Missing Pieces are the sum of all parts: eight musicians who’ve spent years crisscrossing the country with separate bands in search of time to combine their individualities. Brought together by Andrew Trube (Greyhounds, JJ Grey & Mofro), Missing Pieces music might be made in the moment, but the finished product comes off like they’ve been thinking about it for years. There’s soul, there’s blues, there’s brash, janky-rhythms. Each individual brings a piece and together a puzzle takes shape even they weren’t sure would fit together in the end.
The idea behind Missing Pieces isn’t too conceptual; in fact, it’s a band on the run. Invading Spencer Garn’s Diamond Street Studios in Atlanta, Georgia-home base for Dave Yoke(Dr. John,Susan Tedeschi), Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell(Col. Bruce,Tedeschi Trucks Band) they knocked out over ten songs that came together on the spot. Swapping instruments and vocals in a roundtable manner, the album takes on new life with each track. Whether it’s Anthony Farrell’s(Greyhounds, JJ Grey & Mofro) soul drawl, Mike Mattison’s(TTB) croon, Paul Olsen’s ragged grind, or the tepid presence yet engaging singing of Trube, Missing Pieces have plenty of voices to get behind.
Missing Pieces is a collaboration between long time friends with strong musical and personal connections.The opportunity to write and perform together as a group was often discussed, but coordinating it took time because of each member's busy schedule with their respective bands. After a lot of maneuvering, the band finally came together for a three day writing and recording session in Atlanta.
Seeing nothing but green lights on the road stretching out before you….
Having a conversation with a good friend and finishing each others sentences…..
The first steps you take out your front door at the beginning of a new day….
Those are some things that come close to describing the feeling when "Missing Pieces" all came together during three rainy autumn nights in Atlanta, Georgia and started making music. A diverse group of musicians and members of many different bands, who came to know each other from their travels. Coming from varied musical and cultural backgrounds, each member brought their own style and interpretation to the songs. Everyone contributing seeds of ideas, that when immersed in the fertile soil years of experience and friendship, took root and grew into unexpected new forms. Without judgements and preconceptions, just trust in each other, and the intention of creating something, not for profit or status, but simply for the joy of doing it. Though some time has passed since that maiden voyage, the strength of what was created then has not faded, and those good times still stand out in the minds of all who were there. That is why, despite being full time musicians in a variety of other projects, Missing Pieces feel compelled to make more music together and to share the connection they experience with you, and the world.
TYLER “FALCON” GREENWALL