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Waterloo Productions Presents…!

Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers are going to be featured in a film focusing on music and musicians in Austin by Waterloo Productions! We are working with the director now to arrange filming dates and locations, and are very excited to see what comes from this :-) you know we’ll keep you posted!

We’ve also been tapped to be the backing band for the only Texas show in Dallas of Lance Lipinski and Darcy, and now that we’re official Federation of Musicians members (yes that’s right, we’re union members now!), we’re going to start playing more shows like this, all over Texas :-)

Other than those exciting tidbits, we look forward to seeing your smiling faces at a show coming your way soon. That’s tonight at Ginny’s Little Longhorn for our monthly residency there from 6pm-8pm, and this Monday the 23rd at Sam’s in San Antonio with all the best dancers coming out in style from 8:30-10:30! Go to our tour calendar to see where and when we’ll be playing otherwise, and we’ll see you there!

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Might Be Some Changes In The Wind…

Not to worry- no one is leaving or anything like that! We know we’ve been dropping hints about new songs, the next record, and the next tour. Well, here’s a tidbit to hopefully give you something to buzz about :-)

We’re talking about starting to tour the States again- not just fly-outs like we’ve been doing for the past few years. But actual, honest-to-G-d, get-in-the-van touring throughout the year across our old (and new) stomping grounds. So if you’d like for us to come play in your town, write to us and let us know. The area with the most requests will be first come, first served, friends!

And as for the new songs, now that AJ Mancabelli is settling into the drivers seat (or drum throne), we’re starting to work on the nice catalogue of songs I’ve been writing for the past few years- look forward to ‘Little Black Heart’, ‘Mean Mean Woman’, ‘Hey Little Kitty’, ‘Which Side’, and more…

Until then, make sure to stop on by one of our upcoming shows- we always love seeing your smiling faces :-) Upcoming shows can be found on our calendar at www.rubydeemusic.com, Facebook, Reverbnation, you name it…!

See you round like a record!

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Welcome AJ!

If you haven’t dropped in on a Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers show lately, then you are truly missing out on what we think is the best incarnation of the band since we started over 14 years ago!

Joining us on drums is AJ Mancabelli, of Austin’s own Thunderosa. AJ adds the perfect amount of finesse, driving that Snakehandlers’ sound with just the right beat- hell yes, you can dance to it! In fact, with AJ on board, we are now going back through our oldies catalogue and breaking out songs we haven’t been able to play for some years.

Check out our calendar to see where and when we’ll be playing next- including two shows this upcoming Saturday February 14th:

The first an early evening show for moms and dads on family dates (yup bring the kids) at Cafe Mueller on 51st St from 6pm-8pm

The second an all night rock-n-roll let-yer-hair down funfest at Sam’s Town Point with Nashville’s Ameripolitan Jane Rose and the Deadend Boys for only $5 per couple and all the sass you can take!

Jane Rose and the Deadend Boys 9:30p-10:30p
Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers 10:45p-12:30a

Tickets and more information available here: http://www.rubydeemusic.com/2015/02/021415-austin-tx/

See you soon folks!!

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