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Ten Ton Chicken adds Bay Area's Worst Keyboard Player
September 17 , 2012 (Berkeley, CA) -- The Large Fowl is honored to welcome the Bay Area's Worst Keyboard Player to its nest. Welcome Special Ed.
Ten Ton Chicken Releases Minus Man video
May 10, 2010 (Berkeley, CA) -- From eggs hatch chicks, and on the heels of TTC's new release (Efitol) comes a mashup that is threatening to go viral. The Minus Man provides the soundtrack for a rogues gallery of the greed & corruption dream team, and fall out from their evil ways. Finding its way around cyberspace, the YouTube entry has struck a chord with folks who are really sick of this stuff. Have a look see at the images of some all-star crooks, and remember - when those guys are around, it just don't add up. They'd roll a bum just to borrow his cup.
Ten Ton Chicken awakens from Hybernation
April 20, 2010 (Berkeley, CA) -- Ten Ton Chicken is busting out of the coop and one must wonder what the big bird has been eating. The usual blend of funk/psych/jam is ever present, along with a little bluegrass, a little reggae, a lot of harmonies, and some downright fun. The new album is Efitol, available from HomeGrown records and the Ten Ton Chicken website. With less time out on the gig circuit, the band has gotten their recording game on, and is proud to present a fakers dozen (11) of new song-based eggs. Scramble 'em up!
Ten Ton Chicken says Efitol
August 1, 2006 (Beaver Creek, CO) -- Ten Ton Chicken has awakened from its restive
slumber and was heard to crow something about upcoming shows and a new CD entitled,
Ten Ton Chicken releases "In Search of..."
August 14, 2003 (Mebane, NC) -- "In search Of...", on Harmonized
Records is Ten Ton Chicken's second CD has been released. The new CD has
received professional efforts in recording, engineering, manufacturing,
distribution and promotion. The sophomore CD promises to impress with
an eclectic selection of originals influenced by Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues
and improvisational Grooves. Recorded at iMusicast Studios in Oakland,
CA, "In Search Of" was remixed and Mastered by Grammy Award
winning Rock 'n Roll engineer Michael Rosen (Santana, Joe Satriani, the
Donnas, Eddie Money...) at Skyline Studios in Oakland, CA. Distribution
of the CD will be done via numerous outlets including Amazon, CD Baby,
Artist Direct, the Home Grown Music Network, Open Mind Music and select
music retail outlets. Live performances are in the works for both coasts.
Ten Ton Chicken to Record Sophomore CD
February 20, 2003 (Berkeley, CA) -- Ten Ton Chicken
has announced having entered the studio to record their second CD. The
all studio recording will be the follow-up to their acclaimed 2001 studio/live
mix CD, "Just Like in the Old Country", released in 2001. The
Bay Area improvisational groove rock band began sessions at Oakland's
iMusicast Studios in early February. A title has yet to be given to the
project which has a Spring release date.
See the full text of the press release.
Ten Ton Chicken On ProgEdge "Best Of..."
Lists for 2002
January, 2003 (San Diego, CA) -- Ten Ton Chicken
and several of the band members have been named to the Best
Of... lists on Progressive Edge,
the community site expanding the frontiers of progressive music of all
types. ProgEdge is entertaining while rediscovering the roots of progressive
music and celebrating the current musical styles that have evolved.
Ten Ton Chicken Pronounced "On the Verge" by Relix
Oct. 1, 2002 - Relix magazine names Ten Ton Chicken
as an "On the Verge" band. Relix Music Journalist Mick Skidmore's review
of Ten Ton Chicken's CD, "Just Like in the Old Country" can be read in
the "On the Verge" column of the current issue of Relix magazine or on-line
LoCal SoCal Chicken
Oct. 9, 2002 - The Ten Ton Chicken road show finds
the big fowl in the LoCal of SoCal this weekend. The Chicken has 4 shows
in 3 days to entertain the good folks about the golden state. Stops in
new favorites San Diego and San Lois Obispo and an inaugural Santa Barbara
gig offer Chicken specials up and down the west coast. TTC show dates
are available here.
"Coop de Village"
Inaugural Show Announced
Oct. 7, 2002 – The first ever "Coop de Village"
experienced is scheduled for Nov. 1, 2002. "Coop de Village" will be a
series of Ten Ton Chicken performances amidst a myriad of other artistic
activities to be held bi-monthly at iMusicast
Studios in Oakland, CA. The event will be a public gathering with multiple
Bands, DJs, Artists, Catered Delicacies, Light Shows, Glass Blowers, Dancing,
and Performance Art. The Chicken will remain as the Village house band
with select bands, DJs and special guests promised to perform at all future
events. Taos Hum will also perform. TTC show dates can be found here.
Ten Ton Chicken Headlines the Seattle Hemp Festival
Aug. 17, 2002 - Ten Ton Chicken's main stage performance
at the Seattle Hemp Festival was down for the cause and the hemp advocates
dug it. The two day annual event is the largest of its kind attracting
over 80,000 people. A review of the festivals Friday night warm-up gig
at the Rainbow is available here.
The Chicken inks a deal with Harmonized Records
Feb. 20, 2002 - The Chicken has signed a record
deal with Harmonized Records. The debut release, Just Like in the Old
Country, will be available next month.
Spring Tour taking shape
Dec. 15, 2001 - The Chicken is currently booking
an extensive tour of the West Coast with shows from San Diego to Missoula
Montana. Included on this tour will be the first Chicken shows in Washington
and Idaho. Anyone who can assist in promoting these shows in encouraged
to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll get you into the show
for free and buy you a drink or two.
Ten Ton Chicken Interview on Hotbands.com
Nov 11, 2001 - Hotbands.com is featuring Ten Ton
Chicken as the artist of the month, and posted an extended interview with
Gary, Nick, and Jamison. Ten Ton Chicken Interview
TTC Goes into Studio to Record Debut Album
Nov 9, 2001 - The Chicken is slowing down its performance
schedule for the next couple of months in order to record their debut
album. Ground was broken on Oct 30 by recording basic tracks for the songs
Handle and Punchytown Jamboree. They hope to have a release completed
by the Spring.
TTC Returns from tour of the Northwest
Sep 29, 2001 - The Chicken returned from a succesful
tour of the Nortwest. Great shows in Eugene, Hood River, Arcata, and Missoula.