The time has come!

We are entering Blast House Studios on Monday to begin recording our second album. Once again, we're working with the great Landon Arkens as our engineer. Most of the rhythm tracks as well as Leah's vocals will be done this next week. The horns will work their magic in September, and then it will be time for overdubs, solos, and whatever else we need to do before mixing.

All told, we should have the thing more or less in the can by September. With mixing, mastering, artwork, and press work, we're probably looking at an early 2016 release. We have a tentative title, but we'll keep it under wraps for now in case it changes.

The album will include 10 full songs. Some of them you may have heard at shows, and some will be new. Watch this space for further updates as we dive into this project. 

We're so excited! 



AtwoodFest is this weekend! We play on Sunday, July 26 from 1:45 to 3:00. We are super pleased to be a part of this awesome Madison east side tradition, and the weather is shaping up to be very nice.


Hey all,

We had a hectic (but fun) weekend up north at the Red Crown Lodge. We were able to get in two sets before the rain came. And wow, did it come! The mad scramble to save our gear was not exactly documented, but we have some photos from beforehand.

Here's the band looking chipper and relaxed during soundcheck:

New Telecaster!

Here's the band looking equally chipper, but more formal, during the first set:

Again, the third set was not documented. But to our memory, it looked something like this:

Overall, it was still a great weekend. We'll be in touch about upcoming shows as soon as we get all the water out of our saxophones.



We're happy to be playing at the High Noon with the wonderful Raquel Rodriguez! 

Raquel Rodriguez w/ The Big Payback
Sunday, June 14th 8:00 pm
High Noon Saloon
701 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI
$5 cover


Upcoming show alert!

The Big Payback w/ Mad City Funk
Saturday, April 25, 9:30pm
Crystal Corner Bar
1302 Williamson st, Madison
$7 cover, ages 21+

Our friends in Mad City Funk are opening the show, and we expect to hit the stage at 11:45. You know it's always a party at the Crystal! 

See you there?


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