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Bound For Trouble

Hey Everyone- seems like I have forgotten to put info out here in a LONG time, but alas, a lot has been going on! We are in post-production of our new album "Bound For Trouble". It is a mix of the country rock/southern vibe which gradual takes you to an America meets Styx feel meets Robin Trower journey! Lots of great stuff on the album. Thanks to everyone who has been coming out to support us lately. We are working on getting south out of vacationland, so if you have a contact and would like us to come to you, let me know!

Spring Cleaning

We will be taking down full recordings of our material. But you can still purchase in a variety of ways. iTunes, CD Baby, and of course Bull Moose music. We will be putting up samples of the new stuff periodically as they become available and plan to record the 2nd album later this year.

New Stuff

It's been awhile since I have posted anything here but alas I am excited to let everyone know what we have been up to this fall. We have been hard at work putting together material for our second album. The material is very different than that of Take the Wheel. This is more in line with the roots of the band members and we feel it speaks more about life in general. Please enjoy the sample recordings. These were done in a very quick fashion with limited miking and editing. We wanted to share what we have been working on and are very proud with what we are producing.

IBB at the BEACH-LESS Beach Party

Benefitting the Cancer Research Center of Maine, come join us for a great night of music, games, prizes for the low price of $10 per person. This is a public event for the 21+ crowd at Kim Long's field located at 7 Calvin Court in Brewer. You can get more info from our FB page!

IBB at Eagles Club this Friday

We will be back to rock the Eagles Club this Friday night from 8-12 with Rusty and all our fans. Hope everyone wears their IBB shirts. We will have shirts and copies of our new CD available for purchase at a GREAT PRICE!

Digital Releases

We now have full digital downloads available on CDBaby, Rdio, Spotify, iTunes, Rhapsody, GooglePlay, and eMusic, and the songs are streaming through those sites as well. Check out our CDBaby page! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/theianblackband Also, if you like what you hear, we have a tip jar on Music Xray. We use our tips to help us offset the costs of acquiring new fans and pursuing deals within the music industry. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. The tip jar is located at: https://www.musicxray.com/tip_jars/7523

The Benefit for Wynter

Hope to see as many fans this Friday night at the Brewer Performing Arts Center for Never Stop Rockin'- Benefit for Wynter. Wynter is a 1st grader battling a form of leukemia. Three bands will take the stage beginning at 7pm to include A Banner Year, The Secret of Esrever, and then IBB. This is going to be a lot of fun. This is a free show with donations gladly accepted to benefit Wynter and her family. We will have merchandise for sale to include our new album. So come out, support the bands, there will be a post show get together at Kostas and Jeff is buying the first round!

Changes to Music on RN

Hey Everyone wanted to let everyone know that we have released our debut album Take the Wheel! Very exciting, but with this will come some changes to what we post musically on RN. The new album will soon be available on CD Baby, other online vendors, local vendors, and through direct contact with us. The new album will be uploaded to RN very soon but will only be 30sec clips. We hope that you will like what you hear and will purchase the album to support the band and our efforts of bringing IBB to everyone. We will continue to upload new material that we are working on. These will be the rough mixes and music that we will be putting together for our live album due out in early 2015!

Debut Album to be Released

The debut album of the IBB is currently in the mastering stage and will be released VERY SOON! The album features 8 tracks of varying moods. CD will be available for purchase at events and various online markets.

Upcoming events We hope that you will join us next Friday at the Eagles Club in Brewer. We always have a great time there and have put together several new covers and two new originals for the night. We will definitely be turning some heads with the new tunes as not every band plays them or dares to. We have plenty of new shirts for purchase, a few flasks left and will be taking advanced orders for the official IBB pint glass.

Later this summer we will be doing a benefit for Wynter at the Brewer Performing Arts Center on June 20th with The Secret of Esrever. This will be a great show and encourage everyone to check them out on the nation as well. We will be performing the new album and a couple of great covers.

Would also like to welcome new IBB bandmates Bruce "all I do is work" Worcester and Craig "the reverend" Allen. These guys have really propelled the band forward.

Eagles Club Show was Great

Want to thank the many folks who were at the Eagles Club on Friday night. It was a great show! Nice to see so many folks dancing in the first set and digging the original tunes. Never know what the reaction will be when you play original material in a club venue. Thanks to the guy who really liked Why Do Doves Cry? Currently working out future dates here and back at the Casino in March. Special thanks to Greg for playing with us Friday night as our guitar player could not be there do to a personal tragedy. We will be working up new material for the first of the year and will be heading back in the studio at the end of the month.