Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 10:22 AM
RM Tour Diary#225: Deep in the heart of Texas Winter!
Hello fine friends! We finished off our 2013 touring schedule last week in Texas with 5 wonderful shows.
The Cactus Cafe in Austin, TX felt like a reunion show for Molly. With so many dear friends in the house the love was almost overwhelming! It had been 4 years since our last show at McGonigel's Mucky Duck in Houston, and this time we sold out the place. Rusty and Teresa run a great venue and they sent us on our way with hip new Mucky Duck T-shirts!
Driving to Fredericksburg on Friday we stopped at Buc-ee's super rest stop and were bowled over by the cold. By Saturday morning every tree and shrub in the Hill Country was wrapped in ice! It was grey and very beautiful. Our show at the Whiskey Tasting Fundraiser in Fredericksburg was a moving event. Promoter Steve Sosland AKA "Steve Awesome-Sauce" is an extraordinary person and curated one special evening for us and the people of Fredericksburg! We'll be back!
We played Poor David's Pub for the first time in Dallas Saturday night. Thanks to so many of our friends from previous shows at Uncle Calvin's for coming out on a cold rainy night! Weather in Oklahoma was worse- with snow and ice covering the roads. We still had a nice crowd, with a strong showing by the Akin family. We love you guys.
Our apologies to fans who requested "May I Suggest", Abbie brought back the flu from her Dobro convention ResoSummit, and this kept us from singing a cappella, as well as her from singing lead on as many songs as usual. But the show must go on and Abbie was a super trooper. She's now very much on the mend!
Happy Holidays everyone and we'll see you on the west coast in January!
Molly, Abbie & Laurie
New Album in the Works!
Hello Redheads! We've just emerged from 9 furious days of recording our next album in Nashville! It was a creative adventure as super producer Ken Coomer (original drummer for Wilco & Uncle Tupelo) had us experiment with new sounds and arrangements. Lightening quick engineer Patrick Miller kept us on task and we were joined in the studio by bass player Craig Akin and multi-instrumentalist Adam Ollendorff. It was incredible to have so many talented individuals working with us on this album. We can't wait to share it with you in 2014!