Crow Quill Night Owls :: Snake Liquor
Kit “Stymee” Stovepipe and his Crow Quill Night Owls are one of the northwest’s best kept secrets. Everyone knows the northwest is loaded with interesting, bearded folkies, but none quite compare to Kit Stovepipe. Eugenians grew to love Kit’s signature resophonic guitar and jug band jazz style during his years with The Inkwell Rhythm Makers, a band that many locals still remember fondly. After relocating to Port Townsend, WA, Kit didn’t waste much time before starting his next project called The Crow Quill Night Owls. Still pickin’ the sounds of jug band, country blues, hillbilly, and pre-war jazz, The Crow Quill Night Owls are part of a northwest revival movement you might call ‘post-modern jug band’ music (Other notables in the genre: Kitchen Syncopators, Blair Street Mugwumps, The Gallus Brothers). Their dedication to the pre-war, old-timey aesthetic is admirable and equally entertaining.
Snake Liquor is the second full length release from The Crow Quill Night Owls, but unless you’re a dedicated, local fan, you probably didn’t hear about it. Much like his antique style, Kit Stovepipe doesn’t care to use modern technology and the internet to distribute his music, and most likely it’s because he’d rather be at home blaring vintage 78’s. I can respect that. You can, however, purchase Snake Liquor by contacting Kit directly through The Crow Quill Night Owls’s Facebook page.
I see this post as my offering to help bridge the technology gap for The Crow Quill Night Owls. The first song from Snake Liquor is available below:
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