Fri. 8/2, The Sundogs @ City Green Live, Sandy Springs
On Friday, 8/2, The Sundogs will play a two set show at City Green Live, a beautiful outdoor stage and greenspace in downtown Sandy Springs. The show is free, just bring a blanket, etc., but they also have tables for sale if you’re interested.
Doors at 6:30, show at 7:30 and we’re going to throw all of our best and favorite songs at you for a couple hours. Come on feel the noise
Red River Folk Festival, Sept. 19-22, Red River, New Mexico
There’s a NEW Mexico? Apparently! Will Haraway and KT will be representing The Sundogs family at the Red River Folk Festival, along with the great Bradley Cole Smith. We’ll play his sets and he’ll play ours and it will be a grand old time out in the Western Skies. We’ll be joining an all-time great and one of our absolute favorite songwriters in the history of the world, James McMurtry.
Some of y’all are making plans to join us and that’s great. Regardless, let your Western pals know about it and send some good vibes.
View from Stage Left
- Jon and I had so much fun opening up for Charley Crockett last month at Aisle 5- thanks to Zero Mile for hooking that up. He’s got a new album “The Valley” coming out on 9/20 and there’s no doubt it will be terrific. Great sound and a fine gentleman.
- Drivin N’ Cryin released their 11th studio album last month “Live the Love Beautiful,” their first in 10 years, and it’s spectacular. It’s produced by Aaron Lee Tasjan, who used to play lead guitar for them, followed by Sadler Vaden (now of the 400 Unit) with the slot now more than capably filled by Laur Joamets whom you might remember from Sturgill Simpson’s band. We’ve seen them thrice this year and they have never been better. They tore up Center Stage last month and are out there rocking these songs somewhere right now. Go see em. Here’s Step by Step.
- Other great albums lately include “Let’s Rock” from The Black Keys, “Gold Past Life” from the Fruit Bats, “Help Us, Stranger” from The Raconteurs, “Years to Burn” from Iron & Wine/Calexico and “Down the the River” by the Allman Betts Band. That’s right- Devon and Duane formed a band! And it’s great.
- Benji won’t be with us Friday, only because he’s supporting Blackberry Smoke on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “Wheels of Soul” tour. No big deal. Check him out trading licks with Derek. We love ya big guy.