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"I didn't ever intentionally use more 'tribal' drumming," interjects Luke Hunter James-Erickson. "My introduction to drumming was through the djembe, on which I trained for roughly a year. Since I was a kid, I've listened to an awful lot of music that has come out of Africa, specifically from the '50s to the '70s. I can only imagine these things have had their influence, but when I come up with a drumbeat, I try to feel out what kind of drumbeat best fits the music and go from there. There's more of a visceral origin than a calculated one."

Engineered and produced by Bryan Feuchtinger at his Uneven Studio, Sun Hits very much reveals a group whose members have grown immensely as songwriters. With any luck, it will be heard live by people well outside of Colorado.

"We've tried to book three different tours, but things have fallen through," laments Witsken. "On the first, we didn't get enough dates booked on time. For the second tour, Casey got sick. We had several dates booked, but we had to cancel them all. But we're going to try to book another one as soon as we're able."

Careful, careful now: Luke Hunter James-Erickson (from left), Dane Bernhardt, Cody Witsken and Casey Banker are the Don'ts and Be Carefuls.
Careful, careful now: Luke Hunter James-Erickson (from left), Dane Bernhardt, Cody Witsken and Casey Banker are the Don'ts and Be Carefuls.

You can bet they'll be careful not to throw anything out the window this time.

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