The last few months have been fantastic! I’m enjoying the colder San Antonio weather (40’s and 50’s). It reminds me Fall in Chicago. My fellow San Antonians on the other hand, are completely paralyzed by temperatures below 50.
At the end of January, my wife and I took a 10-day vacation with our girls to Chicago and Michigan to visit friends and family. Clementine was not all that impressed with her first encounter with snow. It was great to hang with my old band (The Flavor Savers) for a few days in Chicago and spend some quality time with my siblings and all their children (I am an uncle to 19 kids and counting). Flying with two children under 2 years of age is cheap (no tickets necessary), but exhausting. The freezing temperatures and snow storms made me grateful for the mild Texas winters. While in Michigan I was able to scout out a new music venue in Kalamazoo at the Bell’s Brewery. It was fantastic! We plan to play there when we make our way back to the midwest later this year.
On to the music.
With our new manager we are booking bigger and better shows, branching out to playing regularly not only in San Antonio, but in Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, Austin, and Tyler!
Along with our new album called “Before I Forget,” we have brand new t-shirts with new designs that feature a photo of the upright piano (Bert is his name, FYI) that I play at every show. We just got the shirts in and it will be a few weeks before they are available online. I’ll let you know when they are!
The new album, “Before I Forget,” is getting some solid radio spins on Americana and College Radio across the country and we hope to schedule a tour to visit the cities that play our album the most.
Last Friday we had our album release show for “Before I Forget” at Sam’s Burger Joint Music Hall here in San Antonio. There were over 200 people in attendance and the show was a huge success! Bekah Kelso & The Fellas (another awesome San Antonio band) also played that night and celebrated the release of their new album “No Stranger.”
In the month ahead we have 13 public shows, including a showcase at SXSW (March 17 at Handlebar).
March 4 – Quarry Hofbrau (San Antonio)
March 5 – Sherlock’s (San Antonio)
March 6 – Corkscrew (Houston)
March 11 – Quarry Hofbrau (San Antonio)
March 12 – Hofbrau RIM (San Antonio)
March 17 – Handlebar – SXSW (Austin)
March 18 – Quarry Hofbrau (SATX)
March 20 – City Tavern (Dallas)
March 21 – Sundown at Granada (Dallas)
March 25 – Cabchella festival (San Antonio)
March 26 – Hofbrau RIM (San Antonio)
March 27 – opening for Styx (San Antonio)
March 28 – Sobro (San Antonio)
Can’t wait to see you at a show soon! If we don’t come to your city, let us know that we should and we will!