Port Angeles band releases third CD

Having spent the better part of a year recording shows, then replaying, remixing and remastering the best of the best tracks, Deadwood Revival is releasing its third CD.

  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:20pm
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Having spent the better part of a year recording shows, then replaying, remixing and remastering the best of the best tracks, Deadwood Revival is releasing its third CD.

"We have been having so many fun, high-energy shows since becoming a four-piece and we wanted to capture that," said band member Jason Mogi.

"Plus, we had many fans requesting we put out a live CD this time around," said Kim Trenerry, fellow band member.

The CD is called "Deadwood Revival SAT 730." The cover features a fluorescent marquee sign advertising a show at The Pegasus on Bainbridge Island.

The band considers the CD a debut for the foursome.

Deadwood Revival has doubled in size since the release of its first two albums, adding Port Angeles’ Ches Ferguson on bass and Julie Campbell of Tacoma on fiddle to the original members, vocalists Jason Mogi with guitar and claw hammer banjo and Kim Trenerry on guitar.

When asked why the successful duo wanted additional members, Trenerry said: "Anytime you add a low end and a solo instrument to a duo, you’re going to have a much fuller sound. And Julie and Ches are not your ordinary musicians. They bring many years of experience to the table and both of them are great improvisers, which has allowed us to take our music to another level."

SAT 730 contains 14 tracks that include some new songs, some traditional songs and some remakes of earlier recordings.

"We are really happy with all of the tracks," Trenerry said.

"But probably our favorites are any of the tunes that involved improvisation."

Some tracks spill into the uncharted territory of "the jam," according to Mogi.

"There aren’t too many old-time bluegrass musicians who also step out of the box and play group improvisation," he said.

"It’s not like anyone takes a rehearsed solo in a tune that is an open jam. We just make it up as we go along."

The group is happy the live recording process is over. The extra gear needed for set-up required constant tweaking and tapes had to be changed after an hour.

"Probably the most difficult thing was Jason having to divide his attention between recording, running sound and performing all at the same time," Trenerry said.

"Also, we recorded to ADAT and there is only so much time per tape and Jason had to constantly be aware of the tape running out." All the recording venues were in Washington and include The Bushwacker in Port Angeles, Water Street Brewing in Port Townsend, The Eastside Club in Olympia, Conor Byrne Pub in Seattle and Everybody’s Brewing in White Salmon.

Celebrate

with the band

An all-ages release party is scheduled for Deadwood Revival’s latest album,

"SAT 730,"

at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the

Red Lion ballroom,

221 N. Lincoln St.,

Port Angeles.

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