The Jade Shader

Chris Prescott: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards, Vocals | Gabe Feenberg: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards, Vocals | Matt Lynott: Drums

Genre: Alternative, Jazz, Punk

Sound description: Jazzy indie rock.

RIYL: Pinback, No Knife, Goblin Cock, Tanner, Jimmy Eat World

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  • Blurt · March 30, 2006

Synoposis

Inception: Encinitas, 2003

Ex-Band Members: Terrin Durfey, Bass guitar, Vocals

Current Status: Playing and recording.

Influences: Pinback, Jimmy Eat World, Rob Crow, Tanner, No Knife, Earthless, Van Stone, Goblin Cock, the Black Heart Procession, Swim Party, Truckee Brothers, Old Man Hands

Background:

After a four-year respite from playing music, the Jade Shader vocalist Terrin Durfey missed the music he used to play with his Leucadia-based band, Boilermaker.

"I regret that as lost time," said Durfey, who spent the years recovering from skin cancer and working at a San Diego-based film company. The Jade Shader started in 2003 - other members were Chris Prescott (of Tanner and No Knife), Gabe Feenberg, and Matt Lynott. Each member of the band has been involved in the San Diego music scene for years.

Durfey said things have changed since the Drive Like Jehu/Heavy Vegetable/Three Mile Pilot days of the mid- to late '90s. He noted "the lack of the community [in the scene]. I don't want to name names, but we played a show with a band -- we're all from San Diego and were friends with a few of the guys in the band. On their dressing-room door they put this big sign that said, 'Our band members and crew only.' It was just a weird feeling. They were people that we knew and were friends with. There was no camaraderie."

2008 found Terrin Durfey battling illness again. Sadly, he passed away on October 28.

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