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.

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.

Here we are at Corona's Showcase Theatre in 1994 opening for English blues legend, Robin Trower.

I guess Sam, our bass player, had to be 19 here! Chris got that mullet, but it don't matter 'cause his wicked-awesome guitar chops distract from any fashion faux pas, up to and including my oversized fleece jacket ON TOP of my flannel.

Good Lord, I had to have been HOT!

Issac holds it down on drums, somehow knowing he will regret nothing in twenty years.

Check out the sing-along crowd participation stuff! And hang on until the end for some dope camera tricks!


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