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Distant & Clean

by Eric & Rebecca Thiegs

Raw acoustic-driven urban folk featuring intimiate guitars, bass, piano and vocals.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Sit Alone
Eric Thiegs
3:24 $0.99
2. Valentine
Eric Thiegs
3:23 $0.99
3. Green Room
Eric Thiegs
2:53 $0.99
4. Just Let Me Know
Eric Thiegs
3:23 $0.99
5. Distant & Clean
Eric Thiegs
3:18 $0.99
6. Bar on Cedar Avenue
Eric Thiegs
3:40 $0.99
7. East Coast Winters Day
Eric Thiegs
3:07 $0.99
8. John Galt
Eric Thiegs
3:46 $0.99
9. West Bank High
Eric Thiegs
5:00 $0.99
10. Hard
Eric Thiegs
3:09 $0.99
11. Duluth
Eric Thiegs
3:29 $0.99
12. Hamlet
Eric Thiegs
3:34 $0.99
13. Hiding Out
Eric Thiegs
2:38 $0.99
14. I Am
Eric Thiegs
5:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Eric & Becky Thiegs - formally from the band, Bug Candy.

This musical journey includes 14 original songs (50+ min.) inspired by a series of unique events/people ranging from our move away from the Midwest to a wedding in Duluth to drinking in Minneapolis bars to the chaos of relationships to...Hamlet. It's a purely acoustic effort with stripped down vocals, guitars, bass, and piano. Unlike our last full studio album, we recorded this storytelling acoustic effort on our analog TASCAM four-track in our daughter's room over the course of 18 months.

Minneapolis native, Eric Thiegs, blends a unique flavor of urban folk with the sultry soul attitude of wife, Rebecca. This acoustic duo most recently came off an hour long appearance on New Jersey public radio and a rash of CD-signing shows in the mid-Atlantic region (Greenwich Village, NYC; Princeton, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington, DE), the couple have surpassed the era in their mid-20's of the rock & roll band days of the Minneapolis nightclub scene and stepped into the realm of national, professional acoustic performers.

Don't misunderstand, the Thiegs duo still passionately dishes out live music, but the pair now creates an immediate and intimate connection with the audience while fostering their original and viby atmosphere. From self-composed urban folk ballads to indie lo-fi anthems like their #1 single, "Pocket of Love" , the couple's musical line-up oozes over the listener in honest bar chords and tight vocals. Now living and playing on the east coast, the couple focuses their musical energy nationally as they travel the U.S. playing acoustic concerts. So bring your sense of humor and your appetite for story-telling as their unpredictable style, raw acoustic guitar, and stark lyrics will capture both your smile and imagination.


--Music currently being featured as background soundtrack in the "Did You Know" videos on Stage of Http://


--Radio play on major Twin Cities radio stations KQRS 92.5FM, Cities ’97FM, KFAI 90.3FM, KFAI 90.3FM, & Radio K 770AM
--Regular rotation at over 20 Midwest college radio stations ranging from Chicago to Iowa. Added to life-time radio library at 4 of the college stations.
--Charted on CMJ, at #13, out of KMSC Moorhead, MN.
--Live, in-studio performance on KQRS 92.5 FM on April 8, 2001
--June 2002: Feature interview/performance on NJ Public Radio


--Two feature stories on “The Buzz” with Robyne Robinson — Twin Cities UPN affiliate, KMSP Channel 9. On air interview & song highlights. 1.2+ million viewers. Aired twice, 3/00 & 4/01
--June 2002: Appearance in Philadelphia local news while performing at the outdoor festival, Sidewalk Sunday, in Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia
--Songs lisenced by cable TV show "Joe Explorer"
--"Roll of Quarters" lisenced for use on DVD by ViDVD and Vialta


