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FILM/ "Just rock n' roll you know, whatever makes you move, makes you groove..." In late 2016 we partnered with Mellow Grass and All Welcome Records to create a very special musical document. 'First Takes' follows Mellow Grass' into a raw live session at the All Welcome Studio where they tracked two killer songs: "Heavy Funk" and "Storm a' Brewin."

Mellow Grass was an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, comprised of Kris Miller (Electric Guitar) Randy Yum (Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals) and Langston Nichols (Drums).

The trio formed in 2016 and, with just a handful of original songs, made their way down the California coast on their first independently booked tour. As they headed south in their van, it was in the city of Santa Barbara that the group quickly harnessed their true audience. The college town welcomed them with open arms and they decided to temporarily settle in Isla Vista. This town became their artistic incubator and the place where they solidified their unapologetic sound, with performances in hundreds of house parties and local venues near the University of Santa Barbara. The chemistry between each member of the band is reminiscent of the late 1960s and early 70s.

The group was signed to All Welcome Records in October of 2016. They co-released a 12” limited edition record titled “First Takes” with film director Ben Spink of “Music Human”.

Soon after 'First Takes' was released Randy and Langston decided to leave the group. Kris Miller decided to keep the band alive and took over as lead then he was eventually dropped from the All Welcome Records label.

Documentary Footage:
Music Human: Camera - Samantha Gannon, Ian Sansavera, Ben Spink
Additional Footage Editing: Taylor Moran
Additional Footage: Langston Nichols & Mellow Grass
Photography: Spencer Aston