Stillwater Black came together in 1991 when Chris Thayer met Ahmed and Sam Pierstorff while playing in the pit band for a high school musical production. Issac McCorkell was quickly recruited on drums and the band recorded its first EP, The Last Virtuous Lady of Athens.

In 1995 they signed with Cleaves Entertainment, a now-defunct independent label based out of Southern California's Inland Empire. Stillwater Black recorded their debut LP, Adam. They played frequently with local and national acts including Dishwalla, Save Ferris, Reel Big Fish, and IE punk/ska mainstays, The Skeletones.

In 1997 the members parted ways and the project lay dormant for two decades.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Session cancelled

We had plans to lay down the final drum and bass tracks for Longshot today, but it turns out that Chris isn't feeling so good.

We'll see what our prospects are for next week.

It's a good lesson in rolling with the punches. It's too early to have a strong sense of where a reinvigorated Stillwater is going or might take us, but none of us have room in our lives for a lot of friction. Part of the experiment, then, is really about setting an intention to create and leaving outcomes to Forces greater than ourselves.

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