Joe's Pet Project Unveils Blueprints on KSAL
Jeff Garretson - Mon 12:42 PM 10/08/2012
Members of the band "Joe's Pet Project" are from left: Lance Gilchrist-drums, Nathan Tysen-vocals, John Hobbson-guitar and Ryan McCall-vocals.
The countdown is on for a concert collaboration between a rock band - and the students of USD 305.
Members of the rock band "Joe's Pet Project" stopped into the KSAL Morning News Monday with a look inside songwriting - and took time to perform an acoustic version from their own catalog.
The band, comprised of USD 305 graduates from the past, held a three-hour long songwriting class over the weekend with Salina students.
Vocalist Ryan McCall says they studied some basics in songwriting - by looking at a classic rock piece. "We broke down a Beatles song - and they all knew it so there's no generation gap between what we love and what they love."
Lead singer Nathan Tysen explained that even with all the support of the arts around Salina, rock and rollers may feel left out, "I think sometimes the kids that are interested in rock and roll - there's not a lot of role models saying you can make a living doing this," he said. "Most times when you're playing rock and roll, you're in your basement by yourself."
Hoping for a crowd
Fans can catch the collaboration this weekend. The "305 Live" concert will be held Saturday, October 13th at the Salina Central High School Theater.
Doors open at 6pm and the show kicks off at 7pm. Organizers say there will be a large chorus, horns, drum line, guitars and over 200 USD 305 kids performing.
Tickets are $20, upper balcony seats are $15.