Off on, festivals, support slot and album news
Things have been absolutely non-stop these last few weeks, and simply have not found any time to keep you all updated, so trying to quickly rectify that now.
First of all since our last post about having to CANCEL the Almost Blue appearance, we were lucky enough to be added for an hour on the Saturday evening at No. 1 bar. It happened that quick, that sadly only if you followed on our social sites (facebook or twitter) then you would have got to hear about it, sorry. We had a blast and got to play almost 30 minutes of brand new material to an audience of new & old friends. Fingers crossed for a couple of slots next year at this wonderful FREE city centre festival.
During June we were lucky enough to see one of our favourite bands, where they played quite possibly the best gig I have seen this year, North Mississippi Allstars shook the foundations of Oran Mor once again. Anyone that knows our own story may know that we took our band name from the Carl Perkins song from the 50's, but was covered by James Luther Dickinson and became his own and subsequent album of the same name. We have been lucky enough to give both sons of Jim Dickinson (Luther & Cody) copies of our two previous albums.
Couple of gigs coming up, and all our on our events page with more to be added very soon. Easy to say that we cannot wait for them all, from playing with good friends Palmiros and Gary Burns & Ewan Butler at the Dreadnought...to a prime slot at Belladrum of 8.45pm on the Saturday night (there will be some more things to add while we are on site, so stay tuned to the social media sites for quick updates). Then before Jocktoberfest we are supporting Miracle Glass Company. Please check the events page for details as and when we get them.
OK the album is in the can, it is done, no more is being added, no more is being taken away, we are ecstatic about this labour of love and will announce more details of release ASAP. There are a couple of slight things to get with the mix, but we know exactly what they are and being addressed now, once completed the mastering should follow very quickly, so we can get the product actually made. So sadly we have to report it is going to be the turn of the year before it can go out for sale. All we can say it is something we are extremely proud of and I have personally listened to it many more times than any other album in the last 5 years, and I am still not bored with it, more buzzing than anything else.