Since the mid-2000's, EOTO has played 900 shows. Now that stat is impressive by itself, but what blows that figure out of the water is that each and every one of those shows has been 100% improvised, built from the ground up by Michael Travis and Jason Hann. Today on the program, Travis discusses the genesis of the hare-brained EOTO project, which went from basement jams to headling festivals in just a few short years. He discusses the technological leaps and bounds their setup has made, which allowed them to break out of the basement, and onto the stage at Red Rocks.
Michael Travis also talks about ZILLA, his downtempo-improvtronica outfit with VibeSquaD (Aaron Holstein) on guitar and bass, and Jamie Janover on hammered dulcimer. This past summer, the trio celebrated its 10th anniversary with a handful of dates outside of Colorado, its first in years. Travis talks about the possibilities of seeing the band out on the road more in the future.
Finally, there's talk of the famed Lotus stage setup, and how this fall's tour (begininning Nov 6th), will be the last stretch to see the wild visual background. EOTO is also embarking on a 6-date swing through Colorado in December, culminating in a giant, tour-closing performance at The Fillmore in Denver on the 7th. At this point, it's safe to say, "you've come a long way, baby."
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