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VOLTO! featuring... - Danny Carey from Tool - Lance Morrison f...
Aug 10 2013
2424 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
When Danny(Carey) first mentioned that VOLTO! had been added to the line-up for “Yestival” – this summer’s music festival in Camden, New Jersey that features “YES”, along with several other legendary progressive rock bands from the golden era of that genre – I actually wasn’t that surprised. Perhaps I should have been, but being close friends with Tool’s drummer for over 25 years now, when it comes to his involvement with former musical ‘heroes’ of mine, nothing really surprises me anymore.
First it was his becoming friends and performing live with the members of King Crimson. Next came his participation in a drum clinic with Carl Palmer for the Jeff Ocheltree/Paiste (bronze) Custom Craft kits. Then there was a clinic with Terry Bozzio. He’d even rubbed shoulders with Yes drumming greats Bill Bruford and Alan White. And why not? Although my humble friend might not admit it, he was now their equal. So, although I wasn’t at all surprised that VOLTO! was on the same bill with some of the absolute favorite bands of my youth (and still today), it did get me thinking about how one Midwestern transplant had fulfilled his boyhood dreams, enabling another to significantly reduce the six degrees of separation factor when it comes to prog-rock demigods, something that once seemed highly unlikely, if not unthinkable.