--Bug Candy receives a feature full-page interview/story in Pulse, Twin Cities’ A&E weekly in Oct. ‘99.
--Toast Magazine's "Demorama" reviews the third album.
--Featured full-length interview as "Artists of the Month" in July 1999 edition of the Indie Journal. Tie-In exposure on
--Siren editorial on the MP3 debate. As an independent musician, Eric was asked to write an editorial for Siren Magazine on the MP3 debate. June '00

LIVE GIGS - 150+

--Over 150 live shows ranging from Greenwich Village, NYC; Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN; Princeton, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Philadelphia, PA; etc.
--Regional east coast Spring 2002 CD Signing Tour with Borders Book Stores in PA, DE, and NJ.
--CD Release Parties in 1998 & 2001. Both shows booked as exclusive Bug Candy concerts with no openers - 300+ fans each
--Headlining solo act for the 20-gig concert series at the University of Minnesota for the incoming Big 10 freshmen class — summers of 2000 & 2001. 5,000+ college freshmen in attendance each year.
--2nd place out of 70+ acts in 1999 Twin Cities annual Bar Search Battle of the Bands contest sponsored by Zone 105FM, Oar Fin Records, & Miller Lite. 1000+ people attended the Finals.
--1 of 10 up-and-coming acts featured in the Minnesota Music Movement Showcase, First Avenue main room during ‘99 Ice Breaker Conference.
--Broke The Fine Line’s 10 year all–time Wednesday night attendance record when over 240 drinking patrons showed up with Bug Candy tickets. Dec. 2 ‘98.
--Bug Candy performed with the Minnesota Acoustic Showcase -- a group of Minnesota Songwriters performing accoustic shows throughout Twin Cities' coffeehouses, sponsored by MCR Records


--Four independent albums released over last 12 years: Bug Candy (1995); Man Eating Bugs (1998); Shade of Creon (2001); Distant & Clean (2005)
--Won the national 1st place award in rock/pop category for “Icar Leaty” off of 2nd album, Man Eating Bugs, in US song competition hosted by Fort Bends Songwriting Assoc.
--2000+ albums sold via word of mouth, live gigs, web site, and retail (Best Buy,, Sam Goody, etc.)


--Since 1998, over 10,000 people have seen Bug Candy perform live
--2 songs hit the top 10 on the national charts for 20+ days: “Pocket of Love” was #1 (out of 960+ songs) on the alternative/leftfield chart and “Sexy Flo” hit #2 (out of 3,400+ songs) on the pop/rock acoustic chart. April 2000
--26,100+ downloads from Bug Candy’s page in the late 90's.
--15,000+ unique hits Bug Candy’s home page.
--800+ snail mail fan list. 500+ email fan list.


--Minneapolis, MN: Featured band for Minnesota Arboretum's bug exhibit sponsored by Target and the University of Minnesota. Solo concert.
--Harrisburg, PA: Featured performers for 7th Annual Millenium Music Conference - Rock & Roll Music Showcase and Symposium. Feb. 14, 2003
--Philly, PA: Headliner for Sidewalk Sunday Festival sponsored by Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Chestnut Hill. 150+ audience. May ‘02
--Minnetonka, MN: Headlining act for ROCC 5 K Run sponsored by Carlson Companies, et. all. 300+ audience. Sept. ‘01
--Minneapolis, MN: Headlining act for the 20-gig concert series at the Big 10 school, University of Minnesota for the incoming freshmen class — summers of 2000 & 2001. 5000+ college freshmen in attendance each year.
--Minneapolis, MN: Headlining act for Camp Heartland fundraising event sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. 200+ audience. April ‘99
--Minneapolis, MN: Twin Cities Marathon, mile #13 entertainment sponsored by the 5000 block of Cedar Ave. 3000+ audience. Oct. '98, '99

Over 155 live gigs performed at...
Greenwich Village, NYC
Hanover, PA
Langhorn, PA
Las Vegas, NV
Marquette, MI
Minneapolis, MN
Montgomeryville, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Princeton, NJ
St. Cloud, MN
St. Paul, MN
Wilmington, DE



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