Steven J Vertun | Ghost, Shadow and Sun

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Ghost, Shadow and Sun

by Steven J Vertun

Original Alternative Rock blending of 70's, 90's, 2000's styles and influences, from gravity based ballads to medium paced excursions to wall of sound rockers, creating a wide tapestry of listening experiences
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Radio
4:01 $0.99
2. Stone Ride
4:08 $0.99
3. Confidence and Innocence
4:33 $0.99
4. Ready to Go
4:27 $0.99
5. Ghost
5:15 $0.99
6. Drive
4:13 $0.99
7. Anyway
4:59 $0.99
8. Some Kind of Reason
4:50 $0.99
9. Bridge over Ocean
3:36 $0.99
10. Run to Me (Remastered)
4:48 $0.99
11. Stay (Remastered)
4:59 $0.99
12. Big Blue Sky (Remastered)
4:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Born and raised in the NY/NJ region of the US, a “highly Dynamic” 5-year-old is presented with the choice of any instrument he'd like to learn to play in a last-ditch attempt to “get him under control”. Said chaotic child picks the accordion because the he is intrigued by the complexity and quantity of buttons, knobs and keys. Kid learns the keys well, even if the sedating thing fails spectacularly. Music creation however, does become his very best friend and most likely contributes highly towards keeping him of the streets and out of prison during his formative years.
Steve switched to guitar at the age of fifteen and soon thereafter started his first band, "Attic" (the band rehearsed in the loft of an old barn). Two weeks after graduating college, he loaded up his rusty, old VW bug with a couple of beat up guitars, an old Fender Reverb Amp, a sack (literally) of clothes, $730 of cash and traveled to Orange County, California, having never been out of the tri-state area prior to. Once there, he started the band "Sparrow" (culled from a wild sparrow he raised for 8 years) which trans-morphed from an initial progressive based style into the Alternative Rock Band "Eye Savant" for 18 years.
Steve has been exclusively crafting and wordsmithing original material since he picked up his first guitar (actually since his first day on the accordion). His music is a blend of 70's, 80’s, 90's, 2000's rock, progressing over the years but carrying forward the roots of each generation of music and adding to the next. The bands he notes as being highly influential are Pink Floyd, The Doors, Rush, Springsteen, U2, Live, LifeHouse, Foo Fighters, Switchfoot, Snow Patrol, Imagine Dragons and many others. Does he sound specifically like any of the above influences? His response, "I don't believe so. What I do know is that the music of these outstanding artists and others (inclusive of classical, Blues, and World Music), drop into this wide-open filter of my mind, mingle heavily with my personal experiences, travel through that deep internal grist mill and come out in whatever manner and form that they do. Everyone will hear it in their own measure and how they personally relate the music and lyrics to their own unique experiences".
Ghost, Shadow and Sun is Steve's debut solo album, engaging some of his former Eye Savant band mates and a few new additional and excellent players. The album covers a wide range of gravity based acoustic ballads to medium paced excursions to high energy, wall of sound drafting’s. A very personally based, conceptual album, the songs cover a lot of intimate ground. The music is delivered however in a manner that allows the listener to relate to the subject matters involved in a very personal way without the interference of them being someone else’s detailed “story”, creating that individualized listening experience. The cornerstone song “Ghost”, reflects on the experience of suffering deep, personal loss, working through the grief process, and ultimatley finding light along the pathway to acceptance and peace. The accompanying video was directed and edited by the incomparable Matt Zane, produced by Zyndaria Productions and shot in a 14 hour marathon. It required sitting under torrential rain flow delivered by an oil tank sized water truck for six hours, use of a massive fog machine and several giant swamp coolers and a crew of 14 working dedicated warriors working non-stop to bring this artful video to fruition.
A large percentage of any proceeds realized of album sales will be contributed to a few different charities including CHOC and Wounded Warriors.

Steven J Vertun



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