So since our last blog update we've played a lot of great shows in some new places for us. We've also made a lot of new fans and friends in the process which is always very exciting. Our new CD "No More Hoboes" has steadily been selling well and all the feedback thus far has been very positive. But 2 shows in particular stood out above the rest. The first one was our "guest band" slot at the 25th Annual Kansas Bluegrass Association's Mid Winter Fest in Wichita back in February. Anytime you get to be part of a lineup that includes The Steeldrivers, Driven, Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice, Lonesome Road and Chris Jones & The Nightdrivers you know that you're in some fantastic company. The same can definitely be said about our appearance at Ink Magazine's 2014 Middle Of The Map Festival in Kansas City, MO earlier this month. Getting the chance to open for the "King Of Juke Joint Swing" Wayne "The Train" Hancock, The Rollfast Rounders and play alongside some of KC's finest Americana act's that night at The Westport Saloon was a real honor for us. We're really hoping to be invited back to both festivals in 2015.
So now we've hit a little bit of a break for the next month. 3 of the Brothers will be off on a musical camping trip for a couple of weeks while the youngest one hangs back to take care of some personal business. Once this break is over however we'll get it cranked back up as we hit one of busiest stretch of gigs for the entire year. All of it starts off with a dinner hour matinee show on Saturday, May 31 at The Westport Saloon which than leads into shows every single weekend in June all over the area. So in the mean time please take some time to check out all the music and videos we have posted on this page to hold you over and we will see you in a few weeks!
-Never, Ever, Ben and Wuzzy
After letting this page sit and be neglected for far too long we've decided to put a renewed focus on keeping it up to date for everybody once again. 2014 is shaping up to the biggest year for us yet! The immediate news is that we have a brand new CD entitled "No More Hoboes" that will be officially released on Friday, February 7th at our big CD release party at the Westport Saloon over in Kansas City! Additionally we already have a lot of concert dates on the calendar with more coming soon. There would include festival appearances at the Kansas Bluegrass Association's Mid Winter Festival later this month and also Ink Magazine's Middle Of The Map festival in KCMO in early April! We're also competing in a huge competition called the "Dawg Hunt" in March for a chance to earn a spot at the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival in mid July in Savannah, MO and a chance to open for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder! There are also a few more show dates we're working on but we can't say anything more about them just yet. So yeah, lot's of great stuff coming up for us! Please keep out here, over at our FB page and at www.readybrothers.com for all official updates! Thanks again for your continued support over the years and we'll see you at a show real soon!