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Santa Claus and his elves needed some quick-paced Ska music to help them meet the production demands of the modern world so they called upon Ghost Town Sound's Jimmy Foot & Doug Wendt. Out in the studio, there arose such a clatter, The engineers looked up to see what was the matter, When what to their wondering ears did they hear, Than the Ska Santas spreading Ska holiday cheer!

Ska Santas

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Ghost Town Sound played outside during Amazing Gallery's First
Friday Artwalk reception for artist Deeling Gregory in Ohtahku from
5-8pm on September 3rd. New paintings by Deeling augmented
30 others in this major ongoing exhibition at 515 Central
Avenue in Great Falls' historic downtown district. This
event was free and open to the public.

World One 2010

The Sound Can Be Found
Photo by Corey Mason

- Midnight Dread Doug Wendt & his GHOST TOWN SOUND Band San Francisco Bay Area July 2010 playdates:

  • Saturday July 3rd 5-7pm, FREE 12th Annual World One Festival, Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito

  • Saturday July 3rd 9pm-1am, FEMI KUTI concert, The Fillmore, 1805 Geary, San Francisco

  • Sunday July 4th 10am-7pm, FREE 12th Annual World One Festival, Cerrito Vista Park, 950 Pomona Avenue, El Cerrito

  • Thursday July 8th 9-9:45pm, with DEAD DREAMS, Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo, Berkeley

(more details on Events page)

GHOST TOWN SOUND's Round Dance Video Sessions dvd was available for purchase only at these performances.  Doug had the first dvds ever of his Kennel Club Worldbeat 1990's video mixes at these shows.  Wendt was joined by bandmates Steven Powell, Doug Sternberg, Jimmy Foot, Marc Wendt, Steve Galan, and Jake, the drummer. A new batch of material was unveiled.

- Be sure and tune into the 5 GHOST TOWN SOUND radio programs recently created for World One & posted on our new Radio page.  They are about 77 minutes each and feature some really amazing wide-ranging music, all under the GHOST TOWN SOUND umbrella of inspirational influences.  Live GHOST TOWN SOUND performances of "Ohtahku" and "Crow Testament" are included in these well-rounded excursions into the realm.  Radio webcasts with a difference.  The reaction has been stupendous.  Give thanks.

Here's the original demo video version of "Otahku".  The final versions are spelled "Ohtahku" as is a new zine under the same title.  Please monitor our Video Sessions page for the latest. Ohtahku is a unique & mysterious sound only known to its place. Here's the demo's higher resolution Vimeo version.

- Ghost Town Sound featuring Midnight Dread made its Montana debut:

GTS

Friday June 5th, 2009
at Alley Galleria
922 1st Alley North
Great Falls, Montana
Poet Paul Zarzyski opened.
The pre-show art reception featured Ghost Town Sound inspired
paintings by Deeling C. Gregory and artwork by Steve Powell
as part of the First Friday Artwalk.

Here are some videos of early that night made by Tim Austin of AustinDesigns & GreatFallsCulture.com:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvTubueSqcQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zRnlQmwfq8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7ToU0RIFkc&feature=related

 

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