On June 19, 2010, I had to honor to see `Three Friends' perform the music of Gentle Giant at Nearfest. For the people who are not familiar with creative music, Nearfest is short of North East Art Rock Festival. But it goes way beyond simply rock music. Many bands incorporate the Blues, Jazz and even Classical and Avantgarde, into music. Progrock, which is the staple at the festival is music that has no boundaries, tend of have longer songs, strong dynamics and time signature changes that goes beyond the simple 4/4 beats of today.
Gary Green the guitarist and the leader of the Three Friends is an amazingly funny man and an extremely talented guitarist. It was amazing to meet him for the second time and for him to sign my quick sketch that I did in my drawing book at school.