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Ten Foot Polecats & Cannibal Ramblers US Fall Tour Oct 9-26 2014

TEN FOOT POLECATS are heading back on the road for a 17 day, 19 show US Fall Tour. This time our junk blues friends from Rhode Island, THE CANNIBAL RAMBLERS, will be coming along!! Also, Ted Drozdowski and THE SCISSORMEN will be jumping aboard for the final two shows of the tour! Check out the show schedule below Thursday October 9 – 9pm SHORE ROAD TAVERN Robbins Ave @ Jackson St, Philadelphia PA Friday October 10- 9pm HAMBONE’S PUB 4207 Butler Street, Pittsburgh PA Saturday October 11 -8pm (Ten Foot Polecats) GARVIN GATE BLUES FESTIVAL 500 West Oak Street, Louisville KY Sunday October 12 - 7pm LOGUE’S BLACK RAVEN EMPORIUM 2915 Gallatin Pike, Nashville TN Monday October 13 – 12pm to 4pm SUGARLANDS DISTILLERY 805 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN Monday October 13 – 8pm JACK OF THE WOOD 95 Patton Avenue, Asheville NC Tuesday October 14 – 8pm L.L. CREEK 421 Memorial Drive, Waycross GA Wednesday October 15 – 8pm ANTHONY’S GOOD FOOD MARKET 116 West Main Street, West Point MS Thursday October 16 – 1pm to 3pm DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL BLUES AND ROOCK MUSUEM 113 East 2nd Street, Clarksdale MS Thursday October 16 – 9pm AJAX DINER BAR 118 Courthouse Square, Oxford MS Friday October 17 – 9pm MERCURY LOUNGE 1747 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa OK Saturday October 18 – 9pm LIZARD LOUNGE 300 S.Greenwich Road, Wichita KS Sunday October 19 – 8pm 3 KINGS TAVERN 60 S.Broadway, Denver CO With RL COLE Monday October 20 – 8pm LA COCINA 112 West 1st Street, McCook NE Tuesday October 21 – 7pm to 10pm THE BAY 139 West Pine Street, Warrensburg MO Wednesday October 22 – 8pm GAS LAMP 1501 Grand Avenue, Des Moines IA Thursday October 23 – 8pm REGGIE’S MUSIC JOINT 2105 South State Street, Chicago IL With THE SOUVENEERS Friday October 24 -9pm CANAL STREET TAVERN 308 East 1st Street, Dayton OH Featuring THE SCISSORMEN Saturday October 25 – 8pm FOUNDERS BREWERY CO. 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids MI Featuring THE SCISSORMEN

The album pre-sale is on!! go to tenfootpolecats.com for purchasing info!

Ten Foot Polecats are proud to announce that the pre-sale for our new album UNDERTOW, on Hillgrass Bluebilly Records, has started! Just go to our store page on our website (www.tenfootpolecats.com) and there you can purchase our new album, along with our new t-shirt and more. All purchases will be mailed out in mid March.

For those of you who prefer to download music, our download release date will be April 23, 2013. At that time you will be able to find the album on Amazon, iTunes, Rhapsody, and every known download site in the world. BUT on our website and reverbnation site we are going to post 3 songs (Do That Thing, Out In The Rain, Moonshine And Mud) that you can download for free, as well as provide a minimal cost to download the entire album.

Don’t look for us on Kickstater, Indie-A-Gogo, or any funding site……we are not there. Just come to our website and enjoy the sights and sounds. You can get all CDs, downloads, and merchandise there! So, please go to our store at www.tenfootpolecats.com, and while you are on the site check out our upcoming CD Release Parties, band news, and our touring schedule for 2013 as well.

Also, if you got a few seconds, we have been nominated for a New England Music Award. Go to www.nemusicawards.com and vote for us by clicking on “Ten Foot Polecats”

Thanks, Jay, Jim, and Chad Ten Foot Polecats

CDs & T-Shirts Undertow CD (2013) $10 + shipping & handling I Get Blamed For Everything I Do CD (2010) $10 + shipping & handling Ten Foot Polecats T-shirt (Blue w/white font) $15 + shipping & handling Ten Foot Polecats T-shirt (Gray w/TFPC circular logo) $15+ shipping & handling

Album Downloads Undertow (album download) $5 I Get Blamed For Everything I Do (album download) $4 Sterno Soup (EP download) $2

CD & T-Shirt SPECIALS!!! 1 cd, 1 shirt $25 + shipping & handling 2 cd, 1 shirt $30 + shipping & handling All 4 items $40 + shipping & handling

Also, for every person who purchases three items (CDs/Tshirts) or more in they will also receive a 2012 Deep Blues Festival Cleveland Show Poster (while supplies last)!

Also, if you would like to buy CDs/T-shirts in bulk please email us at tenfootpolecats@aol.com

Nominated for New England Music Awards

Ten Foot Polecats nominated for a New England Music Award - VOTE HERE!


We are honored to have been considered for a New England Music Award. Show us some love and vote for us. All you have to do is go to The Blues category and click on TEN FOOT POLECATS.

