Here's the skinny:
June 25th in Dewey Cannon Park in downtown Three Oaks. It's a small town, it ain't hard to find. Festivities start at 5:30 with local bands and the Grumblers at 7pm.
It's FREE, it's all ages, it's kid friendly, there's a pot luck and it's a mere 80 minutes from Chicago. Parking is easy and free. Donations to the station are encouraged; bring a dish, your hula-hoop and picnic blanket and join the fun
Any band that get the new mayor of Chicago to do THIS is worth signing, we figured.
For a few years now, JCB&US have been scorching clubs all over this town and we got tired of people telling us "You HAVE to sign these guys." So, we got in the BS corporate jet and flew Uptown and woo-ed them with bottles of Osco's house champagne and inked the deal. We hope you come along with us in our love of the Uptown sound. You will sweat.
Look for their BS debut "Want More" in October.
It's with both dismay and hopefulness that we pass along this news from Wayne's management:
With the support of his family, friends, club owners and label, Wayne Hancock has canceled his 2011 July and August tour dates to enter a comprehensive residential rehabilitation program.
Wayne is currently in a short-term rehab program and following his two Texas shows next week and a performance at the Rockabilly Rave in the U.K. on June 16, he will then enter an extended-term recovery facility to address his longtime fight with addiction.
We would like to extend our appreciation for your understanding, especially to those who had tickets to the cancelled shows. Wayne will do his best to return to your area in the near future.
Canceled tour dates:
7/9 Houston, TX at Armadillo Palace
7/20 Salt Lake City, UT at The Garage
7/21 Ketchum, ID at Whiskey Jacques
7/22 Virginia City, MT at Wells Fargo Coffee House
7/23 Yellowstone, MT at West Yellowstone City Park
7/29 Minneapolis, MN at Lee’s Liquor Lounge
7/30 Des Moines, IA at Gas Lamp
8/2 Columbia, MO
8/3 Kansas City, MO at Knucklehead’s
Let's all pull for the Train and hope to see him out on the road once again where he belongs---Bloodshot
On Memorial Day, Justin took the stage at the magnificent Millennium Park in downtown Chicago in front of over 10,000 folks. It was a glorious evening. It was also the first decent weather we had around here since like October. People were goofy with joy (or maybe it was the coolers full of wine and cocktails). We burned piles of recently shed flannel clothing in the back (no, not really, jeeez....).
Anyway, WXRT recorded the whole thing and they are broadcasting it Sunday June 12th at 8pm central time. So if you weren't there, here's your chance to have a listen. If you were there, here's your chance to re-live the memories.....ah the memories.
SUNDAY JUNE 12TH at 8pm central on WXRT 93.1 FM or listen ONLINE
Last weekend, Whitey Morgan & the 78s played an in-store at Hymie's Vintage Records in Minneapolis. Normally, in-stores aren't particularly newsworthy, but Hymie's did a great job writing it up HERE. There's video and some nice editorial content. Seems that the vocal PA died and the boys had to go instro, so Hymie's wrote 'em up in the context of great old country instrumental records. Bless those boys for muddling through. Sounds good to me.
The Soundscan numbers are in for 2010 and we are proud to report that Bloodshot Records accounted for 3/100th of 1% of total US sales!
Bloodshot Records: Taking over American culture one one hundredth of one percent at a time!
Hey, the Grand Canyon wasn't created in a day, you know (unless you believe in creationism...). Thus, by the year 3216 we shall be the dominant force in popular entertainment...Stay tuned.
The first video from Justin's recent Harlem River Blues album was premiered exclusively on Paste Magazine today. Slippin' and Slidin' was shot and directed by Joshua Black Wilkins and provides an imtimate look at JTE's adopted NYC hometown.
Also, Justin announced the rest of his summer tour plans, so mark your calendars. Includes stops at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, the Vancouver Folk Festival, a UK tour, Newport Folk Festival and many more. Whew. Just typing all that makes me tired, imagine how HE feels, so support the hard workin' dude, ok?