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Byline: Dawn E. Scire
Calling itself a "new" group, the Venice three-piece Just a Thing (formed nine months ago) incorporates songs written during the past 20 years by two of its members to create an instant original music library.
It incorporates a mod variety of '60s and '70s tunes, too (Dylan, Grateful Dead, Hendrix, Southern rock and old blues, for instance) and frequently blends 'em "jam-band" style.
Just a Thing is frontman/guitarist Eric, Pete on rhythm guitar and Mark banging on an assortment of bongos, congas and a box drum called a cajon, with all instruments being of the same vintage as the music. Eric and Mark were the remainder of Drivin' …