Dr. Eckleburg’s Spectacles live in St. Paul, Minnesota. The story of how the band came together is told—somewhat inaccurately—in Mick Cochrane’s book Fitz. The members of the band are Caleb Larson (guitar), Fitzgerald McGrath (bass, vocals), and Nora Flynn (vocals, handclaps). On this session they are joined on drums by the legendary Spider Thigpen. The songs are written by the team of Larson-McGrath.
The band is grateful to Fitz’s mom (love those snickerdoodles, Mrs. McGrath!), to Dr Pepper for being the official beverage of Dr. Eckleburg’s Spectacles, and, for expert advice and assistance involving the Internet and various technologies that terrify Caleb, thanks to Jesse Mank and Cathy Carfagna.
This record is dedicated to the spirit of the late, great, the one and only, the inimitable Jimmy Reed.