Well hey, we’ve hit double-digits in the recording archive! Great news all around, and thanks to all the folks who have brought recordings forward to post here.
Volume 10 came to us through outreach. Guitarist Tim McKeage heard about what we’re up to and very kindly gave us all this little nugget from his group, The Last Straw. This comes from Tim’s collection, and I’m glad to see another non-jazz recording make the archive.
The Last Straw was… I don’t know what you’d call them. Folk? Country? Alt-Country? All I know is they were fun and a hoot, and my band, The Spores, was fortunate to play a couple of double-bills with them, including Nature’s Table PA benefit (the Mango Zowies were also on that bill), and a gig in Chicago where the memories have all but faded away.
So good to have a recording with Karen Lee Larson on it, and hearing Thad Bales on banjo after a very long time is just great. Hope you enjoy it.
The Last Straw: January 27, 1990 (NTA Vol 10)
Paul Budin: Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals
Tim McKeage: Lead Guitar, Vocals
Alton Patches: Bass, Vocals
Karen Lee Larson: Violin, Vocals
Thad Bales: Banjo, Vocals
Matt Quirk: Drums, Vocals