This album is a live recording of the 12/31/05 performance in Boston, MA at Paradise Rock Club.
About the Artist
The music Reid Genauer makes with Assembly of Dust could be labeled "hick funk," and has been compared to the likes of Paul Simon, CSNY, and The Band. Drummer Andy Herrick and bassist/backing vocalist John Leccese lend the band a funky, almost Motown vibe, while Wilsons rolling keys drop in jazz references. Guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Terrell, meanwhile, is the musical glue that holds it all together. "He and I have very similar musical influences," but he is also well versed in jazz. So hes able to weave the country and the jazz and the Motown groove into one seamless landscape. Wilson," he adds, "is the watchdog of sorts, making sure that the songs are cohesive."
The Assembly of Dust formed in 2002, a year after Genauer left the Vermont-based Strangefolk, a band that he co-founded some 10 years earlier while pursuing an environmental science degree at the University of Vermont. After a decade with the band, he says it was time for a professional and personal change. "I had to take control of my own destiny again, musically and logistically," he says.