Cub Country infiltrates Gainesville

By Brett Roegiers

Cub Country allows Jets to Brazil bassist Jeremy Chatelain to take a more Americana/alt-country approach to songwriting, and you can see the results for yourself Sunday night at Common Grounds.

In 2000, Ear To Ground Records released the first Cub Country EP, Castle Coldshins, which Chatelain recorded with his friend Utah Slim.

Jade Tree released the more elaborate full-length High Uinta High in 2002, which has appearances by members of Helmet, Lunachicks, Rival Schools and Jets to Brazil.

Now the project is a full-time band at the start of a three-week tour, having just released Stay Poor/Stay Happy this year on Future Farmer Records.

Also performing Sunday night is Maplewood, a feel-good band with songs reminiscent of California summers, full of breezy harmonies and 12-string acoustic guitars. The band released its self-titled debut album this year.

Opening the show is Gainesville’s own Witness the Fitness, the acoustic-guitar driven solo project of Ned Brown, formerly of Loyal Frisby.