One Season
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One Season

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Alternative




"The Equal Ground - Man on a Mission EP Review"

One Season

Man on a Mission
self-released; 2014

3.7 out of 5

Be Ethan Skelton
One Season is a little Phish with a little country-fried Foo Fighters. In other words, they do some cool things with their instruments and you just might tap a toe or two supplied you’re not already in full on dance mode like that one guy in sunglasses and pajama bottoms.

He’s been ruining any chance of a dance floor since his first drink. This group sounds like they might be familiar with some of those seedy chic taprooms that smell a little too much like old beer. But those are the shows you remember when you start to climb the ladder of elevated stages and big rig production.

Nevertheless, One Season carry some grunge to their work on their album Man on a Mission and it’s very loose and original when heavily greased like on tracks such as “Big Time Sarah” or “Got No Game.” When the rock slams down they don’t let go and the same can be said for their more danceable jam songs. I think the recording could be a little more present in general but mostly it has great mix and mic EQ.

The title track “Man on a Mission” doesn’t start off the strongest note but it builds into a pretty solid rock ballad. I’d lower that upper register guitar line due to the fact that it’s slightly out of place and wading in too much light texture when a heavy base is what works consistently better throughout the album.

With “God Is Angry” we have a rich crowd sing-a-long in the form of strong riffs and triplet fills. Beyond that, it was just another score for the stage and a good reason to spill beer on your shoes.

“There’s The Door” is likely the most Phish-like track and now that I’m really sitting on it, it has shades of Umphrey’s McGee in there too. If we can take one thing from Man on a Mission it’s that good music comes without needing to be in your face and negative. This stuff is heavy and feel-good all at the same time. Treat yourself to a show and see just what I mean.

Become A Fan. - The Equal Ground

"Boot Stomping Rock and Roll"

I first saw One Season at the Elbo Room in Chicago. I was mixing that night, and I remember feeling grateful that I had such an awesome band that stood out to me. I see 4 to 40 bands a week, and it is very rare that an artist stands out to me in the slightest. I immediately introduced myself and knew that I wanted to work with these guys. Not to mention that they work hard, they are very professional and super nice people. Just good boot stomping rock and roll that will have you humming their tunes for hours. - Benjamin J Spotora, Shoeshine Boy Productions

"The Black Crowes Could Sound Like One Season..."

One Season is what the Black Crowes would sound like if they stopped their long jams and focused on their song writing.. and also stopped bickering. - Paul Farahvar, Shoeshine Boy Productions


As Bad As It Gets

  1. You Don't Know Funk
  2. Outside Woman Blues
  3. Stuck at the Window
  4. Therefore, I Resign
  5. Our Last Day
  6. The Traveler
  7. 2012
Man on a Mission
  1. Pick a Key
  2. Man on a Mission
  3. God Is Angry
  4. There's the Door
  5. Got No Game
  6. Big Time Sarah



One Season is Soulrock, a unique sound and feeling built on a foundation steeped in blues rock, alternative rock, and classic rock and consisting of a structure decorated with elements of soul and pop. Contributing to this sound is a blend of dynamic lead vocals and guitar by Chris Harris, frenetic performances by bassist Scott Tooredman, and the unwavering pulses set by drummer Chris Close. A One Season performance is a rousing experience that leaves crowds chanting for one more song at the end of their sets. One Season has recorded two EP's As Bad As It Gets in 2011 and Man on a Mission in 2014 and a cover of Straight Up in 2016. The band recently has completed its first full-length album entitled Red Frontier and will be releasing it in 2020.

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