Big Scenic Nowhere from California
BIG SCENIC NOWHERE is the ambitious project formed by Bob Balch (Fu Manchu) and Gary Arce (Yawning Man) on guitar, quickly joined by Tony Reed (Mos Generator) on bass, vocals and keyboards, and Bill Stinson (Yawning Man) on drums. The foursome is a creative force of nature, a combination of talents whose respective desert, psych, classic and progressive rock backgrounds became one to form a transcending, uplifting and finely crafted brand of rock. It is simply the heart of what collaboration should manifest. Jamming. Sharing music. Developing chemistry to build something new based on their individual experiences. Something that grows stronger for the cohesion between those who make it happen.
The band issued their debut album 'Vision Beyond Horizon' in early 2020 through European powerhouse Heavy Psych Sounds, also featuring appearances from the likes of Mario Lalli, Alain Johannes, Nick Oliveri, and various other guests. Following closely, the 'Lavender Blues' EP stabilized the four-piece lineup around Tony Reed (also featuring special appearances from former Opeth Per Wiberg and Voivod's Daniel Mongrain), consequently shifting from the fuzzy and psych-laden desert rock of the beginnings to a more progressive and prismatic rock enhanced by Reed's warm production style. The band released their sophomore full-length "The Long Morrow" in the fall of 2021 via Heavy Psych Sounds, and will return with a mesmerizing new album entitled "The Waydown" in the winter of 2024.