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The Modesto, CA based band not an Airplane is hard to define. One minute you think you can label them as bluegrass, then a brief changeover and they sound country. The next song you feel sure that they are folk, then a drum beat convinces you that they are rock. They defy convention and manage to blend several genres to create a unique sound. <p><br class="spacer_" /></p> The quartet consists of Nick Shattell (Vocals, guitar), Daniel Edward Harris (Vocals, Banjo, Guitar, Dobro), Jared Neilson (Vocals, Upright Bass, Violin), and Chris Haupt (Drums). The name of their band is in reference to a song from the Ohio-based indie rock band Guided by Voices, but as not an Airplane began to develop their own style, the name had less to do with Guided by Voices, and became an entity of its own. It is an in-joke of sorts for the band, and probably the most frequently asked question they get. <p><br class="spacer_" /></p> Following the release of their album “Things and People” in May, the band has been on the road ever since, touring the West Coast. Playing anywhere from 5 to 10 shows per month — sometimes more – not an Airplane will be on the road for most of the summer and fall before returning to the studio to record a new album. You can check out their tour schedule on their website, www.notanairplane.com, and if you have the chance to see them, you should take it while you can. <p><br class="spacer_" /></p> We were lucky enough to have them stop by our Portland, OR office after a show in Tacoma, WA and before a performance in Cottage Grove, OR, and we were able to convince the band to play a few acoustic sets to help us christen our newly studio-fied media room. The results were fairly amazing.