August 1, 2012

Imagine a Local Band Comp That…

Category: Fresno Covers Fresno Project — admin @ 8:43 am

(thank you Ross Garcia for the Godzilla, and Martin Hansen for the flyer!)

Imagine a local band compilation album that everyone will
be excited about.

It would have to include a lot of bands.

It would have to have exclusive tracks:  tracks that local band fans couldn’t get
anywhere else.

It would have to be, like the FUSE festival, a rich and
diverse sampling of local talent.


Here’s the idea and a working  title: “Fresno Covers Fresno”*, a compilation
in which local bands cover

*other* local bands. Maybe Strange Vine covers
Achievement House. Maybe It’ll Grow Back does a songby Pinkeye.

The combinations are endless, and fun to


Over the next few months we’ll be soliciting bands to do
just that: submit a recording of themselves covering another local act (past or
present). In this way: twice the amount of bands are represented,

fans get a unique recording from some of their favorites,
and we all enjoy the fascinating re-interpretations.



Our plan:

Have the project done by mid-2013—ready to promote  FUSE Festival #6.

Selected recordings will be pressed up on a CD.

All submissions  will be available online for download.

All profits will support the FUSE Festival.


To help fund the project, a series of shows will be held at
Tokyo Garden.

The first one is Friday, August 17. Come out to support.


*Audience participation note: we’re considering having
the audiences at the Tokyo Garden shows contribute ideas for the final album

Questions and submissions can be sent to Blake Jones at :


  1. Super idea. We will submit. Very cool.

    Comment by Jeff Bowman — August 3, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

  2. I think my band Acoustic Highway would love to do this. And God knows we have plenty of originals we perform that would lend themselves wonderfully to someone elses intertpretation!

    Comment by Sonicfrog — August 3, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

  3. We jazzers over here want to do Earlimart!!

    Comment by LonnieShap — August 6, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

  4. Nice!

    Comment by admin — August 7, 2012 @ 10:23 am

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