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about his music and asked to hear Undertow. People loved it, so Kanach decided to see what his friend Don Dazzo (lead sing- er of The Whirling Dervishes) would think of it. Dazzo was im- pressed by the record and told him to take it to Billy Siegel (key- boardist for the Whirling Der- vishes and a record producer). Siegel’s schedule was booked for the next six months, but he told Kanach to drop off a copy of the record and he would check it out. “The next day Billy called me and said, ‘I listened to that on the ride home. I’m going to change some things around. Let’s start next week!’ It then took us three years to record it.” One of the most important de- cisions made was to record the album in sequence. The end result is that the record actually gets better as it goes along be- Billy Siegel, Russ McAdoo, Joe Rowley and Tom Kanach. Photo by Swikar Patel NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 10