I'm in the final stages of getting the album to press. The photos are finished and the cover is (almost) picked and now i'm just getting the liner notes all taken care of and then it will be ready for ya'll. Thanks again so much for supporting my album and pre-ordering through kickstarter. Above is a photo taken this week by the talented Cassie Lopez. She shot the cover of the album and is helping design the artwork. Check her out.
After 2 years, lots of voice memos, late nights and miles on our van the record is complete. I repeat the record is complete! It's off being mastered by the amazing Mike Nau and I'm cooking up a sweet video to make a kickstarter with to get this record on VINYL (my goal since I was 14). It feels amazing and I couldn't have done it without so many people (who will be thanked hardcore in the giant liner notes of this 12" record!) So many people have supported me along the way and I am endlessly grateful to all the players, the people that open their home to us on tour and of course the fans who come out instead of staying home and watching Netflix (that's a feat in itself).
The record contains 13 songs (11 originals and 2 country standards). I'll put some of the masters up on the website here in the next week. Look for our kickstarter where you can pre-order your copy of the record on digital mp3, cd or vinyl (ahhhh!) very soon.
So on another note we are doing a little tour again here in November. The dates are listed on the "shows" page. Here they are as well:
Nov. 13 The Broad Ax Hagerstown, MD w/ The Plate Scrapers
Nov. 14 The Garryowen Irish Pub Gettysburg, PA
Nov. 15 Domestic Shepherdstown, WV
Nov. 18 El Gran Sabor Elkins, WV w/ Jesse Milnes on fiddle (OMG)
Nov. 20 Cristina's Cafe Strausburg, VA
Nov. 22 Parkway Brewing Salem, VA
Nov. 28 Boucherie Elton, LA
There's this awesome festival that is online only called Couch By Couchwest. The idea behind it is that you don't have to leave your house and you can watch videos of musicians in their homes in your home instead of standing far back in a sea of people at a big outdoor festival. Here's us doing just that:
I love rituals. One of my most beloved daily rituals is walking with Maesy. There aren't many choices for this walk out here in rural Louisiana but the sky changes and the weather is different every day giving a different feel. Sometimes I'll throw the duck for Maesy in the crawfish ponds. This day in particular felt different. Almost like we should have been in Maine or somewhere else for sure. It was warm but misty and very wet.
We finally traveled back down South of the South to our home in Southern Louisiana after being on tour for a month. We had a lot of great shows and stayed with some of the most wonderful and generous people. We honestly couldn't do it without them.
We're just here getting ready for Mardi Gras and making lots of food and taking names. The biggest goal is to mix the record and have it ready in the near future. We're working hard. It's so close I can taste it.
In the meantime i'm taking photos and working on songs so I figured I'd share some of my photos. A little known fact is I was a photographer in a past life.
hello music fans!
The following photos are taken by: Kristian Thacker of our last concert window!
The above photo was taken at our last concert window in which Danielle Corsetto made it rain after Mike O'Neill made it virtually rain on the computer.
New shows to announce
9/6/14- Cristina's Cafe Strausburg, VA
9/7/14- house show Pittsburg, PA
9/10/14- ANOTHER CONCERT WINDOW! From Shepherdstown, WV
More coming soon! Hope to see you at the show