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Wild Pink To Perform Tonight

Wild Pink will perform at about 7 p.m. today at Jamestown Skate Products, 209 Pine St. Submitted photo

You would never think that a band would get its name from a grocery store excursion.

That’s exactly what happened with the band Wild Pink.

According to the band’s founder, John Ross, he was shopping one day and saw a can of wild pink shrimp. The name just stuck.

What started as a way to write songs for Ross, blossomed into a full-time gig. Since 2014 he has been writing songs for the band. He draws on things from every day life, he said. Ross sings and plays guitar.

“I think nature and the outdoors probably is a big one. I mean, our every day life kind of stuff, too,” He noted. “There is a lot of imagery of nature.”

Ross said he makes a demo in his home studio and then presents the song to the rest of the band.

“I demo everything at home. I flesh out the drums and the bass (guitar). I give it to the band and they kind of make it their own,” he said. Ross added the felexibility is what gives the music its authenticity.

“It’s a huge part of our sound — what they do with the song and demos,” he said.

He said he uses Apple’s Logic Pro X to record demos. Then he makes an mp3, and distributes to the rest of the band members. He lives in Redhook while the bassist and drummer are based out of Buffalo, so the rest of the band will meet before a tour and refine the songs more, he said.

“I try to spend a lot of time getting into each song. You know, I like I’m by no means a perfectionist, but when I’m writing a song, I really do live in it a while. So by the time it’s recorded, hopefully I can kind of stand behind it after the fact,” Ross said.

Wild Pink will perform at about 7 p.m. today at Jamestown Skate Products, 209 Pine St. The band is currently on tour in support of its new release “ILYSM.” Also performing tonight will be a New York State-based Trace Mountains. Throughout November, the band will be touring in Europe.

For more information about the band’s tour and music, go to www.wildpinkmusic.com.

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