Artisan

Overview: Hard rock, mostly covers, then mostly originals in the later years. This is where some songs that were on other band’s CDs were first developed. In later years we played as a 4 piece and split lead vocal duties between Scott & I.
Dates: 1984-1989?
Members:
Vocals: Joe F
Guitar/vox: Scott R
Guitar: Ben R
Drums: Paul R
Bass/vox: DC

Highlights:
– Playing at The Channel in Boston, MA, got to meet one of my idols when we opened for John Entwistle from The Who on his solo tour (pics below)
– Also at The Channel, lots of summer gigs with big crowds and great lineups. We opened for Meatloaf, Ronnie Montrose, Molly Hatchet and Pat Travers. Regularly played to huge crowds there, the energy was amazing!
– I remember a Halloween show I did on crutches in a flight suit
– Another time we played a private function for a ‘Mean n Clean’ sober biker gang. One person in the band was so drunk we each took turns letting him lean on us. Still played every tune fine, just couldn’t stand up.