Slipping a few new songs into the set list for the show at Phoenix Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, tonight. For more information on the show (with friends We Are the Willows and the Larry Past Trio) click here. And don’t forget, after the Phoenix Park show, we’ll lug our gear up the street to the Fire House and play some more. Also playing in Shell Lake tomorrow, and “Nobbern” Sunday.
I’m always ready to hear what Mary Cutrufello has to sing or say. Yale? Check. Texas roadhouse chops? Check. Telecaster built for the road? Check. Can back a FedEx truck anywhere you need it using nothin’ but the mirrors? Check.
The Long Beds and I snuck across the border last November and laid a little harmony down with Mary Cutrufello, currently constructing her new album. Hear a Long Beds snippet here: http://t.co/AyMFUUeyKW
During last week’s show in Oshkosh we tried out a new song. I think this was only the second time we’d played it in public. I started writing it two years ago in a motel room at the edge of Bayfield, Wisconsin, thus the Hayward and Trego references.
Here’s an unmixed rough recording of the performance. My favorite part? Listen how the band carefully carries me through the bits we’re still working out. Especially on final chorus where you can hear Chris counting for me. Makes me grin. They’re good and I’m lucky to have them.
I’ve got most of the songs for the next album written, it’s just a matter of finding time to get back in the studio. Workin’ on that.
The Wisconsin Farmers Union event in Eau Claire (that’s Oh-Claire, not Eee-clair or Aw-Claire), Wisconsin, (featuring Mike as keynote speaker and with his band the Long Beds) is now also open to non-members. You can attend both events or just the concert. Details here.