So, first and foremost, go look at our friend's band Chief. www.myspace.com/chieftheband They're based out of new york but they've been in LA so we've gotten to see a couple shows in the last two weeks and I think you'd all really love it. We hope to be playing shows with them soon very soon.
I was thinking about it and it's really great that it feels like a lot of bands and writers are coming from the same place right now. Maybe I'm only hyper sensitive because that's where we're at. But with Chief, our friends in Delta Spirit, or our good friend Robert Francis (who has a record coming out soon on which our beloved Wylie plays some bass on), we all seem to be drawn to and drawing from the same pool. Here are some records that might help you know exactly what I mean....
Our Mother The Mountain - Townes Van Zandt
Everyone Knows This is Nowhere - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Frisco Mabel Joy - Mickey Newbury
I Wanna See The Bright Lights Tonight - Richard & Linda Thompson
Maybe not. You might not see what I'm talking about at all. But at the very least, those are all great records.
We've been real busy with learning cover songs. We've been asked to be the wedding band a good friend's wedding and we have a list of 25+ songs to learn. The process has been so good for us, learning how different people approach the instruments and such, so we've been having a great time, but as you could imagine, it's been a lot of work for us. That's my justification for not blogging recently, so deal with it.
Also, tour's starting soon. Everyone have their tickets?