From Tim, Misa, and myself, to all of you, Happy Thanksgiving! It's been such a busy month of November for us that we've been letting the blog go a bit, but that means that there's that much more to report on in this entry.
The bulk of the last few weeks was spent doing what we do best – playing shows and shows and shows, both in our Carolina mountains and in Tim's home state of Ohio. The latter run included stops at The Listing Loon in Cincinnati, a show with Iowa indie band The Multiple Cat in Dayton, and back to back bar stops in the towns of Galena and Marietta. It was my first time spending any real amount of time in the Buckeye State, and it was a pleasure. There was consistently delicious (and very filling) food, quality backyard football (turns out I'm better than Tim), and some spirited education on the difference between the state that is the birthplace of aviation and that which is first in flight. The weekend was highlighted as well by a thorough, and much appreciated, newspaper feature about Redleg Husky, in the Dayton City Paper.
Besides the performances, November has been in no small part a time to look forward. We've been doubling up our practicing efforts to develop new material for our ever-expanding repertoire, with traditionals like 'Greenville Trestle High' and 'If I Lose' among the recent additions, as well as a revamped version of Johnny Cash's 'Get Rhythm.' The latter two feature backup vocals from your favorite bass player, as do some of the new originals from the album that have recently become staples of our shows. One or two new originals are already in the works as well, so we're looking forward to polishing those and getting them to the stage soon.
On the business side of things, we've been working the phones to fill up the early months of 2016 with shows, and are excited to be announcing some of the major dates soon, including our first foray into Florida, in February. For now, we'll leave you with our December dates, and again wish you and all of yours a very happy Thanksgiving. The three of us are grateful for a great deal in our lives, but near the top of the list is the opportunity to do what we love for a living, which would not be possible without your continued support of and appreciation for our music. So, if you're reading this, thank you!!
12/3 – Oskar Blues Brewing, Brevard, NC
12/4 – Water'n Hole, Waynesville, NC
12/5 – No Name Sports Bar, Sylva, NC
12/8 – Jack of the Wood, Asheville, NC
12/10 – Chetola Resort, Blowing Rock, NC
12/11 – World of Beer, Charlottesville, VA
12/12 – Triple Crossing Brewing, Richmond, VA
12/13 – Saude Creek Vineyards, Lanexa, VA
12/15 – Son and Tim duo show, One World Brewing, Asheville, NC
12/16 – 5 Walnut Wine Bar, Asheville, NC
12/17 – Lookout Brewing, Black Mountain, NC
12/18 – Tipping Point Tavern, Waynesville, NC
12/19 – Hotel Tavern, West Jefferson, NC