Wow- time flies.
We’re less than two weeks away from the release show at Oskar Blues (Saturday, March 12, 8pm). If you’re planning on coming we are psyched to see you. Join the FB Event so we know to look for you. Advanced tickets are not necessary, it will be $5 at the door (gotta pay the band!) We’ll start at 8pm with an acoustic set- Bryan Eyster will join me on dobro and we might drag a couple of special guests in to join us on a few songs. At about 9 we’ll crank up the volume and get the whole band rolling. We’ll play the whole record in order, and then throw down some other tunes just because we can. Of course there will be CDs for sale and stickers too. And Dale’s Pale Ale for those of you who are partial to such stuff.
What I’d really like to see is a bunch of you come up and have dinner so we can hang out and say Hi before we get to the music. That would be fun.
Of course, some of you can’t come. That’s sad. I know it’s a long way from Alaska, London or Boston. Sorry about that (If you can’t come because you’re a working musician and you’ve got a gig, well, I totally get that. If it’s ’cause you have to work on a Saturday night, quit that job, you don’t need that aggravation). But if it’s just too far, here’s a suggestion. Order a CD NOW. Right now. This second. Click this link and ORDER. I’m gonna ship all the pre-orders before the week is over. Even if you order over the weekend I’ll ship ’em on Monday. If you order in time, you’ll have the CD by next Friday.
Next, go to this link and find the nearest retailer of Dale’s Pale Ale or your favorite OB label. Lay in a supply. A six-pack minimum, but I’m gonna recommend you invite some folks over, so you might need more. Be safe, if you’re gonna really hit it hard, don’t drive.
Then Saturday night, at about 9pm MST (adjust for your locality), when all your friends are over, put the CD in your music device, put the speakers in your front windows, turn up the volume as loud as you can (preferably loud enough to break the system), and hang out on the lawn with all your friends. If you are kind of crazy, like me, and you actually own a PA system that can run a band, use that. Invite the neighbors so they don’t call the cops. Will it be exactly the same as being there? No. But it will be pretty good. And I think we made a record that sounds good loud, which is important to me. In fact, I think it sounds better louder.
If you actually do something like this, even if it’s just you, your favorite beer, and the music, take a picture and tag me on facebook or instagram. I’d love to vicariously join you. And if we are both lucky, maybe somewhere down the road I’ll get to play a show near you (suggestions are always welcome, or if you’re up for hosting a house concert let me know).
Either way, we’re gonna have a really good time celebrating this thing. Any way you can join in the fun is good by me.