Career Achievement Hit Songs – 16th Annual LA Music Awards
In 1970, 4 young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles came together to create a new invigorating style of music.
Exploring the possibilities of progressive classical and world influences, yet rooted with the soul of the blues and R&B, Joseph Puerta, Christopher North, David Pack, and Burleigh Drummond created the new sound that was defined and recognized as “Ambrosia.” Originally labeled as America’s answer to the progressive invasion of such English acts as “Yes” and King Krimson”, the group quickly proved it was all that and much more as its albums painted aural landscapes covering the gamut of musical styles and attracting the collaboration of such cultural icons as, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr, and Alan Parsons.
In it brief recording history, Ambrosia garnered 5 Grammy nominations, 5 smash-hit radio singles and the admiration and respect of the musical community. All this including concert sell-outs as arena headliners, major television appearances including their recent performance on Jimmy Fallon, and pairings with some of music’s most respected artists from around the world.
Today the band is more alive than ever performing over 100 shows a year that include rock, blues, pop and “prog” festivals. Three of four original musicians are intact with the addition of Rick Cowling on keyboards and Doug Jackson on guitar.
In 2013, and for the first time in over a decade, Ambrosia will be recording a brand new record of original material. Stay tuned!