Ghettos & Oceans
Chicago-based Into the Green combines the talents of singer/songwriter Paul Oakley Stovall and keyboardist/songwriter Steve Goers to create a truly modern pop sound. 'Ghettos and Oceans' sums up the album's message and flavor - one of hope and beauty amid the despair and confusion of modern-day life. Paul's intimate urban-poetic lyrics and soulful voice (featured in the national tour of 'Rent') take the listener on a thought-provoking journey through the world. The music is anchored by Steve's lush piano accompaniment and a vast pallette of both synthesized soundscapes and live instruments. It freely mixes jazz, world, techno and rock elements in a lyrical pop format to create a unique musical experience. 'Ghettos and Oceans' features the musical talents of Pat Metheny bassist Steve Rodby (who produced five of the tracks), Styx drummer Todd Sucherman, Columbia/Windham Hill keyboardist Fred Simon, and a host of Chicago's finest session players. 'Into the Green' was recently featured in JazzIz magazine as part of the 'Best Vocalists You've Never Heard Of', and was included on the premiere CD of Music.com Magazine.