Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Them Damn Kids at NOON tomorrow (Wednesday)!

What: Live Music
Who: Them Damn Kids - acoustic folk/indie folk
Where: Stumpjack Coffee, 1606 Washington St., Two Rivers
When: Wednesday, July 16 at 12:00 noon
one drink minimum

Them Damn Kids: Our story

Chris Darby and Rolland Gairroes met in January of 2000, while attending theological formation for the Roman Catholic priesthood, at a small college in rural northwestern Missouri. Upon entering their final year in the seminary, they joined musically to form the now disbanded Formation Issue. Formation Issue played one concert before its certain demise.

A year later the paths of this duo again converged in La Grange Park, IL where many songs were resurrected. Upon this foundation, the grid work for Them Damn Kids was built. After a brief six month hiatus, the living quarters were relocated to the city of Chicago, IL in late 2003.

The band traveled as much as their jobs allowed, traversing throughout Illinois and surrounding states. In 2004 they managed to play an impressive 125 shows. The simple desire to play as much as possible and bring joy to as many as possible were the primary motivations which fueled them.

In 2005, three other people were convinced to join the duo and form a rhythm section. They recorded an album, titled '...the day has just begun'. The album, comprised of twelve songs, was released on March 1st, 2006. The five piece band played it's final show at Cal's Bar in downtown Chicago on December 15th, 2006

In April of 2007, Chris took to the woods to hike the Appalachian Trail. He completed this monumental journey in October of that same year. Tdk picked up a record label while he was gone, and will release all new music on Chestnut Tree Records until further notice.

These are all people we have been told we sound like: Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Simon and Garfunkel, Elliott Smith, Ben Harper, Phil Ochs, Bright Eyes, Pearls before Swine, Ritchie Havens, Donovan, Kings of Convienence, Dead Kennedys, Jethro Tull, The Pogues, Ronnie Milsap, James Taylor, The Mountain Goats, and that guy who sings the theme song to the hobbit.

1 comment:

Nate said...

hobbit guy=glen yarborough