In 2009, On The Spot Trio played over 45 shows in the Pacific North West. 16 of those, consisting of a successful tour of 15 consecutive nights. The trio has had the honor of sharing the stage with major influences and friends such as: Eric Krasno (Soulive), Stanton Moore (Galactic), Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band), Ray Paczowski (Trey Anastasio Band), Nigel Hall, (Soulive), Sam Kininger (Soulive), & Big Sam Williams (Dirty Dozen Brass Band). On The Spot Trio spent December 2009 in the northeast using two very successful shows in Montpelier & Burlington, VT to fuel a ten day campout at Playonbrother Studios in Hatfield, MA. With Alan Evans of Soulive at the helm, ‘Straight Out The Garden’ came to reality filled with warmth and groove. Evans recorded, mixed, co-produced, & added percussion, rhythm guitar & vibe on ‘Straight Out The Garden’, which is set to be released on the trio’s own terms in February 2010.
On The Spot Trio aims to fill 2010 with heavy touring in support of ‘Straight Out The Garden’. The Trio is available for headlining shows, support runs and festivals from Colorado to the West Coast starting March 2010!
“It’s very rare that an outsider gets to experience the recording of a band’s first album. I feel very lucky to have been involved with Danny, Kris, and Emery. At the beginning of the session we were basically strangers but by the end of the session, we were like family. That only happens when the music is right and the vibe is right. I know everyone who hears their album and sees these cats live will feel the same way.”
-Alan Evans (Soulive)
“On The Spot Trio caught my ear right away, from the first note. Groovin, melodic, B3, guitar, and drums. Not a pretentious lick in them. Great guys too.
I was in San Fran and they were playing. I made sure I went to check them out. They had me sit in which was an added bonus.”
-Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band)
“On The Spot Trio Lit Up The North Star”
-Craig @ North Star Craft Brewery (Shasta Lake, CA)
“Santa Cruz’s Favorite Organ Trio!”
-Moshe @ Moe’s Alley (Santa Cruz, CA)
“Rising Stars On The Local Music Scene”
-Graham Haworth (Santa Cruz Sentinel)