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LAist Interview: Chris Crisci of Old Canes

Chris Crisci I Photo courtesy of Cobra Camanda Publicity
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In 2001 The Appleseed Cast found themselves in a sticky situation in Germany. Their booking agent had told some promoters at a record store that the band would do an acoustic set. Lead singer, Chris Crisci explains, "Prior even going over to Europe we had had this discussion with our agent. He wanted us to do an acoustic show. We said no. He asked again. We said no. So we get to this record store in Germany, and they were like "So you're playing this acoustic thing?" I was so pissed. How much more clear could we be? But it turns out that people really liked what we were playing." Crisci decided to try out some of the new material he had been writing on the side, and it went really well. So well, he decided to form his own folk side project, Old Canes.Old Canes released their much anticipated (seriously, it took three and a half years for this sucker to be released) sophomore disk, Feral Harmonic, this fall, and believe me it was well worth the wait. Filled with an exuberant energy the album is filled with loud bright folk that expands upon the initial energy from his first album, Early Morning Hymns, and explodes in your eardrums. We caught up with Crisci before his show on Sunday. Here is some of what was said.
Old Canes - Little Bird Courage