We are very happy to announce that our third album, No Candy is completed and will be available on our upcoming tour through Middle America in the coming weeks. Recorded at the home studio in Arkansas over the course of a couple of weeks last fall, the eight original songs represent The Vine Brothers' continuing evolution as an acoustic trio exploring new ideas and sounds while at the same time remaining fully rooted in the timeless musical influences that have preceded us. We had the pleasure of working with some of our most trusted musical accomplices to make the album all that it could be: from the sweet harmony vocals of Candy Lee to the mood altering vibraphone of Adams Collins to the thunderous funk of Anthony Ball's drums to the syncopated wall of percussion courtesy of Fernando Valencia. Each one of our guests gave just the right amount of shine to the foundation the three of us constructed on every song.
The CD will be available at all of our shows and will soon be available at most online outlets as well. Here's where you can find us in the next month:
7/8 - Mercury Lounge, Tulsa, OK 7/9 - Westport Saloon, Kansas City, MO 7/10 - Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville, AR 7/11 - Meteor Guitar Gallery, Bentonville, AR (with many guest musicians!) 7/13 - Maxine's Tap Room, Fayetteville, AR 7/14 - Barleycorn's - Wichita, KS 7/15 - Bodega's Alley, Lincoln, NE 7/16 - The Cathouse, Eureka Springs, AR 7/17 - Private House Concert, Springfield, MO
We've had a great time on the Spring Tour so far, and have a full weekend of shows coming up , bringing us to Baltimore, DC, and Long Island. Along the way, we recorded some videos in Arkansas with Richard Burnett and Jon Dooly, as well as a couple of just the Vine Brothers trio. Check them out on our YouTube page.
While in Binghamton, we got a great writeup in the Triple Cities Carousel: "The Vine Brothers are a trio that formed in the South, but its members are spread all across the country. They come together to form one of the best and most innovative bluegrass-Americana bands in the U.S. Their original material pushes the boundaries of Americana, with heavy influences from jazz and classical music, and their arrangements of cover tunes are on point: check out their cover of "The Ghost of Stephen Foster". A classic string band, the trio consists of a mandolinist, guitarist, and upright bassist. Their shows are always high energy and fun, sometimes including medleys of Star Wars tunes, and other times incorporating spacey jazz improvisations. They are always locked on to each other, and their love of playing with each other, and for others, spills off the stage. They arguably hold the mantle of Americana music." - See more at: http://www.thevinebrothers.com/#sthash.hMejCI7Z.dpuf
So it has been nice being off the road resting up the past couple of months. Garrett has been doing his musical theater thing while working on his fixer upper farm in AR, Greg has been working on new songs all while keeping his cabin fortified through his first full winter in the Catskills, and Joe... well lets just say there is a small village in Columbia being funded by his usual winter time coffee requirements. We also made the semi-finals for the Belk souther musician showcase in Nashville, TN this past January and recently found out that Greg's new instrumental "East of Albuquerque" has made the semi-finals (top 10% out of 19,000 submissions) for this years International Songwriters Competition! Woo Hoo! We have also spent the winter finalizing parts for our upcoming 3rd CD with special guest artists including drummer Anthony Ball, vocalist Candy Lee, vibraphonist Adams Collins, and Cuban American percussionist Fernando Valencia. Mixing the album will be our next step in the coming weeks as we are expecting a July 2016 release date. The months of March and early April will find us traveling to some of our favorite venues in the Midwest / Northeast United States including dates in Fayetteville, AR - Kansas City, MO - Springfield, MO - Tulsa, OK - Binghampton, NY - Rochester, NY - Bethel, NY - Stroudsburg, PA - Baltimore, MD - Washinton, D.C. - Bayport, NY (L.I.) - We will then be taking two months off to finish working on the new album, book our July - Oct summer and fall dates, as well as announce some really, really, big news from the Credit household! More information about that coming soon.
If you want to keep better track of us, and our dates, feel free to visit our site at www.thevinebrothers.com or like us on facebook or twitter at....
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We will also continue to release many new videos with guest artists on our YouTube channel throughout the summer so be sure to subscribe keep an eye out there as well
Thank you again for all of your support through 2015 it was a remarkable amount of fun for us! Now for an even more remarkable 2016 run!
See you all soon, The Vine Brothers
We are wrapping up our summer 2015 tour this week in the remarkably cool Catskills in NY! Thanks again to everyone in AR, OK, NM, CO, NE, MO, PA, MD, DC, NY, and MA for your excellent support this summer! We will be kicking off our fall tour in the states of AR, OK, MO, and TN in late September before proceeding out to the northeast for a run in November. More info at www.thevinebrothers.com
We are excited to be kicking off our expansive three month long "Mountains and Plains" Tour this week here in the beautiful state of Arkansas, and will be routing as far west as Durango, Colorado to the eastern reaches of Nantucket Island in Massachusetts in our quest to find the eternal spring season. We recently revamped our website, so if you haven't dropped by recently you should check it out at www.thevinebrothers.com to get caught up with what we have been up to recently including our new live performance youtube video series, as well tour updates. There will also be more exciting news, videos, and photos being released over the coming weeks as we begin to record our third full length album at our various studios in AR, MD, and NY. Dates for our upcoming tour currently include:
28 - Bentonville, AR - Pressroom 30- Perryville, AR - Arkansas Renewal Festival (Solar Shack) 31 - Lowery City, MO - Private Party (Donna and Randall)
5 - Ft. Smith, AR - Landry's 6 - Tulsa, OK - Mercury Lounge 10 - Taos, NM - Taos Mesa Brewing 11 - Durango, CO - Ska Brewing 14 - Denver, CO - Lions Lair 15-17 - Boulder, CO - Pearl St. Market Busking 18 - Lincoln, NE - The Rye Room (W/ Elephant Revival) 19 - Omaha, NE - Barley St. Tavern 20 - Kansas City, MO - Westport Saloon 21 - Kansas City, MO - Private Party (American Bell Association) 24 - Fayetteville, AR - Maxines Tap Room 26 - Eureka Springs, AR - Private Party (Wedding!) 28 - Schuylkill Haven, PA - Maddsummer Meltdown
10 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sarah St. Grill 15 - Baltimore, MD - Cabaret at Germano's 17 - Bayport, NY - Grey Horse Tavern 18 - Sag Harbor, NY - Harlows East 22 - Stoughton, MA - Stoughton House of Brews 23 - Dennis Port, MA - Live From Center Stage (Live Video Shoot!) 24-25 - Nantucket, MA - The Jetties 30-31 - Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Infringement Festival
1-2 - Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Infringement Festival 7 - Oneonta, NY - Roots Brewing Co. 8 - Bethel, NY - Dancing Cat Distillery 12 - Binghampton, NY - Cyber Cafe West 13 - Calicoon, NY - Western Sulivan Public Library
And more are currently in the works during this time frame, so keep your eyes and ears posted fro new listings! Also, If you have a suggestion for a venue, house concert, of festival this summer or fall, shoot them our way and we will see what we can arrange.
We are very much looking forward to heading out meeting up with you all, and can hardly wait to get back to performing!
See you all soon, Garrett, Joe, and Greg The Vine Brothers
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