While describing Point Conception as a "local band" is an accurate portrayal, it is also an epic understatement. The players on the project include some of the most accomplished musicians in the history of modern music. The city they live in is Los Angeles, and the impact they have already made singularly is worldwide.
Ray Yslas, who is the project's co-producer, has recorded and/or performed with everyone from Christina Aguilera to Willie Nelson and appeared on screen for The Voice, SNL and the Grammy Awards.
Reconnecting with an old friend, Mike Burns, the pair envisioned an organic collaboration with modest intentions, a sideline diversion to the high-pressure obligations of international touring for Yslas, and film and television composing for Burns.
The project expanded considerably with the addition of a guest musician and co-writer Waddy Wachtel, a guitarist who defines the sound of the West Coast and who has embellished a multitude of projects with artists including Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks and James Taylor. Adding Leland Sklar on bass to the mix - the go-to bassist for everyone from Crosby, Stills & Nash to Barbra Streisand -- provided a powerful anchor to the tracks. Other musicians include Ricky Peterson from Stevie Nicks band on B3 and Loren Gold from the Who on piano and B3. Other musicians included: Tariqh Akoni on guitars, Sean Hurley on bass ( both playing on yet to be released music ).