About the AZooNY Band
The AZooNY Band is the creation of Cleveland area singer/songwriter Rich Rinehart. "I've written a lot of songs", states multi-instrumentalist Rich. "My current AZooNY goal is to get my tunes out, bringing additional musical talent in as needed to fill in the musical landscape." The first and current release is entitled Nuts.
The AZooNY sound is earthy and warm, with a musical sincerity not often found these days in the quick-make, pop-tune commercial arena. "I hope my music has some soul, it definitely has an Indie sound", states Rich. "I feel I have something to say, and music is a kinder, gentler way to project societal thoughts, observations, and commentary".
Besides writing and performing the music, Rich also produced the Nuts CD. "I do a bit of symphonic composing and to me, producing a pop style record isn't really that much different than composing a symphony. I enjoy exploring the minutia of details in every little hair of the music. It's part of the fun."
And on the song creation process Rich notes "My song writing almost always starts with something cool going on with my acoustic guitar. Lyrics happen when they happen, and somehow they meld up with the acoustic guitar ideas without much effort at all. I don't follow any musical song formulas per se, but rather allow the songs to develop where they are destined to lead".
Do you like the sound of AZooNY? It's not overly produced. "Yeah, there's a fine line between crafting something that you sense something new within every time you listen. To crafting something that presents corny interruptions in an attempt to present something new every time you listen". The judge is in the listener so let AZooNY know what you think!