Sparky is finding his voice on vocals with Country being his primary genre, but with other genres mixed in. Cliff is getting used to playing the cajon, compared to the bass. It's coming along better and better as time goes by though. Shadow quitting the band put us in an awkward position, because we were lined up for gigs in L.A. wanting everything Truckee River Band can play! We were so exited about these gigs.
However, due to continuous jealousy of Sparky on guitar and interference of girlfriends and her family.
Shadow quit and said he didn't want to friends anymore. Naturally, we had to cancel those L.A. gigs because we no longer had the content. Shadow quitting was both shocking and expected with a splash of relief. When you have to literally track someone down on show days, and practice that falls through due to someone not showing up repeatedly, it was bound to happen. Cliff has a slightly better reason for missing practice...he drives truck long haul. However, when he comes back in town he is "caught up" on things finding a groove on the bass..now cajon.
Things are more peaceful now with just the "Malcom & Angus" of T.R.B. The songs seem to flow more easy now. Practice is a breeze. Learning new covers is a snap. Songwriting is a little slow, but we're working on it. We're not really focused on the current originals...probably trying to forget them and the memories of that time of the band...we'll see.
So, if you're in the Reno/Sparks area look us up at the open mics!
|"Malcom & Angus" of T.R.B.|