At its core, Big Scenic Nowhere is Bob Balch (Fu Manchu), Gary Arce (Yawning Man), Bill Stinson (Yawning Man), and Tony Reed (Mos Generator). Though for their upcoming EP Lavender Blues, the band has also recruited the talents of Per Wiberg (ex-Opeth), Daniel Mongrain (Voivod), and Chris Goss (Masters of Reality).
We're premiering the band's new single "Blink of an Eye" right now, which features everyone above minus Mongrain.
"This song features Chris Goss and Per Wiberg," said Balch. "Chris cruised out on the third day of our session and we jammed four tunes all around 10 mins long. I played bass on one song. That song is 'Blink Of An Eye.' Chris Goss manned my pedal board and amp and I played Tony Reed’s bass rig. Gary Arce came up with the main riff and feel of the tune. Tony added guitars and vocals after getting inspiration from one of Per’s key melodies that were sent to us after the session.
"Per also ripped the solo at the end. This song has a Herbie Hancock meets Alice Cooper meets 70’s pop rock vibe to me. Tony Reed’s vocal hooks are insane! I still have to dig into some of the other Goss jams. He rules and we were super stoked to jam with him talk about gear and band."