Calm Before the Storm
Like the vast majority of those bands, dreams eventually foundered on the realities of work and family. Two years after their final show, Chris, Andrew, and Matt went into engineer Pat Mills' Stonehouse Studio to preserve their legacy on tape; a decent unproduced set of 10 songs. After that, life intervened and the tapes sat in Pat's basement.
During an autumn 2002 solo tour, Andrew spent an afternoon with Pat transferring the original tracks onto his new digital workstation. Tragically, less than two weeks later Matt passed away. And once again, the project sat undisturbed, now backed up on discs in Andrew's attic.
Fate offered a unique opportunity when the pandemic put Andrew’s touring singer/songwriter career on indefinite hold. But he found to his horror that all the files had been corrupted, and the project was likely lost.
Thanks to the technical wizardry of Andrew’s longtime engineer Dustin Delage, some sturdier than reasonable files, and a whole lot of little miracles, the original recordings were safely imported into the modern studio. And now, you will finally hear these songs the way the band envisioned them all those years ago.