Widetrack is the musical partnership of Ron Tippin and his 16 year-old son, Zach.
The band's "Alterna-Prog" sound strikes a balance between the moody-deep undertones of progressive groups such as Pink Floyd, Radiohead, A Perfect Circle, Porcupine Tree, The Mars Volta, etc., with an edginess of alternative/hard rock bands like Soundgarden, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool, STP, etc.
Their discography thus far consists of: 2007's self-titled debut, 2009's Widetrack II, and Zach's 2018 debut as bassist, Widetrack III. All three albums were co-produced by Andy Patalan, guitarist for popular '90s grunge-rock band, Sponge.
Beginning in January 2019, the father-son team wrote, recorded and released one new song each month, marking Zach's debut as a songwriter and recording engineer, as well as the first time Ron had written Widetrack music with another person.
The twelve songs comprise Widetrack's fourth album, The Unwakening, released on April 23rd, 2020 (Zach's 16th birthday).
The band was in the process of booking live dates throughout 2020, but those plans remain on hold, due to the ongoing pandemic crisis.
Presently, they are writing and recording the fifth Widetrack album.
More details to come.