van session

Our live Van Session by the Ogden Banyan Collective is now available on your favorite podcasting platform, including the Van Sessions page itself.

And here we are in all the media goodness on YouTube. Thanks again to Brandon and Todd at The Banyan Collective–contribute and support them here, and come to their live sets at The Monarch each First Friday!

looking forward

After a lot of quiet, we’re looking forward to summer months with a lot of stuff filling our calendar already, both public and private events. And we’re really excited.

We have to wait until mid-April when press releases come out to advertise more details, but it’s not giving away too much to say that we get to play big public spaces outside. The word “headlining” is used in one of our contracts, which also provides for a “greenroom,” and one gig has a baby grand on site. It’s not Bonnaroo, but some of these are the biggest shows we’ve booked. Stay tuned for when we can reveal all secrets.

In spite of the details we can’t tell you about, we can say that after a couple of private events in April, we’ll be out in public at Lighthouse Lounge on Saturday, May 14. (Adam turns 50 that week, so this seems like the perfect way to celebrate.) And we’ll cap off the summer season with a return visit to Van Sessions in September.

Looking forward to what’s to come in 2022. For now, here’s a throwback to our last visit to the van in 2021:

Thanks to Banyan Collective’s Van Sessions for video and audio! Follow @VanSessions on social media and your favorite podcast app.

better times

It’s been a minute. We’ve played a few things in the last couple of months, celebrating holidays at the Monarch and wedded bliss up in the mountains (congratulations to Autumn and Mark!) interspersed with rehearsals and trying out new equipment.

Things have been tough, though. We’ve had a couple of canceled gigs due to disease. Perfectly reasonable and expected during these times, but it’s still a bummer for us.

But, we’re looking ahead to better times. We’re looking to re-book things and finding new prospects in the coming months, and hopefully we’ll be tracking some new stuff in the new wires and boxes we’ve got hooked up in Tim’s basement. Stay tuned. For now, here’s a flashback from our live recorded session at Van Sessions — where we’ll return in September 2022!

Special thanks to the Banyan Collective and #vansessions for this and the rest of our playlist from that session!

(Quick notes about this one: I’d never played this particular piano intro before, but Caryn just picks it right up without any warning, as if this is the way we always do it. At the end she suggests that you invite us to all of your parties, which is a genuine request. Just let us know.)

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.

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.