WHAT A SUMMER IT HAS BEEN! We performed about 42 shows in 24 weeks, saw dear old friends and made many new ones, and put countless miles on the Lincoln, our beloved touring machine.
We took most of September off, and now, with the first hard frost settling here in Wisconsin’s Ocooch Mountains, we are rested and ready for our next project—recording our second album. This one will include mostly original tunes and songs, material we’ve been writing and playing over the course of our busy summer. We’re very excited to be working with Tom Herbers, a Minneapolis-based producer and engineer who’s made some incredible albums in the past couple of decades. It’s an exciting moment for the band.
We’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign in the next week or so to help fund our work. We’ll be offering advance sales of the CD, some special bonus tracks, house concerts, and other fun rewards on the campaign site. We’re also exploring a vinyl release—more on all of the above coming soon.
In January, we’ll be heading back out on the road. This time, we’ll be joined by our good friends Jack Grelle and Ryan Koenig. We’ll add details here as we know more.
In the meantime, we are happily settling into our new headquarters, a 150-year-old farmhouse in the luscious valley of the West Fork of the Kickapoo River. It’s an amazing, peaceful retreat that’s already inspired a song or two. There’s plenty of space here for guests—we hope that you’ll come visit us soon.
Also, be sure to check our calendar page for upcoming dates. We’re playing a few local concerts and dances, and we’d love to see you there.
—Joe & Nikki
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