After the release of Digbys first full length record three years ago, the band had been riddled with a series of troublesome events that had left them shaken. After one members divorce in the middle of an unsuccessful tour of the eastern United States, and another two members considering leaving to pursue other avenues, the band was feeling as though they had come to a final crossroad. This feeling was doubled after the loss of a close friend in an auto accident shortly afterward. They felt as though the end was near for them as well.
This Digby EP, Whats Not Plastic, and the following 2 EPs titled under the umbrella name of The Wake In The Street , were recorded in a small studio on the second floor of a working funeral home in Louisville, Kentucky over a two month period in the spring of 2006. It is the culmination of changes and endings. Two and a half years spent at a metaphorical wake for divorces, deaths of friends and departures of band mates. Time spent adrift in an icy sea, searching for land and perhaps a bit of whiskey.
Trey Anastasio Band played sans Cyro Baptista at the House Of Blues in Houston after the percussionist was sidelined with the flu.
Tedeschi Trucks Band delivered an acoustic section to open up the second set of their Chicago Theatre residency closer and also stopped by Buddy Guy’s Legends to perform with the legend himself.
Jerry Joeseph helped Widespread Panic dust off a cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together” during night two of WSP’s Panic En La Playa Nueve run in Mexico, which featured a Red Hot Mama Pajama theme.
Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the Chicago Theatre on Friday night to continue their four-night residency in The Windy City.
Umphrey’s McGee debuted “Red Room” nearly 13 years since its release on 2007’s ‘The Bottom Half’ and busted out another Rush cover at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.