Widetrack is the musical partnership of Ron Tippin and his 15 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, to be released on April 23rd, 2020 (Zach's 16th birthday).
The band will be playing select live dates throughout 2020, beginning with the official release party of their fourth album: an all-ages show on Sunday, April 26th at Motor City Guitar in their hometown of Waterford, Michigan.
More live dates to be announced.