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Into the Fray Again ;-)

We’re heading into the studio tomorrow! That’s always a little nerve-wracking, as well as exciting and something I always look forward to. It always makes me a little nervous because you just never know if the songs that you hear in your head one way are actually going to easily come out that way in the studio. How much time will we put into each song. How much effort…

We’re only recording 4 songs- to release as singles and a 45- yessir, that’s A Side, B Side to you πŸ™‚ The band really wants to get one of these songs released right now- so we’re recording bass and drums tomorrow, and then again in a few weeks with Earl Poole Ball on piano, and Jim Trimmier on sax, and somewhere in there- vocals and guitars.

I’ve been in discussion with some folks- can’t say who yet- who are interested in releasing the songs. We’ll let you know as soon as we get closer to signing on the dotted line! And either way, we’re extremely excited about bringing these songs out into the world- and to having a lot of you hear them for the first time soon πŸ™‚

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Always a Good Time!

Those Sea Monks get better every time we see them! Both bands tore it up the other night for July 4th celebrations at C Boys to a tight audience!

Thanks so much to the Sea Monks, Michael Bahan, Rick Watson, and Jorge Harada for rockin’ the stage with me- and thanks to Steve, Cecile, and the whole C Boys crew for taking such good care of us!

Hey, BTW, we’re heading into the studio today to start recording a few singles- I’ve been writing a bit, and the band and I have been working on the new songs and can’t wait for you to hear them too. Especially Which Side Is Best, about folks coming to this country to escape difficult times back home, only to be met by further difficulties, racism, and dehumanizing here on our land. The Land of the Free…

Just so you know, not much of my new material is rockabilly per se- there’s a lot of jump blues, swing, and even some gumbo ya-ya thrown in for fun πŸ˜‰ We’ll keep you posted about the new songs- and hope everyone out there is staying safe and sane! Also, of course, hope to see you at a show sometime soon πŸ™‚

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Rockin’ and Rollin’ with the Sea Monks Soon!

We’re super excited to play a couple of shows with our fave rockin’ band out of San Diego, The Sea Monks! Start your July 4th weekend off right on Thursday July 4th at C Boys in Austin with Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers and the Sea Monks from 10pm-2am, rockin’ and rollin’ all night long! Or if you’re around San Antonio, come out to the Lonesome Rose on Sunday July 7th from 2pm-6pm with Jolie and the Jackalopes, The Sea Monks and Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers- along with festive libations and treats all afternoon long!

If you haven’t seen these kids, you owe it to yourself to step out and stop on by. $5 cover to check these talented kids out, plus Lonesome Rose’s classic libations and food truck treats- cool off and enjoy a chillin’ afternoon after all the July 4th festivities πŸ™‚

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