Todd Rundgren’s Musical Revival Camp will take place July 23-27, 2012 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. This 5-day vacation experience offers attendees the chance to enjoy the natural splendor of the Catskills and the relaxing atmosphere of Full Moon Resort while offering a rare opportunity to spend quality time with renowned multi-faceted artist Todd Rundgren and his special celebrity guests. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist, Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.
Special guests at Todd Rundgren’s Musical Revival Camp include Mark Volman (The Turtles/Flo & Eddie), Peter Buck (REM) and a third guest to be announced soon. Some evenings at Todd Rundgren’s Musical Revival Camp will highlighted by jam sessions with Todd, bassist Kasim Sulton (Todd Rundgren’s Utopia, Meatloaf), guitarist Jesse Gress (Todd Rundgren, Tony Levin Band, Guitar Player Consulting Editor) and drummer Gregg Bendian (Interzone, The Mahavishnu Project, The Musical Box), along with the guest celebrity of the day. For full details, please visit: http://toddrevivalcamp.com.
Todd Rundgren’s Musical Revival Camp marks Todd’s second annual retreat at the pastoral Full Moon Resort, following his 2011 Musical Survival Camp–the ultimate summer vacation giving fans the exclusive opportunity to learn how to “make it” and how to survive in the music industry from one of the industry’s most notorious survivors.
Todd explains how this year’s retreat will differ from the last:
“We are amending our concept this year to focus on the pleasures of the season. We shall take that hike which we were rained out of last summer. We shall party at the pool as we neglected to do. There will be the laying on of hands (by professionals), the volleying of the ball, the tubing of the Esopus [Creek] and perhaps even the dancing of the square.”
Musical Revival Camp special guest Mark Volman of The Turtles and Flo & Eddie offers his thoughts on the upcoming experience: “There are very few artists with whom I look forward to working, in fun and in business. Todd Rundgren is one of those artists. And after touring and making records with Todd over the years, I am thrilled to have another chance to work alongside him and his fans at Full Moon Resort. I can’t think of a better way to spend a few summer days.”
Attendees at Todd Rundgren’s Musical Revival Camp will have access to all workshops, seminars, gourmet meals, performances, and camp activities. All camp activities will be held at Full Moon Resort, which features an eclectic array of comfortable, rustic country-inn accommodations including simple B&B style guest rooms with shared hallway baths, guest rooms with private baths, country cottages with living rooms and kitchens, and even “luxury camping” in a yurt. “Primitive” campsites are also available. All accommodations are just steps away from daily camp activities. The grounds offer one hundred acres of meadows, forests and streams providing a natural backdrop for an unforgettable, enriching experience. Visitors will also enjoy the spring-fed swimming pool, onsite access to the Esopus Creek, and exploring the splendors of the Catskills on the nearby network of hiking trails. The 5-day vacation will be free of interruptions as there is no cell phone reception at Full Moon Resort or elsewhere in Big Indian, NY.
Todd Rundgren’s Musical Revival Camp is part of the successful Music Masters Camp Series (www.musicmasterscamp.com) held at Full Moon Resort.
About Todd Rundgren
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60s cult group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972’s seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him “Rock’s New Wunderkind.” It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and A Wizard, A True Star, as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It’s Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”
In 1974, Todd formed Utopia, an entirely new approach to the concept of interactive musicianship, and embarked on an extensive round of touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings included Oops! Wrong Planet, Adventures in Utopia, and Oblivion. Along the way, Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that, for millions, defined the term “progressive rock.”
Rundgren’s myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, Hall And Oates, and one of the best selling albums of all time, Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell. Rounding out his reputation as rock’s Renaissance Man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp’s 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton’s Up Against It (the screenplay commissioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture). He also has composed the music for Dumb and Dumber as well as a number of television series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.
Early last year Rundgren performed his iconic 1973 album A Wizard, A True Star in concert in its entirety for the first time ever, and recently did the same with a double bill: Todd and Healing. His latest two studio albums Todd Rundgren’s Johnson, a collection of classic Robert Johnson songs, and reProduction, covers of songs Todd has produced for other artists, were released in the US in last April and September, respectively.