I first heard about the High Hawks, an all-star Americana outfit consisting of players from mostly the jamgrass scene from Chad Staehly of Hard Working Americans and Great American Taxi when I talked to him a few months back about the John Hartford tribute record, and the band’s contribution of Waugh Paugh.
The band includes, Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth), Chad Staehly (Hard Working Americans), Adam Greuel (Horseshoes & Hand Grenades), Brian Adams (DeadPhish Orchestra), and Will Trask (Great American Taxi).
Together, the band blends the sounds each member is known for and offer up a fresh take with original tunes and one cover on their debut release due out June 11th on LoHi records. I caught up with Tim Carbone and Chad Staehly to talk about the release and the band. The conversation started when I mentioned to the guys that our studio is about 5 miles away from where Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks used to play. That band, became “The Band”, who sort of invented Americana music. I suggested there were some similarities at least in sound between the band The Hawks became and the High Hawks which amused Tim Carbone…
First Song: 00:14: Waugh Paugh
Interview Begins: 04:48
Extro Song: 48:53: Heroes & Highways
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