I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but things have been pretty quiet on the Beati Paoli front lately. The main reason? Beati Paoli is no more. Last fall, our guitar player Cecil decided the time was right for him to begin working toward his dream of becoming a doctor. While we were sad to see him go, we were happy for him and understood the difficult choice he had to make between music and medicine. But Cecil’s departure left a huge hole to fill. For awhile myself, Scott and Ryan bandied about the idea of recruiting a new guitarist, swapping instruments between the remaining members and other options that we ultimately rejected.

Eventually we came to the realization that so much of what made Beati Paoli great were the contributions that Cecil and guitarist Uciel before him brought to the group, and that without them it really wouldn’t be the same dynamic and, thus, the same band. So Scott, Ryan and myself decided to end Beati Paoli and move forward as a new unit, with a new approach to performing, releasing and recording music. The name of this project is…


Golden Veins’ first show will be Saturday, May 1st at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines supporting Canby for their CD release show. The following evening, May 2nd, GV will play their second show opening for the venerable Poison Control Center at their CD release show at The Mill in Iowa City. We have been hard at work the past six months recording music, practicing with our live set-up and deciding how we want to release the music made as Golden Veins. We aren’t quite ready to unveil all these details just yet, but more news will be forthcoming very soon. These shows will give you a good idea of what to expect from us from now on. We’d love to see you there…please come out and let us know what you think.

– Greg

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  1. I’m curious regarding your live setup as a three-piece.

  2. greg on vocals and programming.
    ryan on bass and guitar.
    me on guitar, keys, and programming.

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