Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Easy (Like Sunday Afternoon)

We hope you'll join us for a very special benefit show this coming Sunday, April 29th at Neil's on Madison in Midtown Memphis. We'll be playing alongside several other bands and musicians to raise money for the St. Jude Target House which provides a free, comfortable, nurturing environment for children being treated at St. Jude and their families. We'll play a half-hour set at 2:30 (following a half-hour set by the terrific Nancy Apple at 2:00!). Every guest or couple will receive a FREE CD compilation of songs by artists who have performed for the families at the St. Jude Target House. The event is being presented by Vexar Entertainment, which hosts the weekly Target House shows and produced the CD. Speaking of the CD, it features a studio recording of our tune "Back From Little Rock" which is currently available ONLY on this disc! Admission to the show is a $10 donation for singles or $15 for couples (Don't's for a great cause and includes a free CD!). Hope to see all you locals there!

Here's a photo from our evening at the Target House last June. Ted and I are pictured with our pals from Organ Thief, along with a St. Jude patient and her mother. We were forging our way through "My Girl" for the second time, as I recall, per the young girl's request.

This just in: We'll be playing a Cinco de Mayo pre-party next Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at El Porton Restaurant on Highway 64 (near Wolfchase). Fiesta!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Rain-Soaked Day and a Chilly Breeze

It's what we've come to expect from the Overton Square Crawfish Festival--a fantastic event that tends to get sabotaged by Mother Nature. Mid-afternoon, I ran into a fellow in the restroom who said that, for the first eleven or so years of Crawfish Fest, the weather was perfect. Clearly, things have changed! I'm not usually one to complain about weather, but it sure didn't feel like Memphis in April.

Nontheless, we had a great time, supporting the event and this year's battle of Rock 103 "Great Unsigned" bands. Be sure to keep an eye out for Dova Grove and Early Maxwell--two great young bands, who I know you'll be hearing more about. As always, many thanks to Dennis, Ric and Luca for continuing to support local music. We played a 40-minute set that was a mix of Standard new, almost new, semi-new, old and ancient songs. They sounded like this:

We look forward to seeing all of you locals next Sunday, April 29 at Neil's in Midtown for the official release of Vexar Entertainment's St. Jude Target House Benefit CD. We'll be playing a set at around 2:30 p.m. We've contributed "Back from Little Rock" to the project. As you may recall, we recorded the song at Memphis Independent in December of last year. It's a great track, but for now, it's ONLY available on this CD! Support the cause!!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Crawfish Time!

So, it was one year ago that we played songs in the back of a Bud Light truck, earning the title of Rock 103's "Best Unsigned Band in Memphis" and a gig at the Beale Street Music Festival. I was guitar-less, as some of you may recall. I had nearly severed the tip of the middle finger on my guitar-playing hand just a couple of weeks before. But anyhoo, we've been invited back to play the Overton Square Crawfish Festival and pass the mic to this year's winner. Competing for the title are local artists Dova Grove, Early Maxwell and Alison Heafner. We'll kick off the show with a 40-minute set, starting around noon. It's free, and last year's event was a great time! The festival happens in the gigantic parking lot behind the Bayou Grill, near Applebee's and Playhouse on the Square. See ya there!
Live at the Overton Square Crawfish Festival
Saturday, April 14
Free Admission / All Ages