Road History

“Bass Player, Anthony Cook creates a strong foundation for each song with smooth bass-lines and subtle transitions.”


2004 – Present

STRING THEORY PROJECT:  A music concept created over 20 years ago with former band 53 Stations, and singer songwriter Bruce Rubin.

A complete world musical journey, working with musicians from every genre imaginable; Jazz, Rock, Blues, Americana Roots, American Primitive, World, Folk, Gypsy, and beyond.  Adding each piece to the perfect music puzzle…A rainbow of instrumental colors…A soundtrack of life!  MUSIC STYLE; Fusion of genres where American Primitive, Blues, Gypsy, Folk, and World music unite. AND THE STRING THEORY RHYTHM SECTION CORE IS:  Bruce Rubin, guitar, Anthony Cook, producer and bass player, Paul Smithson, mandolin and Todd Myers on drums and percussion.

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“Absolutely stunning! I was immediately mesmerized!”
Joann Jammers
Twisted Road Radio ~Music Director and Presenter

2021 – Present    

Hailing from the Suburbs of Los Angeles, Ca.
Little Chair band blends the perfect fusion of music. A true amalgamation of  psychedelic dream-pop, soul, jazz, and alternative rock. A band with a colorful assortment of ambient guitar, dreamy introspective vocals, expressive saxophone, and a undeniable groove.

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⭐️ “The music of Little Chair is a incredible collaboration of many energies fusing together to create a dream-like experience… You are lost in the captivation of their sound, entirely “

Jonathan Avila

House of Blues/Sound The Groove, Managing Director

2009 – Present

THE SKYLARKS:  An innovative band that transcend genres while embracing their Americana Roots.  The Skylarks hone high-octane rock with acoustic guitar rhythms, poetry lyrics, and ethereal sound scopes.  In addition to rave reviews from international music journalist, they have been featured on several media fronts including; national television series (MTV), national commercials, and worldwide radio airplay. Although The Skylarks are not currently touring, they are recording regularly.  Band members are located in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

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⭐️The Skylarks…”This is good straight-ahead Americana music rich in texture with a blend of styles and genres.”
**The Skylarks LA … Recognized in the year end best CDs of 2015- Make Americana Great Again

⭐️”An accomplished band from Los Angeles,The Skylarks,are a unique blend of folk,country blues,and Americana,with music that can sway ones mood and propel thought and imagination to a distant place.”

2021 - Present

Roger Espinoza ~ Internationally acclaimed guitarist, multi- instrumentalist and producer. Roger fuses modern rock and pop music guitar fretwork with traditional styles of Flamenco and gypsy guitar.  

His work includes; local and National live performances, television, film, and international radio. 

Roger continues to push the boundaries of guitar to make creative music. Roger brings an exciting and unique style to listeners of any music genre. 

It is a privilege and honor to perform and record with Roger Espinoza, and his equally talented brother, Dexter Espinoza. To find out more about my good friend, Roger Espinoza, visit his website at 

Rogers highly sought after music can be purchased on all digital platforms. 

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2018 – 2021

PYRAMIDZ:  A combination of indie/college, rock/alternative roots music.

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2020 – 2023 

Mistaken Identity is a band with a wide range of musical styles. All original, self penned tunes with a fusion of rock and roll, soul, americana roots, R & B , and blues.

Mistaken Identity incorporate soulful vocals, heartfelt song writing, and guitar driven melodies. 

Over the years, Mistaken Identity has played in many major venues, clubs and festivals.

Their eclectic sound has afforded them opportunities to play with a variety of bands and artists.

Mistaken Identity band have shared the stage with;

The Wailers, Malo, Tierra, The Long Run, Deja Vu, Queen Nation, UFO.

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2001 – 2015

THE BLACK TONGUED BELLS:  The Bells tap everything from Roots Rock & Roll, Blues, Stax, Motown, Americana, Cajun & gospel.  In 2013 The Bells released the critically acclaimed LP, “Every Tongue Has A Tale To Tell.”  The album listed as one of the top 50 played in the world, as reported by the Roots Music Report, and ranked in the top 50 for ReverbNation.  Also note, the tune, JUKIN” JOINT, from “Every Tongue Has A Tale To Tell” was listed in the Hit-Tracks Top 100.  The Black Tongued Bells have played in a variety of venues in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, and Northern California areas.  In addition to being endorsed by The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Bells have shared the stage with Bands and artists including; Walter Trout and Mike Campbell, Guitarist and Songwriter for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, David Lindley (Jackson Browne), Henry Rollins, Rick Shea, Janet Klein, and her Parlor Boys, Marc Ford, Rosie Flores and many more. The original recording of the Bells LP, Every Tongue Has a Tale To Tell” can be heard on national and international radio stations.

