Rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Jonathan Auerbach lays a gutsy groove with an electrifying fresh rock sound that is his alone. SIREN CALL, Jonathan's gripping new rock CD recorded at the Grotto studio in Nashville, TN, adds a cache of 12 new outstanding originals to a song catalog that has garnered worldwide radio play and press praise and an extensive fan base in New England and Europe. On SIREN CALL, Jonathan fires his signature guitar, vocal and lyric riffs, backed by a %&*#! killer band: electric guitarist Bob Britt, drummer and percussionist Angelo Collura, electric bassist David Santos, vocalist Pam McCann - aces who have toured and recorded with the likes of Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Billy Joel, and John Fogerty. Press play, and the blazing lead rocker, 'Keepin' It Real' engulfs the listener, making clear that SIREN CALL is a bold, edgy rock record, yet, as every tasty track reveals, one of unexpected musical turns. Tunes of grit and grace, full of space and mystique. Mood and melody moving with muscular ease. Soulful stories rendered true. Of his award-winning writing and maverick music, Jonathan muses, "I'm a conspirator. I write songs to stoke my wanderlust and also to hijack the listener for the ride. The title, SIREN CALL, describes the new music's force and, in the end, it's strong pull on me. Fathoming the soul of these songs was navigating them to ever-deeper water, so as not to be lured onto shallows, rocks and shoals." SIREN CALL, released in 2007, follows Jonathan's spirited 1st CD, LAUNCH, released in 2004 to wide acclaim and airplay, USA and overseas tours, and notably, strong CD and Apple iTunes sales. SIREN CALL tracks 'Keepin' It Real,' 'Memory Lane,' and 'The Dark' are presently spinning on FM and internet radio (see website news and press). A powerhouse performer on stage in clubs worldwide, Jonathan -- with or without the band --plays with abandon. He is currently performing and touring in support of SIREN CALL. Jonathan uses his time and talent to get involved and to help others. His outreach work and concerts have been dedicated to causes ranging from hospices to the homeless to 'music therapy' in cancer care. As a a member of the Leadership Council of the Boston-based Dana Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Jonathan has made a major multi-year commitment to secure the future of it's music therapy program: *In year 2007, Jonathan, through his music, has helped raise money and donated to DFCI $30,000 in support of the music therapy program at the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at DFCI; $5,500 more has been raised and donated in the 1st quarter of 2008. *In 2008, Jonathan conducts a series of master class workshops at DFCI for patients in the music therapy program, titled 'Rock-in'-Time: a Rock Music Performance Jam." The workshop will be interactive and entertaining as well as instructional. "Music therapy is about safety in song," says Jonathan. "I'll be teaching kids who already have the ability to play an instrument to enhance their playing and performance skills. Performing music well while having fun doing it empowers and builds confidence. Each child has unique health challenges, but music is a universal gift: music moves, music frees, music heals." © 2007 Jonathan Auerbach.
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