The Slip’s Marc Friedman Joins Big Light

By Team JamBase Jun 14, 2012 6:35 am PDT


Marc Friedman by Rob Chapman
Marc Friedman (The Slip, Surprise Me Mr. Davis) has moved to San Francisco and is now a full-time member of Big Light. Friedman has appeared on stage with the band over the last three years, standing in for Steve Adams (ALO) here or there. However, Marc’s participation in the last year and a half hasn’t been limited to filling in on bass. Friedman has produced and performed on Big Light’s forthcoming LP, entitled The Well Wishers (arriving Fall 2012). Steve Adams is by no means “leaving the band” in that rock band cliché kind of way assures Big Light, who want to assure fans that Adams will always remain a collaborator, contributor and close member of their family. Adams recently issued a statement, which reads in part:

I’ve always wanted Big Light to reach as far as they can. As much as I wish I could be there the whole way, I couldn’t be more pumped they are forging on with a new record on the horizon and Marc Friedman holding down the bass duties. Marc is a big hero of mine, and has been for many years. What he’s already contributed to the new record is amazing, and I have no doubt he’s gonna help push this band far and beyond. I give the guys my full endorsement and hope for all the best (read Steve’s full statement here).

As mentioned above, The Well Wishers drops this fall and Big Light have been hard at work completely re-vamping their live show to complement the album. They will be previewing the new lineup and material at a bunch of West Coast dates this summer including a Friday, June 22nd appearance at the Carter Ranch Music Festival in Bootjack, CA and a special installment of the band’s monthly residency at SF’s Hotel Utah Saloon on June 24th, where Big Light will throw a full-on NEON PARTY featuring plugged-in sets from themselves and new friends Doppio. Big Light also returns to High Sierra Music Festival, where the band will play at 11 am in the Vaudeville Tent on Saturday (7/7) and at an undisclosed location at an undisclosed time on Friday (7/6) – keep your ears to the ground once you get on site. You can also catch Big Light’s chief songwriter-lead singer Fred Torphy in a Troubadour Session alongside Tim and Nicki Bluhm over this special weekend.

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