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From our sponsors at Parachute:
Monday, October 31
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show
$12 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets at Cascade Tickets
1507 SE 39th Avenue
After two solid years of touring behind them, the members of Parachute entered the L.A. studio of producer John Fields (Switchfoot, Jonas Brothers, Jimmy Eat World, Andrew W.K. and Rooney) to record The Way It Was, the follow-up to their 2009 Top 40 debut, Losing Sleep.
Lead vocalist/writer Will Anderson, who has been playing with drummer Johnny Stubblefield, bassist Alex Hargrave and saxophone/ keyboardist Kit French since they were high school classmates in Charlottesville, VA, seven years ago. They would later be joined by guitarist Nate McFarland, whom Will met while attending University of Virginia together.
In The Way It Was, the band's patented lush melodies are now accompanied by a production that is intricate yet sparing, with plenty of aural space for the band to explore the soaring gospel harmonies of the first single, ¬Å“Something to Believe In (Jeremiah),¬Â the Afropop Peter Gabriel/Sting world beat of ¬Å“What I Know,¬Â the wide-screen Springsteen-like cinematic epics ¬Å“American Secrets¬Â and ¬Å“Philadelphia,¬Â along with the country-flavored twang of ¬Å“Kiss Me Slowly.¬Â The latter of which Anderson co-wrote with Lady Antebellum's Grammy-winning Record and Song of the Year duo of Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood.