AC STEEL - blues guitar
Meet The Galvanizers 2017
“AC” is the leader of the Galvanizers. Steve started his musical career in 1969, playing with his band Stockyard. They appeared at the original Electric Factory many times opening for such acts as the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, Savoy Brown, Chicago, Humble Pie, Renaissance , Sha-Na- Na. The band also appeared at several of the “Be-In’s” at Belmont Plateau and a host of clubs and concerts in the region for several years. He went to London in 1972 after befriending members of Mott the Hoople during a show in NJ and played in the London Based Brunning Hall/Sunflower blues band featuring former members of Savoy Brown and Fleetwood Mac. He turned down an invitation to join Chrysalis Records artists UFO due to prior commitments. Returning to the states he continued to play locally. He gained a wealth of musical knowledge playing with Buff (formerly Patti Labelle’s band) who launched the career of renowned bassist Carmine Rojas who, until recently, was playing with Joe Bonamassa. Carmine’s portfolio is a list of notable artists and rock legends: Steve learned funk from Carmine. He returned to his blues roots playing with Jukerockers, and as a member of the Dukes of Destiny from 1986-98 and 2011 to the present.
“Chicago” Carl Snyder
In a music career that spans almost sixty years, "Chicago" Carl Snyder has contributed to numerous projects and crossed paths with some wonderful musicians. Born in New York and raised in Boston, Carl spent 30 years in Chicago, where he worked with a great number of blues artists. There were extended tours with Junior Wells, Son Seals, Jimmy Johnson, Zora Young and Lefty Dizz, plus numerous gigs with Otis Rush and shorter engagements with Buddy Guy, Little Milton and Bo Diddley, among others. While in Chicago he played on a dozen albums including two that won the Handy Award (with Jimmy Johnson and Johnny B. Moore) and two that were nominated for Grammies; he also appeared (with harpman Eddie Burks) in a film, "Blues Highway", that was nominated for an Academy Award. While working with the above artists he also got to jam with Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, John Fogerty and Jaco Pastorius, among other luminaries. After moving to the Lehigh Valley in 1996 he formed a band with the late singer Jimmy Lawrence that worked all around the East Coast for five years and released two well-reviewed albums. Since then, Carl has happily freelanced like he did in Chicago, working with bands in Philadelphia (the Dukes of Destiny) and New Jersey (the Healers) and recording with a variety of artists, often on his own label, Lost World Music. To date he has played on more than 40 albums including his own "The Blue Keys", a collection of tracks from the Lost World catalog featuring Carl's keyboard work, and the recently issued "Trials 'n' Tribulations," a collaboration with jazz great Ray Pizzi. Carl also played on "Average White Cats", a 2010 Lost World release by guitarist Frank DiBussolo that made the national jazz charts. In 2014, shortly after his 70th birthday, Carl was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards show.
Rich is an alumnus of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and has played in and around Philadelphia with acts of different genres such as Medea (Original Rock), The Revival (Classic Rock), Blue Lightning (Jazz), Matt Sevier (Original Rock), Fivves (Jazz/Soul) and The Courtesy Shuttle (Jazz-Fusion). Rich is also long time member of the Dukes of Destiny appearing on their 2012 release, Higher. Rich is also featured on @etude, the 2017 album by pianist Reverend Chris.
High Time, Right Time
The clock on the wall keeps ticking, days keep wasting away
Things you want to do,
Things you need to do, there’s always a price to pay
We got to get working to make things right,
Before it all slips away, into the cold dark night
High Time for you & me, to chase a dream, and fight the good fight
Right for you & me, Oh Baby, can’t you see
It’s the right time for you & me