On their latest trip to Casper’s Sandbar Lounge, The Farthest Edge stuck around to hang out and catch me up on what has been going on lately with the band. After their set at the Sandbar, I joined the band at the Casper Café for breakfast.
The first thing discussed was the obvious lineup change. Zach Goggins, former drummer for the band, has left due to personal time constraints. This has opened up the stool for Stefan Flores, formerly on bass, to his preferred spot behind the kit. These guys are not strangers to staff changes, their original bass player, Keebz, left early on for personal reasons allowing Stefan to step in on bass. They are actively looking for a bass player to fill Stefan’s shoes, but they are not letting the staff reduction slow them down. Their set at the Sandbar was just as amazing as always and instead of canceling gigs, they are adding to the schedule. I look forward to what the new bass player, whoever that may be, will bring to the mix.
I asked about new material in the works; Ryan, Matt and Patrick assured me that there is new music being worked on and they hope to put together a new full length CD that will include remastered versions of their current songs, along with the new material. If these new songs are up to the same level of their current work, then fans will not be disappointed. I’m hoping to get a sneak peek once the CD is done, I’ll keep you all posted.
When asked about what their ultimate venue to play would be, all of the guys answered with Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver. I have to agree with them, Red Rocks would be a fantastic place to see this rocking, adrenaline pumping group. Right now the guys are just happy to play and they hope to get involved with some of the bigger festivals, like Mayhem or Uproar in the future. I hope to see them at Rock Jam one year or maybe Rocklahoma for a long weekend of loud, thumping music.
Recent shows have seen them opening for Lola Black, Pop Evil & Sevendust. Current dates are keeping them in Montana, for now, playing various bars around the state, the Fairytale Festival, and then the State Fair to finish out the month of July. August 3, 2013 brings them back home to Billings where they will be at the Babcock Theater opening for Halestorm. Be sure to get out and see these guys if you are in the areas of any of their shows, you won’t regret it.
The Farthest Edge is: Patrick Michaelis (vocals), Matt Ryan (guitar), Rich Candelaria (guitar) and Stefan Flores (drums)
Tour dates can be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheFarthestEdge/ ), Bands In Town and Reverb Nation.
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