The lyrics on this CD were written by J. Krizan, the original music was created by Travel Time Tunes L.L.C., and performed by Hardscrabble Road. From the sale of this CD, a charitable contribution of $1.00 will be made to UNICEF. Song diversity includes Country, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Pop and Contemporary. Travel Time Tunes, Vol. 1, Hardscrabble Road is a composite body of work and we hope that you enjoy the musical trip, from beginning to end, no matter what your personal music taste might be and where your travels may take you. Look for more CD's from Travel Time Tunes in the future. BIOGRAPHIES: Chris- In college the mix of music that we all listened to ranged from Jimi Hendrix to contemporary, to country & western, to R&B, to reggae. We knew what good music was, but seemed like we always purchased single artist CD's and listened to radio stations that were frequently of a single genre. After college days came to an end, all of us spread out, some of us traveled, but we all kept in touch and maintained our interest in music. Then, four of us came up with this great idea for a new band at one of our trips to Hardscrabble Road, a local beer joint. There we planned our new band, our recording studio, and music production company for a wide musical selection that would be a source of enjoyment for ordinary people like us who travel or are active most of the time, but still want to bring their tunes. This first CD is dedicated to where we've been, where we're going, those we've met, those we've loved, and those we've lost. Take us with you on your journey to wherever it may take you! Now let me tell you about the rest of the band. Bobby- A stage manager for another local band. Bobby was always very cool and his good looks and stage job was a chick-magnet for all the young groupies. He is 100% country and will always be. But Bobby would always rather be reading or talking about politics or something significant and had little interest in silliness. Janie- In college, she was the prototypical hippie chick. She was from Jersey, like me, and we always enjoyed the times she would sing with my car radio on our trips back and forth during college breaks. There was nothing that she could not sing, nothing, but she loves her rock 'n roll. Gina- She is great. She had just graduated from Juilliard with a double major in music and drama, and is simply stunning. At twelve she had been a featured gospel singer for her local church, and became well known for her wicked R&B ballads in some of the city clubs. Having heard her sing many times in the years following, her vocal style range is without comparison, and I'm not sure if there is an instrument that she can not play. Jared- During a trip to Aruba, there was this guy and his reggae band singing at the hotel where I was staying. It was a blend of reggae and rap and sometimes country. We got to talking about music, traveling, and were surprised to hear that he briefly lived in Manhattan as a kid and since traveled about as much as me. Jared became the last member of our band but he is the kind of guy that you think that you have known all your life. When we are not recording or on tour he can usually be found at some cool beach.