December 21, 2011
Happy Solstice From Our Camp To Yours
Happy solstice, folks! We're prepping the figurative full stop on 2011, but before we close up shop for the year we'd like to share some holiday good cheer and point you towards a wonderful project we were lucky enough to participate in this month. The 78 Project, created by Alex Steyermark & Lavinia Jones Wright, is the coolest thing this side of waxed mustaches.
Here's how it works: they take a Presto 78 RPM acetate magical music capturing machine, plug in a microphone, place said microphone in front of an artist or two (or three), drop the needle, and four minutes and one take later an acetate record is born. Then, we set things on fire. Sound confusing? Go here for more on this magical experience. We filmed & recorded our session @ Ye Olde Carlton Arms Hotel in NYC just last week, and we included an impromptu holiday tune as well, which you can watch here, just in time for Santa Claus...
December 06, 2011
December Shows In The Great Northeast
Before we say goodbye to this 2011th year we have a wee bit more business to tend to... And by business I mean music. And by 'tend to' we mean play. Four towns, four nights, sharing stages with great artists on every bill... 'tis the season, after all... More details than you can shake a peppermint candy cane at right here on the SHOWS tab or over there at the Facebook. But here's the quick & skinny -- Brooklyn (w/ Dawn Landes & Dave Godowsky) on TUE 12/13. Boston (w/ Dietrich Strause) on WED 12/14. Providence (w/ The Sugar Honey Iced Tea) on THU 12/15. And NYC (w/ The National Reserve) on FRI 12/16. !!!
Fa La La La La,
November 18, 2011
NPR Mountain Stage Performance
Hello there, folks... our first Mountain Stage performance, taped in early October in Morgantown, WV, is up on the NPR.org now... And despite photographic evidence suggesting otherwise, no Vandaveers were hurt during the taping. Big big thank yous to Larry Groce and his wonderful crew for including us in the festivities. We had a grand ole time. And additional high fives to Ben Sollee for joining us for a tune as well... Speaking of Ben, we're playing two shows together on SAT 11/19 in Annapolis, MD (matinee) and Washington, DC (evening). More details available on the SHOWS tab of this here site.