Anyone in a band ought to be wincing at this story, which, this being Nashville, should be everybody (except you, Dad.) Josephine and the Wildfront, Artist of the Month Winners from this summer, have recently experienced a devastating loss.
Their Minimoog synthesizer, a $5000 gift and essential 4th member of the band, was ruined the first time it was plugged in while setting up at the Springwater Supper Club on November 15th. To quote from their website: “When we plugged in, the Moog was fried instantly. The screen began blinking, and was unresponsive. We turned it off, unplugged, and tried again, to no avail.”
It seems that was the day the venue/restaurant had their building rewired, and an electrician had been making trips to fix problems as the band was loading in. After an amp belonging to Creature Comfort, another band performing that night, stopped working after being plugged in, and Josephine herself was electrocuted by her own guitar, the gig was cancelled.
The matter is still unresolved; at the moment the band has sent Springwater asking for the amount of damages, and waiting for a response. If you’d like to show your support and wish to prevent the band from digging themselves deeper into the hole by selling their van, visit https://josephineandthewildfront.bandcamp.com/merch and buy a piece of merch. “Noose” is the first track off their EP, “Swallowed by the Ocean,” which, coincidentally, is exactly what your sister wants for Christmas. –Terra James-Jura