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Steampunk Tribune | November 21, 2012
Steampunk Tribune | September 30, 2012
An extraordinary event will be taking place in the environs of Northern California (hence, NoCal), specifically in the beautiful city of Richmond. Steamstock, will be taking place, with a cacophony of Steampunk musical luminaries, including Abney Park, Vernian Process, French and the Punk, Lee Presson & the Nails, and many more, including the legendary Thomas Dolby! With a lineup as such, it will certainly be an event talked about in the Steampunk realms for years to come… so to be part of Steampunk History, do take a jaunt to their webpage, and make your plans to attend! To learn more, please head to…http://www.steamstock.org/
Punkettes | September 6, 2012
Punkettes | September 6, 2012
Dieselpunks.org | August 11, 2012
In a world of DJs and remixers, it’s hard to find a band willing to swing the world with new music. Thankfully, I ran into Carey Rayburn. This jazz player is not only tapping to the electroswing beat, but he’s built a whole company around it, a Good Company.
Staffed by a raucous band of jazz musicians and Abney Park alumni (including the dread Captain Robert), Good Co just released their first album Electro Swing for the Masses last week. After listening to the album about ten or twenty times (it’s really that good), I had to speak to the kingpin that locks this group together. Their music mixes traditional jazz and swing beats with a little something different, progressing the electroswing sound in a truly American style.
But don’t take my word for it…
Carey, what can you tell me about Good Company? Are you all musicians by trade or do you have secret identities in the 9-to-5 world?
Good Co was originally a fun little side project of mine. Being a trumpet player here in Seattle I’m lucky to work with some amazing musicians and it seems like the more music I write, the more people I get to invite to recordings.
If you check out our liner notes you’ll notice we’ve got a lot of musicians. Some of us are professional musicians but a lot of our players have their regular 9 to 5s, working as lawyers, software programmers, teachers, etc.
As for secret identities, I think for a lot of our members their music is their secret identity!
No one hears the old tunes on the radio anymore. That means you have a story to tell about how you first ran into the world of swing and big band. What was the first tune you really fell in love with?
Whoo, that’s a tough one! I grew up in a house full of music. Any day of the week you could hear blues, pop, rock, jazz, just about every genre coming out of our stereo. To this day my dad is up on the music scene (way more than me!) and is always introducing me to new bands.
Brass Goggles | July 17, 2012
To be honest, I didn’t know Steamstock was even a thing until I came accross it in Steampunk Facebook Page ( Found by Clicking Here ).
Details about Steamstock can be found by going to http://www.steamstock.org/
Steampunk Tribune | March 31, 2012
Steampunk Tribune | March 9, 2012
Steampunk Tribune | January 2, 2012
Received word yesterday afternoon that Abney Park’s novelization of their exploits, consolidated in a compendium titled “The Wrath of Fate” is now available! Based on their description, I understand that the work further explores the relationship between their musical endeavor and their background, so to pass an eye yourself of the newly released work, please visit: http://www.abneypark.com/market/