Just some thoughts as this spectacular & magnificent Friday approaches – excited as all hell for New Grass Country Club’s new album “Join the Club” – I recorded it myself late last October, and let me tell you, it sounds damn good – and now soon, you all can hear it too… I know, if you like any kind of folk, blues, bluegrass, or roots music, if you give this record a good listen, you will fall in love with it like I have. I really like the boys in New Grass, they’re a great band, and I hope you all come out and share the experience this Friday. More show preview goodies to come as the date nears. Stay alert. Word.
Tonight (and by tonight I mean April 2nd) it’s us and Glasgow, and Wild Moccasins (they’re from Houston, and they’re fun if you’re unfamiliar) at the Dragon’s Den (435 Esplanade ave, NOLA). Doors are at 10! I know it’s the end of the week an yall are itching to go out and do something crazy. Why not do something crazy with us? Hope to see you there!.
And speaking of time, it appears spring break is a mere hours away – I can feel the itchy restlessness brewing on the college campuses – just make sure you’re not headed to Acapulco, ’cause my MGMT teacher says their cutting heads off like crazy over there.
And so, another Friday is upon us. Some good shows to check out:
Well, it’s noon now in New Orleans – in a couple of hours, I’ll have a daiquiri in hand…
Wanna join me?
Last but not least, check out this sweet post our friends Holy Ghost Tent Revival did on SXSW & their journey to New Orleans (whick includes a funny moment when Bill Murray throws their drummer into a trashcan:
First & foremost – WOw – Holy Ghost Tent Revival rocked the mutha cluckin’ house last night @ Cafe P – Burlesque dancers, Dirty Bourb ‘n’ New Grass an’ all that sweet stuff made for the perfect mix – they’re like Dr. Dog meets Old Crow w/ some Avett Bros & Dixeland. Check them here: HGTR Website
Hehe. Isn’t that a hoot & a holler. Wednesday. I kind of want a daquiri… hmmm… where was I?
Oh yes, next up: New Grass Country Club will be releasing their debut full-length album (co-produced & recorded by Noah Adams) at Cafe Prytania April 9th.
We’re trying to raise money for our summer tour. Please check out the project here:
Still a bit of a ways off, so tell yo rich sugar mama to pay us a visit! Hope we make it – SXSW & the HGTR show has us itchin’ to get back out on that open road. Ain’t nothin’ better than playin’ the music. Here’s a tentative tour outline:
Date City State Venue
May 7th New Orleans LA One Eyed Jacks
May 8th Baton Rouge LA Private Party
May 9th Lafayette LA Artmosphere
May 10th- TBA TX TBA
May 14th Dallas TX Rest Day
May 15th Dallas TX Poor David’s Pub
May 16th- TBA MS TBA
May 21st New Orleans LA Cafe Prytania
Still looking to book May 10th – 13th in Texas (looking at Houston/Austin/Fort Worth) & May 16th – 20th (looking at Mississippi & more) so anyone with any ideas/contacts/hair-brained schemes please let us know.
This Tuesday night (March 23rd) Greensboro, North Carolina 6 piece folksters Holy Tent Ghost Revival will be playing at Cafe Prytania at 10pm. They sound really good – one side of their coin is very folk-rootslike – the other, very ecclectic – mixing in Trombones and Euphoniums for a big, sweet, plump ol’ sound. They’re making their way back home from SXSW, and so we figured we’d invite them out to New Orleans for a good old time.
Check them out here. They’ll be joined by a Dirty Bourbon acoustic set at 9pm, and a New Grass Country Club acoustic set closing out the night at 11pm. $5 bucks. Come get folked up. It’s the good stuff.
SXSW was a huge success! We 2nd lined all up and down 6th street all weekend – played a slammin’ showcase at the Agave Thursday night – and managed to busk enough cash to get back home (thanks to Best Buy for the per diem too!). The Austin Statesmen did a great video featurette on the whole occasion. Check it out here:
Yessir!!! Next up: Greensboro, NC band Holy Tent Ghost Revival will be joining Dirty Bourbon & New Grass at Cafe Prytania this Tuesday (March 23rd) at 9pm! Check the facebook event here.