New Album: Blues Shuffle Heart
We’ve just finished the recording, mixing and mastering process of our second album, called Blues Shuffle Heart, and 1000 shiny new copies of it should be arriving in a giant box in just a few days. We’re super excited to share this new music with you all! The band put in a lot of hard work in rehearsals and two long days in the studio and it has paid off. The recordings sound fantastic!
The new album will include some staples of our live show including “Delta Bound”, “Gotta Go Get My Baby” and “My Blue Heaven”, plus some brand new arrangements of original songs (composed by yours truly, Taylor Smith!) and some classic country blues and early jazz.
To help fund the album I’ve started a GoFundMe page where you can pre-order an autographed copy of the new CD, plus even more goodies if you really want to help us out. Here’s the link for more info: https://www.gofundme.com/
Below is a video preview of one of the tracks from the album “My Blue Heaven”, shot live in the studio by our friend Louise McKerl from Scotland:
UK TOUR #2
We are super-excited to get back to the UK for our second go-round! This time we’ve got four festival gigs ( including The Beverley Folk Festival, The Middlewich FAB Festival and Maverick Fest) plus 16 other shows across England and Scotland. We had such a great time over there in December and can’t wait to spend some time hanging out and performing for all you lovely tea-and-real-ale drinking people! The addresses and showtimes can be found when you click on the individual events on our Calendar page. We’re still looking for places to crash in Glasgow, Inverness and Bristol, so if any of you out there have friends in those places, or live their yourselves, and would enjoy the company of 2 to 4 handsome New Orleans musicians for a couple of nights, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org We would be forever grateful and would gladly house you when you come to New Orleans.
Upcoming Local Gigs:
5th 7:30-10:30 @ Bacchanal Wine
9th 7:00-10:00 @ The Maison
11th 7:00-9:00 @ Fritzel’s
12th 7:30-10:30 @ Bacchanal Wine
Then it’s off to England and Scotland by way of Miami International Airport! Hope to see y’all out there!
-Taylor Smith and The Roamin’ Jasmine