Seattle’s Jackrabbit’s debut E.P. released on May 18th 2011. Coincidently, this is also the anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and singer/songwriter Tony Fulgham’s arrival to Seattle from Houston. Inspired by a topless mountain and a wealth of open green space, Tony’s songwriting started shortly thereafter and has been going strong ever since.
Tony’s most notable musical achievement to date was four years and two records made with his band North Twin. Falling Apart and Stronger at the Broken Places both received great reviews and regular rotation on KEXP, as well as college stations around the nation (including The Outlaw Country Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio). A true band, North Twin decided to call it quits when drummer Rick Cranford answered the call of the east and returned to the land of his people in Boston. The year that followed was a persistent search for the chemistry so elusive in starting a new band.
During this search, Tony tried a dozen different combos ranging from 4 to 7 members. Good musicians all, but none worked until Tony met drummer Aimee Zoe Tubbs at a show with one of her other bands, The Starlings. It was an instant musical crush.
Recorded over a rainy weekend on Vashon Island at Jason Staczek’s home studio followed by a couple nights with legendary Seattle producer, Johnny Sangster. No frills, nothing fancy but guest appearances where a little icing was needed on the cake. Tony's sister, Shannon joins for some backing vocals on “Falling is Mine” and “Stronger Than You” while Bloodshot recording artist, Maggie Bjorklund plays pedal steel on the same two tracks. Jason Staczek and his grand piano on “Stronger Than You” while Johnny Sangster fills out “Falling Is Mine” with the addition of his electric guitar.
Recently, inimitable singer/songwriter Moe Provencer joined Jackrabbit on bass guitar and Jason Montgomery on many of the other fine, stringed instruments. (pedal steel, lap steel, electric and acoustic guitar.)
Influenced by Waylon Jennings, Calexico, Tom Waits and Elvis Costello, Tony’s song writing seems to be endless and a feature length record is soon to follow.
With a batch of sad songs about good times, Jackrabbit seems to be at the beginning of a friendship that will one day be worth a story all its own.
released May 18, 2011
Tony Fulgham - Vocals and guitars
Moe Provencher - Bass and vocals
Aimee Zoe Tubbs - Drums and vocals
Rebecca Young - Bass
Jason Staczek - Piano on “Stronger Than You”
Johnny Sangster - Electric guitar on “Falling is Mine”
& organ on “I Know”
Maggie Bjorklund: Pedal Steel on “Falling is Mine”
& “Stronger Than You”
Shannon Fulgham - Backing vocals on “Falling is Mine”
& “Stronger than You”
Produced. engineered and mixed by Johnny Sangster
Recorded at Pumpkin Palace - Vashon Island, WA
& Crackle and Pop - Seattle, WA
Mixed at Avast - Seattle, WA
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI - Seattle, WA
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