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The Bats of Ballard

I'm still struggling to comprehend the phenomenon of The Bats of Ballard. I'm pretty sure there's never been a band like this before. At least, I can't think of a band or artist that's consistently released the equivalent of a full-length CD of great stuff every month. And they've been doing this for almost four years now.

The best way to listen to this band is to put it on in the background when you're doing a project of some sort. The average track is about 20 minutes long and most of them fit a standard profile ... they start up slowly, there's a minute or two of vocals that set the tone or mood of the track, and then the band locks into a groove and just goes for an extended length of time. If you're working on a project, you'll find yourself falling into a groove right along with the band. And when one track ends, maybe that's a good time to take a quick break, get a snack, stretch your legs, whatever, and then fall back into the groove as the next track starts up.

The Bats of Ballard 3AUG18 Blockchain by Greg Reid TPL

Amy Denio Vox Sax and Sounds Steven Enstad Guitar and Vox John Beezer Guitar Christian Heilman Keys Steve Turnidge Bass Greg Reid Drums Lee Rosenblatt in attendance. mixed by mixerguy.com mastered by arsdivina.com

The Bats - Lucky Penny (improv) 23MAY18 by Greg Reid TPL

Amy Denio Vox, Sax and Sounds> Christian Heilman Synth and Keys> Steven Enstad Vox and Guitar> Steve Turnidge Bass> Greg Reid Drums> Recorded at TPL Seattle Mixed by mixerguy.com Mastered by arsdivina.com

Orig Bats of Ballard w_C 22JUL18 by Greg Reid TPL

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The Bats of Ballard EclipseBats 20AUG17 by Greg Reid TPL

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BATS44 The Bats of Ballard 29DEC17 by Greg Reid TPL

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The Original Bats of Ballard at Beehive 25FEB18 by Greg Reid TPL

The original Bats recorded at Beehive Studios in Snohomish. Mixed by Beehive studio engineer, Christian Heilman Mastered by Steve Turnidge at arsdivina.com

The Bats of Ballard 23APR18 EarthDay Pt.1 by Greg Reid TPL

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The Bats of Ballard by Greg Reid TPL

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The Original Bats of Ballard and Christian Heilman - Dazzle Shades by infopimp

Improvised live March 29, 2018 Greg Reid - Drums Steve Turnidge - Bass + Mastering Steve Enstad - Les Pauls and Voice Christian Heilman - Synths + Mixing

The Bats of Ballard Friday 13th Episode 13OCT17 by Greg Reid TPL

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The Bats of Ballard - 44.5

A track from the recording session of the 44th album by The Bats of Ballard... Fully improvised at The Player's Lounge, Seattle.

The Bats of Ballard - Dark Side Of The Room by Arsdivina

Recorded at The Player's Lounge by Jon Johnson Mixed by Christian Heilman at Mixerguy Studios Mastered by Steve Turnidge at UltraViolet Studios Greg Reid: Drums John Beezer: Bass Steve Turnidge: Guitar Steven Enstad: Guitar Christian Heilman: Treasures and Treatments