Band Mom: Albums, gigs, and bands I’ve discovered

SC welcome marker I 95 N
SC welcome marker on I 95 North. (Photo: IAS)

Because of scheduling, I’ve been on the road a lot with the Crazy Daysies, but I have an announcement to make.

It’s official now—the Daysies’ first full length album will be released this fall. Rebecca is working on pinning down the exact release date and venue. We should have those details soon. There’s a mile-long to-do list.

Meanwhile, I’ve enjoyed hearing a lot of music from bands I learned about on social media, from emails I get, and from going to hear the Daysies when they perform.

My most recent column on the Gunboat Diplomats ended up making me a fan of their music. I didn’t meet this band through the girls. I met it via email. Their songs can be streamed directly from their website, by the way.

I’ve listened to and played Gunboat tracks for my friends and family, and I think I finally settled on my favorite tune, ‘Dance with Me.’ Then again, I also like ‘Crazy About You’, and the absolutely charming vocals on ‘Lullaby.’ I often play different tunes when I’m working, and this band focusing solely on recording is one of my favorites.

I also love the sound of the Stevie Nicks Tribute Band The Bella Donna Project. And I am delighted to have been introduced to the music (and the members) of the band Cain’t Never Could.

Another of my favorites I’ve written about here, The Jason Evans Band, is also on my oft-listen list.

I have so many favorites, there’s not room for all of them, but I’ll be writing about as many musicians, writers, and artists as I can here at Indie Art South. Tip: send me your news.

Meanwhile, Rebecca and Jennifer are working hard on recording the last three songs for the album. They’re titling it Milemarkers, a nod to the journey they’re on with their music. Lots of good things are in store for the release party, with swag bags to go to the first 50 guests, photo-opportunities and some pics by our favorite photographer to be exhibited, a raffle, and just an all around good time—Swampytonk for sure.

There’s a new interview up at Void, with Rebecca sharing info about her favorite music and disclosing to the world I played Janis Joplin for her when she was small. I did that. Yes I did.

Next up on the site is a column about an indie author whose murder mystery is a great summer read. I hope to have that up by tomorrow.

(Band Mom: July 20, 2017)

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