Drummer Dawn Richardson of Mental 99Dawn Richardson has performed with Four Non-Blondes, Tracy Chapman, Shana Morrison, Flea, the Loud Family, Angel Corpus Christi, and many other artists. She is also a renowned drum teacher who has published several method books through Mel Bay Publications. You can read more and keep abreast of all Dawn developments at

Guitarist Joe Gore of Mental 99Joe Gore has worked with Tom Waits, Tracy Chapman, PJ Harvey, Marianne Faithfull, Courtney Love, Les Claypool, the Eels, and many other artists. He’s written over 1,500 published articles, mostly about music and musicians. Joe also works as a consultant/developer for music and audio companies, and was a major contributor to Apple’s Logic, MainStage, and GarageBand programs. He is also the co-creator (with Elise Malmberg) of, a celebrated internet hoax. There are more Gore-y details at