Last summer, drummer and founding member Jon (Beagle) Kelly nearly lost his right hand index finger while helping load a truck with sound equipment. Jon was fortunate enough to be seen in an ER (in Houston) that had a hand surgeon on staff. Jon was able to keep his finger, and underwent 6 months of rehabilitation to use it again, as it was severely damaged. Having been told by many of his teachers that he was "extremely right-handed", Jon feared he may not be able to play for a long time, if at all. Lucky for the rest of us, the amazing and super talented Nick Recio sat in for Jon during his recovery, and enabled us to continue to gig, and even pushed us to new limits as a band. Now, after 6 months on the mend, Jon is back, and as rocking as ever. Excited to get back on the booking trail, the reunited Kelly brothers are looking forward to a summer of making music with bassist Eric Onimus and Vocalist Danielle Hardaman.
Hello All! Work continues on our Acousticats CD "The Lost Years" as we are in the final mixing stages and adding some tasty tracks to what we already have. In the meantime, we are hunting for new places to play, so if anyone has suggestions, we'd love to hear them! Just Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Also, while we are finishing up "The Lost Years", we will be offering "Acousticastaway", a CD of previously-unreleased acoustic songs recorded by Tim at Daniel Farris's Denial Studios just before Daniel moved out to L.A. at our shows. Some of these songs are already up here at our site if you would like to sample them.
Drummer Jon is still healing from his summertime injury that almost cost him a finger. He is doing well, but the docs say it will still be a few months before his hand can handle the rigors of drumming. Lucky for us, Nick Recio will be sitting in for Jon on the upcoming FMB gigs.
Check out our sites on facebook and myspace, and fan us at our new site on REVERBNATION. Our plan is to get all our recordings done by the end of 2011 and concentrate on playing live in 2012. After all, if the world does end next year, wouldn't it be cool to see it all go down at a Full Moon Blanket show?