Friday, August 31, 2007

Back in the Saddle

We are happy to be playing the main stage at this year's Germantown Festival. We'll be bringing the folk rock at 4:30 on Saturday, September 8th and will play for about an hour to close out an afternoon of live music. We'll play some of our oldies as well as some new tunes from our soon-to-be-released (really!) third album. Keep your eyes open for record-release plans in the near future.

If you've never attended, the Germantown Festival is one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in the region. Admission is free, but the various fried and frozen things are not. It's the ultimate kid-friendly gig, so make a day of it. The festival is held at C.O. Franklin/Morgan Wood Park in Germantown, on Old Poplar Pike just east of Germantown High School.

Hope you can make it out!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Laid Back

So, naturally, this is what you picture when you think of the greatest bands in rock 'n roll history recording their masterpieces, right? Dark, cozy environments; comfy couches; endless hours to get that perfect take with no concern for anything happening outside the studio walls; and time at the end of the day to lay down on the control room floor and listen to that wicked line that your killer bassist just immortalized on tape. How romantic!

Well, it doesn't often happen that way, of course, but I do love this photo (taken at our first Cotton Ridge sessions earlier this year). And just when you think we're totally lying down on the job, I come to you with good news of nine (count 'em, nine!) completed mixes and just a handful left to go for our as-of-yet untitled third album. We anticipate a Fall (2007, I promise!) release.

We'll also be performing three times locally in September, so please be sure to check our "upcoming dates" to the right of this entry, and mark your calendar! Take care, and we'll see you soon!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

An "Avalanche" of Folk-Rock

I decided to name this post after D-Twom's favorite coffee drink at MO's. That's him behind the drum kit, all charged up on caffeine, focusing intently on a song that he was most likely hearing for the first time! So it went Saturday night in the cozy confines of MO's Edge Coffeehouse, just off the University of Memphis campus.

I was pleased to have the opporutnity to return the favor for The Archives, who opened a show for us a couple of months ago. My pal Matt Oliver, of Memphis Jones Revolution and Stout fame, joined me on lead guitar. As usual, he was incredible. The equally fantastic David joined us on drums for several tunes before taking the stage with his band, who just released their fine debut CD (available exclusively at MO's).

Here's a look at what we played:

1) Bad Vibrations
2) Hey Now, Little Skyliner
3) We
4) When Your Feet Thud Unexpected on My Mat
5) Cortez the Killer (Neil Young)
6) Back to Sleep
7) Summer
8) Ten Second News (Son Volt)
9) Real Live Suburban Rock 'n Roll Dad
10) Take Care (Big Star)

And fresh off a wedding reception that kept him from playing the gig, guess who showed up in TCS gig attire?! It was weird playing a show, looking out into the audience and seeing Ted--for the first time ever! Quite naturally, we spent some time drinking wine and analyzing the show afterwards.