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We had a great time in the Midwest in May, and are looking forward to getting back to the Northeast for July. We'll be in all corners of New York State from Long Island Wine Country to Plattsburgh to Buffalo, Ithaca, Binghamton, Poughkeepsie, and Brooklyn, and are excited for our first forays into new territory in VT, MA, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. Into August, we've got a bunch of shows lined up in VA, TN, IL, and IN as we work our way back West for an end of the month run in Kansas City, Wichita, and Tulsa, ultimately ending up in Arkansas for our second time playing at the Fayetteville Roots Festival. Whew! As always, more dates to come...check the Calendar Page on our website for a full gig lineup. www.thevinebrothers.com
What a weekend! Playing at Venue 51 in Omaha with Prairie Gators Band and Dirty River Ramblers was a bill to be reckoned with. Cajun and bluegrass, great combo! Then up to Harmony Park to play at Revival! What a great festival! Kudos to the Wookiefoot family for such a joyful event. Still smiling, we went to Minneapolis to play at Acadia . Then Garrett Jones marathoned it back home. Now to rest up for Springfield, Mo...
We are very excited to introduce to you our debut full length CD Low Rent. It is the fruit of a yearlong recording, re-recording, mixing, mastering process that began last January in the depths of the 2011 Kansas City SNOWPOCOLYPSE! The original Bread Sessions recordings (so called because we happened to come into an inordinate amount of various breads, which became breakfast, lunch, and dinner many times) were done in Lee's Summit at the home of Western Automatic front man Scott Devouton. Two weeks of nonstop writing, recording, mixing, snow, beer, rum, tobacco, and other various elements produced a trove of recordings which became the heart of what is now Low Rent. More tracks were added and tweaked and more guests appeared over the course of the Spring and Fall 2011 until the track list and mixes became finalized. We then had the CD mastered in Brooklyn, NY by Mitch Rackin as a final proverbial cherry on the top. Joe and I are grateful and thankful to all of the people who helped make this project happen, including but not limited to: Scott Devouton for housing the entire tribe and the inevitable madness that ensued, Garrett Jones from Fayetteville, AR and Papa Joe Credit for the bass, Scott Devouton and Reggie Scott for the drums, Amory Bottorff and Coleen Dieker for the violins, Ziggy from Dumptruck Butterlips for the accordion, Lisa Johnson for the sweet backing vocals, Antonio Perez and Jerry Lewis for the djembes, Mimi and Rocket for the bread, wine, meals, and multiple other forms of support, and Charlene for putting up with and supporting my absence so that all of this could happen. The CD will obviously be available at our shows, and soon will be available online for purchase and download. We hope you dig it! -Greg