We are pleased to welcome Bob Gagnon to the band. Bob was raised in a musical family in northern Vermont, USA, about 40 miles from the Canadian border. He began playing and studying guitar at the age of six, inspired by the playing of his father, from whom he learned Quebecois fiddle tunes and songs from the American songbook. After studying jazz guitar at Ithaca College, Bob returned to Vermont and formed the Bob Gagnon Trio in 1989. In 1998 Bob released Apple for the Teacher, a CD of mostly original jazz compositions. Bob is front man for Small Change, a Tom Waits tribute band that has played throughout New England and in New York City. As bass player for Elephants of Scotland, Bob takes his inspiration from melodic bass players such as Jaco Pastorius, Ray Schulman, and Phil Lesh.
OUR PLANS FOR 2017 (But you know what they say about plans.)
Taking the last six months off from the band has given everybody a chance to recharge. We are now more focused and engaged than ever. We already have a handful of songs in various stages that we can't wait to share.
Instead of holing ourselves up while we create an entire album, we're hoping to release a new song and/or live video every few months. Stay tuned to our Facebook and YouTube pages for new tunes.
In case you missed the announcement earlier this week, Elephants of Scotland has been invited to play in Wales this fall. And we hope to book a few more gigs in the UK and Europe while we're over there.