Today’s song is “I Want it Now” by Sundogs.
The Seattle based group was started by songwriters and producers Stan Snow and Jed Moffitt.
Stan Snow and Jed Moffitt have lived a storied music career. Growing up in the backwater neighborhoods of Fremont, California, they honed their songwriting, production and musicianship to a point where now, a few years later, they are releasing their second album – Legends In Their Own Minds – via Magellan Creek Studios in Seattle, WA. The Sundogs, as they are now called, grew up listening to everything from Miles Davis to Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin to Bob Marley, Tom Petty to Steely Dan, Leonard Cohen to Aaron Copland, Randy Newman to Jackson Browne, Peter Gabriel to the Rolling Stones, John Coltrane to the Beatles, and Bob Dylan to the Who.
Stan Snow’s guitar playing has been influenced by Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Michael Hedges, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Pat Metheny, Steve Morse, Lee Ritenour, Steve Howe, Carlos Santana, Chuck Berry, BB King and Eric Clapton.
Jed Moffitt’s keyboard playing has been influenced by Bill Evans, Bruce Hornsby, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson, Lyle Mays, Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings, Benmont Tench and Roy Bittan.
Their music is inspired by the days of classic rock and jazz fusion. Their primary goal in music is to satisfy the music fan within. “If it sounds good to us and it’s something that we like listening to over and over, that is the driving force in how we write, arrange, produce, and record. We are doing it for the pure joy of it.”
This track is off their third full-length album The Code. Snow and Moffitt are also accompanied by some legendary musicians on various tracks including Alan White (played drums on John Lennon’s “Imagine”) and drummer Ben Smith (Heart) on this album.
This song is a short track, but it rocks hard with a feel that will appeal to fans of Tom Petty, Steely Dan, the Stones, Leonard Cohen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Paul Simon.