The Incubators CD Review

Sonoma County, CA. ~ Petal- uma-based band, The Incuba- tors recently released their sec- ond CD, this one is entitled, “The Gar- den”. Co-founded by Katie Freeman and Chris Chappell, The Incubators’


er-songwriter team weave


harmonies with lyr- ical melodies. The delightful five track EP takes the lis- tener on a musical journey…a glimmer of Grateful meets

Dead Fleetwood

Mac can be detected in the transition between the songs, A Place for Us and Get the Feelin’. “A Place For Us” takes the listener on a cosmic

kids to listen for the various outer space lyrics.

“Get the Feelin’” makes you

trip through the galaxy from the perspective of our humble planet, earth. A good one for

want to get up and dance or to think about dancing, if you happen to be in your car while enjoying

this song.

“Rivertown”, a tribute to Petaluma, an up- tempo number with a memorable hook, starts out with an unmistak- able grittiness by the in- struments that give folks a few seconds to get up and dance to this groovy song. “Out in the Wild” features

the vocalists

singing, “San Francisco Bay, calling us back to stay…” a catchy upbeat tune with stellar guitar work. “Roses” the final

cut on the EP, brings the cre- scendo of the more danceable tunes, to the pace of an old- fashioned slow dance…one can imagine couples lovingly gazing into one another’s eyes while swaying to the heartfelt

by Shekeyna Black • love-song.

The liner notes, include the musicians

who contributed

to this CD, read like a who’s who of talent. The exceptional musicianship by everyone on this EP is evident. Contempo- rary music with a nod to the great era of yesteryear, The Garden incorporates elements of Americana, Country-Rock, Folky-Jazz with a twist.

Recorded on the Liquid City Records label, The Garden is available online or for an ac- tual CD, reach out to the band at Spoiler Alert: special lyric in River- town, “a river flowing back- wards to the middle of our city” and a very catchy chorus you’ll have to hear for your- self. Or watch the video of the band having fun during the re- cording session of Rivertown at Prairie Sun in Cotati.


spade, the longer bladed and slightly rounded Irish digging spade and the wider bladed garden spade have an array of purposes.

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steel, which translates into superior strength. The hollow back design is much weaker and cheaper to produce. This is a five or six step process compared to the multitude of steps required to forge the solid steel implement. Don’t let the tool you choose be a headache and give you a back- ache as well!

According to most experts the spading fork is made for loosening the dirt.

spades go, be conscious of 22 • January 2019 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. As far as

possibly more comfortable versions of these spades too, which might be more suitable for your gardening projects. They are lighter as well, which is an important factor to con- sider. The more gardening you do, the more perfectly plea- surable you want your forks, spades and shovels to be! You want a tool that is comfortable and versatile to use for those passionate hours on end. Consider aluminum hand trowels and cultivating forks. These tough little hand tools will be around for a long time and are a joy to use, never rust-

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Weird Facts & Trivia - 6

Roman Historian Pliny the Elder rated 121 B.C. as a vintage “of the highest excellence.” This was the first known reference to a specific wine vintage.

400 different oak species are available to source wood for wine barrels.

The world’s tallest-growing tree is the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), which grows along the Pacific Coast of the United States, mainly in California. Interestingly enough, it’s not the world’s oldest-grow- ing tree; that award goes to a bristlecone pine.

Bamboo is the fastest-grow- ing woody plant in the world; it can grow 35 inches in a single day.

Tomato juice is the official state beverage of Ohio, hon- oring the part A. W. Living- ston of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, played in popularizing the tomato in the late 1800s.

National Awards

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