Well, the first month of 2013 is in the books, and we're all still here, and about to celebrate our 1-year anniversary as The "reconstituted" Great Affairs. We were back to ground zero this past Thursday, at The Nick in Birmingham, AL, where we played our first gig with this lineup last February, when Kenny was just filling in for former fORMER drummer Billy Baker.
Now, a year down the road, things are moving along at a fairly good clip, with the first pressing of the new record just about sold out, well ahead of our expectations, so thanks to all you folks who have grabbed that.
We got another great review from the other side of the Atlantic the other day that you can check out here:
As for that record, it's available at most digital outlets, like iTunes and the like, but you can get physical copies directly through us, as well as new shirts, and whatever other swag we have available, by accessing our store page here:
Back to the subject of recent shows, you can catch up on the saga of the recent Birmingham and Cincinnati dates that resulted in the unfortunate demise of one of our loyal, longtime trailer tires here: mortontimesnews.com
Speaking of those dates, we had the good fortune of meeting and sharing the stage with a couple of great bands you should check out.
The Wild Feathers:
and The Melismatics:
Good folks with great tunes. Take a second. You'll be glad you did.
As far as what happens next, we're in the studio this week, cutting a pair of cover tunes with an as-yet-undecided fate. KISS's "Hard Luck Woman" and Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" will be getting the TGA treatment.
Show-wise, I've got a pair of solo acoustic dates this weekend. Here they are.
Friday, February 8th @ OK Jose in Murfreesboro,TN. 8PM... for Joey Doom's birthday. I'm gonna do a couple of hours of stuff at the guest of honor's request. It's free and open to the public, so feel free to join us. Details are on the "shows" page.
Saturday, February 9th at Double T's in Morton, IL. 9PM. Same deal, just without the birthday celebration and 475 miles to the north. This will probably be my last one of these for a while, as Kenny & I are about to knuckle down on finishing the "Nothing's Broken" LP as well as a new full-length from Joshua Ketchmark that resumes tracking here in Nashville in mid/late March. Between those sessions, and getting out on the road some with The Great Affairs, my time is going to be pretty well eaten up, so I hope to see a few of you strangers from the north country while I'm there.
The next official TGA show on the calendar is March 2nd at The Gilroy in Clarksville, but something might pop up between now and then, so keep checking the calendar on our page @: thegreataffairs.com
In the not-so-distant future, we'll be hitting Knoxville & Louisville, and there's a new Nashville date posted for March, so we'll be bringing it home soon as well.
See you then,
The Great Affairs