Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: indie alternative rock acoustic jam chill acoustic rock seen live indie rock dispatch folk reggae Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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One of a string of jam bands to spring up on the American rock scene in the mid-90s, Dispatch was formed in 1996 by multi-instrumentalists Chad ‘Chetro’ Urmston, Pete ‘Repete’ Heimbold, and Brad ‘Braddigan’ Corrigan. The trio, who were all college students at Middlebury College in Vermont, had previously played together in the acoustic One Fell Swoop. They changed their name to Dispatch and began to explore a greater range of musical styles, drawing on reggae and funk to complement their original folk rock direction. The evolution of the trio’s music was documented through four independently released albums in the late 90s, culminating in the assured 2000 recording Who Are We Living For? However, their appeal was established through their live work, although they remained a predominantly east coast-based unit. The band’s cult following enthusiastically traded their music via peer-to-peer Internet file sharing programs, and...

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