The music scene on Martha’s Vineyard sure does slow down in the offseason, but we find ways to keep busy! Over the winter, I asked some local musicians to record a bit of music and conversation with me at Phil daRosa‘s Oak Bluffs studio – The Print Shop. I also reached out to some local photographers to come by and capture these in-studio interviews. We’re calling the recordings “TPS Sessions” and I hope you enjoy them!
Rob Myers, aka Jellybone Rivers, has spent many many years on Martha’s Vineyard as a fixture of the island music scene. You may have seen him behind a drum-set, for bands like Good Night Louise, The Hammerheads and Master Exploder. He also fronts the band Kahoots and has recently been honing in on some solo material that focuses on positivity. Below are some tunes that he played for me, and you can scroll down to hear a piece of our conversation.
“What To Do”
Although Rob recently became a father (congrats!), he’s still heavily involved in the island’s music scene. Keep an eye out for him! And you can check out a recent Vineyard Gazette article he was featured in HERE.
Rob talks about an inspirational Positive Psychology course he took and how the song “Chip Away” came to be:
You Won’t is Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri, a Boston-based duo who’s twisted sense of humor can be thoroughly entertaining and hilarious. I’ve seen these two perform live and I’m impressed by the sound they produce, not to mention their thoughtfully worded lyrics. They really nail the words with this tune and the music video is super creative and kooky.
“If I was a cute little kid I would show you the painting I did for you But I’m up in the air I’m not here and not there
If I was a sad-eyed 18 I would cut all the holes in your jeans for you But now what can I say? I’m too little too late.”
I’ve blogged about this duo before…for fans of Kings Of Convenience, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, or even Simon & Garfunkel. They open up for Ryan Montbleau tonight at Club Passim. Here’s one of my favorite tunes they do: