I remember when I was a kid how my parents (two Poly grads) would always be seeing someone they knew when we were out around town. It was normal but I also knew they grew up in a small agricultural town (far different than the urbane 1960s Riverside). Certainly when I "grew up" this would be a major metropolis (it is) with far too many people to allow me to have that same "hey, how ya been" all over town.
I was so wrong.
I knew Dennis Gabriel and Mark Shrader, separately, long before they were bandmates. I met Dennis (he reminded me) around 1990 when he saw me with The Boxcutters (the first ones) at Lake Alice. I knew Mark from middle school...we were both Gage and Poly guys and graduated the same year.
Years later, I would be in the first lineup of Borrowed Bones. We played a show with Mark's band and that was the first time I had seen him in 25 years. Now here we are and these two have teamed up (with Ed Hove and Anthony Feery) for some authentic rock and roll. So yeah, Riverside's huge but it's still that kind of town if you hang around long enough.
This year Dennis asked if The Sedans would share the bill at an event Dennis has had a hand in for seven years running, the "I.E. Rock for the Cure." This year it is at Romano's Concert Lounge and 100% of the proceeds fo to The Seany Foundation. We are honored to be a part of this Riverside tradition. Check out our conversation for all the details (and there are links below) and some great acoustic performances direct from the Bone Cave!
- Ralph from Riverside