3 quick ones in a playlist for a quick pick me up!
This week featuring our buddy Jack Yoder from Wagonload, (pick that up, it’s great!), The classic country rocker by John B Sebastian, Rainbows All Over Your Blues with a legendary steel ride from Buddy Emmons, and Clarence White and the Byrds version of Lowell George’s heartbreaker Truck Stop Girl.
So about the upcoming single-Good Girls (Need Bad Boys), an uptempo country rocker written by steel player JB Arnold and Lisa Coughlin. John and Lisa used to do some studio work together and were working on some songs but getting nowhere in particular one night. Some liquid inspiration was applied, and I had a guitar riff that I came up with and in 15 minutes Lisa had the lyrics. In half an hour we had the finished product. The song has been around a while, gotten It’s share of attention from various artists both here and other places. It had sat for a while until we decided it was a perfect vehicle for Melissa. Which you’ll be able to hear very soon-watch for the early save page, and the lyric video which will premiere here before going into general release..
Been a while but here’s the latest-we’ve been busy during Covid working on the CD which is getting closer. We’ll be dropping a couple singles soon, along with lyric videos to match! Everyone has been locked down staying safe and hoping the same is true for you-we’ll see you in early 2021 we hope, when things maybe start getting back to normal. Until then watch here, we’re going to increase the update frequency.
Hideeho Melmotians! How’s your quarantine going? Good we hope! While we did lose our spring shows, I’m sure they’ll be rebooked and we’ll be seeing you on the other side of all this. Our hope is that isn’t too far off, but we shall see. We’re doing mixing and steel parts right now, and as things loosen up we’ll get this CD on track, maybe even have some roughs for everyone to sample before too long.
Before this came down Melissa and I had been planning to get more aggressive about streaming some stuff from rehearsals and actually doing the occasional online show, since a LOT of our followers are around the country and even international. Since we are an unlikely tour option, streaming seems to be a good way to go. We’d like that to be a full on experience tho, so to that end some upgraded camera and streaming sound gear are en route to the studio. We’re all on iso lockdown, so we cant do anything right now, but I’ll be testing the gear on occasion, especially for sound, and you may see me popping up live from time to time doing just that. If you see it, pop in and give the sound a listen, let us know how it sounds with an emoji. We are all really concerned about the audio part of this, we want it to sound as good as possible. We’ll be assisted in that by our permanent sound wizard Tony Robledo, and others will be consulting as well-Can’t spill that yet though. But we want to have some things going on where we can reach ALL our fans at times, and the online show seems to be the answer. Locally of course we’ll still be at our usual haunts, and hopefully some new ones.
Overall, while the early part of this year has been something of a shitshow, we’re looking to come out of it stronger, with more versatile ways to play for you other than just the bar scene. We’ll be seeing you soon-so be safe, don’t press your luck and keep an eye on this site and the facebook page for updates!
To Nissi’s in Lafayette-we love this place, and we’re back for our third time on April 5th, that’s a Sunday evening. This place is great, close in parking, table service, great food, conveniently located. show runs from 7-9:30, doors open at 6 for dinner, which we encourage. We’re trying to put 100 in there this time! We’ve been close, but it would really make a point to a lot of people if we could pull it off. See you there! Bring friends!