This Sunday Ruby Dee will be live on Girl George and the Dragons Radio Show 5pm CT – we’ll be chatting about our new recording that we’re heading into the studio to tape at the end of the year, plus Ruby’s TBI and the film being shot currently about the band! Check it out!!
What a whirlwind week it’s been since we arrived home from tour! We had to scramble for a few days to fill in rhythm sections on all our shows through the rest of September and October (on some shows- Sneaky Pete or Jody Suarez on drums, and on other shows- Mandy Marie Luke or Robert Banta on rhythm guitar), get new songs and charts to them, and arrange rehearsals.
We also hired Scott French, formerly of Two Hoots and a Holler, and once we rehearse him up to speed by the end of October, he’ll start gigging with us from then on. Except special guest appearance by former Dragstrip 77 drummer Jon Carroll at our Seattle shows mid November! Whew!
Plus I continue to write- which is an enormously fine thing all on its own- and we’re already fielding requests for our next tour in Europe for 2016, including a potential first time stint into Ireland and England!! We will definitely keep you posted on that!
After last nights truly awesome show at Central Market here in Austin on North Lamar, I have to say, my faith in Austin as Music Capital of the World is back firmly in place. There were easily three hundred people there, all enjoying a fine Friday evening out, dancing, bopping to the music, enjoying one another’s company over great food, beverages, and a perfect fall night. And no cell phones! No electronics! Folks were sincerely engaged, and that was sweet 😊
Last thing- only five days remain to cast your vote, entering Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers as Best Rockabilly Band- and Ruby Dee as Best Rockabilly Female Singer for the Ameripolitan Awards! Voting ends on the 30th, so if you haven’t done so yet, please take the time to write us in- thanks!!
And as always, we look forward to seeing your bright and shiny smiling faces at a show sometime soon, RDSH
Please nominate me (Ruby Dee) for the 2016 Ameripolitan Music Official Awards as Best Rockabilly (female) Singer!! And Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers too as Best Rockabilly Band while you’re at it!!! We were so close last year, let’s make it this year!! Thanks y’all!!