During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been so hard for musicians to get together and play. However, many bands and other performing groups have gotten by with programs like Acapella, which enable combining multiple video tracks into a single video for online posting. Such platforms are also great for making demo videos for bands to build upon.
Here is such a video of me performing all the parts on “Stuck in the Middle With You”, by Gerry Rafferty. The famous line, “clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right” inspired me to “cast” the two backup singers as the Clown and the Joker, respectively. It was also fun to add a surprise trombone solo at the end as well.
Brad Carlin: drum programming, piano, organ, trombone, and both lead and backing vocals.
Brad Carlin and Homeward Bound Live at Blackwater Coffee covering “It’s All Been Done” by Barenaked Ladies and “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby” by Smash Mouth.
Brad Carlin live with the Normandale CC Jazz Ensemble, May 9, 2019, performing “Blues in the Closet” by Harry Babasin and Oscar Pettiford.
“Shame on the Moon”, by Bob Seger, performed by Homeward Bound during the Hearts and Hammers “Spring RAG” fundraiser at Surly Brewing Company in Minneapolis, MN on Friday, Apr 26, 2019.
Homeward Bound is Brad Carlin (guitar, piano and vocals), Josh Carlin (drums), Heather Succio (piano, mandolin and vocals), Susan Thompson (guitar and vocals), and Jim VerBout (bass guitar).
band’s website: homewardboundband.com