Although we’re sad to see summer go, we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come this fall–including more shows in Europe! Check out our August newsletter below, or for a full version (with some great photos!) follow this link.
We’re once again in Canada this month, and we’ve got a little free time (but not much!) to let you know what’s happening in our world… please read on!
Announcing EVEN MORE European Tour Dates!
Last month we had the pleasure of announcing a slew of gigs scheduled for October 2012 in the UK, France and Belgium—and this month we’re happy to announce a few additions to this tour! We’ve added shows in Groningen on Oct 16 and Amsterdam on Oct 17.
Take a peek at our website to see if we’ll be hitting a spot near you! It’s been only a few short months since we returned from our last epic tour of Europe…but we just couldn’t resist heading back so soon. Get ready, y’all!
Our Song “Ain’t The Same” Has Garnered More 2011 IMA Recognition!
Earlier this year, we were honored to win the 2011 Independent Music Award for Best Americana Album for Middle of Everywhere (Free Dirt Records). And to follow it up, we are absolutely thrilled to announce that our song “Ain’t The Same” has won the Vox Populi award for Best Americana Song! Each year the IMA’s holds a popular vote online, where fans are asked to submit votes for their personal favorites in each category…so this one means a whole lot to us. Thank you so very, very much to all our fans who went the extra mile and voted for us! We appreciate the recognition and even more so the fact that we have such incredible fans and friends out there; y’all really make what we do a pleasure, day in and day out. We wouldn’t be where we are without your support!
Wrapping Up Our Canadian Tour…
Indeed we’re writing to you from Canada once again, but we’re on the very tail end of
our journey up North. After playing five of Canada’s best folk festivals, meeting many wonderful people and seeing some of Canada’s most beautiful and remote landscapes, it’s time to head back to the states. Thank you so much to all of our Canadian fans—both new and old—for coming out to hear us play and for hosting us so warmly in your country! We’ll never forget the unique experiences we had in Dawson City and exploring the Arctic Circle (have a look at our photos on our facebook page)…not to mention, playing for enormous festival crowds all across the country and collaborating with some of the most amazing folk musicians alive and well today. We can’t wait to come back!
Red Rocks with Jack White (and Coming This Week to Seattle and Portland)!
We’ve clearly been having a grand time playing alongside Mr. White on his Blunderbuss tour, but we recently had a particularly amazing experience…we were fortunate enough to lay down our tunes for a crowd of 10,000 folks at the legendary, breath-taking outdoor venue Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. The place was astonishing, and frankly, words won’t quite do it justice.
Thanks so much to everyone who made the hike up the mountain; we hope you enjoyed the unique sound and environment of the venue as much as we enjoyed our time on stage. And our time on the Blunderbuss tour with Jack is not yet over…we’ll get to open for him twice more this month, at WaMu Theater in Seattle on August 14 and at Rose Quarter Theater of the Clouds in Portland on August 15!
…and Don’t Forget About Our New Merchandise Online!
We recently added a new t-shirt design and poster design to our online store…and very soon we’ll be adding even more items! Stay tuned this fall for the new additions!
It’s been a great summer so far, and we owe so much to you, our fans. Thank you for all your support! Be sure to keep up to date with all our happenings via our monthly newsletter, our website and our Facebook page. We’ll have more great announcements and news in next month’s edition…Stay tuned!
See you down the road,
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three