Jimmy Lee Robbins, our lead guitarist writes etherial guitar melodies one can sing, and his guitar lines are most memorable. Jimmy Lee had good success in the Texas music scene. In 2005 Jimmy Lee played with Duke Davis and Buckshot. Their #1 single had that spot for the summer of 2005. "He is gifted beyong words, " says Gunn. Whether Jim is playing a Martin, a Strat, or an SG, you know whose behind the Wood when Jim lets the strings sing!"
"We wrote the song Colorado (I am Home) as a tribute to this beautiful state, besides,says Gunn, "John Denver had a long run with (Rocky Mountain High,) It's March Heir's turn!" Jimmy Lee Robbins (guitar , banjo , lap steel , bass and vocalist) joined Tommy Gunn in Feb. of 2011. Originally Tommy had asked Jimmy to play acoustic guitar on two tunes for a project. Now, over a year later, the relationship has turned into working together on the rest of a new CD.
Jimmy has made the comment that the way Tommy and he have worked together is proof that east coast and west coast can be successful together … Tommy from New York and Jimmy from California.
Jimmy has also commented that “being in a band that does all original material is very refreshing because I have done top forty tunes in clubs in California and Texas for years. It takes the pressure off being compared to the original artists, plus the material is very good which, obviously, makes it more enjoyable”! Doing our own stuff gives us wings, doing cover top 40 material gives you you weigt to carry around. Their is something very spiritual amout playing ones own music; One becomes connected to the Eternal.
In the big picture of things, Jimmy said that working with Tommy has been a pleasure and amazingly smooth. “What more can a man ask for … good music and good friendship”!
Rick Belke on the 5 String Bass, came over to our side from a local "Thrash-Rock"cover band and has added a steady botton to our mix and when he does a run up the neck it is tasty and still comes in right on the "G" spot.
Our outbreack CD recored in Poor Freddy's Studios in Colorado Springs is entitled; "Colorado I am Home!" Says Tommy Gunn, "and I think we a going to surprise a lot of people with our material. No one can pigeon hole us. We play straight out Contemporary Country in one cut, "Country Child" People come up to me after a show and say, "Man you guys Rock Out!" I think ummm? Tha
Philippe Franco, also a Texas boy handles our Drumming and Percussion section. He is as solid as a rock on stage. I call him "The Hammer" because when Philippe plays, one can feel his rythems in the gut even if you're sittig in the last row!"