Colonel & the Mermaids is a project from Alex Koford, a Bay area native who has been toiling for the most part at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads the last seven years and has been a part of The Terrapin Family Band amongst other side projects. Colonel & the Mermaids is Alex’s chance to create his own music, shape his own band’s future and create his own future in the industry and community. That is no small task, but as you’ll hear, it’s one that he isn’t taking lightly and one that he is prepared to invest a lot of time, energy and money. We sat down with Alex who is about to come east for a small tour and our conversation started when I asked what the sonic aim of the band is. If the effort, and indeed the music is any indication, I suspect we will be hearing from Colonel & the Mermaids for quite some time. You can learn more about Colonel & the Mermaids including tour dates at colonelandthemermaids.com.
First Song: 00:14 – Out of Here
Interview Begins: 06:28
Extro Song: 26:28 – I Do My Best to Keep From Crumbling