It has been an exciting few months. Since the last post, Josh and I drove to Orlando to shoot a music video with the highly esteemed photographer/videographer, John Deeb. ( http://www.deebstudios.com/) It is such a great experience working with him. He is one of the most genuine and talented people we have had the pleasure of working with. I got to play dress up a bit and we actually ended up getting two videos out of it! - Beautiful Dream and Something to Prove. We can't wait for you to see them! His crew was super cool and we ended up getting to eat dinner with them at this vegan restaurant down the road from John's studio after recording. We also got to explore Orlando a bit beforehand and stumbled into this cozy little coffee shop called Credo Cafe (http://downtowncredo.com/) that we recommend anyone reading this should check out if you're in the area. The next day, we found this locally owned juice bar called Grounding Roots. (http://groundingroots.com/) We both ordered a juice that consisted primarily of beets that even Josh loved. He is usually a meat and potato (and candy) kind of guy, so that speaks volumes! Definitely going back. What started as a trip to make our first music video turned into a little mini vacation, which is always nice. :)
To highlight a few shows that have stood out to us since the last post, I will start by mentioning one of the most recent gigs we played in Birmingham - There is this new, awesome venue called The Syndicate Lounge. Lined with eccentric art work, old records, and vintage furniture, this cozy venue has the same kind of feel as a coffee shop, but houses rockers like Dirty Lungs, the band that we got to open for. ( https://www.facebook.com/thedirtylungs?fref=ts ) Check 'em out when you can! They melted our faces and we can't wait to play with them again.
We also played at The Howlin' Wolf Den in New Orleans. Playing in New Orleans as an original band can be a challenge in itself, especially if you're not local - so we were excited to have that opportunity. We met some new faces and saw some familiar ones. With a small, intimate stage, it was the perfect atmosphere. We can't wait to play in New Orleans again - Hoping to play at Gasa Gasa next.
I think my favorite show we have played as of late was the Record Store Day show at T-Bones. I am a sucker for intimate shows, and T-Bone's is definitely conducive to that kind of atmosphere. We have become friends with the owner, Harry Crumpler, who has been nothing short of amazing to us. Record Store Day was so much fun - we were provided with coffee and food, and that alone is enough reason to be excited. (My personal favorite is their veggie panini.)
We found out recently that we are featured on a spread in a local magazine, the 'sip (http://issuu.com/thesipmag/docs/spring2015-print) discussing T-Bones support of the arts community and local music scene in Hattiesburg, which we have been fortunate enough to be a part of. Check out their website and like them on Facebook. You won't regret it. Coolest coffee shop and record shop in the south, in my opinion. (http://www.tbonescafe.com/)
Be sure to catch us at these upcoming shows:
Friday, 6/26/15 - Irish Coast Pub, Gulfport
Saturday, 6/27/15 - Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg
Saturday 7/4/15 - Shucker's Stadium, Biloxi