A collaboration between Italian composer/keyboardist Federico Fantacone and Native American keyboardist/composer Lisa LaRue has been announced:
Federico Fantacone played in the prog bands Douglas Fairbanks and Frigo in the late 1970’s-early 1980’s. Fantacone has also recorded five albums under the moniker “Orchestre Celestri” and contributed a cover of Steve Hackett’s “Transylvanian Express” which is included in “Steppes Beyond The Colossus” , tribute to Steve Hackett solo career issued by Mellow Records. Fantacone’s cover of the Flower Kings’ instrumental “The Rain Maker” appears on the boxset “A Flower Full of Stars,” a tribute to the Flower Kings compiled by Marco Bernard (Samurai) for Musea Records.
Lisa LaRue, who has released 7 albums, is a progressive rock keyboardist who has worked extensively with John Payne (Asia featuring John Payne) with her band 2KX, and collaborated and worked with many others including Nikki Squire (Esquire), Michael Sadler (Saga), Ryo Okumoto (Spock’s Beard), David Mark Pearce, and her husband, singer-songwriter John Baker (Mars Hollow, The Little Girls). She is a two-time Oklahoma Music Awards’ Native American Artist of the Year, and her band 2KX has been nominated as Best Instrumental Band at the Los Angeles Music Awards as well as other nominations.
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