Phoenicia, the latest release from TRAVELER, is an intoxicating fusion of ethnic styles and instruments with hard rock. This band is quite possibly the first of it's kind, fusing traditional old world elements and styles (Gypsy, Middle Eastern, Celtic, Greek, and Turkish) with a full blown hard rock ensemble. Composer and founder of the band, Scott Jeffer's vision is to fuse elements of ancient ethnic music with rock. He has traveled extensively through foreign lands to gather inspiration for the Traveler project. Not only is he influenced by the exotic music found in those places, but he composes the majority of the band's songs during his journeys, bringing a true authenticity to the fusion. Known for his fiery and passionate violin and vocal performances, Scott's commanding presence onstage adds to the trademark power of the live Traveler shows. He also brings traditional instruments from his journeys to the stage; Bouzouki,a traditional Greek stringed instrument and an Arabic Oud, an ancient predecessor to the guitar.