So happy to have our new “LO-Fi EP No. 1” back from the printers! Though it’s been available at our shows and online for a couple of months now, our official CD release party is coming up on Friday, June 8, 2018, 9pm at the Brink Lounge. Erik Radloff regularly joins us on drums, and he’ll be with us that night as he was on the recording. As for tour date highlights, we had a great time at the Sanctuary in Iowa City a few weeks ago, where we often used to perform as The Common Faces over 25 years ago! We’ll be back there again either later in the summer or certainly in the fall. Another Iowa venue that’s been a great fit for us that we’ll be returning to on Sunday, July 8 from 5-8pm is the Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ in Belmont, IA, just 20 minutes south of Dubuque right on the river. Excellent NOLA cooking! We had a great time doing a few dates with hot swing fiddler, Randy Sabien, in Madison in early April and down in his hometown of Rockford, IL, and will be concertizing with Randy again in Janesville on July 20, so keep an eye on our calendar listings. We’ll be heading out to dates in MN with our friend and brilliant songwriter, Josh Harty the last week of July, and joining our talented friends Blake Thomas and Mary Fox up in Duluth on their long-running monthly live radio podcast performance, “Take It With You”. Check out their past podcasts at www.takeitwithyou.org or purchase tickets to join us in the theater Tues. June 19 and Tues. July 17. If you haven’t signed up on our mailing list yet, please do. I PROMISE to start sending out monthly calendar notices as soon as we get a few more names on the list. And we will be starting a Kickstarter campaign this summer to launch us into our next recording project that will include cameos by many of our musical partners over the years and a video to go with it. Thanks for supporting live music!