I stumbled onto this Gamalon footage from 1988 today. That’s me on a home-made violin I called EVI (minus the gray hair we see today!). I had probably been in the band about a year at this point, but you can readily hear how developed our sound was even in this early state. This tune is a bit show-bizzy with the guitar/violin duel but it always got a great response from the audience. Airplay-wise Billy’s Saloon was one of our more played tunes that got used at Hockey Arena’s, Football Stadiums (I think that the Buffalo Bills ran onto the field to this song), the Olympics and World Wrestling Federation too. I know that famed NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace told us he listened to Gamalon while racing. Pretty neat. At our peak, Gamalon hit a #8 spot on the Billboard Jazz Charts, Played the Newport Jazz Festival in front of 40,000 people, was signed to MCA and Amherst Records, and toured with sax great Ernie Watts. I am proud to have stood with my brothers for 8 years. R.I.P. Ted Reinhardt (drums) and Bruce Brucato (guitar far right). Also in the band were George Puleo (dueling guitarist) and Tom Reinhardt (bass).
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