In the early 1980’s, just after Steve had moved to California, friend and Berklee College of Music classmate Marty Schwartz wrote and recorded Western Vacation in Steve’s garage in Sylmar, California. This record captures the harmony and energy of the amazing musicians, friends, family & chicken coop of Steve’s first California house.
Western Vacation features Zappa alumni Bob Harris, Tommy Mars and features an amazing guitar solo by Steve “Reckless Fable” Vai. Western Vacation has been fully remixed and remastered and is being met with rave reviews. It is available today for download through iTunes and Amazon.com.
”Western Vacation” takes you on a progressive musical journey with uplifting melodic textures and dynamic musicianship! Bob Harris’s voice is as sweet as a red velvet cupcake and the melodies on this record are so delicious. This album has been beautifully re-mastered in the ”Audio Laundry Mastering Lab” in Steve’s Encino studio, from the original 8 track tapes! This deluxe reissue features a wonderful booklet featuring a essay from Steve Vai and legendary writer and publicist Laurel Fishman.
Listen to Western Vacation and see if you can be transported to the idyllic 1980’s in Sylmar. ”This captures that time and place with those wonderful friends,” -Steve Vai.
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