Most of you on here know me from music. Fans, colleagues, or folks I grew up with. After releasing 6 albums (four with Brothers Past, and two with American Babies) I think most would agree that when it comes to making records, I have a pretty good rep.
At the moment, I am about 3/4 finished making a new album, and it’s a beast. It’s the most complete picture of who I am as an artist that I’ve managed to make to date. A cross between BP’s moody, psychedelic, beats ‘n synths production mixed with The Babies’ rolling and raw songwriting. This record is angry, scared, and out for blood.
Today, American Babies and myself have launched a KickStarter campaign to fund the rest of the recording, as well as the release of this new album. Please check it out and help in any way you can.
The relationship between an artist and their fans is special, and I have experienced that first hand for a decade now. Your support is what has gotten me to where I am, as well as what keeps me going in a forward direction both in my musical life and my personal. I’m a lucky fucker to have you all.
This is a great triple bill with Ryan Montbleau Band and ALO. Doors are at 7 and the babies are up first. Its gonna be a great night!
We are super excited to announce that Andrew Altman from Railroad Earth will be joining the babies on bass for all of April and May! All the shows will be two sets so expect some epic nights!!
4/5 Williamsport, PA - Bullfrog Brewery
4/6 Albany, NY - Red Square
4/11 Wilkes-Barre, PA - River Street Jazz Cafe
5/15 Harrisburg, PA - Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Co
5/16 Roanoke, VA - Martin’s Downtown
5/17 Charlotte, NC - Evening Muse
5/18 Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall
We are very excited about some fun shows this week around PA and NJ. First off, in Philadelphia this Thursday, is a special headlining slot at WXPN’s Northern Liberties Winter Music Festival at The Fire. On the bill are some other great Philly bands, so come and spend your Valentine’s Day with us!! Then on Friday, we head over to one of our favorite venues in PA, River Street Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre, PA. These are alway great shows and this one we are excited to have Miz opening up. Its gonna be a whole lot of fun.
On Saturday we are honored to played the 100th show at Concerts in the
concerts in the studio
You…… to a very special show. After eight years, on Saturday February 16, we will host our 100th performance and you are invited.
So often we are asked what was the most memorable performance, or who put on the
2013 is gonna be a good year, can you feel it? We are extremely excited about the the next few months as we make the final touches on the new record and get back out on the road. We will definitely keep everyone updated on the status of the album and hopefully get to sneek you all some new music before the release later this year. For now, we are playing some fun shows around the northeast over the next month, starting with this Wednesday at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia. Come say hi!
Upcoming Tour Dates:
1/16 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s (w/Jessie Malin)
1/19 - Herndon, VA - Breakers Sky Lounge
1/25 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl (Freaks Ball XIII)
2/14 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fire
2/15 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - River Street Jazz Cafe
2/16 - Freehold, NJ - Concerts in the Studio
Beginning this Thursday, November 8, 2012 at World Cafe Live in Philly, American Babies will leave the studio and hit the road for a run of shows on the east coast with Tea Leaf Green. Trevor and Cochrane from TLG recently opened for the Babies at Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall and Cochrane also sat in with the band at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads. This tour includes stops at Brooklyn Bowl, Westcott Theater, State Theater and more.
Tom commented in a recent inteview, “It’s always a good time doing an extended run of shows with the same band. Everyone is always crossing paths on the road, but it’s usually a short affair. Tours like this give the opportunity for us to really get to know each other musically and personally, and have a great hang. We’re all looking forward to a lot of great nights of music.”
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