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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Of mice and blues

I finally got to see Chris fronting Big Papa and the TCB last night on the mainstage at Downtown Disney.

Looks like they'll be regulars over there, and a good thing. It was magical watching the people stroll by and get totally caught up in the groove.

Stillwater's got a studio session on Sunday. Look for an update!

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