I’m trying to count up how many times we’ve performed in Asheville, that’s including busking as well, and we just can’t be sure anymore. We’ve been back so many times it feels like a home away from home. We’ve had the opportunity to play around the city at different bars, clubs, corners, and brew halls, and tonight we’re adding a new spot to the list.
We’re excited to make our debut in such a beautiful place and hope you can join us!
We are also incredibly thrilled to officially announce that our total amount raised for our Kickstarter project is exactly $10,600. To everyone who shared, supported and donated, we did it, folks! But really you did it, and in return we, along with Craig and everyone at The Living Room, will sweat and bleed to give you the best record we can. You have opened a huge door for us, and we’re gonna be charging through with guns blazing!
It’s the Venyu Triple S Invitational over in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and yours truly is performing. I’m pretty sure I speak for us all when I say this is definitely a first, and damn, it looks cool!
We’re playing all night tonight until midnight, and are excited to get this June tour of ours kicked off right in North Carolina! (We can’t keep away!)
So come on out to see the masters of the winds and waters fly, flip and glide their way to a $40,000 grand prize! It’s sure to be a good time! (If they party anything like the folks at Nantahala, it’s gonna get crazy!!)
Years ago, when we first started to play North Carolina, I met propane flame effects artist, Beyond Joy. He wanted to set my sousaphone on fire. I was intrigued by the proposition so we began talking about design. It would have to be a simple to operate, mobile, and above all, safe.
The system would have two major parts, a pilot light and a propane poofer. The pilot light stays lit the entire time the system is on, and provides the initial flame for a second, larger blast of propane. Once Beyond had a basic design, all we needed was a few days to build and test.
Earlier this week, the stars aligned and we found some free time to work. The first day, Beyond fabricated the pilot light using copper tubing and brass fittings.
On the second day, Beyond fabricated the poofer.
With both pieces together, it was time for a test.
I say it was a rousing success. I cannot thank Beyond Joy enough. This fire tuba system is as beautiful as it is functional.
Where y’at NC? Playing in Boone tonight (at the Boone Saloon) and in Asheville tomorrow (w/ Sirius B at the Emerald Lounge). These will be our last 2 NC shows of the tour, so make sure to tell a few peeps and come on out!
09/19/13: Boone Saloon
489 W King St., Boone, NC 28607
$5 – Showtime @ 10pm
09/20/13: Emerald Lounge w/ Sirius B
112 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, NC
$6 – Doors @ 8:30pm (after Downtown After Five)
9:15 DBRS Set One ~ 10:15 Sirius B Set ~ 11:45 DBRS Set Two
Whole bunch of new shows added – New Orleans, Charlotte NC, Charleston SC, Ocean Springs MS, Starkville MS, and St. Louis MO. Also, festival times for our Rhythm & Roots and LEAF performances posted as well! Dig the sidebar to the left for more details!
Can’t wait till then? Come catch us tonight at Zanzabar in Louisville, KY. Doors at 8, show at 9. Get your tix HERE.
It’s been a while, but tonight we return to Greensboro’s own Blind Tiger for this month’s final show in North Carolina! We’re headed way north from here, so come and get your fix in one of the state’s finest venues tonight!
The Scorchin’ Sons will be kicking things off at 10, but the doors open at 8 so you can come say hey and grab a drink before things get crazy. Tickets are $8 at the door. We’ll see you there!