Carl Dede and Jessica Frogley have been playing music together for two years. Drawing from the songs of Gershwin, Fats Waller, Berlin, and all the old jazz greats, their musical sound calls on the torch tunes of Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and the more contemporary sounds of Diana Krall.
Jessica is a massage therapist, writer and musician living in Boulder, UT. She retired from teaching college Writing, English and the Humanities to live full-time in the beautiful wilds of the Colorado Plateau with her dog, Verbena, in 2013.
Carl started music lessons on organ at age 8, switched to bassoon at age 14, but fell in love with playing guitar by ear at age 17. Drawn to swing and jazz, his favorite pastime is playing chord melody versions of old standards from the Great American Songbook. Carl has been hanging around Boulder, Utah for 22 years now.
Since 1996, Good Will Band has donated hundreds of performances for the Heart and Soul Foundation in hospitals and care centers of all kinds, benefits for charities, and community supporting events. From Bluegrass-influenced Christmas concerts to their own arrangements of rock n’ roll, blues, and country classics, The Good Will Band delivers lively sets full of energy and emotion. The Band is never there for the money, but because they want to be, and that makes all the difference.
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David Gerald, the son of Rural Mississippi born and raised parents, grew up to the sounds of the blues and R&B music in his hometown, Detroit. He’s the youngest of 11 children, 6 of whom were born and partly raised in Mississippi. “Because segregation and racial discrimination were so bad in Mississippi at the time, my dad moved the family north to Detroit when he was 33, so we’d have a better chance at the American dream.
Gerald started playing guitar at the age of 15, influenced by Prince and 80’s rock guitarists. He rediscovered the blues and listened to the music of Albert King, ZZ Hill, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.
“I was lucky enough to have a neighbor who was a guitarist and gave me scrap guitars. I would piece them together and build ‘Frankenstein’ guitars,” says Gerald. “They were horrible to play and sounded bad, but I had to play music. It was and is my destiny. I finally scraped up enough money to buy an old amp and I was happy.”
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Drawing inspiration from their home of Zion National Park, Many Miles unique sound is best described as a blend of The Police, Amy Winehouse, Dave Matthews Band and Adele. With two powerhouse songwriters/lead vocalists Many Miles connects with a wide range of audiences with their funky soul/pop/rock sound and unique blend of styles.
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