We just finished up a week of getting ready to launch our kickstarter! John Hanson worked his magic and captured some photo and video that you'll have to keep your eyes peeled for as the recording process develops. For now, take a gander at the tour we've got lined up to take us into the fall:
Big thanks for Allen Williams for capturing a moment at Bell's Brewery. We're excited to return to another of our favorite breweries in Michigan, Founders, this Thursday, Aug 14, which will be the second of two vinyl release shows that we're doing with Red Tail Ring. The first will be at the Creek Haven barn in the Lansing area. Then we're off to Hoxeyville for a truly epic Michigan festival. All of our faves will be there this year including, Greensky Bluegrass, The Rachel Davis Band, The Crane Wives, Billy Strings and Don Julin, Steppin In It, Seth & May, The Go Rounds, and many more! Be sure to catch the extra special Sweet Water Warblers set on Sat morning with May Erlewine, Rachael Davis, and Lindsay Lou.
After Hoxeyville, we're rounding out the month with a few more Northern Michigan shows including Charlevoix, Short's Brewery, Aten Place Barn, and THE ARK-Sunday, Aug 24.
Please help us spread the word while we're here in the mitten. We'd like to see as many of you as possible before we leave the state for an east coast tour at the end of August.
We pulled into the Mitten last night around 10pm, threw some laundry in, repacked the merch case, caught a few hours of shut eye, and loaded up again this morning at 9am to start our Northern Michigan/Island Mini-Tour. Hope to see some friendly faces up-north over the next few days!
Tonight- Wed, Aug 6- 8pm- Beaver Island
Tomorrow- Thurs, Aug 7- 8pm- Mackinac Island
Friday, Aug 8- 9pm- Traverse City, In&Out Gallery
We just landed in Salt Lake City for a four hour layover on our way to San Francisco, so I figured I would check in with you all and let you know about the tour we're embarking upon.
The Redwood Ramblin' Tour
July 5 - Beer & Bluegrass Fest, Tuckee, CA
July 6 - Rumsey Town Hall, Rumsey, CA
July 7 - Amnesia, San Francisco, CA
July 11 - Studio 55 Marin, San Rafael, CA
July 12 - Starry Plough w/ Steep Ravine, Berkeley, CA
July 13 - Lagunitas, Petaluma, CA
We're excited to make the following two announcements:
We're now working with Loudon Temple of Brookfield-Knights and Bloody Great PR in Ireland and the UK. Check out our shiny new page and introduction to the agency here:
We've been invited to tour Germany 11/25/14 through 12/15/14 with the Bluegrass Jamboree! We're thrilled to be joined by Town Mountain and Brennen Leigh & Noel Mckay to play the following 15 shows around the country. See below for a schedule of venues.
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys. Here Between EP.
2014. Earthwork Music.
I’ve worked a bunch with Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys in the past, so of course I love their music, but I wasn’t prepared for how much I loved their brand-new EP. It’s only four songs, but I must have hit repeat at least four times in a row while driving down I5 from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, WA late one night. The Here Between EP takes them out of the rootsgrass or jazzgrass world they were in with the previous album and puts them more into the contemporary stringband field, like Joy Kills Sorrow or Crooked Still. Lindsay Lou’s vocals are as heavenly as usual, but the songs have a wicked complexity that shows the group maturing to their new sound. The standout track is the divine gospel song “The River Jordan”, actually written by Michigan friends and label mates Seth & May. Lindsay’s vocals on this song are transcendent, and the restraint of the arrangement shows a beautiful maturity in the band. “The Fix” is another one of my favorites, with the unusual chorus: “I’m not looking for an answer, I’m not trying for a tired old bag of tricks/ I need a fix, a frame shift.” I think the EP as a whole is their frame shift as a band, and I’m looking forward to their upcoming full length later this year.
The EP is only availble from the Earthwork Music website, and it´s pay-what-you-want for the digital download. Get it here! https://earthworkmusic.com/store-ind?i=159&s=Here%20Between%20EP