Gifford Park!

We're playing at the beloved Gifford Park 33rd Friday Block Party this Friday, August 19th, on the newly built Omaha Mobile Stage. I'm excited to see how this resource activates schools, parks, and neighborhoods for years and years.

Come on down

In Front of All These People?

We played a show on October 2, 2021, and recorded it. We played all the songs from Perfect Game, plus a couple of others. We're putting it out there now! Lots of talking by the lead singer.

Live album

Summer Outdoor Shows

We'll be playing a few outdoor concerts this summer. The first one is this Thursday at the Farmers Market Council Bluffs. I'm very excited to see your vaccinated faces.

Trap Room Show

The Trap Room has been hosting a Sunday concert series, livestreamed on their page. We're playing Sunday, February 28th. I've been tuning in, and the bands have been sounding GREAT. We'll be playing old songs and new, with piano, bass, and drums.

The Glorious Giving In Video

The brilliant Tessa V. Wedberg has conceived a dazzling video for "The Glorious Giving In." Tessa's frequent collborators Bridget McQuillan and Kristin Zahra helped execute her vision, with collaboration from many others across time and distance.

Watch the video

Cassette Tapes!

Ryan Fox played drums and other stuff in the band back in the Calamity Drenching era. Now he's got this sweet little tape label called Majestic Litter.

They're putting out cassettes of Perfect Game, so far the only physical artifact of this album we have planned. We're very pleased to join their amazing roster.

Order tapes from Majestic Litter

Red Maple Video

Our friend Harrison Martin made a video for the song "Red Maple."

James and I planted a red oak tree in the front yard, and Harrison recorded it and edited it into something that made sense of planting an oak tree, in 140 seconds.

Watch the video

10th Anniversary

The way I remember it, the first show James and I played together as a band was in October, 2010. I'd seen him playing in his bands Bear Country and Gus & Call, and I invited him to play some songs at a Trenching & Friends night at O'Leaver's.

After his set, I told him how impressed I was with his songs, and asked if he played any other instruments. He told me he had studied upright bass. I tried to keep my cool. This was the musician I had been searching for.

The two of us have been McCarthy Trenching ever since. I try not to play gigs without him. We made a new record last week, and we're excited to share it with everyone, soon.