than 30 years has passed since Kerry Livgren wrote such classic Kansas
songs as "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry on Wayward
Son", even the band name has strong connections to Kansas -
Proto-Kaw (Proto = early version of), ( Kaw = Indian word for Kansas).
The band the world came to know as Kansas
was in reality Volume III, Proto-Kaw was volume II, formed in 1971 and
disbanded in 1973, where they went separate ways not to meet until the
fall of 2002, when a record company contacted them because they wanted
to re-release their old demo recordings. Kerry Livgren was off course
one the main forces behind Kansas until he left the band in 1983.
started a buzz, which let to the re-recording of 5 their older songs
along with 5 newer songs that Kerry had recently written - the result
was Proto-Kaw's debut album "Before Became After" from 2004.
"The Wait of Glory" is the follow up to their highly acclaimed
first album, and this old school progressive rock just like we love from
So if you are a big fan of