The Continuing Adventures of Chris Aytes & The Good Ambition

My sincere thanks to everyone who has contacted us for the guitar position. Last night, July 17th, we held our final audition and welcomed the newest member of the team.

After about 45 minutes of playing several of my tunes and a couple of covers with the new recruits and Renelle on drums, I am VERY excited about this new 4-piece version of the band, and cannot wait to debut it at Crusherfest August 16.

Based on last night and my vision for us moving forward, this iteration of the band will still deliver most of what you have loved about our sound for the past 4.5 years, but allow us to expand in new directions at the same time. No one quite plays or sings like Josh can, so we've brought in two new players, because you can't replace a Josh Hartranft. We wish Josh well in his endeavors, and will see you in August with a new band, some new tunes, and a renewed energy and exuberance for the greatest of all forms of art, expression, and human achievement: Rock'n'Roll.

We'll be hitting the road a bit, making the rounds around KS, NE, and MO starting in October. Let us know where you'd like us to play by sending us a note at

The live album, featuring one of the last performances from the recent era, is coming along beautifully, and we can't wait to share it with you.