We are getting excited: Album art is in the works and is looking awesome. And we are very close to pushing "start" with the album manufacturer. Soon these albums will be REAL.
If you are a Kickstarter supporter, expect to get a survey very soon, asking you for your most current mailing address. You will get Heavy Magnolias before anyone else!
In light of all that, a special announcement:
In anticipation of the upcoming release concert for Heavy Magnolias, we've decided to release Acre by Acre to Spotify!
You can start listening, add these songs to your favorite Americana playlists, and just generally knock yourself out streaming music here: Acre by Acre on Spotify.
Also, if you are a Pandora listener, you should see "Acre by Acre" posted there in the next few weeks!
Meanwhile, we are planning an awesome album release concert for March 18. It's a Sunday night at one of the most delicious venues in Asheville, the Grey Eagle. I suggest getting your tickets in advance! You can get your tickets here.
1. As of this Thursday, the recording sessions for Heavy Magnolias are officially complete! The guitar, vocals, dobro (EEK), bass, percussion, organ (yes, ORGAN - WHOA), and steel have all been tracked.
To me, this new album sounds different, big, spacious. And the collaborations on this record have been enchanting – it is so exciting to work with musicians who are full of heart and talent, and my producer Julian who is full of patience and fresh ideas.
Thank you, listeners, for making this huge project possible!
2. SPEAKING OF THOSE NEW SONGS:
Tickets for the December 27 gig are selling fast! Half of them are already gone! Get them here.
The full band will be playing the upstairs stage at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville. Come out and get a glimpse of the songs on Heavy Magnolias – we will play just enough of these songs that you are hungry for more! This is a delightful listening room – it has great sound and of course lots of tasty treats and drinks.
(Tickets are $10 in advance or on the day of the show, but it's a small space so get them early if you can! Tickets are limited to 50. If you'd like a table for dinner, please reserve one by calling ahead.)
Location: Isis Music Hall (Lounge), 743 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC
Wishing you a season full of hearty stews and joyful noise,