Greetings to the followers and friends of the Underground Alliance! Not too long ago, our Recording Tech, Jake Duffie, got the chance to record The Matt Comeau Band at Grimross Brewing. The night of familiar faces, drinking, and atmosphere had been brought to us by the good people at Roots & Soul Promotions. We could spend paragraphs trying to capture the feel of that performance, but luckily, we don’t have to! Listen in for free HERE, or at the bottom of this post for a few of the band’s original tunes.
Later that night, Jont & The Infinite Possibility played a set that is tough to put the right words to. Something magical between the theatrical performances of David Bowie or Prince, and the intimate, humble feel of your local indie band, but bigger. I can only hope we will be uploading parts of that set someday soon, but until then, do yourself the favor of checking out their music!
We here are the Underground Alliance Recording Studio had a fantastic time working Jake Cormier’s first session with us. A regular partner in crime to Richie Young, Cormier is well adapt to a similar style of the blues, with a little more traditional rock n’ roll fuelling his fire.
Throughout the evening of Jake’s session, we completed a original single, and wrapped up with a video performance of another of his tunes. Richie even stopped in to lay down a saucy harmonica track. The first thing that really stood out to me when working with Jake, was his voice. He may be a little soft spoken to talk to in person, but it was a whole other level when he opened up in front of the mic. Smooth, deep, powerful, and on pitch. Some of the most impressive vocals before hitting an FX chain that I’ve had the pleasure to work with.
The sound check was in full swing and the loveable lovely’s at the door swept my cover fee and gave me a hug with their eyes alone. The tables were set and the auction was on. I always preferred silent auctions because it really gave me a chance to cry someone else’s tears. If there is one thing on this moldy sandwich we call earth that touches my soul more than music, it’s art. And with our friends at Marijuana for Trauma Inc. standing by to answer any questions or just lend a smile, you immediately felt like you were a part of something much greater, something charitable and pure. Organic alternatives to sludge and symptoms, our creator, whether it be nature, God or Dio himself, gave us those plants as a gift and gave us the will to seek them out.