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to grab three more dates through the summer. We bill it as ‘Colossal Street Jam and Friends’ and bring up great local musicians in the second set. Last time was packed and it was a lot of fun. Can’t wait to do it again. ing out and realizing their musical dreams? Potts: Find a way. There’s always a way if it’s part of you, and you love it. Just start somewhere and see how it goes. After HOI and Flavorfest, what do More than half your gigs either Colossal Street Jam have going on are in Red Bank or Asbury Park. related to shows, a tour, a new vid- I’ve seen you referred to as a Red eo, special events, recordings or Bank band, an Asbury Park band, anything else you want to detail? and a Monmouth County band? Potts: We have a few summer Which do you prefer and why? shows at Teak Rooftop, we also Potts: We are basically a Red head into Philly, North Jersey and Bank band. Most of us live here hopefully some of the out-of-state and we rehearse here, but we do shows we are working on will be play in Asbury quite a bit. I think confirmed soon. We are working Red Bank is more well-known on Florida, California and Austin for cover bands, where Asbury is shows for the fall. Our new video more original. So I think the for ‘I Can’t Take It’ off ‘Living Free’ Asbury base is more responsive to will be released April 28, and we what we do. I’d like to think we are are working on one for the ballad a band from New Jersey. ‘Songbird.’ We are also writing the next record and hope to have it out What advice would you give to a by November. We have no plans of peer whose family and work ob- slowing down. We want to release ligations prevent them from play- a CD a year. That’s the plan.   NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 3 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 124