The Overtone Gang is a group of people who enjoy songwriting and then recording the songs. The structure of the gang is flexible and people may participate on one CD and not on another. It's their choice. Each person is allowed to pursue their own projects and come back to join the gang. Egos get in the way of music so we try hard to eliminate the reasons for it. 7 different people have been involved in the first three CDs. The Cycle of Life CD included a lot more people (16 in total). Our CD "Relations" had only four people. On our latest CD, Earth, there were three of us, Melanie Broussard, Buddy Trotter and Danny Liggett.
The gang has written and recorded songs for 8 CDs. These were recorded by ourselves (no record deal). We duplicate our own CDs, design and print out the booklet and put the jewel case together. We do it for fun.
Several of the members played in bands in the 60's. Some members have been just songwriters or just lyricists. Some have just enjoyed playing over the years
We do not play live as a group. Some of the members play open mike's and small venues.
Our recording setup has been a work in progress for 20 years. We are on our fourth iteration. We are using Protools for recording. There is an assortment of microphones, preamps, guitars and keyboards.
Yeah! We're having a blast.