"Cool, smart and talented musicians with a lot of soul. Do I smell platinum? L.A. and Nashville, take a listen to THESE guys." - Mark Lorier, Californiality.com
At its inception, Copper & Glass was the illegitimate brainchild of a steamy love affair between the musical genius of the lovely and talented Mike Morris and the heart-strung acoustic musings of Jc Babb. Bringing together influences ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Death Cab for Cutie to Red Hot Chili Peppers, the band has aimed to capture something at least semi-listenable but have somehow wound up dramatically overacheiving - producing a sound one very insistent concert-goer "wouldn't kick out of bed."
Along the way, Jc and Mike managed to entice (threaten with violence) Corey Dobbins into the role of drummer -- a role to which Corey is masterfully suited, having made a complete transition from his career as a Taiwanese spoons-playing belly dancer. Erik Escovedo, known locally and regionally for his magic fingers and stirring bedroom voice, joins the lineup on bass guitar for at least until something better comes up. The band prays continuously that Erik's first passion, late 90's arcade-style video games, never presents a paying gig. Taylor Hollman, a homeschooled third-grader with separation anxiety-induced rage, comes into the lineup on electric guitar and mandolin. A Copper & Glass show has not reached its full potential without having produced a disorienting array of Taylor Hollman-style signature air-kicks and/or a righteous mouth-picked guitar solo.
Together, these five 'men' battle evil and each other using a superpower commonly known only as "IT" and the elemental powers of country, soul, and rock 'n' roll. The band is adept at churning out soft ballads and heavy groove-driven rockers alike - hearkening back to the days of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young, while keeping a firm grasp on the twenty-first century sensibilities of modern artists like Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, and Mumford and Sons. Heavy on pedal steel, mandolin, organ, rhodes piano, and electric guitar; copper & glass provide an always interesting mixture of instrumentation in order to match sound to sentiment. Enjoyed best served live!