You Still Rule

“You Still Rule (The Thank You Song)” -the Catbirds, recorded by Steve Wood at a Catbirds rehearsal a month or so ago. Written shortly after Allan Toussaint died, and more of a tribute to him than anything else, this is from the first night we started fooling around with it, and it didn’t take long. […]

Catbirds Live Video – “Groove Me”

The Catbirds– “Groove Me” -Shot by John Cody (couldn’t remember at first, but The Valet set me straight; John shot a bunch of other stuff from that night that’s also up on youtube… what night, you ask? Well, I don’t know, some night from last year, maybe in the summer, I’m guessing from how raggedy […]

A new Catbirds track – “Let It Out”

“Let It Out” – The Catbirds – rehearsal recording by Sam Wood, with overdubs by me, recorded Oct. 22 & 23, 2014.

hot off the presses, just wrote it night before last, this is the third time we played it, plus a couple baritone guitar and vocal overdubs (because you couldn’t hear the vox […]

A Catbirds Two-fer: “Do the Shake” and “Stoned”

“Do the Shake” and “Stoned” – the Catbirds, recorded at the Wellfleet Beachcomber Aug. 22, 2014 by Chris Blood and Anton “Fred” T. Jodsworth Boak (aka The Valet) (the latter also mixed.)

More hi-jinx from that same night at the Beachcomber, one of our first gigs w Sam (aka Slammy) Wood plus (then-special guest […]

The Catbirds – Swamp Gal live at da Coma

“Swamp Gal” – the Catbirds, recorded at the Wellfleet Beachcomber Aug. 22, 2014 by Chris Blood and Anton “Fred” T. Jodsworth Boak (aka The Valet) (the latter also mixed)

This one is a cover of an old Tommy Bell song that Steve Wood, who sings it, did with the Greenheads for years before bringing […]

Catbirds by the Beach

Here’s a couple minutes from the Catbirds recent show at Herring Cove beach in Provincetown a couple weeks ago (great venue, by the way, and the Philharmonic will be back to wrap up their series of concerts on the beach on Aug. 27), videotaped by Brian Tarcy, who also included some kind words (thanks, Brian!) […]

The Catbirds play “Seven and Seven Is”

The Catbirds – “Seven and Seven Is“, recorded at Joe’s Beach Bar (aka the Barley Neck Inn) on March 13, 2014 at Rikki’s birthday party by WOMR’s Tony Pasquale.

Always used to love this song, which was on the second Love album, “Da Capo”; Steve ripped it up on this one with the Greenheads, so […]

The Catbirds play “Eyes Like Sparks”

This week on “Song of the Weak”, the Catbirds (well, most of us, anyway -Dinty couldn’t make it) perform Paul Westerburg’s “Eyes Like Sparks” (complete with new instrumental bridge!) at Rikki’s surprise party a few weeks ago at Joe’s Beach Bar (aka the Barley Neck Inn) in Orleans, MA, recorded on Thursday, March 13 by […]

Boston Globe – Man of a thousand bands Chandler Travis gets merry for holiday

By Scott McLellan, Globe Correspondent – December 06, 2012

Josh Reynolds for The Boston GlobeChandler Travis (right) with the Catbirds: (from left) Dinty Child, Rikki Bates, and Steve Wood.

At the moment, Chandler Travis is a member of the Catbirds, the Chandler Travis Three-O, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, and the Incredible Casuals.

“I’d be […]

Iddy Biddy Records presents “Catbirds Say Yeah”

The Catbirds (Rikki Bates, Dinty Child, Chandler Travis, & Steve Wood) unleash their first full-length effort, recorded by Ducky Carlisle at Ice Station Zebra in Medford, MA, a broadside against all that is quiet, tasteful, and reserved, featuring 10 originals, one cover, and Pete Labonne’s immortal “Pajama Pants Baby” -an all-out back-to-basics melee!