Fronted by singer-songwriters Katie Freeman (vocals) & Chris Chappell (vocals, guitar), and supported by bassist Max Ramey (Davis Ramey), The Incubators debut release Must Hatch is an eclectic mix of groove-based roots rock. Based out of Petaluma, CA, home of the Must Hatch Incubator Company, The Incubators are a nest collective of talented players and writers. Drawing upon the abundance of top-notch musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, Must Hatch is packed throughout with performances by established Bay Area talents such as organists Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), and Mike Emerson (Carlene Carter, Blues Broads), guitarists Scott Law (Darol Anger, Brokedown In Bakersfield), Chris Haugen (Poor Man's Whiskey), Chris Rossbach (Zigaboo Modeliste, Bobby Vega), Matt Silva (John Cippolina), Ian Lamson (Elvin Bishop), drummers T Moran (Starship, Coldblood) and Dale Fanning (Materialized), and vocalist April Grisman. The music is song based, in the Rondo form, and relies on the vocal blend of Freeman and Chappell, yet shows off the musicianship of the talented players. Mixed by Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Bill Laswell) the album was recorded first onto analog tape and employs vintage instrumentation true to its rootsy yet eclectic orientation.
Tracklist: 1. Down The Road 2. Drift 3. Viola Lee Blues 4. Trustin' You 5. Russian Roulette 6. Bring Your Self To Me 7. Dead River Blues 8. Artifice Cake 9. One True Baby 10. Soul Ride