TEA Volume 15 artists 49 Parellels grace the TEA Volume 15 compilation CD with down to earth passion. A little info……….. Musician since an early age, it was obvious Norman Ribidoux’s destiny would be making music for a living. A long career has graced his life & this new production & band members triggered a wave of creation named 49 Parallels. Using all the tools in his bag of knowledge, sat down behind the producer’s desk & got working on new material with the help of some phenomenal musicians & friends. Multi-instrumentalist, Engineer, Producer, that is what he is made of, a none stop whirlwind of ideas & creative approaches.He is the personification of persistence & dedication to his art. Simple in his action & life, he calls it like it is,,, true blue to his nature, enjoying his little acreage in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia with his wife and faithful dogs. What a life.
49 Parralel members are…
Jeff Wilcox (guitars) one of the more seasoned players in the Okanagan. Jeff’s bands have opened for greats such as Long John Baldry, Helix, Nazareth, Prisim, Trooper, The Powder Blues, members of Kiss (Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer) the list goes on.
Laura Robidoux’s (keyboards) very first contact with the music industry happened when she met Norman. From then on it was her main goal in life, to hold her post in 49 Parallels, and she does it with a touch of brilliance & finesse.
David Mihal (Drums) – David is a drummer with many years of professional experience, having toured and recorded with many Canadian/US artists, including the great Canadian jazz pianist Oliver Jones, Juno nominee Rita Chiarelli, Stacey Heydon of David Bowie and Iggy Pop fame, Refugee/Myles Hunter, Shawne Jackson, Ken Hamilton Show (Las Vegas/NYC) and many others.
A 25 year veteran of award winning bands, Jim Leduc (bass) spent many years performing and recording in the bluegrass/country music industry with along list of credits to his name. He was a member of the award winning band “Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Boys” who were two time winners of the BCCMA “Bluegrass Performers of the Year”.