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Eugene, OR
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Portrait of Gladhander
Gladhander was born at Sacred Heart Hospital on August 23, 2005. Guitarist Mitch Chamberlain offered drummer Kasey Waite a tincture of rock and suggested they invite along bassist Rick McFadden. The lineup was built to be unstoppable - the members had known each other for years through the West coast music scene and JAMPAC. All three singer-songwriters had collectively decided to put their other projects on hold and return to their original instruments.

Gladhander began playing the kind of music they loved for themselves. Based out of the college town of Eugene, Oregon, Gladhander planned on taking the music to the streets locally and then up and down I-5. “The economy and war situation has the people begging for some real music,” says Mitch. Rock sensibility, strong melody, and a three piece showcase of talent brought them a local following.

Songs like "Pee girl" and "Tooly" earned them a recording deal in late 2007 and their debut album "One Against Three" was released in 2008. “We all just want to make our parts as important as possible, for the good of the music.” says Kasey. “Gladhander was designed for the fans.” As for the future, Gladhander is hitting the road in support of their CD and will be screening a brand new music video in Hollywood, California, on November 19th 2009.