Rock-N-Chair is a compilation project that involved 9 musicians,7 of them were in wheelchairs. The recordings were finished in March of 2000. It came about through the acquaintances of Scott Robertson, Greg Harry and Chris Blackwell. Scott Robertson is a T10 paraplegic who went to sound engineering school and plays a drum set designed to suit his disability. Scott moved to the Atlanta area in 1996 and started a recording studio that soon featured digital recording techniques. Eventually Chris Blackwell moved here to assist him with his studio and its design. Scott met Greg at Atlantas Shepherd center for disability rehabilitation when the center started up a music program for disabled musicians. This eventually led to Chris working for Greg as a caregiver and also helping Greg get some of the music out of his head he had been creating. Greg had played the guitar and gigged around town for many years before an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. After about 5 years of doing nothing musically, Greg began writing and singing again and had come up with a few songs with many more to come. Greg, Scott, and Chris did a few performances with other musicians they met at Shepherd Center and Chris thought they should dub the project Rock-N-Chair after his late, disabled grandfathers CB handle. After a few gigs, Scott generously offered to do 7 recordings for free at his studio: Premonition, Fool for You, Human Race, Cant Afford to Cry, Heaven, Highway with You, and A Change will Come.. This was the foundation of Rock-N-Chairs CD.
Scott did all the engineering for the songs. He played drums on Fool for You, A Change will Come, Highway with You, and Human Race. He also wrote all the music for Premonition using sequencing.
Chris played bass and guitar on all of the songs recorded at Scotts. He also co-wrote and recorded all the music and vocals for Heartache at Gregs 3-7-12 Studio.
Cem Ozkan, originally from and now residing again in Turkey, produced, arranged and did the instrumentation on The Web. He also played bass guitar on Highway with You. Cem, we miss you, bro!
John Bancheri is a T1 paraplegic. He wrote, sang, played guitar and harmonica on Human Race and Highway with You. He also played harmonica on A Change will Come.
Robbie Heisner, who has muscular dystrophy, has his own group, Van Gogh- check out www.vangoghmusic.com. He produced and his band did the music for the remake of Buffalo Springfields For What Its Worth. Greg also sang vocals on this track.
Scott Splawn, a T10 paraplegic sang the vocal for Premonition. Scott is also a talented guitarist and songwriter in his own right.
Brian Gilmore, a T4 paraplegic, plays guitar and drums. He co-wrote Heartache with Chris.
You can here a full length mp3 of "The Web" and snippets of "Premonition" and "Heartache" at www.notontheradio.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=55, you can also make purchases there.
All the guys want to thank you for listening or if you purchase a CD!