LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The newly organized Less Traveled Roads band expressed their willingness to perform for charity works as one of the means to return the support that it has been getting to those who are in need of help from them.
Chester Tuazon, one of the senior members of the band, said that doing charity works is part of the trade in consonance with the group’s motto “Gratitude is the Mother of All Virtues.”
Listen to one of their tracks:
The ‘all-walk’ band which will be launching its first album entitled “Less Traveled Roads” on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6-9 pm, at the Cowboys Town restaurant and bar, Km. 6, here, will also be rendering performances during the Tadian town fiesta on March 3, 2018 while arrangements are underway for their concerts during the Lang-ay festival in Bontoc in April and in the State-run Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC).
Composed of singers from various bands and solo artists, the group wants to provide inspiring songs composed by Dr. Nieves A. Dacyon to people from all walks of life and all ages, sending the message that there is hope in life once one makes the right decisions in confronting the challenges on life.
Listen to bits of their other songs:
The group’s first album is composed of 10 songs with their lyrics culled out from real life experiences that could serve as an inspiration for people to consider the importance of having to convert their misfortunes into successes considering that life is full of challenges that could be hurdled if people will make the right decisions once confronted with problems.
One of the long-term target of the group is to inspire willing benefactors to put up a music and arts training center in the region that will be able to produce upcoming artists in music and arts for them to sustain the gains of alternative groups such as the LTR band.
The group also embarked on the support of their relatives, friends and family members to initially start the production and recording of their first album that is why they were able to have at least 1,500 of their compact discs (CDs) sponsored in preparation for the launching concert.
The group is composed of Wyndel B. Gunan, Margienieve A. Bag-ay, Mark Lester S. Benito, Clifford John A. Tuazon, Chester Mark A. Tuazon, Barney Jones O. Joven, Cephas Akien, Belford C. Sayog, Cherry B. Akien, Virginia F. Dagson, Jaylord A. Agpuldo, Tom Claude B. Binwag and Ivan Rufino.
The family of the late Beatrice Joven de Vera, who was diagnosed for acute respiratory failure and other complications, will be the principal beneficiary of the group’s launching concert to allow them to generate the needed resources to defray the cost of her hospitalization after she passed away Friday.
The band members are urging the public to support their album that is composed of folk, rock, country ballad and waltz for them to be able to succeed in their endavor of being an inspiration for today’s youth.
The group was organized sometime in December where they had to undergo a series of trainings before proceeding to record the songs last January 9-31 in time for their launching concert and for the mass production of their album after they will be issued a copyright for the original melody and lyrics of the songs.