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The 13 track album
Wow! What a great time it was running with the Gypsy Killers in 1999-2002 in Philadelphia. Quickly the band of David Smithson, Michael Bruder (RIP/VIP) and Marvin Stahl rose to the occasion of playing in an established original music scene during the rise of the mobile and Internet age.
“The size of the halls doesn’t matter to me too much”
GK was fortunate to play along with great bands and performers at the North Star, Grape Room, Fergie’s, Khyber Pass, Shooters, The Rusty Nail, Some bar in A.C., The Pontiac Grille, John & Peters, Crossroads and more. We had so much fun during that time.
Lights of Callowhill
Born out of playing Fergie’s open mics on Monday Nights during the time. The story goes, Todd wrote this gem about his travel to the Open Mic (and to meet his then sweetheart attending Thomas Jefferson University). Listen again… Chinatown, Ridge Ave., the cadence of the street lights.
In writing the vocals on this catchy melody the goal was to get many city names included into versus. WKRP in Cincinnati was just a stroke of luck, but finding the CCR reference is a bit deeper. This was always a fun quick jam of a song that brought smiles.