May 12- The Haraway Brothers at Southbound w/ special guest Chris Stalcup
Last May 5 (Lee’s birthday!) we released “The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World”, the most personal work of songs we’d ever released. And it worked! It sold and streamed well, we did a killer release show at Vista, got some nice mentions in the music rags (#20 on AAA’s best of 2017!) and helped us get into the 30A Songwriter’s Festival last January, the most fun week we’ve had playing music. We’d so rarely gotten to do the songwriter listening room shows—even our Vista release was a rocker—and the change of pace was a blast for us and the folks that kept showing up. So—to celebrate that anniversary, we’re going to do one of those shows here in the ATL.
On May 12 at Southbound (http://www.southboundatl.com/) in Atlanta, we’ll do an intimate show with only 55 tickets available and our great friend Chris Stalcup opening things up. Stories, jokes, tunes, the whole bit. We think you’ll love it. Doors open at 6:30–Southbound has killer food downstairs—and then Chris starts up at 6:30. We’ll do our thing at 7:30. Join us– here’s the record, sing along!
Will on WSID Sid Mashburn Vinyl-Only Radio Show, Wed. 5/9, AM 1690, 5 PM
We’re getting stylish on Wednesday 5/9, as Will Haraway will be a guest on the Sid Mashburn Radio Hour (WSID), a vinyl-only radio show on Atlanta’s Voice of the Arts, AM 1690. The Sid Mashburn Radio Hour (WSID) airs during drive time, 5pm-6pm.
We love Sid’s store and his taste (one of his shirts is on the cover of “The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World” ) so we’ll hang out and play records for an hour. Tune in on your way home from work.
View from Stage Left
- Our good friends from Blackberry Smoke released their best work, “Find a Light” earlier in the month, produced by Charlie Starr and….. Benji Shanks, w/ Tom Tapley engineering (and also producing, let’s be honest.) They did quite a bit of the work over at the fabulous Projector Room in Decatur, where we recorded ““The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World.” They even had Robert Randolph play his pedal steel overdubs for “I’ll Keep Ramblin” in the same exact spot as Lee’s pedal steel (it’s the sweet spot in the room.) In addition to Mr. Randolph, The Wood Brothers sing as well on “Mother Mountain” and Amanda Shires sings on “Let Me Down Easy” (Benji adds dobro on that one too.) We’re just bursting with pride for all of these guys and I’m sure we aren’t the only ones. This changes daily, but the current favorite is “I’ve Got this Song.”
- One of the many cool things about that whole 30A Experience was meeting other artists from across the country. At our Saturday gig at The Rep, Michael McDermott, from Chicago, played right after us as a duo with his wife Heather on fiddle. We all hit it off and we ended up staying for their whole set, which was excellent. He just put out his thirteenth (!) album, “Out from Under” last week, and y’all should check it out. My favorite is “Cal-Sag Road”, which is spooky as shit.
- Thanks to everyone who bought or listened to the record in the last year. Hope to see ya on May 12.