leehoward- a brief bio
For over 30 years Lee Howard has been playing, writing and recording music; providing the backbone to bands since 1976 as a bassist. . . evolving into the Producer, Composer, Sound Designer-Digital Media Artist he is today. Steadily building a monolithic body of work ; creating a diverse brew of handmade music that like blood courses through the SpanishGuitar-Brazilian-Cuban Classics of Trio Solea; Deep-Spirit Groove Electronic Spaces of TROPOZONE; the Euro—ambient rock of Sacred Human Energy; the late 90's mind bending Spirit music of TonePharaoh and UUm; the transcendent Ambient Tribal Rock of the Groove Merchants, WISH and Critical Town; the 2 albums of the electro-quirky sonics of EarthAlien, to the present: the experimental Rocktronica of WISH , the Deep Yogatrancendentgroove environments of CobaltSun Sessions, Tropozone , and Lee's latest release (9.09) : "Lee Howard- Prayers for the Living" a digital only release on CyberiaRecords available exclusively at itunes, emusic and rhapsody.com...
Also : Look for me in Cascada- a Nouveau Flamenco Working Band, here in Bay area and across the planet...
Working on three new albums as of today- Winter 2010
deep in production- immersive groove jams and improvised investigations.
I am interested in reflecting nature and well being in my/our work. Grace, calm, quietude...
even in the most rockin' interpretations, there is always a peaceful center. Gravitating towards deeply intriguing, healthy, profound people, my work is always growing, including, morphing, re- integrating. Love is not a Thermodynamic Law- we seek and give love in all that we do- developing musical-communal memes against a increasingly uncertain world
we create in pods of gratitude...we are planets and moons in each other's galaxies-
I exist in the ether of the musical spheres...
asking musical questions:
what does a sunset sound like
can we imitate the wind in our sounds...
can grace be a soundpoem?
continuing to work with collaborators:
David Correa, Ian Franklin, karl gonsalves
dwight loop, rayregan,chriscapriotti,arnold bodmer,
justin parker, ken and teressa, scott railsback,
tim bolling, grant warrens,
new albums being worked on as we speak, new sounds,
new journeys...we'll keep you posted.