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Fitzgerald’s This Thursday, 8pm

August 23, 2010

We’ll be playing this Thursday at 8pm at Fitzgerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. The show is part of their monthly country night, and also features the Long Gone Lonesome Boys.

Cover is a mere $5, and $2 PBRs

Link here:

Hope you can make it!


Back in the Studio, Soon. What should we record?

June 16, 2010

So we’re hoping to make it back into the studio again in the next month or so. Only 3 current band members are on our last album, so I think it’s time to capture the new sound. I think we’ll start by recording 1-3 new songs. The question is–what should we record? Feel free to let us know your suggestions, and we’ll try to lay out more details–here are a few possibilities:

Lost Love (50s sounding)

MacGuilard (Country tune we debuted at the Double Door)

Run (Uptempo Bluegrass)

Go Momma (Rick’s tune)

Thoughts on Last Night’s Show

June 3, 2010

Thanks to everyone who made it out last night–pretty formidable crowd on a Wednesday. We really appreciated it. Here are a few thoughts:

1. We debuted a new song (MacGuilard), and I think it went pretty well, considering a) that was our first time playing it with all of the band members in the same room, and b) due to conflicting set lists, half of us weren’t expecting to play it that early in the night.

2. Rick picked up a pick-up for pickin his banjo (there’s your new speech-training device). Good purchase Rick! We can hear you better, and you can now move during shows.

3. For the first time in a while, I was set-up next to Jay. It was dangerous. My face almost melted from his guitar solos.
NEXT SHOW: July 3rd – Americana Holiday Blowout with The Giving Tree Band at Cubby Bear.

Double Door Tomorrow, 9pm

June 1, 2010

This will be our last full band show for awhile, so you should come! There should be some dancing as well.

More info here:!/event.php?eid=126037264089439&index=1

More info on Martyrs’ This Saturday

May 27, 2010

The show will be a benefit for Nashville Flood Relief.

We’ll be playing half the set without drums. The rest of the set we’ll have our former drummer, Tim Good, join us (he’s the drummer on the album). Tim’s band The August is following.

Facebook invite here:!/event.php?eid=126037264089439

We start at 10pm!

Free MP3 – Anchor

May 27, 2010

In honor of our upcoming shows, we’re giving away more music!

Anchor was one of the first songs Julia ever wrote. I think the lyrics are pretty self-explanatory. It was recorded in my living room during a 3-hour session that produced our first EP. Months later I overdubbed the String Bass and accordion, and Liza Day overdubbed the backup vocals at Charlie Mammoser’s apartment.

Download Anchor here.

We were on XRT on Sunday – download the track!

May 25, 2010

Richard Milne of 93.1 XRT played “Wedding Song” on Sunday night, as part of Local Anesthetic, a program showcasing Chicago music from the past 50 years. He played “Wedding Song.”

For those of you that don’t have:

Download Wedding Song here.