Eliason said, “This band sort of blew through in August 2010. I didn’t know what to expect. It was a Tuesday night. When they started playing, I thought what the hell? A mix of jug band, crusty metal and Swedish punk ... I didn’t quite understand what they were about, but I’ve waited nearly two years to get them back ...”
Kit "Stymee" Stovepipe and Windy City Alex met a few years ago. They where both playing in bands, Kit in the Inkwell Rhythm Makers, and Alex in Below the Salt.
They both shared an interest in old music, silent films, drawing comics, staying up all night and each other. They began singing in the bathtub and hunting for old ‘78s and antique sewing machines together. Sooner than later, old tenor banjos started to appear, and thanks to a Mr. Lucas Hicks, one stayed.
The universe swirled around dangerously and fierce, like wine rushing through the esophagus of a serpent eating its own tale, stacked on the backs of turtle shells. Feet slid on banana peels clear across the room. Wool clouds were violet, pink and crimson ... bobbing like carrots fastened with twine. The theory of relativity broke down like an old engine on rusty tracks, and banged its way through past the letter "Z," and started poking around. Right went left, horizontal went sideways ... night turned to day ... and the two peered out at the dawning of this strange and familiar dream, with crooked teeth, and fingers stained in India ink. After that, they began playing music together pretty much all the time.
Not much time went by before the two of them started playing music with their buddies, Shannon and Matt. Then they met the Gallus Brothers and started playing music with them. All of a sudden, Wash Rag Joe from the Inkwell Rhythm Makers was back. And folks just kept coming, including Asher, Stale Bread Scottie, Hans, Fiddlin’ Mike, Eerie Shiri, Shaney, Annie Ford, and many more.
So although there is no steady band, there is a rotating cast of musicians and friends playing and touring.
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The Crow Quill Night Owls