Telluride’s KOTO radio presents Stockholm Syndrome, 3/12

Telluride’s KOTO radio presents Stockholm Syndrome, 3/12

[click “Play” to hear a free-wheeling conversation with Jerry Joseph]

Stockholm_courtesy1_2-25_t620 Fair warning: We have it on good authority that around 7 p.m. on Friday, March 12, the Telluride region will be held hostage by an unruly band of men and worse, fall in love with their captors, thereby conforming to the psychological definition of the Stockholm Syndrome.

The band, the Stockholm Syndrome, takes the town by storm, performing in concert  at the Telluride Conference Center in the Mountain Village. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show time at 7 p.m.

Made up of an all-star cast, the Stockholm Syndrome evolved out of a casual conversation between two friends, Jerry Joseph and Dave Schools, on tour in Europe and talking about how cool it would be to do a side project together. They wrote some songs, recruited some hanging buddies, and put out a record, Holy Happy Hour. Then they returned to their day jobs. For Joseph, that was writing and singing songs for his band Jackmorons. For Schools, it was playing bass for Widespread Panic.

Over the years, the duo kept returning to their unconventional but wholly fulfilling exchange until there was no turning back. With a little help from their friends, two studio releases and multiple tours under their belt, the Stockholm Syndrome went from being just a side project to becoming a legit band.

The “Dream Team” consists of Joseph and Schools; Eric McFadden, a San Francisco-based guitarist who has worked with Keb Mo’, Les Claypool and George Clinton’s P-Funk All Stars; Danny Louis, an Upstate New York- based keyboard virtuoso widely known for his role in Government Mule and Cheap Trick; and drummer Wally Ingram, an L.A.-based drummer who has worked with Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, Tracy Chapman and David Lindley.

Stockholm Syndrome serves up a potent brew of provocative songs and genre-transcending musicianship to worldwide audiences – and Schools sees the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow:

“We’ll take it as far as it wants to go. I think that everyone is really enjoying playing together…It ceased to be a recording project and became a band.”

Want to learn more about Stockholm Syndrome –  plus drugs, hormones, Hell’s Angels, and whatever else flew into Jerry’s mind as he flew through freeway traffic to his soundtrack? Click the “play” button and listen to his podcast. And remember, I warned you.

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