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Until then. Here is some of the latest Presidential activity:
2010-06-18 – The Blue Loon, Fairbanks, Alaska
The Presidents have a more relaxed approach to touring. Instead of officially hitting the road, about every six weeks they play a few gigs in different parts of the country. This time it’s Fairbanks; next time it’s Washington state and then Illinois after that.
Lead singer and player of the basitar (a six-string guitar with two of the strings replaced with bass strings) Chris Ballew said it’s just a way for everyone to chill.
“We’re cooling our heels, taking walks on the beach,” Ballew said. “Enjoying the fruits of our labor.”
The Presidents, who formed in Seattle in 1993, are known for their highenergy, alt-grunge rock sound. But Ballew said that underneath it are just simple songs inspired by traditional folk elements.
“But with a frosting of irony on top,” Ballew clarified.
When asked to give a more specific description of The Presidents’ stage style, all Ballew could say was this: “It’s a sugar-coated pillow fight.”