French Toast(2001 - 2006)
Jerry Busher - bass, drums, vocals, keyboards
James Canty - guitar, vocals, keyboards and drums
Ben Gilligan - bass, guitar, vocals
Jerry Busher and James Canty formed French Toast in 2001. Friends for more than 20 years, they had performed in a number of D.C. bands — Nation Of Ulysses, Make Up, Fidelity Jones, and Fugazi (Busher toured with the group for eight years and played on The Argument) — but had never collaborated with one another. However, by the early ’00s Busher and Canty both found themselves performing in, All Scars, an improv-oriented collective with an ever-shifting lineup. After that group dissolved, they decided to form a band together.
French Toast released an EP, Bug Man, and a CD single, “Hatred Mace/For Sylvia,” through Arrest Records and in 2005, they released their debut full-length, In a Cave, through Dischord. Later that year, the band expanded into a trio with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Ben Gilligan. The group completed one more record, Ingleside Terrace, before parting ways in 2006.
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Photo: French Toast by Marc Roman