May 27, 2008
To many in Lawrence, Paw's story is well-known. Their success with the song "Jessie" and two well-received albums, "Dragline" and "Death to Traitors," eventually led to a breakdown with their label, A&M, which shelved a third album. After coming back up for air with "Home is a Strange Place" in 2000, infighting and a departure of both vocalist Mark Hennessy and guitarist Grant Fitch seemed to signal a definitive end to the band. Yet, both members found themselves happily back in town, and as a result of a shared billing between their new bands, both Hennessy and Fitch mended their fences and will be returning to the stage at the Wakarusa Festival. Fitch and Hennessy joined lawrence.com for a beer at Louise's Downtown to reminisce and discuss their reunion and evolving musical sensibilities.