Kyanite, whose name derives from the Greek word kuanos sometimes referred to as “kyanos”, meaning deep blue, is a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminum-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aluminium)
It is also said to have healing properties. I’m not a gemologist, I just thought that Kyanite was a pretty cool word to describe the music – hard bluesy rock with traces of metal.
Hi, I’m Rick; the founder and guitar player of the Kyanite Captains. It all started when an old friend and band mate of mine contacted me after many years and expressed a desire to start jamming again and maybe record some old originals and some new. Well, that lit a fire under me. I had been removed from the rock scene for many years but decided to give it a shot. So… after writing and arranging the songs, I lined up a recording studio. After searching for months for a lead singer, I finally found one. We rehearsed for several months to prepare for the studio… but a sudden set of circumstances left me having to find another drummer. Thankfully, Matt the studio co-owner stepped up and offered to play the drum tracks.
There we were…Scott (vocalist), Phil (studio owner/engineer), Matt (drummer/studio co-owner) and myself, never having played a note together but ready to go anyway. It’s pretty cool to think that less than a year ago these guys were perfect strangers to me but now, I consider each to be a friend and…I think we churned out something pretty cool. Hope you like it too!