NEWS

THE GREAT AFFAIRS

The Great Affairs just wrapped up a rehearsal, which was preceded by a
very brief photo shoot that should produce some images of the current
lineup very soon.

Things are coming along nicely. We've got about an hour's worth of
material, including a couple of forgotten gems from the Cheap Trick
catalog that we're putting our stamp on, hopefully in time to roll them
out for the folks in Bowling Green next week(4/5) at Tidball's, where
we'll be joined by former TGA bassist Matt Andersen's new band The
Decadence.

The set is pretty evenly split between tunes from The Great Affairs and
fORMER, and we'll be adding a few more from each band in the coming weeks,
as well as some other select works from our respective back pages. We're
not excluding anything from our prior involvements, so it's hard to say
what kind of songs might make their way into the set as this thing
progresses.

After Tidball's, we make our Nashville debut at The Rutledge on Friday,
April 13th, and the next day I'm on a solo run to Cincinnati, and an
acoustic set , opening for my good friend Billy Carri. I've put together a
pretty lengthy list of possible numbers for this show, but if anyone who
is planning to attend wants to chuck a request at me, now would be a good
time.

From there, we have a few weeks to resume the business of building our
songbook, but we'll be doing a handful of dates in May, including TN, AL,
& GA stops, so keep checking our calendar, because we'll probably be
adding more.

We have some other stuff in the works that doesn't yet warrant revealing,
but rest assured you will be seeing quite a bit more of The Great Affairs
than you were used to seeing fORMER as of late. We'll be doing our best to
make up for slacking on the live side of things this last year or so.

See you soon,

D.

p.s. I forgot to mention that there is now a page on the
site(www.dennysmithmusic.com) that features the lyrics for most of the TGA
& fORMER releases, and I added a new video for 'Finding Grace' to the
homepage. Check that stuff out when you get a chance.

p.s.s. Check out this review of Joshua Ketchmark's new EP that I
co-produced with Michael Saint-Leon:
http://www.realgonerocks.com/2012/03/joshua-ketchmark-the-bittersweet-ep/