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SoCal country rocker Chris Darrow gets reissue treatment

Thursday, December 11, 2008 – Southern California country rocker Chris Darrow, who once upon a time was a member of the psychedelic band Kaleidescope, is getting the reissue treatment with a two-CD retrospective coming out in March 2009.

The discs "Chris Darrow" (1973) and "Under My Own Disguise" (1974) will be reissued March 3 on the Everlong label as "Darrow/Under My Own Disguise" with a 48-page photo book.

Kaleidoscope was a late '60s L.A.-based band. Kaleidoscope was the first to blend country, rock, folk, blues, psychedelic and world music and have been called the first "world beat" band. They were also precursors to the Flying Burrito Brothers. Singer/songwriter/guitarist David Lindley was also a member. Darrow later joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and then followed the band's Jeff Hanna into the Corvettes on Dot Records. The Corvettes (sans Darrow) went on to become Linda Ronstadt's band. Darrow later recorded and toured with Hoyt Axton, John Stewart, James Taylor, Sonny & Cher, Gene Vincent, John Fahey and Helen Reddy.

Darrow recorded the solo albums, recorded with Michael Nesmith of The Monkees. Kaleidoscope briefly reunited, and he also recorded with Chris D's Divine Horsemen.

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