Sidewinder Stitches Time
This is the page where the band usually bestows their unified, passionate vision upon you, faithful listener, with an epic history of it's members. But in truth, with a couple of exceptions, we have been as consistently inconsistent with our contributing players as with our stylistic approach. To call the Rivercity Seven a band in the truest sense of the word would be a misnomer. Each album has been a musical cooperative of Austin players, usually crammed into a shoebox apartment on the railroad tracks, affectionately named, Whirling Fern Studios. But these modest surroundings have yielded some of the most inspired recording sessions I have yet put to tape. And the self-renewing influx of players has always stoked the creative fire for me. This stretch down the path being no exception. On Sidewinder Stitches Time, our latest release, myself along with John McClane on guitar and Frank Kammerdiener on bass and cello, longtime idealists to the cause, have turned the musical screw once again to include David Speer on piano, Mark Power and Kyle Bengtson on lead guitar, and Steve Stueve on sax. All of them salty dogs of the sound waves and good lads to boot. After several years of doing this, I'm beginning to understand how musically fertile the soil of Austin really is. It's an immune reaction of the mind to the mundane to take for granted the diversity of talented players you can meet everyday. Some of them living just down the stairs. Hope you enjoy the record and thanks for the support. Robb Froman, 2008.