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Boston Based Recording Artists, Busker, Release “We Run”

A new song and video tribute commemorating the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

Busker, a Boston based band, has released a new song, “We Run”, dedicated to all the runners of this year’s Boston Marathon and honoring all of those affected by last year’s tragic events. “We have so many friends and family who were directly impacted by the events of that day in April last year. In this song we wanted to reflect on those emotions but also highlight the resolve of a great city to band together and move forward,” said band member Kevin McGuire.

Busker has been recording and performing throughout the northeast for over a decade. The original trio of Paul Dubanowitz (guitar/lead vocals), Kevin Bannerton (drums/percussion/vocals) and Chris Telep (guitar/bass/vocals) is now joined by Paul Kezmarsky (lead guitar) and Kevin McGuire (keyboards/guitar/vocals). Several of the members of the group met years ago at Villanova University. “We have been fortunate to be able to maintain such a great friendship and spirit of collaboration through our many years of performing and recording. Our music brings our friends and families together so it is something that has taken on a new dimension in recent years,” said Paul Dubanowitz.

Today, the band has embraced a philanthropic component to their performances, often affiliating with charities or fundraisers for each of their shows as a way to draw attention to a wide range of causes. Chris Telep commented, “We can use our platform as a way to bring people together and raise awareness about important causes, events and charitable organizations. It makes the whole musical experience that much more rewarding.”

“We Run” is a triumph of technology and logistics for the band. “I laid down the initial blueprint of the song and it really resonated with the rest of the guys as they crafted their parts,” said Kevin McGuire. With band members, Paul Kezmarsky, living in Mahwah, NJ and Kevin Bannerton in Darien, CT, the band recorded their individual tracks remotely and shared audio files as the song took shape. Paul Dubanowitz and Kevin McGuire reside in Ashland, MA and Chris Telep lives in Billerica, MA. The band is extremely proud of this group effort.

The new single can be found on most digital distribution outlets and the video can be viewed on YouTube at http://youtu.be/VrNdQRLCEhg

For further information on the band please refer to the official Busker website at http://www.buskermusic.com or visit them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Busker/338621456257604?ref=ts&fref=ts.

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The Heights

Local Boston band Busker formed in the early '90s as The Blue Route at The Villanova University and served as a cover band at frat parties. A few years later, they moved to Boston and played the local club scene at T.T. and the Bear's Place, The Middle East, The Kendall Café, and Harper's Ferry. Then The Blue Route broke up in 1999.

Fortunately for their faithful fans, Paul Dubanowitz (lead vocals/ guitar) and Kevin Bannerton (drums/ percussion/ guitar) of the original The Blue Route joined with Mind the Gap multi-instrumentalist Chris Telep to form Busker.

Now a few years into their tenure, the band has been working the bar and club scene, forming a loyal fan base, and writing enough material for their newly- released album Gargoyle. The group describes themselves as "Acoustic Pop/ Rock with some folk influences." On the album the group transitions between electric guitar-driven rock songs and slow, mellow ballads. On the ballads Busker sounds reminiscent of early '90s Colorado college rock group The Samples.

The album opens with the uplifting "On the Wall." Although the words are not religious, the song sounds somewhat like contemporary Christian rock, and the energy of the song, that could easily be a hopping live song, isn't translated onto the studio version. The songs improve as the album progresses with the sweet-melodied "Angelina." Busker relies on simple acoustic guitar and drums as a vehicle for the Dubanowitz's longing lyrics.

The band switches tempo with the hard-rocking "Willy" that sounds like a mix of Big Head Todd and the Monsters and The Goo Goo Dolls. The next song, "World On Fire," the best on the album, begins with harmonica and the mellow pace and subtle voiceovers complement Dubanowitz's voice.

On "Let it Ride," Dubanowitz sounds like Todd Pipes from Deep Blue Something singing "Breakfast at Tiffany's." The group experiments with a little crafty guitar picking that enlivens the song.

"Since You Left Town" is the best of the electric songs, combining thumping bass lines with a raging lead guitar and hammering drums. The final two songs are straightforward, relying on the same formula as the rest of the album.

Busker shows promise in several songs on Gargoyle. Those moments where the band recognizes their strengths and communicates the energy of their live shows onto the album provide promise for the former college frat party band.

 

Busker will next appear at The Skybar in Cambridge on Sept. 20. For more information check http://go.to/theskybar.