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.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Best wishes!

Wishing all who observe a very happy holiday!

Blessings to you and yours.

In fraternity,
Stillwater Black

Monday, December 18, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Artist Profile: In This Moment

Back in September, we profiled a band that Chris turned me onto, My Chemical Romance. THE poster boys of emo rock, I had missed the ENTIRE life span of this band while on my musical hiatus. The good news is that I get to enjoy them like they're some new thing, but I certainly lost an opportunity to be a part of a cultural moment.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Drum day 12/10/17

We got together yesterday. It was our longest single session in awhile. Issac put down drums for two more new songs giving us a total of five new pieces of music to work through over the coming weeks.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Flashback '94: Roadhouse Blues

Since we're now streaming our cover of I've Just seen a Face, it seems appropriate to revisit another cover that was a staple in our early sets, The Doors' Roadhouse Blues.