Former Camper Noah Yastrow Still ROCKIN!!
Noah Yastrow was a long-time camper and CIT who developed his musical skills before our eyes each summer in bands such as Curious George and the Electric Fence, Post-Burrito Depression, and The Noah Yastrow Experience. Since his last camp summer in 2010 he has continued that musical development, as you will see. Check out Noah's guest blog discussing the influence that the camp experience had on his musical journey, and where he's at now!
NOAH YASTROW: It’s hard to imagine taking music as seriously as I do now without the Rock Band hobby. Summer after summer I was a part of something truly special. Whether it was perfecting covers or even writing original material (Fertig, you dog you), I was always involved in the Beber scene. For that I owe a great deal of gratitude to old friends like Nathan Fertig, Adam Becker, Spencer Tweedy, Madison Kommor, Nate Nager, and of course, Russell Wiener. You guys were some of my first bandmates and I appreciate each and every experience we shared together.
Now, I find myself writing music, recording, and booking tours. As college winds down and I await a degree in advertising and film, I still can’t imagine pursuing anything but music. With that said, I’m in the midst of starting a record label called Tegmental with some friends for which I’ll be managing Boston-area booking and promotion.
Currently, the most important part of my life is my band, Houseguests. I started Houseguests with my buddy Evan our freshman year in the dorms. We we’re playing mostly folk influenced music on two acoustic guitars. Since then, we’ve added two members, Graham on bass and Evan (ya, we’ve got 2 Evans, pretty cool huh?) on drums. All 4 of us sing, which is turning into something really special.
Houseguests has released two records, and we’re currently working on a 4-6 song EP to be released this spring. Our sound has evolved from folk to indie rock to heavier alternative with even some punk-y elements. Working with Graham and the Evans has allowed me to explore new musical bounds I never imagined even existed.
For the past 3 months I’ve been networking and making new connections while booking our first tour. This winter, Houseguests will be playing basements, bars, and venues from January 2nd - 18th. In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing our tour schedule so you can see if you’ll be able to come see Houseguests perform live this winter!
Here are some links to us and our music -
Again, I’d like to make my Beber family aware of how much I appreciate everything they did for my love of music. Without them, who knows, I may be studying accounting or something serious like that."