Weekend Gig Report – In Stereo at Canyon Inn August 21-22, 2009

Recap of the In Stereo gig at the Canyon Inn in Salt Lake City, Utah on August 21-22, 2009.

In Stereo - Live At The Canyon Inn
In Stereo - Live At The Canyon Inn

 My live band “In Stereo” played at the Canyon Inn in Salt Lake City, Utah this past weekend. The Canyon Inn is becoming our home club since we play there so often. In Stereo seems to have pretty good success every time we play there. The regulars tell us we’re one of the better bands that play there and it’s nice to hear those kind of comments. I personally believe we’re the best band that plays there buy hey, I’m biased.

   This gig was sort of a surprise as we didn’t have it down on the band calender. But our agent called us up to “remind” us that we were booked to play at the Canyon Inn. It was news to us that we were booked at all but being the professionals that we are, we honored the commitment our agent made for us. We went into this gig without any practices but we have been playing together for about 14 years so we weren’t too worried.     Continue reading “Weekend Gig Report – In Stereo at Canyon Inn August 21-22, 2009”

Weekend Gig Report – In Stereo At Canyon Inn, July 24-25, 2009

Matt’s live band In Stereo played a gig at the Canyon Inn in Salt Lake City, Utah on July 24-24, 2009.

In Stereo - Laying Down The Groove
In Stereo - Laying Down The Groove

   My live band In Stereo played this past weekend at the Canyon Inn in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our drummer, Ted Townsend was back playing with us after a long battle with a staff infection in his ankle. If you remember, he got sick in April right before a gig. Ted had a rough time recovering but he’s one of the toughest people I’ve met and he’s back behind the drumset again.

   Naturally after that long of a layoff you worry about a players ability to hold up under the strain of two consecutive 4-hour nights of playing. Especially when it’s the drummer because drumming takes a lot of stamina. We did get together to practice a couple nights before the gig and Ted was feeling good so we went ahead and played the Canyon Inn.      Continue reading “Weekend Gig Report – In Stereo At Canyon Inn, July 24-25, 2009”

Weekend Gig Report – In Stereo at Canyon Inn, May 29-30, 2009

Matt Rushton’s live band, In Stereo, played at the Canyon Inn in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 29-30, 2009. This is the write-up.

In Stereo Bass Drum Logo
In Stereo Bass Drum Logo

    My live band “In Stereo” played two nights at the Canyon Inn in Salt Lake City, Utah this past weekend. It was a very mixed bag as the two nights went down in very different ways. On Friday we had some definite problems but we recouped and Saturday we were back on top of our game.

   Our drummer, Ted Townsend is still recovering from a severe ankle infection that has left him unable to play drums. He is getting better but the date of  his return to the drumset with In Stereo is still unknown. Luckily, the very talented Frank Lee was able to fill in for Ted this weekend. Frank also plays drum in my original band, Shufflin’ Noah and Frank was a founding member of In Stereo before he went back to school to get his Masters degree.    Continue reading “Weekend Gig Report – In Stereo at Canyon Inn, May 29-30, 2009”

Gig Report – In Stereo Live At The Canyon Inn April 3-4, 2009

Write-up on the In Stereo gig at the Canyon Inn in Salt Lake City on April 3-4, 2009.

In Stereo Ready To Rock
In Stereo Ready To Rock

   In Stereo played an excellent live gig at the Canyon Inn in Salt Lake City, Utah the weekend of April 3-4, 2009. We really had a lot of fun this past weekend even though the weekend started with an extreme low point for In Stereo. We had practiced on Wednesday night and Ted (our drummer) seemed to be doing fine and we got some excellent new songs ready to go. So when I got a call about midday on Thursday from Ted to tell me he was in the hospital with a severely infected ankle it was a complete surprise. Ted had his ankle’s fused about a year ago and the screws in the bones had started to come out and caused bleeding inside his ankle, which in turn became infected. Needless to say, he would be unable to make our scheduled gig. Luckily, we were able to secure the drumming services of Frank Lee who is the drummer for Shufflin’ Noah and also the original drummer for In Stereo before he left the band and Ted took over the drumming. It turned out to be really fun for all of us to have Frank come and drum although our thoughts were with Ted all weekend.      Continue reading “Gig Report – In Stereo Live At The Canyon Inn April 3-4, 2009”