Howdy Girls & Boys!
Wow! Half-way through February already - really? Well, we are thrilled and welcome 2013 with open arms! Thanks to everyone we've met along the way; those who've been with us from the very start and to those of you new to the Girls & Boys family, welcome! We are on quite an exhilarating journey and are very pleased to have you come along. There's exciting news to share, as always! Read on...
Most recent and pressing announcements are the additions to our calendar which includes a spot at this year's Bottle Rock Festival in Napa, CA coming up in May! ( http://bottlerocknapavalley.com/ ) The only word to describe the feeling it gives us while perusing the lengthy collection of musicians/idols on this bill with our band listed shortly behind would be ecstatic! And.. maybe a bit surreal. If that weren't enough news to write home about, we've also landed an opening spot for legendary bay area California soul band The Mother Hips ( http://www.motherhips.com/ ) this April the 19th at The New Parish in Oakland, CA (http://www.girlsandboysmusic.com/shows/2013-04-19-no-venue/) as well as Sunday April 21st at the famous Cliff's Resort (http://www.cliffsresort.com/) in Pismo Beach, CA. One more event you won't want to miss will be our debut at SLO Brew March 2nd opening for Carrie Rodriquez ( http://www.carrierodriguez.com/ ) where we'll will be kicking off the night with an acoustic set! Tickets are available through us for $8 dollars, or $10 with the purchase of our album. That's right, $2 for our album! Send us an email with your email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you a link to PayPal. We can then deliver your tickets to you in person, by mail, or have it waiting for you at will call the night of the show. Don't miss out; as of right now there's less 20 tickets left! We can't wait to get on that stage and rock!
"I Would", the third track off our debut album is now getting regular airplay on the epic SLO station Krush 92.5 The Perfect Blend
) . And we've recently heard that "Winter Moon" as well as "Scratch & Scream" (a featured song from Shoreline's film, Divorce Invitation http://www.divorceinvitation.com/
) are both being played on KCBX 90.1FM ( vhttp://www.kcbx.org/
) We've met many new fans who are coming out to shows after hearing our music and have been told from tons of family and friends that they are hearing us every day!
We have a new string of tunes added to our set and the band is getting tighter and more polished every day. We are so excited and privileged to have our members on board; the one and only Mark Tarlton (Echodrone, Shambhala) laying it down with his impeccable style and beats, along with the sweet, soulful and mindful talent of the all-musical guitarist Nick Simmons (http://nicksimmons.org/
). We recently debuted the full band at Sonoma County's Arlene Francis Center ( http://arlenefranciscenter.org/
) accompanied by the incomparable pianist and true B3 player, Mike Emerson ( http://www.mikeemerson.net/
), who made several appearances on our debut album The Feel of the Sun
on tracks including "Stranger", "Scratch & Scream", "Tiny Little Root", and "Winter Moon". Thanks for the personality Mike!