I was born and hardly raised in Cincinnati, Oh 1955 into classical, jazz & folk blues traditions.
Cincinnati was the home of King Records, the Big Red milling machines, close to the Wright Brothers aviation, The Mills Brothers birthplace, Chicago blues, The Grand Old Opry Nashville, the Kentucky and West Virginia coal mines, the Hillbilly Highway I-75 and the Chitlin circuits.
My father, Glenn Milburn Sloan, was bass trombonist for the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music,
Tanglewood/Boston, St. Louis and Indianapolis Symphonies and The Glenn Sloan Jazz Orchestra. In 1963 I decided to pursue music because of the piano lessons encouraged by Mary Lee Rahn-Sloan, Howard Early jazz guitarist at Buddy Rogers Music 1972 and because of the music,
philosophy and jam sessions together with Reed Ghazala.
I compose eccentric and eclectic world diverse musics from traditional to electronic. I have the great fortune to tour and record folk to industrial art rock in the USA, Canada, Brasil, Europe, Japan beginning in 1974, to have studied with Ron Carter at City College CUNY 1983/4 and with Hilly Crystal 1985-95 at the infamous rock music club CBGBs. Hilly released Ritual Tension 'Blood Of The Kid' on Celluloid Records.
I recorded often at the Martin Bisi studio, Brooklyn, NY 1986-97.
The 1985-1990 I worked with Ritual Tension, Purple Geezus, Rats Of Unusual Size (1st studio album), False Profits 'Invisible People'
Stephen Moses of Alice Donut...etc Since 1990 I occasionally work for Elliott Sharp and was with Rhys Chatham for the 'Crimson Grail' performance @ Lincoln Center 2010, to name just a few. (Refer to Discography)
I collaborate with artist Maggie Ens and the Black-Hole Factory/TiG, Braunschweig Germany.
Livin' by the nickel and dye by the dime I subside my music with blue denim style. Out East I work concert and theater technologies + I.A.T.S.E. locals
over hire. I spent a lot of time outside Manhattan in the wildflower horticulture industry.
I relate to the Sixto Rodriguez 'Cold Facts'.
I am NABCEP solar power now and very much interested in this industry. My music partners and I are looking for sponsors for our SWOT team "Solar Wind Ocean Tour" 2016 thru 2018 to promote solar energy. My LLC for this is Art Music = E³ Art Music
I expect to have a workshop for building solar gadgets by the end of 2016.
My musical influences began with thunderstorms, classical music of course, local AM radio of the 60's and Jazz - the first truly original American music. I can remember
far back rolling banjo arpeggios that led me to Flamenco guitar (Spain's original blues music). In the 70's the influence of folk, pop, hard rock music sparked my desire to travel with music groups. After a couple of successful decades with the East Village New York scene 80/90's I went to Spain in 2004 to study guitar at the wonderful Escuela Carmen de las Cuevas where I started my current mode of writing.
I consider myself most fortunate to have lived in the American Century that gave birth to many great industrialists and artists.
After 1979 playing and writing hard music poetry aye promised, seeing Taj Mahal, that I would graduate for awhile to the acoustic guitar.
That led to the 'Forever Moonlight' Cd which started out as my first solo folk album. All the rhythm and vocal tracks were recorded live with very few overdubs. The team of musicians on the album turned out to be a bunch of powerful wild horses you can hear trying to run away with some of the songs. A few of the tracks are a lot more intense then originally planned. So, what isn't in this life?
That folk lullaby bucket kicker album sways and rocks pretty hard with more and less subtle nuances. It is eccentric as hell, classical by nature giving an acoustic-punk industrial tinge of wood shavings like a lumberjack in a China shop.
Meet Astor Piazzola, Nick Drake, Jackson Brown, John Prine, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash all rolled up into one big Moon Ball of Forever.
My goals are to produce the next two Forever Moonlight albums "Pillows of Fire" and "Medicine Ball" by 2017/2018. I am looking for solar music and manufacturing investment partners. I expect to create a hybrid band of combined Folk Art Rock genres by 2019 if not sooner.
Traditional and Original Folk w/ Flamenco Influence
New Musics, Art Rock w/ Jazz Influence
Arranger, Producer, Music Director
in Americana King/Motown, Blues, Folk/Gospel,
Brit rock circa 60/70's. Experienced NYC East Village heavy art rock scene
80/90s a la Glenn Branca, Sonic Youth, CBGBs, early Knitting Factory.
Internet Tracking, Overdub and Rough Mixes
Art Folk and Rock Musics in Acoustic, Electric and Electronic Genre
for Film ,Video, TV, Radio, Jingles
Digital and Hard Copy
Arrangement / Production / Mastering and CD Manufacturing Consultation
Technique, Theory and Repertoire
Travel and Passport Ready