The Groove Trust, originally a "Musician's Collaborative," was once based on hosting evenings of music at great venues in Boston and mixing the talent of different local bands in a live setting. Over time, a quartet of talented musicians emerged as a Northeast touring outfit. This month, they celebrate their first release after two years of touring and live recording. The once grassroots effort has teamed up with Sweet Life Presents to throw the first Groove Trust CD Release at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, November 20th. Those in attendance on this evening are in for a special treat as the Groove Trust opens the night for national touring act, Umphrey's McGee.

"Opening for Umphrey's on this special night is an honor for us," explains Brian Bacheller (drums/vocals). "We are all fans and are really looking forward to this event." "They are one of my favorite bands out there these days." adds Mike Cucchi. (Harmonica/Vocals) Members of the Groove Trust have played with the likes of Victor Wooten, members of The Miracle Orchestra, Addison Groove Project, The Boston Horns, and Who's The Fat Guy as the original "musician's collaborative" gained popularity over it's first years.

The new release from The Groove Trust features an all instrumental edited and mastered performance at NYC's Lion's Den, and is appropriately titled, Live At The Lion's Den. From start to finish it's a shake your seat, groove filled recording that can best be described as "Harmonica driven, lounge funk and groove." Grab the disc or an MP3 of it at their site: and have a listen for yourself. The band has since debuted over six new originals and has a studio CD in the works, but all the activity hasn't changed things. The Groove Trust still delivers solid live shows with healthy doses of improvisation. While the album is enjoyable, I suggest you catch them at this special show, or another one in your neighborhood soon!

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[Published on: 11/16/03]

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