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.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Our ninja!

Sam's our bass player. He's also my brother, in the true-blood sense.

But he's a lot of other things. Husband, father, custodian of his mother, teacher, poet, athlete . . .

More than anything else, though, he's a really hard worker.

For years he trained to be a competitor on American Ninja Warrior, and a few years ago he did just that. Beating out thousands of hopefuls, he made the cut.

But it didn't go as well as he had hoped.

He made the decision to work that much harder. And now he's beat out tens of thousands for another shot at Mount Midoriyama on season nine of American Ninja Warrior!

 Congratulations, Sam!!!

You can click here to watch him break the news to his kids.

And you can join us at Universal Studios on the evening of Tuesday, March 7th to watch his run.

Send us a note through the contact widget above for more information.

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