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The Yardarm


  1. 1.
    The Fact of the Matter
  2. 2.
    I'll Be Gone
  3. 3.
    Too Many Bands
  4. 4.
    Camp Song
  5. 5.
    The Gall
The Yardarm got its start in 2017 when, in the only documented incident of this going well for anyone, Jason Bales (formerly of Lansing, MI's Flatfoot) and JJ Westfield (formerly of Denver's Earmark Saints) were prompted to play together by their wives.
After finding their tastes and skills in music meshed, Jason promptly ignored any conventional wisdom about not $#!{{ing where he eats and enlisted two of his co-workers, John Cowan and Palmer Smith, to play drums and bass. Since then, the Yardarm has played their twangy rock and roll across the NC Triangle region and as far out as Brevard, NC on stages of all sizes, be they small, intimate, cozy, or cramped. Their latest EP, Camp Songs, was released in October of 2019 and produced by veteran Chapel Hill producer Jeff Crawford.


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