About Overman Family
Obie here, I’m the old man in the Overman Family Band. I’ve been writing songs and performing with bands or solo or with my family since 1968,69? I have a bio on cdbaby and I’m blogging on ourstage.com so you can fill in a few more of the blanks if you’re so inclined. I want to tell you about the band. Right now we are performing as a trio, Gretchen, Ian and me. Gretchen is the chick singer in the band. If you love Jolie Holland or Gillian Welsh or Patsy Cline, you’re gonna love Gretchen. A few years ago, Gretchen and sister Heather presented me with a three song CD of my tunes. Heather’s husband Craig Neil recorded it at his studio in Santa Fe. I’m hoping we can make it available real soon. Goose bump raising harmonies. I was blown away. We’ll run one on Ourstage next month, see what happens.
Ian, on the other hand, really is on the other hand. He learned to play the banjo up side down, didn’t reverse the strings, so it tweeks people to watch him play. The banjo just kind of fell in our lap a few years ago, Ian picked it up and started playing, wrote a couple of bluegrass tunes, one of which turned out to be the chord progression for the song “Bob” on our CD. However, his first love started with the drums, he loves jazz. He studied with local maestro, Pete Amal. He played with a band called Ande, a local high intensity marimba band. They have a CD called “Fear Not.” Ian has been pretty much the chief engineer here at Cerrillos Island Sound seat of yer pants production facility. It’s all good, getting better. Anyway, thanks to OurStage for providing this world wide sounding board. There’s a lot of music yet to come...........Obie