October 30, 2006
Suppose an architect, an EMT, a schoolteacher, an environmental technician and a wine-loving student of Seneca get together and form a rock and roll band, each member skilled in several instruments. Give them a sound that's country-born, electrically formed and progressive in nature-somewhere on the line connecting The Band and The Pogues and Neutral Milk Hotel. And say within the space of a year this band rehearses, plays shows and records a CD-in addition to the day jobs. Not your average weekend warriors. Could this band work? Could each member balance two demanding careers? Can architects and schoolteachers really rock? Kaw Valley Project responds in the affirmative w ith their debut recording, "The Winter Versus Summer." Street Level meets up with KVP- Travis Hare, Tim Holtzclaw, Jared Bertels, Adam Dixon, Chris Cardwell-in an abandoned caboose on the outskirts of town to talk about pastoral imagery, catching a fire and Nell, poor Nell.