Saturday, May 14, 2016


Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey - Here and Now (June 9, 2009)
The  dB’s – Falling Off the Sky  (June 12, 2012)

Greg "Skeggy" Kendall, Peter Holsapple, and Water Music's James McMillan at the mixing board during
the recording of the lost Bar/None project, the Kendall Brothers album.

Peter Holsapple:  I had actually done a project for Glenn and Bar/None many years prior to Here And Now.  I produced an album at Water Music by a band called The Brothers Kendall. We did a great record and it was a lot of fun, but it never got released. I don’t remember Glenn’s rationale at the time, but he gave it a thumb’s down.  So that was the first thing I did for Bar/None. And despite that…  We were actually very grateful that Glenn was interested in putting out Here And Now.  It seemed like a really good, natural place for it.  As did the dB’s record.  We had known Glenn since New York Rocker days and early Maxwell’s days. In fact, at New York Rocker, I think it was Glenn who assigned me to interview the Soft Boys when they first came to town, which resulted in a great and very long-lasting friendship with Robyn Hitchcock, so I’m very grateful for that too.   But anyway, Chris and I had finished Here And Now and were wondering where to go it with it, and we were thrilled when Glenn offered to put it out. His label has always been a paragon of good taste, I think, so much good stuff has come out on Bar/None.  And the connection of years and years of friendship make it a pretty natural place to let that record land. And he was very willing to take the chance to put it out.

Peter and Chris performing "My Friend The Sun" from Here & Now 

 NEWS:  The four original dB's reunited on May 15, 2016 at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw NC as participantsin Stand Against HB2 - North Carolina Musicians United for EqualityNC and QORDS. Here's a report on that performance.


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"Song For Johnny Cash:"

"That Time Is Gone:"

"Write Back:"

"She Won't Drive In The Rain Anymore:"

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