We said John Roderick was going to find some friends to play with him this Thursday at The Triple Door. And guess what: he picked his most faithful The Long Winters friend Eric Corson to be on his team. Whether this means that you will hear some of the new songs the two of them have been working on, or a two-hour guitar jam to celebrate the upcoming Black Sabbath tribute album they participate in, no one knows. In fact, if you have further suggestions, post them here and it may prove inspirational.
John is very happy to announce that great Seattle band Goldfinch will be opening the evening.
Luckily the guys at the Triple Door know how to stop a leak quickly and efficiently, so the venue is back to its previous dryness and splendor, and more than ready for John to take the stage on Thursday September 30. We cannot tell you yet what the show is going to be like—whether there will be new songs, very old songs, blues jams, trained monkeys or fire-eaters, is still up in the air. What we do know though is that the show is tentatively called "John and Friends," and John is positive that he is going to "find some friends" before the end of the month. And like every event John puts together, this one is going to be very special. You can buy tickets at the Triple Door.
If someone puts the word out that they want to make an indie Led Zeppelin compilation, how can you not want to participate. So when The Long Winters heard about the Portland-based project that would eventually become the double cd From the Land of Ice and Snow, they set out to record their take on the English band's epic 8.46 minute song In the Light. Recordings started when Nabil was still around to lay down a drum track, over which Eric played all the instrumental parts, so all John had to do was show up and sing.
There are 50 bands participating in the project, playing ... » Read more
We resisted the urge to mess with your heads and title this message "The Long Winters Split". In fact, it wouldn't be fair, because although we still ask you to wait a little longer for the new album, you can get your hands on new Long Winters material with amazing regularity. Latest project to see the day of light is a split single for the Mt. Fuji label, with Spiral Stairs, aka Scott Kannberg of Pavement and Preston School of Industry fame.
A pipe exploded in the ceiling of the Triple Door and it was RAINING in the theater: Saturday's show was cancelled last minute. It was going to be John, Kathleen Edwards and Dave Bazan trading instruments, playing each other's tunes, and they had been looking forward to it greatly. Sorry to all who came out for the show. For those who hadn't seen these yet, this may be some consolation: three songs from the July show on the video page, including the Bun Family Players song Shane.