Well, folks, here's what's been up, and what's about to go down.
We played Southgate House in Newport, KY/Cincinnati, OH, and had another great show there. "Sherrybaby" is getting some spins in that market via the cats at ClassX radio 88.9/89.1FM. We shot some stuff with Les, one of their DJs, for a commercial, and I sent in some promo liners the following week, so we're well taken care of in that area. They've even started spinning our cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" once in a while. Cheers to Les & Jim for the support, and the lovely Ms. Levan for hooking us up with them.
Louisville, KY was next on the itinerary, and although Henry & I were more than a little under the weather, we pushed through it and actually ended up having a good night. Like Cincy, we met a bunch of great new people, moved a mess of mercy, and got some great shots of the band, courtesy of our buddy Kari ( http://karibellephotography.com/ ) from Bardstown, who made the trek up to finally introduce himself in person. We hope to get back up that way soon, so to those of you that caught us under less-than-ideal conditions, we promise we'll bring our "A" game for the next round.
This Saturday, we're in Murfreesboro,TN at the new 3 Brothers Deli and Brewhouse location, with Mike Mason and Sunracer. The show kicks off early at 8, and we're on shortly thereafter, 9-ish or so. We've had a week off to get ourselves healthy, so that nonsense should be behind us by the time we roll up on this one.
From there, we're off for a few weeks, while Kenny & I work on mixing some of this new record we've been toiling on for what seems like forever. I swear to you that it is in fact taking a recognizable shape, and honestly, there are a good handful of tunes that are just a final mix away from being ready for the world. Keep your eyes on this site and our Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/thegreataffairs ) for news…and maybe another preview track soon.
Finally, at the end of May, things will get moving on the live front again with a local show, at The Rutledge, with our friends The August and a killer new band out of Nashville called Black Shag. We're headlining this one, so maybe we'll go a little longer than usual, and try a new tune or two that we've been working on.
Post-Nashville, it's all road stuff for June and July, at least as far as my calendar is telling me.
June 1st we're doing a 2 hour full band acoustic performance at The crowded House in Madisonville,KY.
June 7th tentative TBA
June 8th Southgate House in Newport, KY(Cincinnati) FREE Lounge Show 10PM-1:30AM
June 14th TBA
June 15th we're at The Loft in Columbus, GA..our first time at this joint.
June 22nd TBA
June 28th we're playing the downstairs at Preservation Pub in Knoxville, TN with Far Far Away, Tame The Hurricane, and Ravenhill. We hit around 10, but we're also doing an acoustic set in the Speakeasy upstairs around 8 or so.
June 29th we're at O'Mainnin's in Bristol, TN…another first time 'round for us, and a long night here as well, earning our money by pulling out everything we know, and then some.
July has us on the road north to Marion & Creve Coeur, IL, and then a quick run out to California to play Molly Malone's in Hollywood for the International Pop Overthrow Fest, and probably a few dates along the way, in and around L.A…more details on that as we get things firmed up.
As always, keep checking my Times blog "Hearing Things" at this link:
for stuff vaguely related to the band, and occasionally unrelated to anything resembling coherent thought.
See you around,