Payette Brewing Co. presents The Ravenna Colt (ex-My Morning Jacket) album release party preview in-store at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.). We’ll be serving free Payette Brewing Co. beer for guests 21 and older with I.D. starting at 5! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. The Ravenna Colt’s official album release party for Terminal Current is Friday, Feb. 20, at Neurolux and we have tickets for sale at the store!
ABOUT THE RAVENNA COLT AND ‘TERMINAL CURRENT’
“It shimmers like summer heat waves off a rural blacktop road.” – Twang Nation
“It sounds like he’s got some more of that early MMJ sound he was a part of in him.” – Will Ford, Louisville.com
“Breezy sweet country.” – Post to Wire
“Well constructed folk-pop.” – Never Nervous
The Ravenna Colt is the alias of Kentucky-born musician Johnny Quaid. The Ravenna Colt creates dreamlike Americana sounds that range from folk to rock while maintaining a cosmic connection. With a collective-like structure, Quaid is joined by musicians and artists who help create his vision of stories and soundscapes as told from the eyes and ears of a carpenter and troubadour.
In 1998, Quaid joined Jim James on a project that would change their lives – My Morning Jacket. The group worked feverishly touring and recording and has not slowed down since. Quaid lends his guitar licks and engineering style to the first three albums, The Tennessee Fire, At Dawn and It Still Moves, as well as a barrage of EPs and singles.
Quaid departed from the group amicably at the start of 2004. He left his native Kentucky, headed west to California and worked as a carpenter while keeping a writer’s pen at hand. After moving back east to Tennessee, Quaid released The Ravenna Colt’s debut album Slight Spell in 2010.
Quaid has since relocated to Boise, Idaho, where he pulled talent from the city’s fervent indie/roots music scene to assemble the latest incarnation of The Ravenna Colt. Terminal Current was recorded in Boise and Louisville, Ky., at Above the Cadillac and La La Land studios.