Thanks everyone for helping us get nominated, we couldn't have done it without you!


It's obvious..we suck at "blogging", but to get you up to speed with what's happening with Ten Foot Polecats:

We are recording our 2nd EP and have 7 tracks near complete and writing some others that are well on there way. We are recording with Richard Rosenblatt who has recorded North Mississippi All Stars, Hubert Sumlin, Susan Tedeschi, and countless others.

We are planning a Western US tour in August. Which includes stops in Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas,Oklahoma and more!

We are still trying to kick ass in New England, finally made our way to NH this year...now if only Vermont and Maine would let us play there..weep weep weep!

That's about it..I am listening to Hillgrass Bluebilly/Cracker Swamp/Muddy Roots XSXSW in Austin, so I am going to split...till next time!

Tours, Festivals, Throwdowns.your typical July and August Chaos

It's obvious I have been slacking here on the blog so I hope to get you up to speed on what has happened to TFPC in July and August. On July 4th weekend as is every year is HEAVY REBEL WEEKENDER in Winston Salem NC...it is always crazy and this year was no different! If you are familiar with HRW you already know that the throwing of beer cans = applause/cheers...if you are not familiar with it, get on youtube and search for Heavy Rebel Weekender! Anyway, the music this year was even better than last year as it was very very diverse! We got things rolling with a 7pm set on The Main Stage. If you haven't gone yet...go next year. Big props to some our friends Tex Railer's Doomtown and Filthy Still for making impressive debuts...go check them out! Next show was at Fiery Ron's Hometeam BBQ in West Ashley SC with Jeff Norwood. We can't get enough of Hometeam or South Carolina, next to Minnesota this might be our home away from home. Big thanks to Bobby and his wife, and Wave Milor for coming to show (Wave from Virginia!) to see the show on a Tuesday Night. Wednesday July 6, we shared the stage with Husky Burnette in Knoxville TN at Preservation Pub. Great venue and a great crowd especially for a wednesday! Highly recommended to go check this place out and of course if you haven't yet...go see Husky Burnette! he rocks and has a damn fine filthy tone on that guitar. Definite Ear Candy! Thursday July 7 in Nashville TN at The Family Wash w/Scissormen, Ray Cashman, and Mark Porkchop Holder. I would love to tour 365 days a year with this lineup...if nothing else we could guarantee each bar selling out of whisky and $2 beers (which I think actually happened with the PBR....I blame Ray). Big thanks to Ted and Laurie and their ginger headed roomate for the hospitality as we got to crash at their place before the show and then big props to Ray for letting us crash for the night at chez Cashman. Friday July 8 - Reggie's in Chicago. I love this place as it might be the only pace in the US that can mix sports and music together without being cheesy on either end. That is tough to do! The crowd was a little light at first for a Friday in Chicago but then started to pick up half way through our set. Got to meet some great folks and new fans who we also saw at our next Chicago show. Sat July 9th thru Tues July 12 MINNESOTA. I have no idea what it is about this place but damn the people up here just totally get it! I could write 14 paragraphs about Minnesota and it still wouldnt be enough...so I am going to keep it as short as possible so I dont bore the hell out of you. Over these four days we got to play multiple shows with these bands...Left Lane Cruiser, Kent Burnside, Spider John Koerner, The Scissormen, Tom VandenAvound, Drew Peterson, Javior Matos and more! and what is even better we got to play for such great people and music lovers. Kari Potter, Nick LIndsay, John Muller, Chloe Nicol, Karen Abney Korn, Al Lucken, Skip Papworth, Sawyer Buttweiler, The Petermans, Ryan Harried, and s many more who I am missing here (sorry...like I said I could go on and on)...and of course the amazing people who are Casey Weber and Lissa Baker, Chris Johnson and family, and Chris Mozena & Tony Bordsen (aka Boom Boom Belam). Last but certainly not least...Kari Potter gets my vote for fan of the year, 4 days with Ten Foot Polecats, Scissormen, and many others bunking down in your house drinking your alcohol and eating your food...you have a strong constitution!!! Thanks again Kari. Wed July 13 back to Chicago for an event put together by Brian K. Reese of Big Rock Candy Mountain and Tony Manno....Ten Foot Polecats, Mississippi Gabe Carter, Scissormen, and Molly Gene. Great time here and this was a monumental .... for more on this blog see our blog at http://www.tenfootpolecats.com

2011 Out of The Gates and Running !

So this past weekend in Worcester and Bridgewater we got a warm reception at our 2 shows, sold more CDs (3 times) more than we have in a while, and got some new fans. Our new drummer Chad Rousseau kicked ass....our new original songs are developing and are on the way to becoming show staples. What else can I say? its early but 2011 is looking damn good. This coming weekend we will be playing a new venue in Floyd Virginia and returning to Charleston, South Carolina. Two shows, 35 hours of driving, 2100 miles traveled....well worth it to escape the snow! Go check out the front page of the website for the show details and do us a favor....pass this website on to your friends and have them sign up for our mailing list. we want to know where you are...and you will want to know where we are...so you can either come to the show or avoid us on purpose. The Mailing List works both ways like that!