Last year we received an email from a proud father who figured his son Own would be eligible for a Mizar6 mention. He deserved more than just a mention. Owen York is 12 years old now, but was a lot younger when he started to play Steely Dan tunes ‘from the heart’, as in, figuring out the chords and all that fuzz by himself. And it wasn’t just Steely Dan, but also Umphrey’s McGee, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Phish, Peter Gabriel and many others.
Umphrey’s McGee and Owen are good buddies by now, he got to hang out with them at a soundcheck last year. And the latest is this performance in Madison Square Garden. Yes. Your eyes are not faltering! Owen played at halftime during a Knicks game in March. Appropriately, he decided for a David Bowie song, Ziggy Stardust.
Father Harlan let us know that Owen’s not into multiple web appearances, auditions or a website of his own (apart from the YouTube channel), but prefers a regular childhood with the emphasis on getting good grades at school, playing soccer and golf with friends.
[ Taken from their website http://www.freelancefusionband.com ]
“Freelance is an Italian fusion band, whose members are some of the best Italian professional musicians, G.Paolo Petrini (drums), Roberto Celio (Bass), Marco Cimino (keyboards) and lately Max Carletti ( guitars). They toured with pop artists like Gloria Gaynor, Adirano Clentano, Mango, Allice, Eugenio Finardi, etc.
They released through the years two albums featuring guest stars like Dave Liebman, Alex Acuna, Flavio Boltro, “Lambretta Variations” for swiss label Modern Times and “MazurkaZen” for Electromantic. In 2014 they decided to dedicate some concerts to Steely Dan music. Some original arrangements are ready to be recorded for the next release “The Steely Dan cartel”.”
Check out their version of Everyone’s Gone To The Movies! And of course, they have a Facebook page.
Ok, ok. We just had to show this one too. Don’t Take Me Alive. Cleverly arranged, with a touch of Maxine at the start 😉