Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket

When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens desperately needed to come up with a name to call their band for an upcoming gig at a Goleta, CA watering hole called The Shack.

Since that day, “Toad the Wet Sprocket” has been the name of the four piece California rock band consisting of lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made 5 studio albums which combined sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits, and won over audiences across North America and Europe.

After breaking up in 1998, Toad would get together sporadically to play shows on a casual basis, but their hard core fans never gave up hope for a new album. After successful tours in 2006-2010, the band finally decided to put the last piece of the puzzle in place, and committed to working together on new music. They also decided to update their classic catalog, and created a new Greatest Hits album “All You Want”, which came out in 2011.

Toad the Wet Sprocket are currently in the studio with producer Mikal Blue, and fans can look forward to a new release and extensive tour in 2013.

Emily Hearn

"Songbird" might be the best word to describe Emily Hearn. With a charmingly melodic voice, the 22 year-old singer/songwriter from Griffin, Georgia delivers relevant lyrics over irresistible melodies that captivate wandering ears. Coupled with the endearing genuineness of a small town, self-taught musician whose infectious personality seeps into everything she does, its no wonder that Ms. Hearn has already won the hearts of a growing audience in her hometown of Athens, GA and nationwide.

In April of 2010, Emily independently released her debut EP, Paper Heart. Later that year she embarked on a Southeastern tour, playing before growing crowds at iconic venues like The 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA), Eddie's Attic (Atlanta, GA) as well as venues in Tennessee (Nashville), South Carolina (Charleston, Columbia, Clemson, Greenville, Spartanburg), and opening for country star Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish. In February of 2011 she released a music video for the lead single "Rooftop" featuring a special appearance by renowned actor/comedian Bill Murray, who drops in to try his hand at the drums.

Emily Hearn's first full-length (also independent) album, Red Balloon will be released to iTunes and stores on January 31, 2012. With carefully eclectic instrumentation and rich background vocals that beckon listeners to sing along, the ten-track album bears the signature Emily Hearn stamp – quirky, fun and flirtatious, with a dash of love had and lost. The new record picks up right where Paper Heart leaves off – smart, sassy and highly contagious. But it's not all 'daffodils' and sing-alongs this time around-- Hearn sheds her lighthearted demeanor and trademark falsetto to expose her vulnerability in a very serious, powerful way. As an album, Red Balloon is a collection of individual moments - joys and heartbreaks – the sum of which paints a vivid picture of personal and artistic growth.

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Toad the Wet Sprocket with Emily Hearn

Wednesday, July 17 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Cat's Cradle