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New EP coming soon!!! 

We've just finished recording 4 new tracks at Denton's Redwood Studios! The EP produced by Joey McClellan (Midlake, The Fieros) and features Levi Cobb (banjo, vocals), Poppy Xander (keys), Matt Farmer (rhythm guitar, vocals), Brandon Arthur (lead guitar, pedal steel), and Tim Ross (upright bass). Guest performances by Grady Don Sandlin (Boxcar Bandits, Raised Right Men) on Drums, Steven Sellers on mandolin, and Sharla Franklin (StarParty) on fiddle!

SHINER RISING STAR ROUND 1 

Tonight's the night, friends! Come out and holler your loudest and dance your hardest for us at Southern Junction in Royse City! The contest kicks off at 8PM, and we could sure use your help burning the house down!  


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Day 13 and 14 - Chapel Hill/Asheville 

Hey everybody! After we grabbed Stephanie from RDU airport on Sunday night we crashed at Cody's Aunt's place in Saxapahaw. Monday morning we did a bit of hiking nearby and grabbed some home made ice cream at Maple View Farms . We played another open mic at The Station, a neat Carrboro bar that had been converted from old train cars. There was a pretty decent crowd and everybody seemed to enjoy what they heard. We also made a few more contacts for future tours and whatnot. 

By the time we got back to Cody's aunt's we were all pretty beat, so we got a good night's sleep and left early Tuesday morning to head back to Asheville, where we had plans to play yet another open mic at the Altamont Brewing Company. The crowds were just not there but we got to hang out with some really cool local musicians and afterwards we wandered around downtown looking for a bite to eat. We ended up the Vault for one last round of brew and some tacos. Yum!

Stephanie was generous enough to spring for a hotel room for us that night, so we all got a hot shower and a great night's sleep. Yay! The following day we went by a Scottish heritage shop where I purchased a tie with the tartan of my clan, Sinclair. The old lady that runs the shop was hilarious! A couple tourists came in and pushed by us, and the lady asked them to leave because she "just hates it when people push by other people." I love being a scot! We also grabbed brunch at Biscuit Head, which is impossible to describe accurately but basically think huge homemade biscuits, eggs, multiple kinds of homemade jelly, multiple kinds of homemade butter, and mimosas. Yum! After another visit to my uncle's studio, we packed up the car for our five-hour drive to Nashville, TN.



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