Hello friends, fans and family.
Jason here to bring you a not-so-weekly email. We have had a busy spring of music conferences, festivals, meetings and workshops. Just the thing to recharge and reenergize after the winter doldrums. Last week was SXSW in Austin, Texas. We have been going to this event for over a decade. It is the one week out of the year where nearly everyone even peripherally related to the music business all converge in the same place at the same time. Over 1500 official showcases and at least twice as many unofficial showcases happen literally all over town. Every music venue, coffee shop, taco trailer, hardware store, art gallery, lawn care service and ice cream truck had bands showcasing. Coincidentally, there are just as many street food vendors all over the city as well. You name it, you can find it. The energy of the place is infectious. Because of this energy we have written a couple of new songs and are starting to talk about a new record. Will give you more details as they develop.
With that in mind we are ready to get back to work. During the off-season, we have been doing a lot of acoustic duo shows. Some corporate events, some festivals, and a bunch of house concerts. WE LOVE HOUSE CONCERTS. In fact, we are just starting to book another round of Rock the Rails house concerts around the country, so stay tuned for that. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Another one of the conferences we attended was Folk Alliance International in Memphis, TN. We did a few showcases with a very talented guy named Dan Navarro of the legendary Lowen and Navarro. We have been fans of Dan’s and L & N for many years. In many ways, we followed in their footsteps as a band with two songwriters and singers. We are excited to announce we will be doing an acoustic mini tour with Dan at the end of the month. Here are the details:
Thursday, March 29
WHERE: Temple for Performing Arts
Des Moines, IA
Friday, March 30
WHERE: Crooked Pint Ale House
Saturday, March 31
love and taco trailers,
QOTW – What is your favorite street food?