The Incubators – close harmony, Petaluma-based singers Katie Schuch and Chris Chappell combine talented local musicians (Derek Brooker – guitar, Emily Froberg – bass) with their Soul-Folk Rock songs, blending blues, folk, country and jazz into infectious grooves.
In their debut release Must Hatch, The Incubators eclectic groove-rock sound is balanced by Mike Emerson’s (Blues Broads, Carlene Carter) classic Hammond B-3 organ and Chris Rossbach’s (D’Amphibians, Zigaboo Modeliste, Bobby Vega) adventurous lead guitar. The songs rely on the vocal interplay of Freeman and Chappell often buoyed by April Grisman’s three part, yet kept in check by the band’s interwoven parts. Though written in the traditional “Rondo” form, the songs often evolve beyond what the listener might expect. Admitted tone freaks, they employ analog and tube technology to create a vintage and timeless rock sound.
The Incubators (roots rock) have shared the stage with JGB Band, D’Amphibians, Fiver Brown & The Good Sinners, Dredgetown, Tommy Castro, Jess De Natale, Sean Hayes, Bonnie Hayes, Smokehouse Gamblers, as well as members of Poor Man’s Whiskey, New Monsoon, Hot Buttered Rum, Brothers Comatose, Swampthang, and Green String Farm Band.