Hi friends and fans we’ve had a crazy week putting out fires to do with our upcoming Australian tour. Last year, the agency we’d signed on with to put the tour together just disappeared. Then 5 months ago, we signed up with a new agency, but their guy dropped the ball and didn’t get a thing done. Seriously, not one gig- though I’d sent them contacts for all the places who wanted to hire us again. So just two weeks ago, they started working on the tour finally- the tour that’s coming up in 2 months- leaving not much room for negotiations.
And yesterday, the agency we’re working with now just informed us we will have to pay for housing and transportation ourselves, which is not what we’d budgeted for originally. So… we’re coming to you, hat in hand, to ask for your help in making this tour come together. If you are able to help- or know someone who can- we would so appreciate it! You would allow us to get back to the job of writing songs and entertaining folks rather than stressing out about how we’re going to pay for these additional costs.
Please go to this link and help in any way you can- and pass this along to anyone you think might be able to help us out. And thanks so much from the depths of our artistic hearts
We’ve got some exciting and fun shows coming up we’d love to see old pals come out to over the next month or so:
This next Saturday May 28th at Cafe Mueller from 3-5pm you can bring the kids and let them splash around in the fountain while you enjoy frosty adult beverages and a rockin’ good time! We love playing Cafe Mueller- the food’s great, and they know how to set up a party
Then the following Saturday June 4th, you can find Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers at the Gonzales Car Show from 7pm to 8:30pm, along with a whole slew of other great bands and all the classic cars you could hope to feast your eyes on!
Following a few other shows throughout June, we’ll be playing out at Luckenbach on Saturday June 25th from noon to 1, surrounded by all sorts of great food trucks, other bands, and fun fun fun for the kids in your family (or kids at heart of any age)!
We love playing these sort of events- like last night at the Deep Eddy Pool 100th Year Celebration- so much fun! Most of all, we love seeing all our pals come out and party with us, celebrating live music, and classic cars, and great Austin area food, and whatever else we’re celebrating at the time! 😉
We look forward to seeing you soon- come out and hear the new songs, and make sure you stop by to say hi to the band
We are coming down to the finer points, talking to the record label we think will be releasing LITTLE BLACK HEART… it’s so exciting we can hardly wait to tell you! Biting tongue until we’ve signed… here’s a sample of what’s on the new release (first song on the play list YOU UNDERWHELM ME) www.rubydeemusic.com
Meanwhile, nothing else brand new to tell you- we’re working on the Australia tour set for July 27 through August 14 and Northern Europe September 14 through October 3, plus MIRF in October and a handful of other festivals and tours we’re working on for next year… dates are posted on our website at www.rubydeemusic.com/tour-calendar
As always, we look forward to seeing your bright and shiny smiling faces soon! Until then, keep on a rockin’ RDSH