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About Red Letter

[this is from 1995 or so, full of broken links ... ]

Red Letter has earned a reputation in alternative and avante rock circles as a group with a truly original, pioneering sound, psychedelic/ambient power pop. Sweeping soundscapes. Crushing grooves. Poetry and bedlam.

Robby Aceto
guitars, vocals

Guitarist/vocalist Robby Aceto has released his first solo CD, Code, on the newly formed Alchemy Records label. The record was recorded in Woodstock and produced by avante-guitar guru David Torn. Red Letter members bassist Rich DePaolo, drummer Bill King and keyboardist Doug Wyatt performed on the project. Other performances came from drummer/percussionist Steve Jansen, bassist Harry Aceto, and Torn. Robby Aceto has also toured and recorded with former Japan frontman David Sylvian, Mark Isham, and Jansen/Karn/Barbieri (of Japan fame).

Frank Martinez
electric violin

Frank Martinez combines his classical technique with daring improvisation and innovative use of electronic processing.
Rich DePaolo
bass, vocals

As a producer/engineer/performer, Rich DePaolo works with musicians from many styles. In 1995 he produced the debut Rounder Records release for the Burns Sisters Band and co-produced Calling Madelene, the second CD by Seattle-based neo-progressive folk duo Hand to Mouth. These projects were recorded at Electric Wilburland Studio. He also works with drummer Bill King in Egypt Iowa, a frenetic neo-tabloid ensemble that includes Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus of Horseflies (MCA). Rich also appears on the forthcoming Burns Sisters Band record, recorded in March '96 at the Nashville studio of E Street Band bassist, Garry Tallent.

Bill King
drums, sampling

Bill King has toured throughout Europe with cellist Hank Roberts (Bill Frisell) and keyboardist Django Bates (Bill Bruford's Earthworks).

Doug Wyatt

Doug Wyatt is a software designer for Opcode Systems and the creator of the industry-standard Open Music System. He is also currently providing software consulting to Thomas Dolby. Doug appears on the Columbia release, The Burns Sisters.