Saturday, August 11, 2012

Jafar Thorne

Jafar Thorne

Jafar Thorne has been singing since before he could a small child growing up in the foothills of the central Sierra Nevada, his earliest memories include making up songs and singing "guitar" solos to the car radio and attending music festivals with his parents.

Picking up the guitar at age 13, by 15 he was writing songs for and playing the SF Bay Area circuit with California Asparagus, psychedelic garage band which he founded with Indie Rock darling Cass McCombs. For the next decade Jafar worked with various groups including Mister Green's Opinion, An Inevitable Globule, and Hobo Jungle.

Following a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 2009, Jafar was approached by legendary producer Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Patti Smith, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick) who asked him to put together a project to co-produce. The result, "Dark Matter" brings together a large group of SF Bay Area Musicians for an eclectic and emotional journey.

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