Local 913, Episode 61: Chet Vincent & The Big Bend
Since 2008, Chet Vincent has been the front man for the local rock band, Chet Vincent and The Big Bend. The lineup has stayed pretty much consistent over the history of the band. The long existence of the group can be attributed to likeminded, mature personalities who are dedicated to putting the time in.
Abe Anderson: “I think it’s mostly that we’ve had agreeable and secretly positive people in the band.”
Vincent: “We have excellent conflict-resolutions skills.”
Drummer Abe Anderson along with Vincent and the rest of the group, plan to remain in Pittsburgh versus talking their talents to a bigger music city.
Vincent: “I don’t feel plugged into trends musically. I know that’s a common thing to say, but I feel Pittsburgh has got its own path that different from L.A. or Nashville or New York. I kind of like that. It seems like we can do what we want. We can do things that will make us happy and not feel like we have to keep up with the Joneses.”
Anderson’s house was actually used as the recording location for their new album Celebrate. The record comes out on July 1 and upon completion, the band realized they had created an over-arching theme among the songs
Vincent: “We didn’t know we were making it at the time, but when we went back looking over everything it feels like a Late-20’s Coming-of-age theme runs through it. The song “Celebrate” sums up a lot of the themes in the album, so it was a natural choice to make that the title track and put all those songs under that heading.”
For more information on Chet Vincent and The Big Bend, go to thebigbend.net.