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New Music Video for Some Old Days. The second single from Woodenball.
Wow! Our Kickstarter project was just picked up and recognized by Gary Greenlaw on the latest episode of his home improvement show Gary's House. Thanks for your support Gary! Watch the episode below.
In the summer of 2004 we accidentally started a band. An additional act was needed for a fundraising concert so we put together some songs back stage and went out and played. People liked it. And so did we. So we kept doing it. And 8 years later we are still doing it.
We are really excited about this album. And like the band, Its creation was an accident. We were planning on recording some demos. We set up some microphones for Jake's drums. Colin played an electric banjo and Joe played an electric guitar, both plugged directly into the recording gear so that the banjo and resonator guitar wouldn't bleed into the mics. This was the first time we had ever done anything like this. The tape was rolling, and what we recorded that day ended up being the majority of what you will hear on Woodenball. We overdubbed some things, but this album captures that very first moment we had ever played our songs together electric. And after thousands of hours of playing together, it's amazing to have an experience that fresh and new, have it recorded, and be able to share it!
Colin, Jake, and Joe
"It’s not every day that you’re completely blown away by a band. However, at their CMJ Festival showcase at Sullivan Hall, Toughcats managed to put the entire room in awe." (Elise Yablon, NYC Examiner)
“They are one of the most creative and inventive bands going today. They manage to be artsy, melodic, down-to-earth, accessible, and a hell of a lot of fun all at the same time.” (Sam Pfeifle, Portland Phoenix)
“Toughcats have just as much Tom Waits as twang in their sound. Their album 'Piñata' combines old-timey picking with a rock edge, all buoyed by a sense of humor, some wicked vocal harmonies and a whole lot of energy.” (Emily Burnham, The Bangor Daily News)
“Their sophomore effort, “Run to the Mill” demonstrates a range far beyond simply good rock, with thoughtful ballads, upbeat rockers, instrumental pieces, and a settling into a unique aesthetic that’s endearing and down-to-earth.” (J Felton, Recorddept.com)
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