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!


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.

Day 11 and 12 - Richmond, VA/Back to central NC 

After a wild night in Washington, DC (although, not that wild held up against Memphis), we were up and in the car for Richmond, VA around 10:30am. I had been warned that the traffic between the two cities can be, and I quote, "f**key". That was an accurate description. What should have been an hour-and-a-half drive took about four hours. We arrived in Richmond with some time to kill before we had to be at the venue, so we headed in to town and found a Persian restaurant with some bad ass Gyros. Yum!

Our contacts in Richmond were Kim's cousin and cousin-in-law, Elizabeth and Jay. They recently opened a salon in Richmond, and have been involved in the local art/music scene for many years. They set up our show at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery with some great local artists including Liza Kate, Jonathan Vassar, and Sarah White & The Pearls (which included, I was told, the original Beefcake the Mighty from GWAR). Initially, were were skeptical as to how the whole thing was going to go. No sound guy, no event coordinator, no anything except for 150 or more people left over from the beer-tasting that went down earlier in the day. It turned out, as has generally been our luck thus far, that the show went really well. Folks responded favorably to our music, we sold a few CDs, and we had our body weight in free beer. Good times! Jay and Elizabeth were more than accommodating with a place to stay, pizza, and beer. 

Sunday morning we awoke and packed up the truck for the return trip to central NC. Before we left town, we stopped by Hollywood Cemetery, where I got my Civil War history fix (pictured below is a monument to 18,000 Confederate dead with the inscription, "Numini et Patriae Asto"), and a great café called Cary Street Café with an old-time jam going on. We were heading to pick up Cody's girlfriend, Stephanie (who will be traveling with us for a couple days), at Raleigh-Durham International Airport around midnight. So we hung around Durham for a couple hours and ended up playing a spontaneous open mic at James Joyce Bar. Surprisingly, we made several contacts and sold a few CDs. Talk about making lemonade! We grabbed Stephanie from the airport and headed back to Saxapahaw and Cody's aunt Max's (of venison pot roast fame). We crashed HARD and got up the next morning for another beautiful North Carolina summer day.

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