I meant to mention this in my earlier blog but forgot.
A handful of you e-mailed me today about this morning’s Friday Featured Artist, wondering who it was, where I found them, etc.
Today’s featured band was a Baltimore group called “Iluvatar”. I mentioned this a bunch of times this morning, but in case you missed, it: Dean Morekas is the bass player in Iluvatar. If that Morekas name sounds familiar, it’s because his brother Spiro was formerly with WNST. Spiro and I were playing golf one day at Mount Pleasant and got involved in a music discussion and I told him I liked Rush, “old” Genesis, etc. and he said, “If you like that kind of music, you’ll like my brother’s band.”
He gave me their 1995 CD called “Children” and I was hooked. They DO sound a lot like the Phil Collins-Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, or maybe even a combination of Emerson, Lake and Palmer AND Yes.
If you have ITunes, you can check out some of their songs there. If nothing else, visit their web-site at www.iluvatar.com – you can download some MP3 stuff there as well.
Worth a listen – especially if you like that kind of sound. BTW, if you want to hear one or two Iluvatar songs that sort of define their music, go to their web-site, go to discography, click on the CD “Children” and listen to “Your Darkest Hour” or “Given Away”.