'98: Keyboards for Mark Lizotte in NYC (www.MarkLizotte.com) Aug. '95 - Feb. '97: Singer/keys/bass for NJ rock band 3RDegree (www.3rdegreeonline.com) YEAR-BY-YEAR HISTORY OF GEORGE DOBBS A.K.A. "JUICEBOX GEORGE" 1995 - Jumps in as frontman for the Clifton, NJ-based hard prog-rock band, 3rDegree (www.3rdegreeonline.com) --not to be mistaken for the band of the same name hailing from Virginia, nor the rapper). 1996 - With 3rdegree, releases "Human Interest Story" to an indifferent public.
It will be 12 years before they release another album together. 1997 Hones his keyboard skills during a 1 year stint with Aussie rock/pop sensation Mark Lizotte (www.marklizotte.com). 1999 Begins a 1 1/2 year stint with Americana-tinged Joe Whyte (garageband.com/artist/joewhyte) 2000 - Begins an association with REM Studio's (not related to the band REM) Robert Melosh that lasts almost 3 years. (www.remstudios.com and www.cdbaby.com/cd/robertmelosh) 2001 - By year's end, Dobbs 1.4X is conceived and compiled. 2002 - Plays with Grateful Dead tribute band, Avalon Ballroom in it's waning years until just before it morphs into the blues-rock band Papa Hoodu in 2005. Also joins the Santana tribute act "Lou Nardi's Evil Ways" which tries to dig it's heels into the festival circuit for the next 3 years. 2004 - George's 13-year collaboration with Singer/Songwriter Declan Power (www.garageband.com/artist/DPower) gives fruition to "New Born Pods" (a.k.a. Newborn Pods -- www.newbornpods.com).
They record at the Loft Studio in Bronxville, NY (www.loftstudio.com), under the engineering/producing helm of Crawford Brown. 2005 - George begins his longtime association with the jam-band JP Jammin' (ulteriormotiveband.tripod.com), whose leader, John Policano, will one day be responsible for dubbing our intrepid songwriter with his current moniker after throwing a thirsty George one of his son's berry-flavored juice-boxes and saying "here 'ya go, Juicebox George." 2006 - New Born Pods compile their first album, "Here Comes Mephisto." George lends his keyboard talents to recordings by singer/songwriter Sarah Banner.(www.Sarahbanner.com). 2007 - Reunites with 3rdegree for two concerts, which are recorded and filmed. A subsequent album of new and previously unfinished songs is planned. 2008 - In June, 3rdegree releases first album in 12 years: Narrow-Caster. A new collection of New Born Pods songs is taking shape, and the members are playing live concerts in various incarnations frequently.
In December, an official eco-wallet version of the album is release and generally receives extremely positive reviews. Meanwhile, George finished the upgrades to his first solo album "Version 1.42" (originally finished 2002 as "Version 1.41") and puts the final touches on his follow-up "Unreliable Narrator." 2013 - 3rdegree proves they have more than a comeback album in them, and releases "The Long Division," the band's 4th album. ALBUM/COLLECTION #3: What with Collection #2 taking so long to congeal, Collection #3 has begun to take shape, stealing some of the more complex songs from the original Collection #2 lineup. This should be much more ambitious sounding than the previous 2 albums. Longer forms, and more expansive solo sections featuring athletic keyboard solos by friend and musical associate Walter Schick. Songs: 1 - Let the Whole Thing Slide (Rough mix posted. Featuring Walter Schick on synth, piano, and rhodes) 2 - Bus (Rough mix posted.
Featuring rhodes solo by Walter Schick) 3 - One Pill 4 - Dave 5 - What is Real? 6 - Follow Through 7 - Your Every Emotional Meltdown (Featuring synth solo by Walter Schick) 8 - Under the Radar (Featuring synth solo by Walter Schick) 10 - If This is All You've Got 11 - Who Needs Love? 12 - Selling 2nd Chances 13 - More than Merely Human 14 - Buried in the Ruins Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..