Country Weather

Country WeatherFrom: San Francisco, CA, USA

Originally known as The Virtues the group changed their name to Country Weather in 1967. The band recorded some material in 1968 that would eventually be distributed as a one-sided 12″ promo album. Only 50 copies were ever created, making this release quite rare. The album consisted of four songs; “Why Time Is Leaving Me Behind,” “New York City Blues,” “Carry A Spare,” and “Fly To New York.” The songs eventually turned up on the California Acid Folk compilation.

Country Weather was formed by Dave Carter (bass, vocals) and Steve Derr (guitar, vocals) in Walnut Creek, California, in 1966. Other members included Paul White (guitar) and Craig T. Nelson (drums). Both were eventually replaced by Greg Douglass and Bill Baron respectively. The band changed their name to Country Weather in 1967 at the request of legendary San Francisco music promoter Chet Helms. The band was soon opening for various psychedelic band in the San Francisco ballroom circuit, and along the West Coast. In 1973, Douglass left to join the band Mistress, and later, the Steve Miller Band. Carter would later join Quicksilver Messenger Service, as well as play with Skip Spence. Country Weather reformed in 2000.

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…

From the 2005 album Country Weather
Country Weather Album

  • Fly To New York
  • Why Time Is Leaving Me Behind