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A (mini-) flurry of gigs during the recent flurries:
A crazy week because of weather/illness/schedule conflicts, but our first-ever alternate Bristle lineups had a load of fun. Here we are at San Francisco's Makeout Room 3/5/18. No Murray Campbell, but our pal John Finkbeiner saved the day on guitar. Thanks to Ian Carey for the pic!
The previous Monday 2/26/18 at Sacramento's Luna's Cafe. Russ Tucker captures John and drummer Tim Bulkley killing it on the Bristle classics with Randy and Lisa. See you out there again soon!
Sorry to say we've had to cancel the concert scheduled for tonight 3/1 at Off Center Stage in Grass Valley due to a convergence of factors--touring band Similar Fashion is stuck in Reno because of the snow on the pass, we have a sick band member, and local weather concerns have all created a perfect storm of conditions. Thanks for your understanding. We hope to get something set up for a future date. Take care and be safe out there!
Some cool new shows coming soon: Bristle Goes Electric at the end of February/early March: Cory couldn't make the gigs, so we've taken the opportunity to plug in some guest players--literally! John Finkbeiner, the amazing engineer and studio whiz at New,Improved who's recorded both of our CDs and was the lab-coated foil for several of our Future(s) Now(s) photos--beyond his fabled Fifth Bristle status, he's also our favorite guitarist in the universe. We're really psyched to have him join us 2/26 @ Cafe Luna's and 3/1 @ our Off Center Stage show with Similar Fashion.
If that's not great enough, drummer Tim Bulkley has swept into Grass Valley and charmed us all with his super powers, so HE'll be hitting the skins with us on these two gigs as well. How awesome is that?
The Classic Quartet will be back in action Monday, March 5, for the Monday Makeout Room series, with the premier of a new Cory Wright Classic. This is too much. Read more at our Live page--hope to see you out there, folks!
I just spent three weeks up at the Banff Centre in the Canadian Rockies, doing a Musicians in Residency program. What a gift (and a challenge) to have unstructured time to play and create in such a beautiful setting and among a dynamic, diverse, international group of musicians. (And that's not even counting the Puppet People...) Though the mountains beckoned, most of my time was spent contemplating my navel in Music Hut #7 (Mendelssohn). My main goal was to generate new ideas for Bristle and dream some dreams. We've talked about expanding the group into bigger (dare I say rowdier?) versions of the ensemble for various projects. I'm happy to say in less than a month, one of those visions will have its debut. Stay tuned for more info about Electric Bristle...