We’re a rock band from the Washington, DC area – we also all happen to work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. We run the gamut professionally from earth to space science.
Despite our band name and our pedigrees, our music is not overtly geeky. It’s actually very 60s and classic rock inspired. We released our first album, “Last Call”, in 2013. We’re currently working on our second one – working title, “Sophomore Slump.” ;)) Actual title is likely to be “Traveling Ground.”
We’re currently only available in a limited way for gigs, as two of our members are busy at work on a flight project that launches in early 2016. Until then, we’re mostly ensconced in the studio like the post-1966 Beatles. Only not as famous. And probably only a fraction as talented.
As you might guess, the Beatles are one of our biggest influences. We’re also a fan (collectively) of bands and artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Byrds, Carbon Leaf, Kjetil Linnes, The Grateful Dead (no, we’re not a jam band, though our drummer moonlights in a Dead cover band), Fleetwood Mac, R.E.M., Tom Petty, and Nirvana.
Please feel free to stream our music for free from the website. We have a couple of playlists embedded on our Music page.
Header photo credit: Lee J Haywood
This one is written by Kevin, sung by Maggie, and features some instrumentation we’ve never tried before. Rachel Spicknall Mulford plays the cello (and appears courtesy of Dr. Dour and Peach.), and Joe plays the banjo. The song has special meaning for us as well, which I think you’ll understand if you listen. It’s dedicated to the memory of Mary Phyl Simpson, and all who live life like it’s all there is.
Our friend, musician Kjetil Linnes, had a birthday this week. So we recorded our own version of one of his songs as a birthday present.
We’re very happy with how it came out. Maggie used her new Rickenbacker 360-12 and we tried a few other new tricks.
Please have a listen!