Steve's house and studio are no more, victims of the Camp Fire.
Steve's been my drummer for about seven years, and four years ago he relocated to Paradise, where we've been practicing and recording for a weekend almost every month.
Most of these are original songs written (mostly) by Glenn Diamond and Tom Shellenberger, when we had a group in the 1980s ... our most recent album also includes some possibly-familiar cover songs. The last three albums listed are "archival" recordings from back then.
You can check out our "theme song" (along with lyrics and pictures) at YouTube:
The Children of Paradise
Albums available for preview/download at CD Baby:
Visions of Paradise
Recent recording made in Steve's garage studio, with myself on guitar & vocals, Magalia resident Trevor Lloyd on violin, and Steve on drums & vocals. Some original songs by myself, Glenn and Tom plus some covers. (Trevorís house survived the fire!)
The Atmosphere Makes the Difference
Recording made in Steve's garage studio, with myself on guitar & vocals, my son Isaac on clarinet, and Steve on drums & vocals. All original songs by myself, Glenn and Tom. This album is also available through iTunes, Amazon, and other music download sites, and for streaming.
The Children of Paradise: Live Songs
The band name as well as the song title. These were recorded at various times at the (old location of) Freight & Salvage and a couple of other local venues (hence varying recording quality!). Original & public domain songs.
Covered With Roses
Paul and Tom recorded at Tom's place in Salinas in the mid-1980s; rhythm tracks from Casio 405 keyboard. All original songs.
It's Up To Me
Recorded in Oakland, Tom playing his own material on classical guitar.