OUTSIDER SONGS                                          






Storybook Farm,

Chapel Hill, NC

click here for info on tickets and the festival


We are so looking forward to our first trip to the East Coast to play Progday! We are working up a a ton of material new and old as we put together our 90-minute set, including some pieces we’ve never played live before and others that have been on the shelf for 4 or 5 years, completely revamped. Have a peek at our Facebook page to see us hard at work...

Also, the long-awaited Jack O’ The Clock T-SHIRTS are in the works. Check back shortly for availability, because I believe you would like to have one.


There’s an INTERVIEW with Damon and Jason on Prog Archives, talking about Outsider Songs, how we put together some of our songs, influences, and the Prog Rock Question.


"Outsider Songs" is a collection of cover songs run through the Jack O' The Clock cheese grater and lovingly re-assembled over the course of 2014 and early 2015.

These are all songs I or another member of the band have known and loved for years, decades in many cases, and have never tired of hearing. We put them together intuitively, favoring memory and emotional impressions over fidelity to the original, which resulted in a range of interpretations, from fairly orthodox to practically re-composed.

The project was already well underway before I realized that the songs' subjects are all, in one way or another, outsiders attempting to make sense of and function in a world that doesn't exactly meet their needs. I love this, and it's probably no coincidence that a lot of the characters in my own songs could be called outsiders as well. 

The songs themselves, though by prominent artists, are mostly outsiders too, arguably under-sung gems hiding away in the corner of an album somewhere. And while we're at it, this has never been a particularly “inside” band either, for better or worse: we feel more like DIY mendicants banging away on the gate of a walled city. We can't help but feel most at home with the weirdos.