Greg Anton (drums) and Scott Guberman (keyboards) met a few years back when Scott relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. Guberman loves Robert Hunter’s lyrics and reached out to Anton to see if he had any unfinished songs with Hunter lyrics. Anton has co-written 33 songs with Hunter and had a couple that had not been properly recorded, so Anton and Guberman started writing together. They were also playing in various live projects and decided they liked their new arrangements of the two songs enough to record them...The Anton/Guberman Project was born. RELEASE DATE- FRI, JUNE 12th
In September 2019 Anton and Guberman recruited renowned San Francisco Bay Area players Stu Allen, Mark Karan and Robin Sylvester, took the band into a top-quality studio (Prairie Sun Recording, Mooka Rennick producing) and came out with a stellar 2-song recording. Then they partnered with Telefunken Elektro Records, a subsidiary of Telefunken Microphones, known for producing the world’s highest-quality audio products. Nothing has been spared in this process to produce the highest-quality audiophile recording possible with today’s technology. The songs will initially be released on 45 RPM 12” vinyl with original cover art by Stanley Mouse.
“The music is so crystal clear, it literally jumps off the record.” ~Telefunken Elektro Records CEO, Toni Fishman.
SIDE A: JUST BECAUSE: R. Hunter, G. Anton, S. Guberman (c 2019)
SIDE B: WHISKY’S SWEETER THAN MILK: R. Hunter, G. Anton, S. Guberman (c 2019)
JUST BECAUSE: Anton co-wrote songs with Robert Hunter for two stage plays written by Michael Mann. ‘JUST BECAUSE’ was a song that never made it to the stage, so to give it the honor it deserves, Anton and Guberman rearranged it as a rock ‘n roll song.
WHISKY’S SWEETER THAN MILK: Anton originally wrote this song with Hunter for John Lee Hooker’s last album. Hooker died before he finished recording it. Anton and Guberman thought it would be a perfect addition to this project and reworked this upbeat, original blues tune.
Greg Anton is a well-known drummer on the jamband circuit who has performed thousands of concerts worldwide and has recorded forty+ albums. He’s published over 50 original songs, composed music for film, theater and TV, and, other than Pigpen and Brent Mydland, has performed with every member of the Grateful Dead. Anton has also left his mark playing with Zero (touring in 2020), Otis Taylor, John Cipollina, John Kahn, John Lee Hooker, Nicky Hopkins, Grace Slick, Stanley Jordan, Perry Farrel, Paul McCandless, Shana Morrison, David Nelson, Merl Saunders, Harvey Mandel, The Rock Collection, The Heart of Gold Band and many others. Anton is also an author, his first Rock ‘n Roll novel FACE THE MUSIC was released in 2016 (Plus One Press) and his second novel, WHEN IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT, is due out in 2020.
Scott Guberman has become an important member of the Bay Area music scene and performs regularly with Grateful Dead's founding bassist, Phil Lesh. In addition, Guberman can be found touring the national circuit teaming up with just about every professional level Grateful Dead project out there.
Guberman broke into the Grateful Dead scene at the turn of the millennium. He first gained recognition as a Hammond organist performing heavily with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and former Grateful Dead keyboardist, Tom Constanten; and touring with another Grateful Dead keyboardist, Vince Welnick.