Think I know what you mean but excuse me if I got you wrong.
To align say "Hendrix" to the path just make sure the object is grouped and select them both then click on the one you want to align to and a more solid path should appear around the selection.
Then just hit the align preference you want.
I want to be able to move any object and match that object to fit the contour line of the background path. Rather than use envelope warp to adjust each object manually. Just looking for a quick way of doing it....oh god, reading this back makes sense to me but I can imagine it doesn't to anyone else haha