⭐️” THE BLACK TONGUED BELLS… Nasty , deep – in – the – pocket grooves,some of the fiercest feral vocals this side of Captain Beefheart  and the sweet , sweet raw roots energy makes for a brawny set that grabs hold and doesn’t let go so easily.”
       RMR – Roots Music Report

⭐️”THE BLACK TONGUED BELLS music is one  wonderful, hot, sweaty, rock n’ roll record.”  
     Innocent Words Magazine and Records

In addition, Anthony is honored to have recorded and/or shared the stage with a diverse group of fine artists/bands including:

  • Phil Jones

Drummer/Percussionist/Producer: The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Joe Walsh, Neil Young, Roy Orbison, JD Souther and many more!

  • Ralph Schuckett (1948 – 2021):

Always a privilege and an honor to have worked with the ever talented keyboardist, songwriter, record producer and TV/film composer.  As a studio musician and producer, Ralph has worked with Cher, Donna Summer, Carol King, James Taylor, Whitney Houston, Billy Joel, Phoebe Snow, Patty Smyth, George Benson, Todd Rundgren, Sophie B. Hopkins, and the list can go on and on.

  • Sammy Avila:  

Such a pleasure recording with a friend I have known most of my life. We grew up in the same community and attended grade school together.  Sammy has played worldwide, recording and touring with the amazing Walter Trout.  Aside from Walter Trout, Sammy has also performed with Mick Taylor, Joe Bonamassa, Los Lobos, Chris Cain, John Mayall, Eric Gales, Charlie Musselwhite, Bernard Ailson, and more.

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  • Gil Birmingham: 

Guitar slinger and actor, Gil Birmingham.  Gil currently is making headlines as an award winning actor.  Recently he has appeared in more than 40 film and television productions, including; Hell or High Water, Yellowstone, The Twilight movie series, Rango, The Lone Ranger Movie, Veronica Mars, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, House Of Cards Series, and many more.

  • Joe Wong:

Emmy award winner, multiple instrumentalist, drummer, composer, producer, and pod cast host for the Trap Set.

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  • Jose Antonio Melendez:

Folk rock, Instrumental Nicaragua/American guitar player, composer, singer and songwriter who was born without arms.  Tony learned to play Guitar with his feet!  Amazing musician who has played for everyone…including the Pope!  Tony has been honored with many music awards throughout his career.

  • Jim Wilson:

Extraordinary singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Jim has played with – Emmy Lou Harris, Alice Cooper, Meatloaf, Terry Reid, Daniel Lanois, Rollins Band, Mother Superior, Phil Jones, Motor Sister, Sparks.

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  • Robert Davis:

Gritty guitarist, with smooth-like-honey voice, Robert can set a stage on fire; LA Session guitarist, Lauryn Hill, Animal Waves, Bernard Fowler, Phil Jones, Eddie Money, Terry Reid.

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  • Gia Ciambotti:

Singer/Songwriter-Bruce Springsteen, Lucinda Williams, Phil Jones, Natalie Cole, Chicago, Joe Walsh.

  • Randy Volin:

Randy has played with rock & blues royalty; Joe Cocker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Koko Taylor, Albert King, Peter Frampton, Greg Kihn, Jeff Healy, J. Geils, Mitch Rider, John Melloncamp…and many more!

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  • Danny Ott:

Guitarist.  In addition to recording with The Black Tongued Bells, Danny has recorded and/or played with; Gregg Allman, Joe Walsh, Dave Alvin, John Doe, Garth Hudson, Chris Gaffney, Jim Lauderdale.

  • Jason Taylorson Band

All original rock n’ roll/blues, with front man/singer/songwriter/producer and actor; JASON TAYLORSON.

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  • Rick Berthod:

Nevada Blues Guitarist/Hall of Famer. Rick has shared the stage with Gregg Allman, John Mayall, B.B. King, JJ Cale, The Yardbirds, Etta James, Peter Wolfe, Delbert McClinton, Coco Montoya, and Guitar Shorty.
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  • Dave Resnik:

Guitarist/Composer/Producer.  Dave has played with; Sonia Dada, Mavis Staples, Ricky Martin, Victoria Williams, Donna Summers.

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  • Dale Daniel – Drums:  Hacienda Brothers, David Serby, Randy Weeks

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  • Wyman Resse – Keyboards:  Walter Trout, Buddy Miller, Dave Alvin, Rick Shea

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  • Rick Shea – Singer/Songwriter:  Dave Alvin, Wanda Jackson, Brantley Kearns, R.E.M.

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  • Bill Barrett – Harmonica:  Natalie Merchant, Nels Cline from Wilco

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  • “King” Roger Ehrnman: Saxophone: Blue Highway,Stan West Band
  • John Harrelson (RIP) – Keyboards/Guitar:  Music Professor & Subject for music documentary; Dead Man Rockin’
  • Martin Espino:  Foremost international musicologist for Indigenous / Mexicana Music, ancient instrumentation, Multi-instrumentalist and producer.
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