WANT TO GO?
John Lancaster, DeadFaceDown and Tomorrow Burns
WHERE: The Blue Parrot, 14 Capitol St.
WHEN: 10 p.m. Saturday
INFO: 304-342-2583 or www.johnlancaster.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- After years spent fronting and playing guitar in area bands Guru Lovechild, Earth to Eros and Chum, Huntington's John Lancaster put out his solo debut, "Phantom Moon," in 2010. He enlisted the help of guitarist Mac Walker, bassist Barry Smith and drummer Josh Adkins to take the studio project on the road, and now he and the band are working on an EP due out later this year.
The band brings the new material to its first show at The Blue Parrot on Saturday. In the meantime, the gazz caught up with Lancaster to see what's up with the band and the music.
Q:Chum reunited for a few shows in October. How did those go?
A: "It was a blast! I've known and played music with Chris [Tackett] and Mac [Walker] for so long that it felt very natural and things fell right back into place from where we had left off. Some of the earliest music that we made together as Chum was written 18 or 19 years ago, and the songs that we revisited at those shows were still a lot of fun to play. Rehearsing with those guys, laughing and reminiscing, Jude [Blevins] coming in and nailing the drum parts in a ridiculously short amount of time, seeing a ton of old friends -- we really couldn't have asked for anything more.