Seconds On End
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"Review: Seconds On End: The Glow"

Review: Seconds On End: The Glow - Dennis Cook, Jambase, Feb. 2003
If the Grateful Dead of 1976 had retired some long, sunny month to the countryside with Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span
then they might have kicked out a disc like The Glow. This is a nice album that harkens back to a gentler folk-rock time.
The sunset valley photos in the booklet only add to the feeling of pastoral calm. Both singers Carrie Adler and Julia Chapin
have a similar warble to their voices as Maddy Prior or Sandy Denny, the kind of sound that makes one smile wistfully
and wonder where indeed does the time go. With talk of planting seeds, velvet shoes, forbidding skies and deep
dark glows it possesses a score of small pleasures and a very big heart. -


The Glow - studio album - released September 2001
SOE Live I - limited tracks still availble free on our website
SOE Live II - available at shows or at our wesbite for free
Shadowland - due for release June 2005
"Beautiful Noise" and "Night Road" from our album the Glow have been featured several times on David Gans' radio show "Dead to the World".


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Seconds On End has gone through several lineup iterations since 2000. The three founding members have stayed true to their focus in delivering a tasteful, thoughtful, and moving experience on stage and on record. Our music is often intense, emotional, and powerful - no matter the dynamic of the song (i.e. we understand pianissimo as well as fortissimo). We are not in it for money, fame, or anything like that (although one first major goal is to play the Great American Music Hall in SF!!!) Instead, we create a memorable experience with our powerful music every time we get on stage. We try to make the audience walk away inspired, moved (and sometimes even shaken - with powerful pieces like "Shadowrung").

Our influences lie with the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Phish, Neil Young, CSN, Allman Bros., and the later Shakti work of John McLaughlin/Harisprasad Chaurasia. To set ourselves apart from typical "jam bands" we feature female vocals as well as male, ballads, acoustic numbers, and Carrie's ethereal concert-level oboe playing to help create true diversity. We write inspired lyrics with positive yet wry messages (see "Room To Breathe" a tale on the glory days of the Dead for Nick). Carrie's voice and oboe bring the audience back to earth after the boys have taken them to outer space for a while. We craft our sets and songs for the journey and will often let the audience steer...

Carrie and Peter are married, so when they play a solo together the audience can feel the love. Peter and Nick, having worked hand in hand for years, are virtually telepathic on guitar and are quickly finding their own unique voices as sonic craftsmen. The passing of Peter and Carrie's first daughter during childbirth in 2004 strongly moved the band to become a really tightknit unit. We became emotive in a way that brings back memories of Jerry's ballads with the Grateful Dead, only he ain't around anymore, and Carrie now has a lock and key into that place. When the band truly pulls for each other on stage it is truly a sight to behold and has won us many fans for life because we mean every damn word we say.