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Canajoharie Church Retreat: Volume 1

In 2010, Eric Stroud, shark enthusiast, bought a church in the small town of Canajoharie, NY in order to take advantage of the immaculate organ that it houses. In the summer of 2011, he opened its doors for a weekend to let 13 bands stay, play and record. This is documentary of that weekend. Despite this being a “church” retreat, there was nothing really religious about it except for the fact that Eric’s a saint for letting us do this! Download full sets FOR FREE here:



On July 4th weekend 2011, 13 bands traveled from North Jersey, Brooklyn and other parts of NJ to the small (ghost) town of Canajoharie, NY.  The weekend was filled with live music, jams, food and fun to say the least.  Today, we started uploading the audio from the weekend.  Video also exists, but be patient.  You can check out sets from: The Painters, Keith Kenny, and Les Trois Chaud below!  We’ll be uploading the rest little by little in the next week or so!  Keep checking back and ENJOY!  Our biggest thanks and gratitude goes to Eric Stroud of Shark Defense for opening up the church to us for the weekend.  Also, since everyone there was super respectful and it went smoothly, Eric said we can go up again!