When the Last Shining Star Falls
Daze Of Green is mix of rock, blues, country, pop and jazz. The band originally started out in 1996 with Ken Koenig on acoustic guitar, vocals and Ray La bay on electric guitar. The two go back to 1988 when they started writing music together and doing small gigs here and there. By the early 90's, Daze of Green (who were under the name 'Koenig, La bay') we're doing more the acoustic/electric shows at local java and restaurants. Daze of Green has a great back log of original music as well as a list of cover tunes that range from the 50's, to the 90's. In 1997 the band released their 1st CD of original music called 'A Musical Philosophy'. This CD was a great collection of Ken and Rays earlier work within the acoustic/electric folk rock sound. After their CD release, Daze Of Green completed their band with a drummer and bass player and did some heavy gigging to back their new CD. During that time they recorded a limited CD live at 'Old Ironside' of 5 new songs called 'Never be the same'. After a full year of playing and writing, Daze of Green took a small break to work on new music. Around 2000, Ken and Ray decided to try out their new songs they way they use to do it....acoustic/electric. At the same time, they were starting on their next CD with drummer Jeff Tuttle. From that point Jeff has been an official band member. Jeff also has a great musical background playing with bands like Pyre and Nuclear.....not to mention the numerous bands/artists that Jeff has recorded and written with. In the fall of 2003 'When The Last Shining Star Falls' was released with great reception. This CD is more on the up beat side with some great instrumentals by Ray La Bay. The same year, Daze of Green was picked for a song writing compilation CD that was released all over the US. After the CD release Daze of Green went out to showcase their latest work. At that time they met bassist Troy Mauvais who has become an official member. Troy not only adds the bottom end to the band but vocal harmonies as well, along with Jeff Tuttle. Troy plays guitar and sings lead in his own band called 'Remedy', when he's not busy playing with Daze Of Green or working in his chiropractic practice. In 2004, Daze of Green was picked for the 2nd time for the Kid Antrim song writing compilation. The members of Daze Of Green are currently recording their 3rd full length CD due out early fall of 2005.