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Well the amplifiers are still cooling off and the last string is still humming from the summer tour. Night after night we were overwhelmed by your support and appreciation. Thank you. But the year is far from over, onward and upward!
In October, the Hundred Mile Band and I will embark on a headlining tour of the States. It’s been our honor over the last two years to play support for artists that we admire deeply. This fall, however, the show is ours. And since we’re at the top of the bill, we make the rules. So let’s start here… tickets will be ten dollars. This tour begins on 10/7 in Charlottesville and the only exceptions are the show that is promoted by a non-profit (Ann Arbor) and one we’re playing as support (Salt Lake City). Everything else is a Hamilton. Traveling the country night after night we’ve seen folks in every city tightening their belts. That you spend a few of those stretched dollars on our concerts is heartening. We’d like to show our appreciation.
If that means we wait another year for a fancy van, no problem. If that means we all bunk up into one hotel room, it won’t be the first time. And if that means that our bass-player Matt must find new means to maintain his raging apple-tini habit, he will answer that solemn call.
We love these songs that we’re playing and want you to hear them. And we don’t want you to spend a week’s wages to do it.
A few months back I bought tickets for a concert- which shall remain nameless- only to get manhandled by service charges and by their Newspeak cousins, “convenience fees”. The actual price was nearly double the face of the ticket. Half of my money was going to the band I loved, the other half to horse-thieves. Reining in ticket fees has been notoriously difficult, even for artists of great influence. But in a small step, we negotiated to do SOME of the tickets directly through our website. We’re going to try this for the Chicago show on 10/16. The first 50 tickets will be available exclusively at my website with zero fees. The amount charged to your credit card will be exactly 10 bucks per ticket. If all goes well we hope to roll out the no-fee ticketing for entire tours.
Click here for the full list of tour dates. or scroll down.
8/22 Philadelphia, PA–Philadelphia Folk Festival
9/11 Belfast, Ireland–Open House Festival
9/12 Dorset, UK–End of the Road Festival
9/13 Brighton, UK–Brighton Ballroom
9/14 Manchester, UK–The Kings Arms
9/15 Oxford, UK–The Jerico
9/16 Dublin, Ireland–Whelan’s Upstairs
9/17 Galway, Ireland–Roisin Dubh
9/18 Limerick, Ireland–Dolan’s
9/19 Kilkenny, Ireland–John Cleere’s
9/21 London, UK–Relentless Garage
**The $10 Tour**
10/7 Charlottesville, VA–The Southern
10/8 Norfolk, VA–Attucks Theater*
10/9 Chapel Hill, NC–Local 506
10/11 Nashville, TN–The Basement
10/12 Bloomington, IN–The Bishop
10/13 Louisville, KY–Skull Alley
10/14 Ann Arbor, MI–The Ark*
10/16 Chicago, IL–Metro
10/18 Minneapolis, MN–Cedar Cultural Center
10/19 Iowa City, IA–Englert Theater
10/21 Boulder, CO–Old Main Hall
10/22 Denver, CO–Hi Dive
10/23 Salt Lake City, UT–State Room*
10/25 Vancouver, BC–Media Club
10/26 Seattle, WA–Tractor Tavern
10/28 Portland, OR–Doug Fir Lounge
10/29 San Francisco, CA–Bottom of the Hill
10/31 Los Angeles, CA–Spaceland
11/1 San Diego, CA–The Loft at UCSD
11/3 Santa Fe, NM–Santa Fe Brewing Co.
11/6 Austin, TX–Cactus Cafe
11/7 Houston, TX–Mucky Duck
* not a part of the $10 ticket offer. Support the non-profit arts organizations!
We’re happy to announce that the Nation of Heat EP is now available on 180 gram 10″ colored vinyl with some beautiful new art by Shawn Stucky on the labels! Each vinyl purchase includes a full CD of the EP as well. To buy, click the button below!
To kick off this tour right, we’re offering a free download of “The Sharpest Crown” from the new record. Don’t forget….it comes out on 2/16 and you can preorder it HERE and have it delivered on the release date. Grab the song from the widget below…..if you’ve added your email previously to download the EP, don’t worry….our high-tech supercomputers make sure you won’t get added twice.
A couple of great blogs and radio stations were kind enough to invite me into their studios over the past couple of months to cut some live tracks. Check them out below for some old songs mixed in with the new. Also, check out Bob Lefsetz Letter…I’m very thankful… he has sent a lot of great folks in my direction.
My Old Kentucky Blog’s Laudrimatinee Video Session
(check out new tune “Bury Me Far From My Uniform”)
NPR streaming Mountain Stage Performance
(check out new tune “Not So Sure”)
Hear Ya Blog
(check out new tune “First Time That I Saw You”)