ALL Lives Matter!!


First off, our hearts are heavy for all the crazy sad activity going on around the world and here close to home. We want everyone to remember, ALL Lives Matter!

That being said, and to bring a little light-heartedness and fun to everyone’s lives near and dear to us, it’s official- the release date for LITTLE BLACK HEART on Catty Town Records, distributed by Rhythm Bomb Records, is July 22nd, worldwide!

Recorded at Ameripolitan Studios with Cris Burns at the helm and Ruby and Jorge co-producing for the first time ever, the album includes guest artists on various songs: Tony Rogers on cello, James Anderson on violin, Jim Trimmier on sax, Dave Leroi Biller on laptop steel, and the inimitable Earl Poole Ball on piano (yes, Johnny Cash’s piano player!). We are really looking forward to sharing this album with y’all.

You can purchase your pre-release copy of LITTLE BLACK HEART right here: CDs are available this week, and LPs will ship in October. If you order now, we’ll sign your copy and make sure you are the first to receive one, anywhere! We really do think these are the best songs Ruby’s ever written, and the best the band has ever sounded. Grab a copy and see for yourself 🙂

Meanwhile, we’re gearing up for our upcoming tour in Australia at the end of the month. We’ll be playing a host of shows from Adelaide to Melbourne July 29th through mid-August, including both awesome Greazefests August 7th and 14th, and a whole bevy of rock-n-rollin’ dancehalls filled with swingers and lindy boppers and you name it! Our faves are Rock Lily on August 4th in Sydney, Lefty’s Music Hall August 6th in Brisbane, and an about to be released Big Bad Wolf Social Club event on Ruby’s birthday August 12th!! We’re really looking forward to seeing all those GSC’ers out there, and of course our dancin’ pals 🙂 So get ready to rock n roll, Australia!

Once home, we’ll rest up a bit (not really, we’ll play a bunch of shows close to home), then turn around and jump across the pond to play three weeks in Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and Germany throughout September and early October in support of the release. We love playing for our pals over there, so watch out, here we come!

Sadly, we have to announce that the Memphis International Rockabilly Festival in mid-October has been cancelled. The promoter just found out some very bad health news, and has had to cancel the show. We will make sure the long-promised official recipe of DRAGSTRIP 77 does happen, just a bit further down the road…

Now we’re just looking forward to seeing your bright and shiny smiling faces at a show sometime soon. There are a handful of other exciting festivals and events we’ll be playing throughout the remainder of the year and into 2017, so be sure to check out our calendar to find out where and when we’ll be playing next, and until then, keep on a rockin’!

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