March 2013 : Bobbies + CRC
Working on some new material with Bobby Gallivan (Like Pioneers, Bound Stems) to be recorded by Bobby Burg (Love of Everything, Joan of Arc) next month. Looking forward to a fresh approach to Gallivan's songwriting. More on this soon...maybe even a band name. We're hoping to play some shows for you by summer!
Feb 2013 : New Production
I'm well underway on producing the new Paper Arrows record. I changed things up for Joe by taking him out to Rockford to work with Daniel McMahon and Miles Nielsen at The Midwest Sound. We'll have some sounds to share soon enough.
Jan 2013 : Sandra Bernhard & the Flawless Zircons
I had the opportunity to play drums with Sandra Bernhard for her Chicago run at the City Winery in early January. Two great shows with Matt Nelson (Lupe Fiasco, Matthew Santos) and Zac Taylor filling out the band. It was inspiring to work with a veteran entertainer and such a talented band. Sandra's attitude and cabaret-style free-for-all made for an unforgetable weekend of shows.
Dec 2012 : New Releases and Upcoming Shows
2012 was a great year for new collaborations in the studio. I co-produced new records by Daniel and the Lion and Great Divide with my partner in crime Dan McMahon and had my hand in a half dozen other projects. Some of these will be released in 2013 including a great full-length record by Chicago Farmer. I also played on the soundtrack for the 2012 Oscar award winning documentary Undefeated and started playing keys and organ in a reggae band. Seriously.
Sept 2012 : Death Head
Sept 2012 : Days of Getting By - Paper Arrows
Paper Arrows fourth release comes out Sept 25 on Slothtrop Music. Days of Getting By was co-produced by the band and features Joe Goodkin's compositions destroyed, rebuilt, and rearranged by Luke Schmitt (AM Taxi), Jay Marino (AM Taxi), and myself. Read more here.
Garvey is best known as the versatile drummer and percussionist in a slew of Midwestern bands. He has recorded and/or performed with:
Andreas Kapsalis Trio
Bosco & Jorge
Cameron McGill & What Army
Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons
Daniel and the Lion
Danny Burns & The Defectors
Dave Miller Group
The Futz Band
Kings In Waiting
Margot & The Nuclear So and So's
Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts
Todd Kessler and The New Folk