Summer is dead on the ground and Autumn presides a burnt orange preacher in a yellow frock and whispers a crackling eulogy under foot…
There is nothing like Fall to make you think back on the year. We played with loads of lovely friends like
the Tillers, Pokey LaFarge, the Revelers, Spirit Family Reunion, and (on Dec 6, the year aint over!) the . We played some wonderful festivals, like the David Mayfield Parade Sugar Maple Traditional Music Festival up in Madison, WI and the epically immense Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion down in the Birth Place of Country Music.
The next few months finds us
writing new songs and arranging some existing ones to go one our next full length record! Stay tuned kids…
Here’s a video from out live session at Audio Tree in Chicago. These guys and gals do a fantastic job and we couldn’t be more grateful!
Click here to stream the entire session.
We are so excited to depart on our ! first tour of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Those in Chicago please come out to our farewell show at Fri. March 22nd the Hideout
with our dear friends the Grisly Hand from Kansas City, MO.
A special thanks to the folks at Bonanza and Son for such a warm welcome to the UK. We’ll be getting on the radio with them for a live session
and interview on Resonance 104.4 FM as soon as we step off the plane in London on March 27th.
They will also be hosting our headlining show Sat. April 20th at Nambucca in London.
Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for updates on more live sessions, shows, and spontaneous fun!
**** Winter Slumber IV : Slumber’s Rest****
The final installment of our Winter residency to welcome the Spring
12 PMThe Empty Bottle **** 1035 N Western
We’re ringing in the New Year by turning the Empty Bottle into our living room and inviting a damn respectable roster of Chicago musicians to be our guests.
Expect alternate instruments and room for improvisation as we we try out different textures and arrangements of tunes you know along with some new ones.
Brave the cold, embrace the Slumber.
Jan 6th and 27th – 2 PM – FREE – 21+ – Empty Bottle – 1035 N. Western Ave
We are excited to announce that we’ll be performing live on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio (91.5 FM) Wednesday November 21st on the Morning Shift.
Tune in from 8:50 to 10 am CST to hear us play in and out of segments and some full songs!
That very evening we’ll be at the
City Winery opening for one of our banjo heroes Danny Barnes! With fellow Chicagoans the Waco Brothers closing out the night you’re in for a great show.
We’ll be Tweeting from the WBEZ studio that morning so
follow us to know when we’re playing and when we’re being interviewed. Happy Turkey Day folks!
Poster design by Mary Clare Butler
Al is taking to the road this month with fellow song-writer Adam McBride-Smith, bassist and Avett Brothers piano player Paul Defiglia, and Langhorne Slim drummer Malachi DeLorenzo. Should be a hoot! See SHOWS for details!