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Catbirds at Herring Cove Beach – 2-Minute Video

PROVINCETOWN – The Catbirds, loud and powerful, are like a force of nature so it’s only fitting that we got a video of them playing at Herring Cove Beach, which is now our favorite venue on Cape Cod.

Plus, the only way our little camera would be able to capture the sound of this band without everything being distorted – you know, more than it’s supposed to be – was to get them outdoors. So, yeah, we’ve been waiting a while to capture the magic of Chandler Travis on bass, the great Steve Wood on guitar, Dinty Child on mandolin, and Sam Wood on drums.

This song is an original, “The Crutch of Music.”

A few things about this. First of all, the legend of Steve Wood, as one of the best guitarist you’ll ever see, goes pretty far. We’d been told of him many times in the past year. This video shows only a tiny portion of his skill and power. We stuck around and watched for a while after shutting the camera off. The legend is true.

Also, frankly, we are fans of pretty much all things Chandler Travis. One of the tangential inspirations of Cape Cod Wave was seeing one of his other bands, the Incredible Casuals, at the Beachcomber and hoping to somehow capture that spirit ourselves.

Finally, every town on Cape Cod should allow music by the beach. This video is an editorial.


– If you like Cape Cod music, here is a story that Cape Cod Wave did on the Cape Cod original music scene. We interviewed 20 musicians, four club owners, and two radio deejays – Cape Cod Music And The Joy Of Being Originally Alive

And here is a link to our growing collection of local music videos – 2-Minute Video



— Brian Tarcy



About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team, now at

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