The Figgs are looking to release their 14th studio album, Shady Grove, a six sided behemoth of a record featuring a slew of the catchy, harmony drenched tunes which they’ve become attached to their whole career.
Shady Grove is a very special album to The Figgs. Since they began cutting the tracks that would become “Shady Grove”, losses would hit the band in profound ways. A few months into the tracking of the album, their longtime musical associate and touring keyboardist, Ted Collins, died in early 2017. Ted had originally played in the band from which Gent and Donnelly had poached Hayes! He had been a dear friend to the band since the very early days. Needless to say, it was a heartbreaking loss.
Later in 2017, another long time friend and roadie, Eric Harmon, passed away. The Figgs met Eric on one of their first National tours when he was playing drums for the Chainsaw Kittens. Harmon would later join The Figgs on dozens of headlining tours working as their road manager, drum tech, merchandise handler and therapist. Other people close to the band left them in 2018 and 2019 making death a constant in their recent lives.
The Figgs soldiered on with the new album allowing some of the more experimental numbers on the record to be tributes to these lost comrades. You can help finish the project HERE at Indiegogo.
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