As you may recall, Jeremy Mackinder, who has played bass in Whitey Morgan & the 78s, used to check in with us from the road with some entertaining and...educational...posts. Now he's playing with Deadstring Brothers (it's all relative over here at Bloodshot Records), who are on tour supporting their new album Cannery Row, out Tuesday 4/9. We'll... Read more
On a recent field trip on behalf of BAT-PRO (Bloodshot Architectural Treasure Preservation and Restoration Organization), Bloodshot Rob was responding to rumors that the Leaning Tower of Pisa was NOT, in fact, named after Giuseppe Leaning, but was indeed leaning:
Leaping into action, he had his staff of hundreds... Read more
Every year this thing called the South by Southwest Festival happens in Austin TX. It's a free-for-all of sleazy music industry hacks and ladder climbers, musicians by the freight car load chasing/living the dream, deadbeats cabbaging free energy drinks and designer vodkas at any one of a thousand corpo-life-style day parties, bloggers documenting every spontaneous utterance or chord instantly, sleep-deprived... Read more
So we've clocked just over a week over here and I thought I should update y'all on how it's been going. Maybe it was finally having a great show last night in Newcastle that's got me motivated to write a little or maybe it was my wife's prodding. Probably the latter, but anyway you slice it, it's crazy out here.... Read more
Once a month-ish, Jeremy Mackinder, the bassist of Whitey Morgan and the 78s, checks in with us to regale a tale from the road …
So, a lot of things happened in July. From opening for Skynyrd at one of the venues I always dreamed of playing; Pine Knob in Clarkston, Michigan (it will never be DTE Energy Music... Read more
Once a month-ish, Jeremy Mackinder, the bassist of Whitey Morgan and the 78s, checks in with us to regale a tale from the road ...
We’ve for the most part been on the road for the past three years. It does funny things to you. When you spend more time on a van bench than you do on your couch, things get pretty disorienting. Everyday becomes a Saturday and usually all you see is the bar and the hotel of each town. It’s a rare occasion when you actually “tour” a city. Read more
Every once in a while, we get missives from the road. Now, our bands do not travel in Gold-plated buses, or fly from show to show in planes with nekked ladies spray painted on them. No, these are working musicians. Emphasis on work.