Spring is wafting; can you smell the hope in the air? Although it still seems far, far away as my gaze catches scenes of mid-March snowflakes through the window, whirling around the front yard like so many aimless, wind-swept things. That has been no concern for us the past few days, however, as we dried the Alabama sweat on our brows with open Sprinter windows following the cancellation of our Legends show in Boone, when Mother Nature chose to spew up mounds and pounds of snow over the roadways. Thanks to Birmingham and Mobile for hosting tired and hungry travelers, and to Banditos, the band that drew in many new faces!
The next couple of weeks will see us in Columbus, GA at The Loft, as well as our return to Charleston, SC for Spring Jam, where we will join friends Sol Driven Train, The Corduroy Road, and The Dirty Guv'nahs. We're taking it easy until we hit it like vagabonds in April, kicking off a grand Nor'easter across New England with double-threats at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro (April 5) and Cat's Cradle in Carrboro (April 6), with our friends The Spring Standards from NYC on both shows, and Greensboro's own Roseland joining us at the Blind Tiger.
After that, you can find us slinking across the Eastern seaboard in VA, MD, MA, NYC, VT, CT, PA (with many a show joining up with Philly's Toy Soldiers, and another date in NYC with The Spring Standards), until we bring it back home with a stop-off in Thomas, WV at the Purple Fiddle (April 20).
Some anticipation has been brewing regarding the live album we promised a couple months ago. Well, we just got word that it will be mixed and mastered as soon as possible (we got a guy, you know) and if all goes to plan, should be up for grabs online in a digital-only release very, very soon. Apologies for the delay; winter slows everything down by the tenth degree.
Matt (and the rest of HGTR, in spirit)