Greg Gomola, who usually plays lead guitar with Paul Kype, is excited about his new project “Zojo Black” which features Kype and a variety of local talent playing on Gomola’s songs.
They released their debut CD at the Slice, July 2 for a good sized audience.
“I’m a huge Jimmy Page fan. I misread the name on his CD “Soso” but liked the name,” he said explaining the band’s name.
The core of the band features Tyson Maiko on bass, Paul Kype on guitar and drummer Brady Valgardson though the CD features a who’s who of the Lethbridge blues scene including Taylor Ackerman, Darryl Düus, Brady Valgardson, Earl McAuley on keyboards, Brent Hutchinson on sax plus Steve Keenan and Greg “Bear” Melvin.
It is more than just a blues CD, though the blues is prevalent. It features a variety of blues tinged, hooky pop music that sounds a lot like Los Lonely Boys.
He has been working on the CD for about eight months, but whittled down the 10 tracks (including a version of Deep Purple’s Hush) from a pool of about 40.
“It’s my first real CD and I actually love it. It has passed far beyond my expectations,” he said.
While the band members are involved with a variety of other musical projects, it is unlikely they will tour on the CD any time soon.
“We’re going to try to get some dates in bigger places and see what we can do,” he said.