Face Down in Muskeg
Whether you're an Alaskan and need "Chatanika" for your collection, a Minnesotan who wants their 80s rekindled with "Boogie Lake," or anyone who just feels the need to crank up the Steve Miller meets Alice Cooper sound of "Flock of Flying Folding Chairs," I hope you find a tune you like on the album. 'Face Down in Muskeg' is a multi-genre compilation of originals setting out to: (1) demonstrate the types of tones and production capabilities currently available with Hip Boot Productions Studio in North Pole, Alaska (2) get some of the past of out of the cattail kid's head, so he can make room for more life~!!! Thanks for giving it a listen. The Cattail Kid is an Interior Alaskan whose current work is a mysterious collision of modern folk and classic rock. He's been labeled as a multi-genre producer, songwriter, and bassist. Whatever. ...just a guy who likes to be doing music when not asleep~! The studio, Hip Boot Productions, has been focusing on producing original country, rock, folk and christian music. In the early 80s, 'cattail' began performing and recording in Crosslake, Minnesota. While on vacation in Florida, he and Jamie Reed put their first original on a 4-track. After Brent's Aunt won a drum set on "The Price is Right," (not kidding) they called Jeff and formed the band "Chopper Loose." A decade later, after releasing 'I Can't Believe I'm Still Here' and livin' their youth like rock stars, 'The Last Frontier' called North. Upon arrival to Alaska, 'cattail' was bassist for the acoustic rock band 'Trainwreck.' The 'Train Comin' album was released in 1999, the same year he married the love of his life, Michelle, and was even lucky enough to spend the next two performing with Alaskan folk legends Matt Hammer and Loren Arment. At the dawn of the new millennium, cattail joined forces with 6-string extraordinaire "Dr. G." Accompanied by a handful great musicians, they have performed throughout Alaska (under names such as Seizure, Trainwreck, the cattail kid band, Mental Patience, 4-Play, and The Legends of Rock). Their favorite venues include the Howling Dog Saloon, the Refinery Lounge, the Gold Rush Saloon, and the Talkeetna Music Festival. Cattail's currently holding the low end with Fairbanks-based 'Legends of Rock.' When you're visiting Alaska, please check out the band.