Many awesome things happened today in the life of an LKB, and I’m here to share them with you. I awoke this morning in a haze of post th’Empires-record-release-show-and-subsequent-celebration. My drummer Zachary plays in several other bands including th’Empires, and all of his other projects feel like family. I was glad to have made it to Bloomington for the show and to help sing a rockabilly version of “Everytime We Touch” by Cascada. This morning Zachary and I were able to practice together in anticipation of our first show in a long time as an intentional two-piece, which is this Friday in Muncie. We’ve been home from tour for a week and already I’m itching to be on the road again.
To get on to the happenings, today is the day that Flannelgraph Records released their instrumental holiday compilation, “The Holidays Don’t Have To Be So Rotten: Volume Two”! I contributed a song that was made almost entirely using Christmas gifts I received last year. Let me tell you, it is an amazing collection. If you’re in a Scrooge kind of mood then this just might be the thing to get you in the holiday spirit. It took all of my focus to stay on task while listening today and not begin spontaneously hanging tinsel. And as if that wasn’t enough, 100% of the profits (it’s pay what you can) will benefit Stepping Stones, a local organization that gives a hand to teenagers experiencing homelessness. So go listen, become infected with holiday cheer, and download this compilation now!
Additionally in the happening department I received a few photos today from the record release show at the Earth House, courtesy of Anda Cross. As if that weren’t exciting enough, The-In Store also posted live video from the show, which you can find HERE. And for all of my patient listeners who pre-ordered Rumors & Legends on vinyl, I have good news for you: today I approved the proof for the accompanying hardbound books and they should be finished by Wednesday!
That’s it for now. I do have more news to announce regarding January plans, but I’m going to save that for another day!
All my best, LKB