All songs written, performed, recorded, and produced by Jason Bringard.*
Mixed at Red Light Recording by Chris Jensen and Jason Bringard.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.*
Artwork by Yetiland.
Dedicated to Jasper the Friendly Ghost. "The Moons of Oklahoma" written for Trina.
Special thanks to Chris Jensen for all his help and expertise in completing this project. Also Sjoerd (Yetiland) for being super talented and equally cool.
*Drums recorded at Red Light Recording by Chris Jensen.
*Trumpet on tracks 2 & 7 performed and recorded by studiopros.com
. Steel pedal on track 4 written, performed and recorded by studiopros.com
*Track 11 mastered by Jesse Cannon at Cannon Found Soundation Recording Studios.
released June 11, 2015
Well....golly jeez this has been a long time coming. I had been away from music so long I'd forgotten how to snap and whistle. However, a few years ago, I found my first guitar that I thought had been stolen, given away, or burned in a fit of drunkeness in my parents' basement. Suddenly I felt ready to snap, whistle...and play guitar:)
Hopefully, you will listen to the songs and think "Wow, my life seems so much better now, I'm not kidding, it's really great!"
I plan to release an album every Spring/Summer for the next ten years and then...well I'll be in my early fifties so I'll probably just start shuffling around my house in a muumuu muttering how I used to be someone.
Thanks for taking an interest in this project and check out thepotatobug.com
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Revolt of the Potatobug is a new Post Folk Rock project from Jason Bringard, written and recorded at home where Salt Lake City abuts the base of Mount Olympus. “Into the Orchard” grafts sinews and skins of electronica, folk, and rock onto acoustic guitar bones for a well-contoured mellow groove. It is Jason’s first musical work in 20 years.
Jason spent the early 90s creating and recording music together with his older brother and mentor, Scott. In 1994, Scott died of cancer at the age of 26, Jason's connection to music was lost.
New passions, including fatherhood and a fancy advanced degree, kept him out of music-making for nearly two decades until he came across his janky old guitar (long forgotten) in his parents’ basement. For the first time in years he was compelled to play. The Revolt of the Potatobug had begun.
The Revolt of the Potatobug name was born of an inside joke between the Bringard brothers based on an early 60’s B-movie they watched together on cable because it had “Bikini” in the title, like teenaged boys will do.
Not content to live in the past, Jason plans to make up for his hiatus from music by releasing a Revolt of the Potatobug album every summer for the next ten years. For now, he’d like you to listen to “Into the Orchard” and join "The Potatobug's Club of Mysterious Curiosities" to keep in touch with future music releases at thepotatobug.com