Working, Writing & Recording Yeah... "I'm Still Working Floyd"We are taking some time off to finish up writing and then getting our butts in the studio to record our new album. Besides a few gigs in the area we are not booking much for the next 3 months to get this project solid, produced and marketable. This is going to be one damn good album thanks to Berklee School of Music for the insight. My favorite song so far is 'I'm Still Working Floyd' which stems from my grandfather Floyd Crosby (my mom's father). He had 7 daughters and almost got his son. They had twins that were still-born, a little girl and finally his son. I thought a lot about him and his life and how easy we have it compared to the depression era folk. How he would look at us now and what he might think. It is a powerful song, 90% done just re-hashing some syllable and fundamentals to get it as close to perfect as I can. From there I have to narrow down the top tunes and see what develops then get my butt in the studio again. This is going to be a great album and I know you will enjoy it!Allen Glaser
We will be playing at Fanatics - Downtown Kearney on Saturday, April 28th. Come down and have some fun!!!
We played at the Viero Event Center Friday for the Storm Hockey season opener. Saturday was a private party that was part of a fundraiser. The Husker game tried to put a damper on things but we still played our butts off. Thanks to everyone who came out!!! Allen
We're excited to be playing at the Courtyard, Cunningham's 6:30-9:30pm today (Wed. Aug 3rd). Only question is can Ken set up his drum set without getting in his underwear? It's become a tradition ever since that poor family that was eating and peeking out of the restaurant window at Ken setting up his drums in his underwear in that hot summer sun a while back in our hometown of Albion. It all stems from him doing pretty much everything outside in his underwear, mowing, playing ball, etc. One time, after taking an Ambient he realized he forgot to mow the last patch of grass so he hopped on his mower and sure enough... fell asleep and rolled his riding mower in his underwear!It's always the damn drummer!!!=)Allen
Just wanted to thank everyone again for coming out to see us at Shooter's in Kearney, the Trading Post in North Platte, Hilti's gig at Bayside (always amazed at the beauty of that area), an the other early summer gigs.The late summer gigs on the books and in the works are:The Barracks in Plattsmouth - Omaha, The Tru Cafe in Kearney, a couple of private shows in Kearney and later in K.C. and a couple of shows on the way and back from KC. and of course, the Bayside Bash with some top notch acts in Ogallala. Everything is lining up perfect with room to add some shorter notice shows so check back!Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you out and about!Allen
Hey, opening for Whisky Myer was a great time. Jeff from WM was cool about letting me use his drums. It made it easier to switch from 1 band to another.Allen decided that we should have started with the guitar/vocal songs first and then ended with the full band songs. I like the way Allen writes and doesn't let "not having it done" keep him from performing. He wants to make music and perform, and share what he creates with people. It takes a lot of passion to do that. Depending on the reaction we get from the songs, we may go ahead and "finish" them, or we may just leave them as vocal/instrument songs.We are very interested in hearing from people about what songs had meaning to them or were memorable. Allen knows that not every song will be a hit, but he also knows that songs need to have meaning to people and they need to touch an emotion. Feel free to comment and don't think that we're thin skinned "artists" that think every some we play is a chart topper. We really do love what we do, and want to be known as writers first and then performers. So, please feel free to comment and keep in touch. Anybody catch Bentley and Dylan playing tool?
We opened for Whiskey Myers Saturday night at the Bayside Clubhouse in Ogallala Nebraska. It was a fun show with a great crowd and super cool people everywhere. Friday we were supposed to setup our equipment and play in an impromptu party in the 'legendary' Hilti garage but instead the clubhouse was decided upon so we played and played and played. We started about 8:30pm and ended somewhere between 3 and 4am. Everything was dying down at last call (close to 1AM) when the Whiskey Myers boys showed up and got the party rolling again. 'Wild Bill', Whiskey Myers guitar player got up and played the drums while I strummed and sang Zeppelin - Livin' Lovin' Maid. He did a heck of a job and we all got a big laugh out of it mainly for his ability to drum and figure out what he was doing on the fly. It was pretty awesome. We left early, sometime around 5AM while the Whiskey Myers boys kept going 'til after 7AM. Jason Hilti did a great job of lining everything up and the sound was perfect thanks to Bob at Lou Kraus Music Company in Ogallala (if you need good sound in that area I strongly recommend them). If you ever get a chance to see Whiskey Myers definitely do it. They are a great band with some strong songs both lyrical and musically.Take Care,Allen Glaser
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