New Latitude Band
Guitarists and composers Dave Erickson and Jim Carr started New Latitude to play original music and share their passion for instrumental acoustic guitar music. New Latitude band members include Dave Erickson and Jim Carr on acoustic guitars, accompanied at different times by a variety of outstanding musicians on bass, drums, and percussion both live and in the studio.
Dave Erickson is an acoustic and electric guitarist and composer from Denver, CO, USA. Dave's influences and passion for music have spanned many genres of music including jazz, rock,blues, folk, and classical. In 2014, Dave collaborated with Jim Carr and formed the acoustic guitar duo New Latitude. Dave released the contemporary jazz CD Pinnacle with the Dave Erickson Project (DEP) in 2013 and City Nights in 2015. Songs from the Dave Erickson Project Pinnacle and City Nights CDs continue to be heard on radio stations world-wide.
Jim Carr is an instrumental recording artist who resides in Golden, Colorado. Jim’s acoustic guitar playing has been described as “expressive and flowing” (Raffaella Berry, Progressor) and “hyper articulate” (Ryan Cunningham, Recoil Magazine).
Jim has released 3 instrumental acoustic guitar-oriented CDs for Uma Nota Records: The Space Below (2012), The Green Room (2002), and Acoustic Legacy Sessions (1999). He can also be heard on the recordings Gain (2008) and extended_play (2005) by instrumental fusion/progressive band Jam-Lab, also on Uma Nota Records.
Robert Strickland is a bassist, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and published poet. Having relocated to the Denver area about four years ago, he has lived and performed primarily in the eastern United States. Robert has been involved with projects spanning a number of genres, including jazz, experimental improvisation, folk-rock, rock, fusion, and roots Americana. In Florida, just before coming to Denver, he was the bassist and a founding member of the successful Latin jazz quintet "Stolen Idols". He also led the frequently morphing jazz quartet called "The Gulf-To-Bay Jazz Project", and played with the folk-rock band "Strip Mall Drifters". Here in Denver, he is involved with a number of projects, including the "Southside Jazz Project." He is interested in the intersection of poetry, music, photography, painting and other art forms.
Deon Kuhl is a drummer and percussionist from Morrison, Colorado, USA. Deon can be heard playing live in multiple groups based in Colorado covering many different genres. Currently those groups include The Austrian Connection (Austrian, German and European), Fleeting Matters (rock and blues) and New Latitude (instrumental acoustic). Deon can be heard on the recent recordings from the Dave Erickson Project “Pinnacle” and New Latitude “Convergence”.