First, there are some lineup announcements. Daniel Lounsberry will no longer be able to play Hammond Organ for October Tree. I didn't cut him out of the will or anything, he is just too busy at work. We are pleased to announce that his replacement will be Dennis Zielinski of the Swedish band, Egonaut. We just got the first tracks back from Dennis and we love what he is doing with the music. Visit Dennis at:
Tammy will continue to contribute piano as she did on "The Fairy's Wing".
Tracy Collins and I have played together across many years, and in several different bands since we were 19 years old. I played a lot of the keyboards myself, on "The Fairy's Wing", so we are very pleased to announce that Tracy will take over that role, playing piano, and synths. His music production website is:
Tracy produces and sells excellent sample libraries at his "Indiginus" company website:
"The Fairy's Wing" by October Tree
"The Fairy's Wing is easily one of the most impressive debuts I've ever heard; the sextet creates and performs with one shared mind, and it's a regal, earthly mind at that. Somehow, the album captures in music form the wonder and enchanted mystery of childhood fairy tales; however, they write, produce, and perform as skilled masters. The future of the genre will indeed be bright with bands like October Tree at the helm, and I for one can't wait to hear what they do next."
Jordan Blum - Sea of Tranquility
We are a progressive rock band on the Canvas Productions label, headed by Greg and Tammy Lounsberry. Our debut album entitled "The Fairy's Wing", is a dark fairy tale. You can buy or download from our store, or from the following retailers:
Gardenshedcd.com - Japan
and more to come
The story can be read on the Read The Story page, or purchased for kindle at Amazon.com. We are proud to have licensed artwork from the amazing Linda Ravenscroft lindaravenscroft.com for our album cover, and hats off to Mark Hershberger for the cool logo design and CD package!
Visit the REVIEWS page or....
READ REVIEWS OF THE FAIRY'S WING BY OCTOBER TREE IN THE FOLLOWING PRINT MAGAZINES:
Canvas - "Long Way to Mars" featuring Greg and Tammy Lounsberry
Hand Crafted Prog Rock from the USA!
The Fairy's Wing has been added to the database at Proggnosis.com
November 10, 2012
STRUTTER'ZINE in Holland has published a nice review of The Fairy's Wing. Rad the translation on the Reviews page.
November 04, 2012
Listen to The Fairy's Wing in it's entirety at Progstreaming.com
August 13, 2012
October Tree will be featured on New Moon on Monday tonight at 9:00 PM at Auralmoon.com
August 03, 2012
Jordan Blum from Sea of Tranquility has written our best review yet, and gives The Fairy's Wing 4.5 out of 5 stars!
If you have obtained our album through alternate means and enjoy it, please send $5 via paypal to email@example.com. Stand tall, and meet the new day with a clear conscience!
July 28, 3012
See the reviews page! New review by G.W. Hill. Also, Music Street Journal interviews Greg Lounsberry!
July 22, 2012
Read the review by Jerry Lucky on the reviews page!
July 5, 2012
The Fairy's Wing is now in rotation at Aural Moon (aural moon.com)
June 30, 2012
Tammy and I met at a recording session 25 years ago for my friend's Christian band. We were married two weeks later. Tracy Collins (tracycollinsmusic.com) was that friend, and he recently sent us the song. It had been so long since we had heard it, we didn't know it was us, until we heard Tammy sing. The song, Under Fire, kind of reminds me of Pat Benatar and Asia! We think it holds up well for a cassette recording......
To listen, select Under Fire from the Site-Wide audio player at the bottom of the page.
Ravenheart Reviews gives The Fairy's Wing 8.5 out of 10 rating. See the Reviews page!
In Victor Aaron's review, he mentions that The Fairy's Wing story is not heavy or overly Tolkeinesque making it more easily digestible. I am actually a big fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs. The songs were serialized like the magazine articles making up one of ERB's books. Each song is a story unto itself, yet they comprise the overarching story of The Fairy's Wing. My own presence as a character in the prologue is standard ERB fare, and explains any anachronistic language, (as I am the chronicler). The story is very human, and anyone who has ever done something they regretted should easily connect with the story. The music wraps you up in the story like a warm blanket. Read it on Kindle or here at octobertree.net.
June 6, 2012
Sad News. Ray Bradbury has passed away. Read about it.. Our name, October Tree came from Ray Bradbury's books, October Country, and The Halloween Tree.
June 5, 2012
Mortis urgan will play for the next two weeks starting Friday night, on The Canvas Prog Hour.
The Fairy's Wing is in rotation on Delicious Agony (Deliciousagony.com).
Songs from The Fairy's Wing will be playing Friday night on Educativa FM 107.5 MHz in Brazil!
