We’re not entirely positive, but we believe Jeff was introduced to The Stoves from a friend of ours, Yuri Roman Lojko, who was hosting the “Riding the Norse Horse” show at WMBR at the time.
In 2012, The Stoves were winding down our time together as a band, when Jeff invited us to play Pipeline! We had just played a few shows the weeks prior to our Pipeline! appearance and were not really certain about the future of the band. We had no new shows to promote or no new music coming out, so we were a bit hesitant about whether or not it was a good idea, but Jeff was a pro. He graciously gave us 30 minutes to run through a blistering 18-song set, including a number of songs we never recorded elsewhere. Afterwards, he humored us through a silly interview where we had very little to say. Our Pipeline! appearance was one of the last times The Stoves played together. The recording is really important to us, and we’re thankful that Jeff gave us the opportunity.