and after approximately 25 members had passed through the band, a stable Seatrain line-up emerged with only Kulberg and Greene remaining...