THE HOURHAND: Since that show, we were riding high with new drive and determination. We had dates booked to tour western Canada in late spring to late summer 2020. All of which have now been postponed/cancelled prior to announcing and promoting the tour (thanks COVID…).
That’s when we decided to start a new evolutionary process. We got straight to writing and demoing a whole new group of songs with the intent to improve our music and live show. We’ve also had a few online mentorship sessions with Jon Harvey of Monster Truck and Jared James Nichols. – Their personal experiences and insight have really aided our progression into this evolved sound we are always striving for.
As for audible changes, we’re adjusting the gain settings a little closer to Classic/Blues Rock and focusing on vocals and vocal melodies. I’ll be singing with Gray significantly more than before, so we can chill out on double tracking a bit. We also updated our gear to suit this change, Dawson picked up a beautiful old 70’s Ludwig kit and I’m setting down my Kramer in favor of a Gibson Les Paul and a modified Fender Strat. Then Gray snagged a Bass VI. I’d say our sound is developing a more “vintage” feel to it.