During a benefit concert at Seattle’s Showbox Theatre last night, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready reunited with ex-Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin to perform Mad Season’s single “River of Deceit” alongside vocalist Jeff Rouse (Loaded) and bassist Rick Friel. It’s tough calling it a reunion, especially when both Layne Staley and John Baker Saunders have long passed, but it’s the best they can do.
As Antiquiet reports, McCready and Martin could be sitting on “a good deal of material already written that simply needs vocals.” With so many fractured acts returning to the stage (e.g. Blind Melon, Sublime with Rome, and Alice in Chains), perhaps Mad Season is another collective to add to the fold. We’ll see. In the meantime, check out the band’s cut from last night below (via Guerrilla Candy).