All in My Head
With A Little Help From My Friends.
This release took over 2 years of on and off recording and editing (and many more of playing and writing) to create. Will has been the guitarist, founding member and secondary songwriter for two of Boston’s most unique and acclaimed bands: Think Tree and Count Zero, but this is his first official effort as a band leader.
For this project Will called on some of his friends — who happen to be some of Boston’s best musicians — to help him out (see below). Anchored by Count Zero drummer Shawn Marquis on 10 of the 12 songs, this group’s virtuosic skills and improvisational abilities allowed the songs in Will’s head to come to life in brilliant and unexpected ways. By combining acoustic and electronic sounds with written and improvised parts they have created a unique musical world that’s often dark and beautiful at the same time. And, the lyrics propel the songs along a fascinating path with rhythm, insight and clever wordplay.
Read a great review on The Noise magazine site.
Will Ragano: Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Keyboards,
Samples/Loops, Lap Steel Guitar and Mandolin
Shawn Marquis: Drums
Joshua Owsley: Upright Bass
Peter Moore: Moog Bass, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Jude Heichelbech: Keyboards, Harp, Background Vocals, Glockenspiel
Ken Winokur: Percussion, Clarinet
Joel Simches: Keyboards
Jonathan LaMaster: Violin
Valerie Thompson: Cello, Vocals
Eric Donahue: Electric Bass
Matt Graber: Drums