Greetings and salutations! Pack a lunch, you might be here a minute.
It’s official, we’re back, and we have the scars to prove it. Gig #1 with the reconstituted lineup of The Great Affairs is officially in the books- a quick one-off, in & out of Opelika, AL, just to see if the four of us were collectively qualified for this. 36 songs, and 706 miles later, it would appear we are sufficiently capable of doing these tunes the justice they deserve, and thus we shall continue to put miles on Jean Claude Damme Van a while longer.(You can see clips from this show…just a song or two, over on our FACEBOOK page, FYI.)
Up next, a return to our favorite Southern Illinois haunt, John Brown’s on the Square on Friday, May 14th, followed by some dates in IN, SC, and GA in June. As the world continues to open up, we’ll of course be expanding accordingly, so hopefully you’ve missed us.
In the run-up to our return, we’ve been getting various other ducks in their respective rows. We shot a slew of new pics with Joshua Ketchmark, that have made their way onto some new merch, including Tees, Hoodies, and Koozies that can be ordered exclusively(for now, that is…we’ll eventually have some of this stuff on the road with us) from our StoreFrontier page HERE. Just click the drop-down menu next to the new design to see other items featuring the new art.
You can also check out a time-lapse video of the shoot, set to the track “Lyvia” HERE.
Speaking of “Lyvia”, that tune, and our latest single/video “I’m Alright” have continued to get adds on various stations, and a few of these programs, that we’d like to salute. Cheers, guys, and thanks for the spins…
Scotland Rocks Radio
Rag House Media
Steve Vincent’s Mystery City
Rock 108 (Noise From The Garage)
Amherst Island Radio(We even managed to hit #1 on their airplay chart!)
Hard Rock Hell Radio
Z97.5(Rock Around The Region with Samantha Knight)
Radio Music Vault
Asylum Radio Network
We’re still snagging some great reviews too. Check out THIS one from Asbury Park Vibes.
Oh yeah, and never fear, our gift for gab remains intact, with both Kenny & Rizzo appearing on the A-Sides Podcast, Corey discussing his personal philosophy for operating in a band via an episode entitled “BAND LAWS”, and Kenneth sharing a few of his “CONCERT STORIES” with host Andy Halleen.(just click those titles to access the links)
While none of us actually appear on the show, the gents at the Narcissistic Music Disorder gave us a fair amount of praise at the top of their latest episode “CURRENT GUITARIST OBSESSION”, and even sent me a cool shirt to boot, so check that out if you get a chance. They’ve got a cool show going over there, and cover all kinds of off-the-wall topics, with a distinct 80’s Rock undercurrent, but plenty of stuff from ensuing decades in the mix as well.
Finally, I’d like to proudly introduce the debut release from the side-project I’ve been working on for the past couple of years with Joshua Ketchmark, called The Larimores. Click HERE to head over to our new Facebook page, where you can find our first review from REAL GONE, as well as a joint interview with Jimi from THE RECORD MACHINE SHOW podcast.(p.s. If it’s yellow, it’s a link, in case you hadn’t picked up on that yet.)
We’re both really stoked to finally release these songs, so I hope you’ll check it out, and maybe we’ll make another one down the line a piece.
Alright then, I think that about covers the last month or so. I’ll let you get back to whatever you were doing prior to this interruption. Me, I’m gonna go finish the final season of HBO’s “Treme”, and wait out the rain, so I can walk my dog, who really just wants to go for a ride in my truck.
Be good to each other,