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About the Artist
“Bands that have grown up together have a really good dynamic, no ego involved,” says Sean Canan, lead guitarist and chief arranger for the St. Louis based-band Falling Fences. “I think that really helps.”
Joe Stickley, singer and songwriter for the band, met Canan while both were students at the University of Missouri-Columbia back in 1999. Along with keyboardist Andrew Weir and producer Wil Reeves, they’ve been making music together pretty much ever since then. Under the name Joe Stickley’s Blue Print, the band released three albums and toured widely in the U.S. before slowing things down about ten years ago.
That’s when Stickley and Canan picked up a weekly gig at McGurk’s, an Irish pub in St. Louis where they found a way to mix their original material in between Irish folk songs. Eventually, enough originals accumulated and the urge to play louder led to getting the band back together, this time under the name Falling Fences. With the additions of new bass player John Hussung and drummer Joe Winze, they are now releasing their second full-length album, Falling Fences II.
“It starts in my living room,” says Stickley, “then we workshop it in Sean’s living room, then Johnny...