It’s hard to believe it was just one year ago when, on a whim, I decided to peruse Craigslist to look for other local musicians. Like many others, I’d played guitar through high school and college, during which most of my “sets” were made up of Dispatch, Jason Mraz, and Beatles covers. It wasn’t until summer 2009 that I began to write and record my own songs.* By the time I moved to DC two years ago I had a handful of songs and began thinking about bringing in a few other local musicians to add parts…and maybe even play a few gigs. Enter Sara Boyce. As luck would have it, Sara was between musical projects and posted on Craiglist looking for an indie/folk group the same day I began perusing the listings. I’d struck “gold” before on Craiglist (found a room, dresser, and a steal-of-the-decade bike lock), but this was a life-changer. The past year has been filled with challenging band roster changes, gigs in venues ranging from my garage in Columbia Heights to bars in downtown Baltimore, broken strings/guitars/pickups, and now…Black Cat. I think this band is the strongest it’s been since Sara and I first sat down to play together 14 months ago, and I can’t wait to share our music with you tonight. Thanks to all our family, friends, and fellow DC musicians for your incredible support…and also our roommates/neighbors who put up with our many practices! It’s been a hell of a year, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. – Steve
*There’s no vocal growls, but I promise this is me.