Monday 21st February 2005
Proto-Kaw, a key prog rock band in the history of Kansas, make unexpected comeback.
THE COMPLEX history of '70s million-sellers Kansas has been brought to
light with the release of an album by a band called Proto-Kaw, made up
of the personnel of an early line up of American progressive rock
team, Kansas. After failing to achieve recognition, this line up of
the band disbanded in 1973, and Kerry Livgren went on to form the
famous Kansas line up. A chance discovery of some old demo tapes many
years later brought new interest in the original Proto-Kaw line up.
The band got back together under the name Proto-Kaw to record in
2003-4. The album 'Before Became After' includes four songs written
back in the '70s plus five brand new songs and features vocalist Lynn
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