About this project
SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO OF "STEAK AND EGGS" FROM THE CORRALITOS GRANGE HALL
NPSB wants YOU to have our debut album "Steak and Eggs"! Check out our rewards and let us make it worth your while!
North Pacific String Band came together in late 2010 to play new original music in the string band tradition. Sweet wood tones... a string band's delight!
In the last year and a half we have been playing all over the central coast of California, connecting with tons of awesome people! Having honed a batch of original music for a solid year and a half, we decided it was time to record our debut album. Being a do-it-yourself kind of crew, we started brewing ideas for the independent recording and release of "Steak and Eggs".
Alex "Cardoons" Bice, bass player for NPSB from Watsonville, CA, found himself at the front door of the Corralitos Grange Hall. He walked around the historic wooden building singing out and listening for the acoustics. "Sweet wood tones", he thought, "that'll do".
So we decided to rent out the Grange Hall and hole up for three days to record what is now called "Steak and Eggs", inspired by many a steak and eggs breakfast feast held at Rick Algert's infamous West Templeton Ranch. We got our hands on a real nice condenser mic, some other gear, a couple coolers full of food, some Virgen De Guadalupe candles, sleeping bags, and, of course, all of our strings, and went into the Grange Hall with a mission: "Steak and Eggs".
Here's a video of us from the Grange Hall playing the album's title track "Steak and Eggs".
We threw down the money to get the recording done, and now we're sitting on our rough mixes. Our next step is to bring this project to fruition by putting a copy of "Steak and Eggs" in your hands. To do this we must raise funds to master, print, and promote the album$$$$.
We've done the hardest work layin' down the tunes, now we would LOVE to put in the rest of the hard work getting this thing out to you! We're STOKED on this collection of our original songs! You'll see t-shirts, stickers, special events (Private Donor Concert at the Grange Hall...) and other awesome stuff coming your way in thanks of your support!
NPSB loves what we do, and loves even more getting to share it with you!
We are dedicated 100% to getting this album out by late July 2012. We are going to make that happen, but it would be so very helpful to have your gracious support!
Steve Stubblefield (mandolin) didn't step foot off of the Grange Hall property for three days straight!
From the depths of the Grange Hall... "Steak and Eggs" is the product of five talented acoustic musicians with a love for unique original arrangements and compositions, coming together in a very special place to bring to you a musical statement! Enjoy!
Check out our rewards and let us help each other to make this album the most awesome brunch-based musical work to date! Album art, T-shirt, and sticker design all done by the amazing Santa Cruz graphic artist Yasamine June.
Don't pass up a chance to grab a ticket to the Grange Hall Backer Concert!
Look for our upcoming dates along the west coast this summer while we bring "Steak and Eggs" to the world!
It would mean so very much to us all if you would consider donating to our labor of love! We would love you to be a part of this project! Thanks!
Evan "Castro Melvin" Penza: 6-string guitar, vocals
Alex "Cardoons" Bice: bass, vocals
Jan "Poppy" Purat: fiddle, fiddlisk, violin
Jeff "Birdman" Wilson: 5-string banjo
Steve "The Blackener" Stubblefield: mandolin, vocals
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