Colin McEnroe Show: The McLovins Perform Live

Three Connecticut musical prodigies treat Colin to an in studio performance.

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The McLovins perform in Studio 3.
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Jake Huffman
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Jason Ott
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Jeff Howard
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Jason Ott's six string bass guitar.
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Jake Huffman
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Chion Wolf
Jason Ott
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Jake Huffman
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Jason Ott
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Jeff Howard's guitar
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Jake Huffman sings.
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Jason Ott
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Jeff Howard
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Jake Huffman
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The McLovins bass drum of supreme funky rhythm.
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Jake Huffman
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Jake Huffman
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Jeff Howard
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Jeff Howard's guitar
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Jake Huffman plays the drums
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Colin McEnroe Show: The McLovins Perform Live
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Colin McEnroe Show: The McLovins Perform Live
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**Hear the interview in its entirety by clicking on the player to the right. You can also stream individual songs by clicking on the track title**

There was Gene Pitney in Rockville. There were the Five Satins in New Haven. There were The Wildweeds in Windsor.  There are a few other examples of bands and artists who were first heard right around here in Connecticut and then landed on the national charts. Our friend Grayson Hugh did it for a while. 

There have been lots of great bands from here that, for want of the right kind of big break, never made it big. And there have been lots of major artists born here, raised here or temporarily making their homes here. 
 
But unless I'm missing somebody, it's been a while since a Connecticut band did what we think The McLovins might do. They're young: 18, 18 and 17, and they're hilariously non-badass.
 
Two of the three wear glasses and look like -- well, they look like the guy from "Superbad." But they're hugely talented, and they've had just enough of the right kind of luck so that, in the world of jam bands, they really might be the next big thing.
 
Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.
 
Special thanks to Eugene Amatruda for production assistance.

  

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The Mclovin's

Great CT band with a Phenomenal interview! Great Job NPR/McLovin's

The McLovins..

Fantastic interview, couldn't have asked for any more, inciteful questions and a real connection between the interviewer and the subjects!