We're thrilled for Japan this May at GREENROOM FESTIVAL plus Osaka and Tokyo!
With 10 years of late night memories under the belt, we return to New Orleans for two nights of Jazz Fest Late Night shows at The Joy Theater.
We're excited to return to Colorado for ski season this March, including a Fox Theatre 25th Anniversary show and 3 nights in Denver!
3.09 Ophelia's | Denver, CO
* with special guests New Orleans Suspects
+ with special guests The Jauntee
Stay tuned for more soon...
2016 was our busiest year to date. Starting in international waters with our fifth appearance on Jamcruise, we played a total of 114 shows in Germany, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, UK, and in 32 of the 50 US states. Our tune "Whistle Song" was used by AVVO in a nationwide TV and online ad campaign. We released our eleventh studio record, The Nashville Session (which also happens to be our fourth live record) and started work on our twelfth. On the side, Pete co-wrote and produced a new original album with drum legend Bernard Purdie, and Eddie made a record with Quantic. In New Orleans we played late-night tribute sets to the late, great Allen Toussaint, featuring Ivan Neville, Jon Cleary and Marc Broussard. Eddie performed in Foundation of Funk with Ziggy Modeliste and George Porter Jr of The Meters as well as leading a tribute to Grant Green called Green Is Beautiful, featuring members of the Greyboy All Stars and Soulive. We recorded a single with Brooklyn-based power-funk collective Turkuaz, and then went on tour with them for eight weeks, which was simultaneously exhausting and enormous fun.
2017 promises to be a lot less intense but no less exciting, with more studio writing and recording in February, a Colorado ski tour, more late-night shenanigans in New Orleans, and possible trips to Japan and Hawaii and Spain currently being discussed. Watch this space, or better still: sign up to our email list to stay informed.
The first phase of our mammouth co-headline US tour with Turkuaz went swimmingly last month. The shows were a lot of fun, and we enjoyed more and more inter-band musical collaborations as we all got to know each other. One highlight was playing to 1200+ people at the Ogden Theater in Denver (photo: Cary Walker), another was our outdoor show in St Pete, FL, where we last all saw each other. We're in Zürich, Switzerland this weekend for JazzNoJazz Festival, then we meet up with Turkuaz in San Diego on November 9th to find out what exactly the US has decided to subject itself to for the next four years. We either begin Phase Two of the Fall Tour or dash across to the relative safety of Mexico before the Wall goes up.