|Jason White with The Big Cats, 2013. Photo by Brad Caviness.|
I originally planned to make The Big Cats the subject of today’s post to plug the band’s annual holiday concerts. But, the shows, scheduled for the day after Christmas at the White Water Tavern, were cancelled in the wake of guitarist Jason White’s diagnosis of throat cancer. That’s the bad news. The good news is Jason’s prognosis is good for a full recovery and The Big Cats are already making plans for next year’s show. In the meantime, I thought, what better way than to wish Jason a speedy recovery than to buy some of his music.
Jason’s played in tons of bands over the years, most notably for Green Day, Pinhead Gunpowder, The Influents, The Big Cats, Chino Horde, and, most recently, A Band Called California with Adam Phaler from Jawbreaker and Dustin Clark from Soophie Nun Squad. Max Recordings released his first solo single, “Hungover” (b/w “I’m A Mess”), in 2010. These wry, self-deprecating, power-pop gems are available digitally through iTunes, Amazon, and eMusic. You can buy the 7” from Max Recordings’ website.