3/25/2011 – What’s up my friends?
March 25 ,2011
3/25/2011 – What’s up my friends? I’m just waking up in Austin, Texas on the last weekend of the first leg of The Fixin To Die Tour. And what a tour it’s been.
The new record Fixin To Die is out and in full effect. We thank you all for your support with the record. Because of our fans support we were able to achieve our highest chart position yet, #35 on the Billboard top 200. That’s pretty sick. If you didn’t get a chance to check out the record yet, get your ass over to Best Buy, any indie retailer or just click this link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fixin-to-die/id417311556
You’re gonna dig it man.
The shows have been our best in a long time. We have been playing a gang of material from the new record and of course mixing it up with plenty of old school nuggets from our first record “G. Love and Special Sauce” and “Coast to Coast Motel” as well as plenty of hits from The Hustle, Lemonade and SHB. We have also debuted a new song that we are really feeling called “Drinkin’ Wine”.
Fixin To Die is a real return to the Blues for us and I’m bringing as much blues as I can to all of my tunes right now. I feel like we are really on to something special here.
Last night we played the legendary Cains Ballroom in Tulsa and I think that was my favorite show musically speaking. Now, I’m definitely not playing any favoritism with the crowds though because every crowd has been banging!
Some of the highlights of tour were my first trip to SXSW in Austin, linking up with Luther Dickenson of the North Mississippi All-stars to perform our new jam “Just Fine” and Big Mike Harris of Apache Relay to jam “The Road”. The shows in the Carolinas were all off the chain. We returned to Corpus Christie, TX for a sick show preceded by amazing oysters and crawfish from this cool spot Crawdaddy’s. We even went to Pensacola, FL for the first time ever. Florida as always was the party and damn, it was good to get out of that New England weather. Every town was a blast, every crowd was jamming. Thanks so much.
I’ve been doing signings after the show and it’s been great to meet you all, hear your stories and see the people that keep us running out here. You peeps are the fuel that keeps this bus chugging Coast to Coast.
Well, tonight I’m back in Austin, tomorrow is Houston then home for a week before I crank it up in Tempe, AZ and head up the beautiful coast of California. Our hearts are saddened by the tremendous disaster in Japan. We have been touring there for 17 years and I have been to Japan over 30 times. I have come to really love and respect the people and cultures of Japan. I know they are a very resilient, organized and supportive culture and I know they will pull through this daunting task of rebuilding. We have heard from our musical co-workers there and they are moving forward to start the rebuilding efforts but they still need our help:
My friend Abe who works with our promoter Smash is currently driving supplies from Tokyo to the northern regions. They are all volunteering, rebuilding together. They will succeed.
So much is going on in the world it’s overwhelming. Change is coming.
Thanks for all of our good peoples out there and we will see you soon
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