We played our second show ever with Mr. Scott French at Ginny’s last night- and I tell you, the folks who were there got a real treat of a time! Scott is one of the top 5 drummers of all time we’ve ever played with, and I’m so pleased that he’s making Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers his performance home. This man knows when to sit behind the beat, when to pull back, when to drive it, and has all sorts of nifty tricks up his sleeve that make the dancers go nuts! That’s what I’m talking about
We had to move back recording a bit in order to work Scott up to speed on our up to four sets of music, but now we’re going to start peppering in a few brand new songs into rehearsals again to get ready to head into the studio in a few months time. Folks seem to love the new songs we’ve added in so far- all thumbs up- so we’re gonna keep that train moving along and bring you something new in 2016- with my favorite lineup of the Snakehandlers in years
Make sure you come out to a show sometime soon so you can see what all the caterwauling is all about! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces, tapping toes, groovy dance floor moves and everything aboutchya! Until then, we’re ever so grateful to be where we are
We came to Seattle this weekend to play what we thought was going to be our last show ever at Highway 99 Blues Club, but then yesterday afternoon the owners- our pals Steve and Ed- told us they’d been able to sign a new lease for another 2 years, so instead tonight’s show was a celebration. Folks came out from all over to revel in the good news with us, and we brought it!! Fun show with great local bands, tasty burlesque, and the Dr on drums Jon Carroll rocking it perfectly with absolutely no rehearsals!!
In fact, we played a brand new song I’d just written for our pal Rob who’d lost his lovely wife Camille to cancer this past summer- the band had never heard the song- I’d rehearsed it a few times with Jorge- and once we started playing the plaintive, heart breaking love song to Camille for Rob, Dylan and Jon joined in like pros, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Well done, entertainers 😉
And all our old friends came out in force, loving on us and being loved right back. Oh the dance of the great northwest. We miss you and appreciate you! It’s been far too long since we’ve played in town, and now that Highway 99 is ok for another 2 years, we’ll come back sooner rather than later!
We really do love it here for so many reasons. You all know who you are, I hope. Until the next time, come on down to Austin and visit us in turn! We’ll show you a good time, Texan style, and keep this up
Meanwhile, keep tuning in- we’ll heading into the studio soon and plan to have lots to say about that. Exciting new sings, new record company, and feeling good about it all- see you at a show somewhere soon!!
We’re heading to Dallas for the first time in way too long to play at Mother Truckers tonight, Saturday November 7th, so everyone in the Dallas Fort Worth area please come out and give us a warm rockin’ welcome back to the Big D! The only hard part is the drive out from Austin before we play and then back again after- that’s a whole 8-10 hours of driving on top of playing the show! And in this storm that’s playing through… Rock-n-roll sure ain’t easy…
And next weekend we’re doing a quick fly-out to Seattle to play two nights: Friday November 13th at Slims Last Chance Saloon with Billy Dwayne and the Creepers from 10pm-1am and then the following night Saturday November 14th at Highway 99 to help our good friend Ed Maloney say goodbye to this classic location in downtown Seattle- the club has to close it’s doors due to outrageous skyrocketing rents. Hopefully they will get to re-open somewhere else in town soon, but until then, we absolutely needed to be there to help close their doors. We’ll be sharing the stage with the Old Money Saints and Honky Tonk Union, and really look forward to seeing all our old pals come out and hang with us all night long!! Both nights!
Ok, so rock-n-roll isn’t that difficult… 😉 we look forward to seeing your bright and shiny smiling faces at a show sometime soon! Make sure you check our calendar to see where and when!