1995 – Ewe and the Knuckleheads
Members: Travis Catsull, Eric Leverson, Brett Adams
A short lived project where songs were recorded on a tape deck with a microphone. Memorable song: Ain’t That A Kick in the Head. No idea what happened to anything of these songs.
1996 – 1999 – The Convention Center
Members: Travis Catsull, James Oswald
A rap group that sang about scorpions, mountains, robots, snowmen, dirt bikes, outer space, and mexican gods.
Eagles of the Moon, Cassette Tape, 1998
1997 – 1999 – Bobcat
Members: Travis Catsull
A solo project where I just made up songs by myself and put them out on tape. Sometimes people would join the group for a song to two and those people were Hard Rock Zombie, Weird Albert, Mick Hite, Dan Odell, Jaimo Welch, Dolly Vardon, Jason Parks, Josh Bomburger, etc.
Self-titled, Cassette Tape, 1998
Bobcat and The Influences, Cassette Tape, 1998
Bobcat Didn’t Love Me, Cassette Tape, 1999
1998 – 2000 – Hard Rock Zombie and The Corn Falcons
Joined up with Hard Rock Zombie to record countless songs in Long Beach, California that we never really did anything with. Moved to Europe and started playing live and recorded an album there on handheld recorders.
Snowman Songs, Cassette Tape, 2001
2005 – Malcolm Kipe – Breakspiracy Theories, Merck Records
Featured rapper on the song, “I Wanna Watch You Rense Off”
2002 – 2009 – Charles Potts Magic Windmill Band
Members current and past: Travis Catsull, Dirk Michener, Reed Poesy, Tim Bond, Preston Dukes, Erik Bradford.
Dirk Michener and Travis Catsull started playing New York City
style experimental country music in 2002 on a balcony in
Denton, TX. Naming themselves after the Pacific Northwest’s
most famous poet, Charles Potts, seemed to make perfect sense.
After playing tons of campfires, house parties, mexican food
restaurants and then a W. Coast tour the Windmill Band brought
in new members and instruments. Now, their multi-harmonics
are a blissed out spectacle of working man’s country that never
cease to intrigue and entertain. Funny, thought provoking and
blatantly honest, their audience includes bikers, poets, folk
enthusiasts, old people, indie rock fags and screaming drunk girls. Charles Potts is not in the band.
Charles Potts Magic Windmill Band – Self-titled, Cassette Tape / CD, 2002 Business Deal Records
Charles Potts Magic Windmill Band – Becky, CD, 2004 Business Deal Records / The Temple, Inc.
Charles Potts Magic Windmill Band – Wyoming, 7 inch, 2005 Business Deal Records / The Temple, Inc.
Charles Potts Magic Windmill Band – The Golden Calves, CD, 2008 Business Deal Records / The Temple, Inc.
-The Golden Calves was voted #1 Choral Album for 2008 by The Austin Chronicle
–The songs, “Airwolf” and “Barber College Boat Trip” from Becky were included in Business Deal Records Top 40 Songs of 2005 compilation.
2008 – Mystic Chainsaw
Members: Travis Catsull, Renee Manly, Gene Defcon, Tim Bond, Richard Schildgen
Recorded two songs with only bass instruments for Business Deal’s Band Lotto Compilation.
2008 – The Potlikkers
Members: Travis Catsull, Smokey Farris, Gene Defcon, Dirk Michener
33 songs have been written and recorded in various styles, but all very lo-fi. Developing project / dead project. Always hard to tell.
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