Although it was announced earlier this week that the John Popper
Project shows had been postponed until a later date, the news has now
come out that the shows are not only on, but they're multiplying! The
band will be coming together for three shows - two in the Tap
Room of New York's famed Knitting Factory May 3rd and 4th, and a third
at Harry's Roadhouse in Asbury Park, NJ on May 5th. These shows had been
scheduled shortly after the successful inauguration of the John Popper
Project at Suite 16 and the Conduit back in February, but scheduling
overlaps looked to threaten the newest slate of gigs until the conflicts
were resolved. Tickets are available for the first two shows through TicketWeb
and the third will go on sale April 13th.
On the other end of the country, from the adopted home of Brendan
Hill and new arrival John Popper, comes this announcement from Brendan's
"Alongside of the new material there are brand new versions of the
Grind material," Michael writes. "We always wanted to re-visit
Grind and finally got the chance. When we re-recorded the
Grind stuff it came out so great we had put it on the record and
given the very limited release of the Grind EP and the much
larger scope of Road to Jericho it totally made sense. It
definitely is a solid representation and overview of the band over the
last couple years."
SEATTLE, WA, March 30, 2004 - Stolen Ogre - born in a jam and raised
in the legendary Pacific Northwest music scene - is ready to conquer new
territory with the upcoming May 3rd release of its first full length CD
Road To Jericho. The first single, "Jericho", will be released to
radio April 13th.
Original founding member and creative collaborator, Blues Traveler
drummer Brendan Hill, returned to record with Stolen Ogre on the album.
Road To Jericho was produced and arranged by Michael McMorrow
(piano, organ, guitar), Marc Willett (bass) and Stolen Ogre for Seattle
based Shadowhawk Records. The CD was mastered by Tom Hall whose credits
include UB40, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and Queensryche among many others.
Road to Jericho combines musically woven arrangements and
soul-crafted lyrics with the freedom and attitude of a great jam
session. Stolen Ogre is studio-seasoned, club-tested and road-ready to
take their music to new heights. The album is available for pre-order on
April 13th thru CDbaby.com. Shadowhawk Records will hold a CD release
party and performance on May 20th at Seattle's Suite G.