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Joshua Stallings - BassThrough the hands of fate Josh Stallings first heard Rare Medium as a young boy in the foothills of southern Indiana. "What is that sweet, sweet funky music?" he cried out, repeatedly. Repeatedly enough that it annoyed everyone around him. He then devoted his life to finding where this music came from, travelling the land by plane, train, moped, and windsurf searching for the source, picking up the electric bass to make ends meet and somehow getting a degree in Technical Theater and Jazz Studies along the way. He ended up in the Twin Cities and paths finally crossed, with Josh become the newest member of Rare Medium.
Josh also sings and plays the banjo 'round town. Check him out if you can.
Ryan Johnson - Aka RJ DANGERThe original H-Dial (a.k.a the Hero Dial) is an enigmatic object whose origin is clouded in mystery. Its first recorded whereabouts are from a day in 1976, when an overintelligent (some may call him "goofy") teenager named Ryan Johnson was caught in the middle of a crime rampage in his hometown of Littleville. Pushed down a cliff at Valley Ridge, Ryan miraculously survived and found himself in a previously unexplored cavern.
There, Ryan discovered a strange kind of dial inscribed with an unknown language. He took it home, and somehow - through a very good sense of language or maybe by some mental link to the artifact - Ryan was able to decipher the alien characters, and for some reason felt the urge to dial the equivalent of the letters H-E-R-O.
To this day, it has not been revealed where this dial came from, if its origin is extraterrestrial or maybe of some ancient civilization. Nor has it been discovered how it could generate the identities of superheroes, a phenomenon very typical for the modern western world. But the fact remained - Ryan Johnson could become a new superhero every time he dialed the four letters. He became "the boy who can change into 1,000 super-heroes".
Joan Hutton – alto, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet & flute(No relation to Lauren or the bikini model with the same name) Born in Canada. Oh Canada! Joan buried herself in music at an early age upon being informed by a slightly less nerdy classmate that reading the complete box set of Anne of Green Gables did not automatically get her in with the cool kids. Known to some of her friends (who shall go unnamed to protect the guilty) as Funk – a – licious. Restraining orders have been filed. Her other passion besides her beloved sax is her endless quest for a great cup of coffee. She has raised the changing of a reed to a high art form. The world has never been the same.
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Aaron plays the trumpet and claims he can play the didgeridoo (he can't). He does other stuff too, like tell dumb jokes about monkeys. Ask him some time.
Jesse Mueller - KeysIf you Google Jesse Mueller you will most likely get a dozen or more entries for an amateur golfer from Arizona State U turned pro in 2006 who is doing fairly well for himself in the PGA today. Among those search results you may find one or two entries about our Jesse Mueller, who is most likely going to take some time to visit AZ and pummel one golfer into submission for choosing such a boring sport to attain fame. Our Jesse was born and raised in the Twin Cities, had many a lesson from nationally and internationally known jazz musicians such as Nachito Herrera, Laura Caviani, Doug Little, Jeff Rinear and the late great Bobby Peterson to name a few. Jesse swears to complete a BA degree from McNally Smith in which he has invested nearly 3 years studying keyboard performance after which he plans to join the PGA as a tournament organist. "Take me out to the…" Oops wrong sport.
In the meantime, you can get more info about him and the numerous, diverse bands he plays with at Nextcat.com Not only does he enjoy the funky jazz/fusion he performs with Rare Medium, but also delves in funk/r&b/soul/gospel/rock/blues/hiphop/latin/pop/bigband/alternative forms of jazz in the relaxed bands of Manguito, the Dee Miller Band, and the Tesfa combos. He also tortures your children into playing their instruments phenomenally well at their high and junior high school musicals. What a guy!
So when is he going to find time to go to Arizona?
Jaim Zuber - guitarJaim AKA Buster Brunei (although we're fairly certain no one calls him that) appreciates the finer things in life, like long walks on the beach, Small Batch Bourbon and Vintage Eyewear from BluBlocker. When he's not onstage with Rare Medium, you can find him playing his Pedal Steel or staring out the window, waiting for Baseball Season to start.