The Circle of Comfort Team
The musicians, artists,
and wonderful folks who share the vision
Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Drummer, Arranger, Web Designer, CD Package DesignerIn addition to serving as part of the worship team at Lake Hills Church, in Austin, TX, Ron has toured and recorded with such industry icons as Foreigner, Cher, CCR, David Lee Roth, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Randy Meisner (Eagles/Poco), Player (featuring Ronn Moss and Peter Beckett), Denny Laine (Paul McCartney & Wings/Moody Blues), and many others. Visit Ron’s website at www.ronwikso.com.
Pianist, Keyboardist, Orchestrator, ArrangerGrammy nominated Wally Minko has been one of the most in-demand keyboard players in Los Angles for many years. He is the worship leader at Calvary Church in West Hills, CA and has toured and recorded with a who’s who of well known artists, including Jean-Luc Ponty, Toni Braxton, Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Pink, En Vogue, Arturo Sandoval, Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Jon Anderson (Yes), and many others. Visit Wally’s website at www.wallyminko.com.
Electric and Acoustic Guitarist, MandolinistKurt and Marcy go way back…all the way to 5th grade, in Red Oak, IA! Since then though, Kurt has become an in-demand guitarists in the Los Angeles area. He has toured and recorded with the likes of CCR, Spencer Davis, Randy Meisner (Eagles/Poco), Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), and many others. Visit Kurt’s website at www.kurtgriffey.com.
Acoustic (Upright) and Electric BassistMatt is one of the most accomplished bass players in the world, and his resume reflects that. A committed Christian and currently the bass player with Elton John, Matt has graced the stage and recording studio with such industry luminaries as Ringo Starr, ELO (Electric Light Orchestra), Rick Springfield, Maynard Ferguson, David Lee Roth, and many others. He can also be heard on the soundtrack to the hit TV show, “Friends”, as well as many other movies, television shows and jingles. Visit Matt’s website at www.mattbissonette.com.
CellistBihn was brought to the “Covers of Comfort” project by Wally Minko, after they worked together at the famed Kennedy Center. Bihn has been a featured cellist with many elite orchestras around the country and currently attends both Harvard (for business) and Juilliard (for music). We’re honored to feature Bihn’s beautiful cello playing on our music!
Sax player extraordinaire, Tom Evans is a highly accomplished musician who graces 2 of the songs on the “Covers of Comfort” CD. You’ve heard his gorgeous playing through his work with people such as U2, Don Henley, Rod Stewart, Glenn Frey, Carly Simon, Carole King, Melissa Manchester, Wierd Al Yankovic, and many others. He’s also the sax player heard on the theme song from “Entertainment Tonight”!
PhotographerAnni began in the fashion industry over 25 years ago, when she was in front of the camera, modeling internationally. She has also worked extensively as a Make Up/Hair Artist and Wardrobe Stylist, and her love for the industry led her to pursue photography as well, where she likes to “capture her own inspirations”. The photos she’s taken of Marcy that grace the artwork for the “Covers of Comfort” CD, as well as this website, back up her stated work ethic of striving “to build a relationship with each person in a way that I can have iconic moments captured”.
Mastering EngineerJerry Tubb is one of the most accomplished mastering engineers in the music business. Based in Austin, TX, Jerry and his wife, Diane are the owners and operators of Terra Nova Mastering, where Jerry has utilized his skills in mastering albums for the likes of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Austin City Limits, Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), and many, many others. Visit Terra Nova’s website at: http://www.terranovamastering.com/