Cover: Donations @ Door
Custard Pie definitely favors playing the originals, but some choice covers display a nice variety of influences ranging from Phish & Umphrey's McGee, to Erykah Badu & Charles Bradley, The Door, Gary Clarke, Jr, and of course, Pink Floyd & The Grateful Dead. With the use of a drum machine, samples, loops, and heavy use of delay on the guitar, the sound has the potential to reach everything from George Benson or Steely Dan, 311 or Red Hot Chili Peppers, all the way to Ice Cube or Beck. It's funky & melodic, sometimes soft & sometimes borderline thrash metal...Custard Pie's live show is best seen when they are accompanied by their own Lighting Engineer, Megan Hedrick, who brings an amazing visual display of color that has a very Phish, Umphrey's-vibe, but of course, not too big for the venues.
Recently, Marcus Parsley & Todd Smallie from Mofro came to watch Custard Pie play and eventually sat in on a few jams. Chris 'Critter' Ricker from Copious Jones also sat in a week later and the guitars were on fire! After opening up for Copious Jones, Yamadeo, Unbreakable Bloodline, Almost Kings, Morning Fatty, Shaun Hopper, Dave Matthews' guitar player Tim Reynolds & his band TR3, and one of their biggest influences of all time, Col. Bruce Hampton, Custard Pie has slowly been landing premium slots on smaller festivals like Wake Up Fest 2016, where the band played a short Friday evening set, followed by a 4 hour, 15 minute a.m. set until the generator quit. The following night, on the main stage, the boys played until & after the sun came up on Sunday for a weekend total of just around 10 hrs of Custard Pie music. Also in November, billed as Touch of Custard Pie, the CPie boys will be taking the stage to close out the 2016 Creek Revival Music Festival with a Grateful Dead infused Custard Pie performance with special guests Tim Teasley on keys & Jon Peavey on guitar!
So with the new light show, many new friends & fans and a hard working, 'always playing' mentality, this band is ready for this exciting future ahead of them! Please sign up for emails from the band to stay updated on the latest in the Custard Pie world!!!