MUSIC

About Beyond the Safe and Sound

Bay Station continues to blend elements of folk, rock, blues and Americana on their fourth recorded collection, the 6-song EP Beyond the Safe and Sound (April 9, 2021). Originally planning to record live in a studio, the band pivoted after the pandemic hit, staying local, and playing weekly porch concerts for their Alameda neighbors. Motivated by current events, they began writing new songs and shelving others that no longer seemed relevant to the project. “We couldn’t help but speak to the collective uncertainty we were all feeling, be it about the looming climate crisis, the ongoing pandemic or the daily round of political contention in the news that characterized 2020.” The result is six songs that reflect on a year like no other.


About Other Desert Cities

For their third studio recording Other Desert Cities, Bay Station sought inspiration in the Mojave Desert. The 10 songs on Other Desert Cities were written over several week-long writing retreats in Joshua Tree, a desert town adjacent to its namesake National Park. Bay Station co-founders Deborah Crooks and Kwame Copeland use their experiences and impressions of desert life as a springboard for ten new songs that reflect the stark and natural beauty of the desert environment, and detail some of the strange, poetic, and distinctly American stories of its desert denizens, both animal and human

About Go Out and Make Some

Drawing upon their collective literary chops and post-punk and twang tendencies, Crooks and Copeland released Your Own Reaction (under their former name, KCDC), a 10-song collection of Americana and rock, in 2014. Now with their follow-uprecording,Go Out and Make Some (March 8th 2016) they hit their stride with a true melting pot of original Americana, blues, jazz and rock infused songs about love, lust, sandy beaches, dusty roads, wandering holy men, wolf birds and more

"This band admirably reflects the wealth of music explored by Hot Tuna, they have that James Gang (Joe Walsh) metabolism, that Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia Band  homegrown classicism, and that ability to strike just the right chord with everyone in an appreciative audience." — John Apice, No Depression

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