On Facebook I follow the band The Authority, who were our (Last Tribe's) contemporaries back in the 90's. Our two band's were the prominent bands out of Rockland County, NY that were packing Wetland's Preserve down in NYC on a regular basis. The new hippie scene started there by Phish, Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors was just taking off and those bands were starting to play bigger venues while we were coming up and filling their shoes. Admittedly, the Authority was more tapped into that scene than we were as they were a funk band and we were more of a rock band. Some relatively unknown bands playing the venue at the same time as us were Dave Matthews, 311, The Wallflowers and Warren Haynes to name a few.
So I got the post mentioning a new book about Wetlands being done by deceased owner Larry Bloch's wife, Laura, on Kickstarter. I went to the site here and there was my band's name being featured on an old Wetland's Calendar front and center. It looks like Laura has met her goal of $17500 and the book will be published in June of this year. Great stuff, I look forward to the book and the many memories it will stir up for so many people. Over 2500 bands played that venue during it's 13 year run in lower Manhattan.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
At the request of our old friend Allison Hagendorf (who is now a host on VH1) and many other friends, I finally put Unspun's first record "One" up for sale on iTunes and for streaming on Spotify. I am quite proud of this bunch of songs as it opened a lot of doors in the NYC music world and garnered us many new fans. We met a lot of industry kingpins and ended up being wooed by and signing a deal with Avery Lipman at Universal Republic records. Great days! You can access the record here.