Crowd Surfing, Caves, Fires and the Coffee Bros
Been a busy couple months, apologies for the lack of updates.
OK, let's get down to the brass tax..
Coffis Brothers and the Mountain Men
Since my last update I've been busy playing some drums with the Coffis Brothers. We got to do a couple of dates with Hot Buttered Rum as well as a couple of dates with The Dirty Knobs, featuring Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Let me tell you a little something; that guy is a grade A, cage-free, free-range badass-and-a-half, as are the rest of the Knobs. Their guitar/everything tech, Chinner, has actually achieved double-badass status — Very prestigious in the world of rock and roll.
We also recently played an extremely fun headlining show at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz with our good friends The McCoy Tyler band. The show was up there for craziest Co Bro show to date, complete with crowd surfing, a mosh pit and stage trespassers... It was a new level of awesome and strange. Nicely done Santa Cruz, thanks for a good time.
We wrapped up our summer festival season with a "bang" at the Petaluma Music Festival. That's one of the weaker puns I could use to hint at the fact that one of our monitors actually burst into flames during our set. Never have I seen something quite as awesome. I feel a sense of completion.
Words I'd use to describe the festivals this Summer:
I've been in my studio/cave finishing recording and mixing my new 5 song EP and am sending the last of the files in to get mastered as we speak. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. I guess the best way to describe it is 10 pounds of fun in a 5 song EP.
That's all I'll say for now about that.
More Cave Time
I've been doing more recording of music. My old friend Jesse Wilkinson has been in the studio tracking an EP for his new country project, Talk Slow. The EP's called "American Unknown" and I'm super stoked on the playing, tones and production so far. Nice job dude.
Also in there once again is Mr. Austin Corona, who's working on a new Garage Rock Epic EP before he heads off to Berkley School of Music in Boston. Sounding cool so far. Congrats and Nice Job dude.
If that ain't enough, Local Reggae dudes and old friends, The Leftovers have also entered the building to track a sweet 2 song EP.
Who will reach the finish line first? Only time will tell.
The Coffee Brothers...
I'll leave you with this..
Kellen Coffis does not drink coffee. My coffee intake is currently at an all time high. We were bored in the van and arguing about coffee. Kellen judges a few of our coffee drinking habits. He's also been known to wake up early after a late night on the town and run a 5K, which is not normal human behavior. Some of us need a little help in the morning.. and a little more throughout the day.
Anyways, as an attempt to keep the peace/meet somewhere in the middle, Kellen and I will each be spending a day in each-others shoes so to speak. We're going to the Northwest this week and on Thursday Kellen will be drinking coffee every time I do with absolutely no complaints. We'll be in Seattle, which is a big time coffee place so we'll have fun searching for the best cup of Joe.
Friday, on the other hand will be a miserable day where I won't drink a single cup of coffee unless Kellen does — he won't.
Will I make it through the Portland show Friday or will I fall asleep? Tune in next blog and see.
Until then, wish me and Kellen luck — mostly me.