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New Radio Show! New Year! New Adventures! 

2018 has snuck up on us, and brought extreme cold (at least for us and what we're used to!).  Freezing temps are not the norm for our winter vibes.

This past year felt full of starts and stalls.  So many dreams and ideas we ponder and come up with...just seem to evaporate almost out of the starting gate.  I'll admit, it's difficult sometimes to be both the creator and the manager and activator/motivator.  And sometimes, it's just not the right time yet for an idea to fully manifest.  So with patience and…

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Gratitude Season 

The year is winding down, and the retail world is winding up.
We're winding inward...this time of year for us is about gratitude, reflection and pondering/pausing. 
Taking stock of the year that's gone by, and visualizing what's in store for the year ahead.

We're still writing,  and still visualizing the upcoming records...the path is still foggy for the how/when details.  No worry, no hurry.

A few upcoming shows are on the books, and as always, we're delighted to be invited for your house concert…

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Playing Catch Up 

The last couple of months we've been playing catch up.  The time has flown by, and yet in certain ways, we're feeling like we haven't done very much.  That's the challenge and the balance as an artist; to keep the wheels spinning, the engine running, the canvas creating, the shows playing, all while trying to make rent. 

We're doing the best we can with what we've got.  I know you all are in the same boat in your own way, and probably feel like your time is stacked...like every minute of the day is…

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3RD ANNUAL SOUTHWEST TOUR 

NEW ORLEANS BAND, THE DIRTY RAIN REVELERS, BRING THEIR ROOTS-ROCK AMERICANA SOUND,
AND NEW NAME, TO NEW MEXICO FOR THEIR 3RD ANNUAL SOUTHWEST TOUR. 

The Dirty Rain Revelers come to New Mexico for the Santa Fe Wine Festival on July 1st , which takes place at the historic El Rancho de Las Golondrinas. In addition to the festival, the couple will be performing several dates in the Santa Fe/Taos/ABQ region;
Full calendar listing

Fri June 16th - Dundee, MS Kathryn's on Moon Lake
Sat  June 17th - Oklahoma City, OK…

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New Video, Tourland and Upcoming shows 

We've uploaded a new video to the website and YouTube!  It's from last July, when we celebrated with my mother, Melanie, for her birthday in Dallas.  It was such a joy to have her on the stage with us, and sing one of our favorites, Long Black Veil (a well-known country ballad from 1959, written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin and originally recorded by Lefty Frizzell.)  Check out Melanie's amazing harmonies!  Click here.

Upcoming shows:
Mondays - April 17th and 24th - 8-11pm at Sidney's Saloon - 1200 St…Read more

Video from Music at the Mint series 

We share with you a taste of what will likely become a live album for us from the Music at the Mint series!  What an amazing experience it was to play in this state of the art theater that doubles as a recording studio. 
We've got one (iPhone) video posted from the 3rd show so far...hopefully more to come, as time permits.  The shows were filmed/streamed and recorded, although the Mint's livestream site can be a bit finicky yet functional.  They are in the process of transferring everything to a YouTube…Read more

Final Mint show plus Freret Market, R&R Marathon and more! 

Our final show for the Music at the Mint series is THIS FRIDAY!!!  LIVESTREAM LINK HERE 7pm-8:30pm central time

What a pleasure it's been to perform in that theater!  We hope you'll join us for the last of the series.  And if you're passing through New Orleans sometime, there are a variety of events and shows that take place in the museum, highly recommended. 
We'll have Nat Lawrence on grand piano and keys, Smitti Supab on bass and Gus Haiko on drums for this show!

We had fun stopping in at WWL TV for the…

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HAPPY 2017!! Upcoming shows and news! 

HAPPY 2017!!! 
Just a quick reminder, our Mint series starts up THIS FRIDAY!!! 


2017 looks to be bright, adventurous and creative.  We look forward to sharing with you.  A live record is in the works, more writing, exploring and traveling. 
If you're passing through New Orleans, please reach out and say hello!  Aside from shows listed below, we occasionally pick up last minute gigs, or you can find us at the shows where Matthew will be playing with various other bands.  Good times abound!

:::UPCOMING

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Gratitude Times 

Even in turbulent times, changing of seasons, and many unknowns, we go forth with grace and gratitude. 
We are still here, the sun comes up, and we write, breathe, play music, and share cherished friendships. 

"Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest 
human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living 
side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance 
between them which makes it possible for each 
to see the other whole against the sky."  Rainer Maria Rilke

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New Videos plus upcoming shows 

Did you get to see the episode of NCIS: New Orleans???

What a treat!  Matthew and Ian had fun being 'on the set' in the French Quarter, and meeting director Rob Morrow.  They performed an instrumental version of our song, I've Seen on the episode.  They show up at about the halfway mark if you're watching the episode later.  We're looking forward to more fun adventures like this :)


Matthew's birthday weekend was a blast, thanks to everyone who helped make it amazing for him!
We set up the tripod to capture…Read more