New York based guitarist Joe Nardulli\'s self-titled debut CD inspired and intrigued a bunch a local progressive rock musos. After jamming with a few, Joe finally found the right people and put a band together. David Penna on drums, Jay Levine on bass and Eric Davis on keyboards brought Joe\'s solo material to life and now as a band Ad Astra has taken the compositional process to another level and have completed a full band recording! With tone and melodic sensibilities reminiscent of Steve Morse and Eric Johnson, the focus is on compositions that are tightly structured, eschewing the bombast and length that progressive rock is known for. Smooth, thematic playing styles blend perfectly with soaring, uplifting melodies. Combined with odd and shifting time signatures, you have songs that always keep your interest and never sound monotonous. Enjoy!!