Friday, July 17, 2015 @ Conundrum Music Hall 7:30pm
The CD/EP “Too Many Turns” by Stillhouse will make its debut Friday night, July 17th, at Conundrum Music Hall and Woodshed Archive could not be more excited! The announcement on the Stillhouse Facebook event says it all:
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After a long time in the making we are happy to announce the release of our EP “Too Many Turns”. Recorded semi-live at the Woodshed (WoodshedArchive.org) in late 2014 through early 2015, this EP features all original music – some new and some old. We are also very excited to have the Juniors starting things up for this show! Doors open at 6:30 PM, The Juniors go on at 7:30 and Stillhouse will start at 8:45 and play continuously ’til close in varying formats from solo and duo acoustic to full 6-piece band. Cover is $7.00. “Too Many Turns” is on sale now at Loose Lucy’s in Five Points and online at WoodshedArchive.org/shop. Portions of the proceeds directly benefit the Woodshed Archive.
This CD has been a long time in the making and many Stillhouse fans have waited not-so-patiently for this day to come. The Free-Times’ Kevin Oliver had this to say about Stillhouse and “Too Many Turns”:
There’s an extended family of musicians in Columbia that encompasses several different bands, sharing members and morphing from one into the other depending on the night. Stillhouse is a part of this creative chain that also includes groups such as Jellyroll & Delicious Dish, Rev. Marv Ward and Bitterroot, all of which share a loose but warm camaraderie born of friends who play music together mostly for pure enjoyment.
Too Many Turns, Stillhouse’s new EP of original tunes, hearkens back to another musical aggregate — the one surrounding the Grateful Dead, featuring bands such as New Riders of the Purple Sage and Country Joe & the Fish. There’s a similar vibe here, a potent, percolating brew of rock, soul, blues and boogie that’s instantly recognizable to anyone who had an FM radio during the ’70s.
Stillhouse is anchored by singer/guitarist John Scollon, but it benefits from a full band — particularly vocalists Jenn McCallister and Karri Scollon, who convincingly render both the propulsive folk-rock of “Trestles” and the Cat Stevens-esque acoustic number “Day Without a Daydream.”
Eleven years on, Stillhouse can often be seen around town playing all the classic rock tunes you would expect from such a friendly local music collective. But this new set proves they can write their own material in the same style — and that those originals can be just as enjoyable.
Jenn McCallister – vocals, keyboard
Greg Bates – guitar, vocals
John Scollon – guitar, vocals
Karri Scollon – vocals
Mike Mahoney – bass
Chris Jones – drums
The evening will kick off with a set by The Juniors, an indy-folk trio from Columbia, SC featuring rich three-part harmonies and carefully crafted original material. The style is a little difficult to pin down but one listener recently referred to it as, “Folk Punk.” Beginning in 2013, the Juniors have gone from playing open mics in Columbia to entertaining audiences across North and South Carolina.
Justine – Vocals/Keys/Guitars
Rob – Vocals/Guitars
Sam – Vocals/Guitars/Percussion
Woodshed Archive records, mixes, and masters digital CDs free of charge for the bands who have performed at the Woodshed and other Woodshed Archive-related events. These digital CDs are for the bands to use as they please, whether as promotional give-aways or as Stillhouse did, to go all out completing the full hard copy CD creative process. So thank you for supporting Stillhouse and in turn, Woodshed Archive, by purchasing their CD either directly from them or online at the Woodshed Archive shop link posted above.