Salutations, brothers and sisters! It's been awhile since we've spoken, but it's not without reason. Me and my brothers have been busy writing new material. Most of all, we've been contemplating our next move on all levels. At this point, we have demo tracks for a ton of new songs that we laid down DIY in our current sanctuary in Crichton, Al., but at this point, we don't know where we're going with these tracks. We would really like to enter a reputable studio with a producer, who is actually willing to produce while maintaining the integrity of the songs that make the final cut. However, y'all don't know how hard it is to give people your money sometimes. We'd also like to release this one on vinyl, as far as a physical medium.
On top of all that, we need to generate the money to make all this happen. With the exception of Tarleton, who as a child was voted "Most Handsomest Boy" on his street, experience has taught us that we're all not pretty enough for an online crowdfunding campaign. That's a young band's game, and we're scurvy old gentleman loafers of the blues. As always, we ask anyone who would like to support us financially to purchase two of our albums through our Bandcamp site. You can get there by clicking here. While all our albums are available through more popular digital music outlets, Bandcamp doesn't take quite a big bite with the fees. We encourage you to purchase our debut album through CDBaby by clicking here. To all you folks out there who are savvy to digital music, play our tracks of Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music etc. It might not be much, but we're happy with what we can get.
Fear not, brothers and sisters of the Congregation, because we're not gonna let money get in our way of bringing our new music to masses. On Saturday, February 23, we'll be at the Blues Tavern for the first time in many moons. To celebrate this momentous event, we will be playing songs that will be included on the next full-length as well as some that might not make the cut. This show will also be a chance to celebrate my birthday. It's very rare that my birthday falls around a Blues Tavern show, so I'm taking advantage of it and getting my birthday wish by performing the new songs hopefully before a full house. We'll be doing a few covers to try and lighten the amount of "Play Something We Can Dance To" requests, but we're definitely filling this show with originals both past and present.
In addition, we're trying to get back on the road with out-of-town gigs. We've already lined up gigs at new venues in Montgomery and New Orleans, and we're trying to get back into some places in South Louisiana and all along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas. If you'd like to see us live in your town, then let us know what venue we should hit up.
So, help us finance the future albums by purchasing the past, if you haven't already. We'll have a good time with some new songs on February 23, and we hope to see all your bright and shining faces at the Blues Tavern.