Generation Radio - Generation Radio [LP] Feat (Jay Demarcus (Rascal Flatts, Jason Scheff, (Chicago) Dean Castronovo (Journey) (import)
Colossal new rock group centered around the combined talents of Jay Demarcus (Rascal Flatts) , Jason Scheff (ex-Chicago), & Dean Castronovo (ex-Journey)
Fans of classic AOR in the style of Journey and Chicago are going to absolutely lose their minds when they hear Generation Radio's stunning debut.
In the beginning of 2020, Generation Radio came together with the intent to form a band with a purpose - to bring classic 80’s rock back to life. As their self-titled debut illustrates, mission accomplished!
Two-time Grammy award winning bassist Jay Demarcus of the hugely popular country act Rascal Flatts and Jason Scheff, who was lead vocalist and bass player for the multi-platinum band Chicago for over 30 years, are joined by drummer/vocalist Dean Castronovo (Journey, Revolution Saints) guitarist Chris Rodriguez and XXX Tom Yankton in Generation Radio.
"This music is the best of all of us. Everyone in this band sings and contributes in a huge way. Jason is not only one of my best friends, but he is also one of my all-time favorite singers, and his performances on this record are stellar. Dean is among the very best drummers in the world, but he is also a world-class singer. In fact, I’m convinced Journey heard him with us, and immediately wanted him back in the band! I’m kidding, of course, but we were fortunate to have him on this 'journey'.
Finally, Chris and Yankton are veterans and some of my favorite musicians and singers. Chris and I go back to our early days together in Christian music. It is a true honor to make music with people who you respect so much, and hold in such high regard," says Jay Demarcus.
"My partner Jay [DeMarcus] had the idea to fuse Rascal Flatts with Journey and Chicago, so that's what we did. Jay had several songs over the years that he'd co-written, exhibiting all his influences. There was no surprise he listened to a lot of Journey and Chicago! Those songs became the catalyst for the band and we rounded it out with some songs written specifically for the album that were in keeping with that theme.
There's no other way to put it other than when you listen to this record you will hear a beautiful blend of Rascal Flatts meets Journey meets Chicago, not to mention having the best of the best in the production, recording, and mastering department. A team of all current hitmakers," adds Jason Scheff.
1. Why Are You Calling Me Now
3. All Night To Get There
4. I Hope You Find It
5. Time To Let It Go
6. Lights Go Out In Paradise
7. Don’t Go
9. Anything But Us
10. Waiting On Your Sunshine
11. Finally Got It Right