In 1968 we formed "Mongrel Bluecheese" with drummer Steve Price (Pablo Cruze) and bassist Brian Godula (Stoneground). Brian and I used to jam with Mike Shriev (drums) before he was in Santana. By that time we were well into the cultural revolution of the 60's and had a band called "The Everpresent Now", which was turned down by Capital records ("We don't want any more of that hippie crap!"). I also did some work with Robin Frederick (Taxi, songwriter) in those days. While my brother, Dennis Bayard, was protesting the Vietnam War, I was playing a lot of gigs and doing quite a bit of recording. I've been working on other people's projects since then, and feel that now is the time to produce my own CD. I'm very fortunate to be working with Paul Kraushaar of Parasight Studios, who I think is an excellent engineer and producer. Kit Baily is on drums, and Patrick Poulson on Bass.
My vision for my debut album, called Peacemaker, is a "rock" album with an influence of American Indian life and music. I hope that people will find the Peacemaker CD to honor and celebrate women, and be a true attempt to offer a peaceful exchange of hope and love.