What a week to have 4 outdoor shows booked. But we still love it. This week we’ve got Cecil’s, St. Louis Bar and Grill, The North Bay Farmers Markets, Fish Bay Marina as well as a private gig on Canada Day. Visit the events page for more.
Check out “Last Night” by Ryan Problems and The Solutions
In February we went to James Ahola’s studio to record a whole bunch of songs live off the floor. We did some old songs, some new songs and a few covers just for fun. I got Travis from Weekday Cocktails Films to film the whole night. Each Sunday for the next month I’ll be posting one of the videos created from that night.
Olympia – Rancid Cover – The first song from our Silver Beach sessions is a song from the first punk album that I ever owned. Its’ a pretty weird story how I even ended up with it.
Boys Of Summer – Don Henley I figured this song out randomly between takes when Fav and I were recording Please Stop Cryin’. I guess that meant we had to learn it as a band.
You Can’t Do That – The Beatles Every time I think of this song it reminds me of riding in my pal Ruggy’s little car. What a great tune. We did the best we could to do it justice.
Badly Bent – The Tractors This Tractors song (as far as I know) is a spin on an much older folk tune with very similar lyrics. I always liked the Tractors version.
I Know The Feeling, Last Night We wanted to record new versions of a couple songs from Please Stop Cryin’ with the new lineup.
This post will be updated with new videos each week.
I just had a blast playing a solo set at Willy’s Cookout in Callendar. He has two great outdoor stages on his property (one is on top of a barn). There were some amazing bands from near and far who all came out to play. I climbed an outdoor light poll to see how many moths would stick on to me. But one of the greatest parts of the whole night was being able to finally and officially announce what the following video will reiterate for me.
Travis at Weekday Cocktails has put together this video for the first official preview of our upcoming 8 track album, Please Stop Cryin’. The video features the song Quicksand recorded by John Baldwin & The Solutions, mixed by Ben Legget and footage from a live session we filmed with Tony at Solvent Magazine.