New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Seattle-based Classic Rock Jazz Fusion band Sundogs have evolved their signature sound on third full-length album The Code. Led by Stan Snow and Jed Moffitt, Sundogs recorded the album at Magellan Creek Studios. On "The Code, Sundogs sound like a seasoned rock and roll band having a blast.
The new album has 12 songs that were recorded and filmed in 2019. There are some legendary musicians on this album. Alan White (YES, John Lennon) plays drums on the song Freedom. Ben Smith (Heart) plays drums on Pick It Up, Ride and Jennifer.
See links below for more information, as well as liner notes, lyrics and credits.
Much like their last album "Legends in Their Own Minds", Sundogs will be going above and beyond in making "The Code" a video album. Videos are planned for all 12 songs.
This collection is recommended for fans of Tom Petty, Steely Dan, the Stones, Leonard Cohen, Lynyrd Skynyrd
and Paul Simon.
Stan Snow and Jed Moffitt have lived a storied music career. Growing up in the backwater neighborhoods of Fremont, California, they honed their songwriting, production and musicianship to a point where now, a few years later, they are releasing their third album, The Code, via Magellan Creek Studios in Seattle, WA.
The Sundogs, as they are now called, grew up listening to everything from Miles Davis to Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin
to Bob Marley, Tom Petty
to Steely Dan, Leonard Cohen
Copland, Randy Newman
to Jackson Browne, Peter
Gabriel to the Rolling Stones, John Coltrane
to the Beatles, Bob Dylan
to the Who.
Stan Snow's guitar playing has been influenced by Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Michael Hedges, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Pat Metheny, Steve Morse, Lee Ritenour, Steve Howe, Carlos
Santana, Chuck Berry, BB King and Eric Clapton.
Jed Moffitt's keyboard playing has been influenced by Bill Evans, Bruce Hornsby, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson, Lyle Mays, Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings, Benmont Tench and Roy Bittan.
Snow and Moffitt's primary goal in music is to satisfy the music fan within. "If it sounds good to us and it's something that we like listening to over and over, that is the driving force in how we write, arrange, produce and record. We are doing it for the pure joy of it".
Snow and Moffitt would like to thank so many great musicians and friends who have been helping the Sundogs to make the music happen - Lyle Workman, Mike Stone, Mia Boyle, Alan White, Ben Smith, Eric Patterson, Javier Gonzalez, Jazmin Moreno
Candia, Sisko, Don Gunn, Ed Brooks, Larry Mahlis, Felicia Dale, Chris Symer, Brad Gibson, Artie Huycke, Hans Teuber, Jack Klitzman, Andy Omdahl and many others.
The Sundogs are currently at work on their next album.