The Random Concept feat. The Legendary Gary Higgins w/ STRING THEORIE
Friday August 17, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
In 1972 Gary Higgins, along with several band members, recorded the album “Red Hash”, songs written by Gary. Sleeping for almost three decades, the vinyl album landed in Russia, where it was unlawfully turned into a cd. This pirated version slowly started making it's way back to America where fans, both new and old, embraced this cult classic psychedelic rock album. Hearing this, Zack Cowie and Ben Chasny “Six Organs of Admittance” along with Chicago based Drag City Records located Gary for an official 2005 re-release using mixes off the original album. Gary, added two newer songs to the reissue and the new cd, complete with the original lp album artwork, rolled out propelling the band into the national and international limelight. In 2008 Gary laid down more new tracks and the band recorded another album called “Seconds” on the same label.
Higgins' main group is a unique group featuring a tasteful blend of both acoustic and electric driving rock music. THE RANDOM CONCEPT. The band originated in the mid 1960's and was prominent in the vibrant NYC music scene and throughout the northeastern US. The original members were Simeon Coxe, Ronnie Bailey, Gary Higgins, Dave Beaujon, Terry Fenton, and Jake Bell. Ronnie Bailey soon left and Gary Higgins took over on the drums. A short time later Simeon, who was intrigued with synthesized sounds, formed his own two member electronic group, “The Silver Apples” which produced a couple of albums that gained worldwide acclaim.
String Theorie is an Instrumental World Fusion Trio from Central Connecticut that brings together Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass and a wide variety of World Percussion to forge a sound that can't really be described in words. The band draws influences from such diverse artists as Michael Hedges, Victor Wooten, Don Ross, Michael Manring, Henry Mancini and more.