With almost 40 years of music bonding and bringing it all to every show, New Potato Caboose is rolling strong with epic jamband groovy goodness. The roots of NPC stretch back to the early days of the jam scene, sharing stages with the likes of Blues Traveler, Widespread Panic, Dave Matthews Band, and legendary ground-floor acts like The Band and the Neville Brothers. As the first band ever to play the iconic Wetlands Preserve in NYC, NPC was featured in the Sundance documentary. At one point, the group was playing over 200 dates a year and garnering write-ups in Pollstar, Billboard, and Variety. They’re currently performing at outstanding venues and bringing their one of a kind live act to a fervent fan base.
The Caboose has just released a new album, It Ain’t a Thing, that captures both the band’s origins and the magic that is happening now. The album was tracked almost entirely live with the band performing all original songs as you would hear them at a live concert. You can hear the band deftly roll in influences from the party vibe of Little Feat, the innovation of the Grateful Dead, the shimmering vocals of CSN, and the relatable earthiness of The Band. These elements are brought to life by the extraordinary talents of members Doug Pritchett (acoustic guitar, vocals), Don Laux (rhythm guitar, vocals), John “Red” Redling (keyboards, vocals), Tim Pruitt (lead guitar, vocals), Mike Mahoney (bass), and the powerful double drums sound of John Trupp and John McConnell.
Renowned producer John Alagia (DMB, John Mayer) was inspired to produce the project, tapping into the music scene roots they all share. Alagia brought in a talented team from the Red Light Management/DMB family, including engineering wizard Jeff Moxley (Blues Traveler, Plain White T’s) and L.A. mastering ace Whynot Jansveld (The Wallflowers, Crash Test Dummies). The band and production team lived and recorded together at Haunted Hollow, Dave Matthews’ private studio in Charlottesville, VA. The new album has gotten rave reviews and charted very well going up to #5 on the jambands.com radio chart and #18 on the RMR chart. This positive momentum has energized the band and their fans.
Moving forward, the band is excited for the future and looking forward to performing more great concerts that always deliver a wide variety of Caboose originals and select signature covers, amazing harmonies, melodic depth, and killer double drum grooves. As life-long friends and accomplished musicians, NPC always throws down next level jams. One live concert, with a mix of New Potato Caboose originals and signature covers, is all a music lover needs to know how truly good it feels to “Get Loose with the Caboose.”