Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sage Celebrates 40 Years

This August will mark the 40th anniversary of “Sage”. Hailing from the South Bay, (San Francisco Bay Area) Sage began as a four man band in 1969. Two original members Frank and Russ Anzalone, are still with the band. By 1971, they had become a horn band adding a trumpet and trombone player (also brothers who are still with the band). Eventually, becoming an eight piece band in the 1970’s, remaining that way right up until today, they play in and around the Bay Area, at both Public and Corporate gigs.

Sage is currently working on their next CD (which is due to be out in the summer of 2010). However, they have decided to “pre-release” 3 songs this August as a Commemorative 40th Anniversary edition CD. Sage will be selling these CD’s at all of their August concerts, and will be donating 100% of the sales to local children’s music programs. The songs on this CD are all original, and will included guest artist Andy Winer (from the American Idols Band), Mic Gillette (former and soon to be current member of Tower of Power), Tom E. Politzer (Tower of Power), and perhaps a surprise house call from “The Funky Doctor”. These three songs may also be available on the Internet, those detail will be made available at a later date.

You can often find Sage’s music in our rotation, as they have been great contributor to our station. Once released, you will be able to hear these new songs on HornDrivenRadio.com. To commemorate Sage’s 40th we will be featuring them in our rotation in a few weeks, with a number of songs from their various CD’s. That announcement will be made at a later date as well.

Sage, is currently one of the many bands that can be found on Strokeland Records. You can purchase their CD’s at Strokeland, CDbaby, or Itunes.

For more information on Sage you can find them at http://www.sagemusic.com/.