lighthouse love

In case you missed it, here’s some love from Lighthouse Lounge on Saturday night.

Thanks to Lighthouse Lounge for capturing us in their live IG feed (below).

This was the perfect return to the stage after a long time away. We’ll see you there again soon!

summer gigs so far

We’re excited to let you know that we’re stepping back onto the stage this Saturday (6/19) night at the Lighthouse Lounge in Ogden! It’s been a while, but we’re feeling good about being a fully vaccinated band playing full sets for friends new and old. Here’s what we have coming up in the next couple of months, so far. (For up-to-date gigs and announcements, check back here at the blog or follow us on the antisocial media outlets.)

Lighthouse Lounge, 6/19, 9:30 – Midnight. 21+.
Returning to the Pabst Blue Ribbon stage will be a great celebration after a long 15 months since our last live, public gig.

Ogden Pride Festival, 8/1, time TBD.
We’re super excited to play the Ogden Amphitheater for as long as Ogden Pride lets us to support this community event.

Eccles Arts Fair, 8/14, 11:00a-Noon
We get to busk outside among the artists!

Eccles Arts Fair, 8/28, Noon-1:00p
We get to busk outside among the artists, again! This will be a good warm-up for …

Children’s Justice Center 2021 Starry Night gala: “Ogden’s Roarin’ 20s”, Eccles Conference Center, Ogden; 8/28
We’ve become quick fans of the CJC and their mission, so we’re delighted to get to support this fundraiser by playing during their gala. You should get tickets, listen to our music, enjoy a dinner, and bid on silent auction items to support their cause.

Van Sessions, 9/3, 7:00 – 8:00p
This will be our third live recording session on Van Sessions. We love these guys, the conversation, and the chance to play and record live at The Monarch.

We have more in the works. Want to make sure of it? Let us know when we can come play in your driveway, your wedding, or another special event. Most important: Get a vaccine and go enjoy some live music! Hope to see you out on the town soon.

feeling good

Almost exactly a year after our last big performance, we’ve starting coming out of hibernation. We pretended it was warm enough to rehearse on Tim’s patio. We worked on new stuff for the summer, including for an upcoming wedding. We’re hopeful about the prospects of vaccinations and outdoor gigs. And, frankly, just being able to setup in a familiar space felt good from the moment we sat down and plugged in.

Even as we were starting to freeze in the wind and cold on Friday evening, we wanted to play just one more song for no particular reason. And, for all the reasons. We were feeling good.

Trying to keep warm in the last hints of sunlight as the wind picks up. The camera battery died in protest to end this clip.

album release anniversary

A year ago we released an album and had a celebratory live gig at Lighthouse. That was a really, really good time.

We’ll be back out there someday. But right now we really, really miss making music in our natural habitat, the closed-in, cramped spaces of basements and studios, stages and bars.

(A song about missing things, just for the occasion.)

It so happens that we just changed our distributor for the album as we approached the one-year anniversary, so all the tracks got re-launched into your music streaming orbitals, though you probably don’t notice at all. (It’s like getting a new timing belt on your car–you know it must be working better but the car still runs the same as far as you can tell.) If you can’t find something, we’ve updated the links on our music page. You can just imagine everything with a fresh new scent, cobwebs and such all dusted off. Feel free to give them a few extra plays to make them feel loved. Better yet, download the music for keeps or drop me a line and I can send you a real-life CD.

jazz at the station, pandemic edition

We don’t get around much anymore, as the song goes, and live performances and live audiences are in short supply. But one silver lining to a pandemic is that we sometimes deliver music straight into your home through wires. Jazz at the Station was good enough to host us for a socially distanced performance for their monthly session at Ogden’s Union Station.

On stage in a nearly empty ballroom at Ogden's Union Station.
Performing on the stage of a nearly empty ballroom at Ogden’s Union Station. (Photo credit: Karyn Johnston)

For us, the best part of it all was that we had this moment to get dressed up and play from a stage for an hour, albeit without a physical audience. It was a nice chance to feel like ourselves. While it’s not the same as being there, it was recorded for the public record.

Someday, one day, we’ll see you in person again. We’re looking forward to that.