Hi friends! It’s Kristen again. I’m terrible with updating this blog, as you’ve probably figured out.
Summer is our favorite time of the year. Sunshine, time with friends and more daylight hours to be creative. J and I have been working on several new songs, as well as practicing pretty much every night. It’s been a pretty productive period for us; since we finished Things That Are Not last fall, J has been on a melodic roll, writing new songs – it seems – on a daily basis. A lot of these songs are waiting for me to get on the ball and write some lyrics already. It’s summer, and I’m off from the day job, so I fully intend on getting to that task soon. It’s so great to be in such a fruitful place musically. So far, we’ve been lucky enough to have the awesomeness of musicians John Dijulio, Dave Richardson, Richard Ribb, Anthony Franco and Kristen Graves grace our little project-in-the-making. We’re hoping to have some of these new songs mixed in the next few months so you can take a listen.
In the meantime, come on down to our gig this Saturday July 12th at the Roger Williams National Memorial in downtown Providence. We’re one of 4 bands performing for the Downtown Sundown series. We caught the first show of the season on June 21st, and I can tell you from experience it is a great night out. First of all – FREE concert. Second of all – OUTDOOR. And as of now, OUTDOOR on a sunny evening. Third – there’s a Waterfire that night. How can you say no to that? It runs 7-9:30 pm. We’ll be performing with our friend, the very talented Richard Ribb. We have a solid little set list of “hits” from our early, Anna’s House days, our current recording and our newest stuff. Plus, covers of The Low Anthem & Wings songs. Should be a fun night.
Well, hope you all have an excellent summer!
Hope life is treating you right! Things here have been busy. We played our first gig after some time away from the stage, opening for the amazing Kristen Graves and Glenn Roth at Sandywoods Center for the Arts. It was a great night, though the drive to the show was a bit wonky as it was raining and snowing and lightening and foggy all the way there. We are SO ready for spring. So. Ready.
The highlight of the night was the end of show sing-a-long of Pete Seeger’s “Turn, Turn, Turn,” with Kristen and Glenn.
Kristen Graves had the honor of meeting Pete just a few months before he passed away, and she had some cool stories to tell.
Now that we’ve got that show under our belt, we’re hoping to get out there more. In addition, we are going through a creative phase (hope it stays for awhile!) and we’ve written some new tunes. Check out these youtube videos to see us play our newest, “Beethoven’s Dead” and “Road Song.”
As always, thanks for listening!
Happy Snowy Wednesday everyone!
Let us take you back to a sunny (though kind of chilly) May day in 2013. We spent the day at our favorite RI destination – The Block! We shot most of the footage for our video for “Remember” on that day, and finished up with some shots in December. Then we sent the footage to the Awesome Dylan Young who edited the final video. Thanks to Dylan for his hard work, and Mark Cutler for writing this great song. Let us know what you think! Also, now would be a good time to check out our BandCamp site. Click the Buy Music tab in our menu. As you can see, we’ve been busy getting our music site up; we’re also writing new songs like crazy and working on a few covers as well. Please help us spread the word by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter!
We’re super-excited to announce that our first music video is complete. We took a trip to Washington, DC in October to shoot a video for “The Only Life You Have,” which is our anti-war song. Our very talented video producer, Dylan Young, met us on a crisp, sunny day at the Lincoln Memorial, then followed us around for two hours shooting while we sang in front of various war monuments. It was a fun but exhausting adventure, as the three of us covered the entire length of the national mall twice. A few times, we caught foreign tourists taking our picture, because, hey, we might be famous one day. “The Only Life You Have” features the brilliant Christian Howes (from Les Paul’s Band) on fiddle, Jimmy Ryan on Mandolin, Kristen on lead vocals and J and Richard Ribb on harmonies. Stay tuned for our next video for our cover of Mark Cutler’s “Remember,” shot on Block Island last May and currently being edited by Dylan Young.