It's Spring! Just kidding... No I really mean it this time! Just kidding...
So that's been April in a nutshell. And that's your weather report. Moving on....
We had the amazing opportunity to play The Blue Plate Special live show on WDVX out of Knoxville, Tennessee. We packed up and had our first Scatterlings road trip. Granted it was only two hours away, but it still felt exciting. Maybe because Rick made us leave at 7am so it felt momentous as I generally only get up at 6am if a plane is being caught. If you haven't ever been to Knoxville, and I hadn't, it's a beautiful city. I'm eager to go back and explore it some more.
You can listen to the show here: WDVX Blue Plate Special. Be sure to click on “Select a previous date” and choose April 14th. The Blue Plate Special starts at 12:00 pm that day.
The opening act was Okay Crawdad, a one man band from New Orleans, and he was phenomenal. The guy can yodel like Jimmie Rodgers and whistle like a bird. Check him out here: Okay Crawdad
In other exciting musical news, we have had a couple of songs accepted by Women of Substance Musical Podcast. The first is our recent single “Mockingbird” and that episode (#780) is available as of today. (Women of Substance Podcast #780) The second is a song called “Shine on Sugar Queen”. That one will be part of a series celebrating motherhood and will be on episode #791, available on Wednesday, May 9th. Thank you Bree Noble and Women of Substance Musical Podcast for supporting us in what we do.
Happy Spring, friends.
Looking to the Spring
Hello again. It's been a while. We've all been busy enduring the winter and trying to be productive human beings. It's a work in progress.
We have been slow as molasses on working on our second album. Winter always seems like a good time to get things done, since you can't do lots of other things that you might like to do. But then it turns out that early darkness leads to early drinking of hot toddies and you can figure out the rest.
However, we did get it all together to record our song “Mockingbird” and it will be available to purchase March 15th, which is basically right now! You can download it at cdbaby.
House concerts are the best. We just played our first one for Paula who runs Music Mania House Concerts in Mills River, NC. Thank you, Paula!
What is a house concert? I Thought you'd never ask!
A house concert is a musical concert that is presented in someone's home or apartment, or a nearby small private space such as a barn, apartment common space, lawn, or back yard.
Fun With Hats!
Practice Of Late
So practice has been a lot of fun recently. I mean, it's always fun, but we've been doing some whiskey tasting of late which has added another layer to the general hilarity, although has not made us better musicians. It's definitely been fun, but we are taking a break from the “tasting”.
At any rate, last practice was particularly fun, perhaps because we had some guests—Rick's wife and niece, and the whiskey was particularly tasty and the feeling in the room particularly festive. And this was our conversation.