Keeping up with the Kardashians? Psssshhhffft. The hottest thing in TV these days are Bloodshot bands! Just check out some of what's turning up Bloodshot on the boob tube:
In the December 27 episode of the History Channel show, "American Pickers," Antique Archaeology's office manager Danielle is seen wearing a Whitey Morgan and The 78s t-shirt!
And how cool is this? Anthony Bourdain went down to the Ozarks to film an episode of his show, "No Reservations," and Ha Ha Tonka was a featured guest! The boys cooked with and played for Tony on this episode, which is due to air in March 2011. We'll, of course, remind you to set yr DVRs. :)
And finally, we just got word that Justin Townes Earle will be the musical guest on Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, January 5! Check back here for the clip (if available)!
It's starting to be that time of year when pointy-headed scribes pull together their faves.
#15 on Paste Magazine's Best of 2010
#7 Top 10 Country Albums of 2010 on Amazon
#40 Top 100 Songs of 2010 on Amazon for "One More Night in Brooklyn"
Here's a couple of announcements from one of our favorite commercial stations in the world, our own WXRT:
Elvis Costello with Alejandro Escovedo:
Performing a career-spanning, once in a lifetime one-man show, Elvis Costello is coming to the historic Chicago Theatre for The XRT/Bud Light BIG Holiday Concert December 20, with special guest Alejandro Escovedo. Tickets go on sale to the public 10am Monday 11/22 thru Ticketmaster and The Chicago Theatre box office.
Justin Townes Earle at the Metro
Justin Townes Earle is playing an XRT Show at Metro on February 10th! Tickets are onsale Friday at 10am but VIPs can use their points to win a pair of freebies.
You have been warned.
• Justin Townes Earle has announced his UK & Ireland tour dates for 2011.
• The Silos are streaming EVERY ONE OF THE ALBUMS IN ITS ENTIRETY on their website at:www.thesilos.net! These masterpieces of American music are not to be missed, and they are now all available for your edification.
• Friend of Bloodshot, Martin Atkins, will be presenting a "Band Tune Up" in Madison on Saturday, November 13. When you register and use the code "BloodshotRocks," you'll get a free consultation with Martin.
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE CONFIRMS TOUR DATES
LOOKS FORWARD TO GETTING BACK TO WORK
IN SUPPORT OF ACCLAIMED HARLEM RIVER BLUES
“…music that defies generation and genre.”—NPR’s All Things Considered
After spending the last several weeks in a residential treatment program, Justin Townes Earle is planning his return to work in support of Harlem River Blues. Following the completion of his voluntary treatment for addiction issues, Earle will resume his nationwide tour at the end of November. Marking his highest chart position to date, Harlem River Blues debuted at #47 on the Top 200 in overall Soundscan and continues to receive widespread critical praise.
Go HERE for a list of confirmed dates
Additional rescheduled fall tour dates will be announced shortly.