Aiiradio.net (England) is currently playing songs from The Fairy's Wing.
June 3, 2012
CD Baby is back in stock!
May 28th, Happy Memorial Day!
S. Victor Aaron's positive review of The Fairy's Wing posted today. Click Here.
May 18, 2012
CD Universe now carries The Fairy's Wing.
May 14, 2012
The Fairy's Wing is available for download on Amazon mp3.
May 12, 2012
iTunes has The Fairy's Wing now. It has been thoroughly iPod tested by me for the last few months, so it's completely safe for consumption. I played it on the iPad this morning and no damage ensued. It's a go...........
May 11, 2012
The song Howl is being played on The Canvas Prog Hour #380. Hop over to Canvasproductions.net and give it a listen. Visit our store first, and pick up a copy of The Fairy's Wing! CD Baby has copies in stock as well.
May 6, 2012
Both the CD Digipak, and the Mp3 album with Digital Booklet are available in the store now. It will be on CD Baby next week, and it should be available on Amazon, Amazon mp3, and iTunes in about 2 weeks. We will be working with online, and specialty retailers as well in the coming weeks.
Don't forget to check out the Percy Jones interview on The Canvas Prog Hour. Now Playing!
May 2, 2012
I have CDs now! The mastering is great and the print quality on the Digipaks is amazing! The official release date is 5/14/2012.
April 16, 2012
I got the mastering samples back from Frankford Wayne in NYC. It looks like we are a go..........
April 15, 2012
Added Read the Story page to the website. I wanted the Novelette to be freely available to those who buy the CD. This contains the full text of the Kindle book. Please email feedback or comments to Greg2@OctoberTree.net.
Added more pictures to the Photos page.
April 14, 2012
I interviewed Percy Jones of Brand X, Bangtower, and Tunnels today for the Canvas Prog Hour. Stay tuned to CanvasProductions.net for air dates!
April 12, 2012
The CD is being mastered by Frankford Wayne in New York City, and the proofs should arrive Monday. The art proofs should arrive later this evening. We expect to have CDs in hand a week from now. Keep your fingers crossed!
April 04, 2012
Due to a minor glitch, Matt has decided to re mix the album. The good news is, he is finished and the mixes are on their way to me for mastering. I saw the CD package design today. Mark Hershberger has done a killer job!
We are roughly two weeks out from a release date! Cross your fingers.....To celebrate I've added new tracks to the sitewide media player at the bottom of the page. In addition to an updated version of The Fairy's Wing, you can now listen to Howl and Dark Carnival.
I hope you all love this album as much as we do. The driving force behind the music is this wonderful story that we hope you come to love as well. We have made every effort to deliver the highest quality product that we were capable of. In the end, you will be the judge.
March 26, 2012
I'm still blown away by the season Finale of The Walking Dead! I wonder if there is a musical idea in there somewhere? Hmmm....
March 24, 2012
The album is finished! Matt delivered the final 2496 wave files by mail. I mastered the CD in Wavelab, and it is ready for replication. Mark Hershberger is working on the package design (with Linda Ravenscroft's cover painting) for a CD Digipak release for Canvas Productions. Stay tuned!
December 11 2011
The mixes are finished, and Matt awaits the last track so he can mix down to a stereo 24/96 wave for mastering.
October 29 2011
We are tweaking the final album mixes this week.
My interview with Neal Morse is now on The Canvas Prog Hour, and runs for two weeks.
I'm listening to Pigworm by Jim Pembroke (ordered from Record Shop X in Finland). Me Likee.
September 30, 2011
I am listening to the first stand up mix of the album. Woo Hoo!
The Canvas Prog Hour will feature a trilogy of songs from The Fairy's Wing on the October 14th show along with my interview of Derek Sherinian. Please listen!
My interview with Billy Sherwood begins tonight, September 30th. Tune in via the link below.
June 2, 2011
The mixdown is progressing well, and we will soon be shifting our attention to the new Canvas album!
Dec 19, 2010
The Fairy's Wing E-Book is now available at Amazon.com for both the kindle, and free kindle reader. This is a Novelette by Greg Lounsberry that tells the story in finer detail. It makes a good read on it's own, but makes an excellent companion to the music for a more immersive experience. It is well worth the $3.99 asking price.
Dec 12, 2010
The song, The Fairy's Wing was included in Matt Sweitzer's radio program, The Canvas Prog Hour, CPH number 343. If you missed it, press the play button at the bottom of this page.
Dec 11. 2010
I am listening to Matt's mixes of the first three songs (about a third of the album) and I am really getting excited about how the album is turning out. Click the play button at the bottom of the page to hear The Fairy's Wing.
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