Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with friends, family, and a fair share of holiday desserts. We hope you are as excited as we are about the New Year. With many places to go and people to see, we’ll certainly keep ourselves busy in 2014; we’re ringing in the New Year with some completely new experiences, and we’re excited to tell you about them!
Pokey to Give TEDx Talk This Weekend
This Saturday, January 11th, our bandleader will be speaking and performing at a sold out TEDxGatewayArch conference held at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis. The all day event (starting at 9am) will showcase over twenty live TEDx talks, and to top it off, attendees can enjoy some local St. Louis food and drink along the way. This is a high honor for Pokey, as he will speak among some of the finest minds in St. Louis.
Our First Trip to India!
We’ve been incredibly fortunate to travel all across Europe and the USA over the past few years, and we’re very much looking forward to expanding our travel horizons this month…in India! We will perform three nights (January 24-26) at Windmills Craftworks, a jazz venue, restaurant and craft brewery located in Bangalore, India. Visit their website for more information here…
We’re very much anticipating our first ever trip to India, and the Asian continent at large… Bangalore looks to be a wonderful time!
February Shows in the Midwest, USA
Come February, we are playing a FREE hometown show on February 14th at St. Louis’ Art Hill in Forest Park. The show is part the weekend-long celebration of St. Louis’ 250th birthday brought to you by the good folks at STL250. We hope all of our hometown friends come sing along as we celebrate the heritage of our great river city. We’ll also be playing a few towns in the Midwest this February, including Memphis, TN, Carbondale, IL, New Harmony, IN and Bloomington, IL.
March Tour in Australia & New Zealand
In addition to our first visit to India, we’ll also be making our first trek across Australia and New Zealand this March! Our first stop is at the Port Fairy Folk Festival on March 7th and 8th. Then we head to the WOMADelaide Festival before playing club gigs in Sydney and Melbourne.
In New Zealand, we’ll play the WOMAD New Zealand Festival (New Plymouth, NZ) before stopping through Auckland and Wellington—among other cities—to round out the tour. We can’t wait to visit these gorgeous places for the first time and finally say hello to our fans in those regions!
With all of this upcoming excitement, be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for updates along the way—and hopefully some travel photos from the road! We’ll also be announcing more tour dates soon, so be on the lookout and visit our official website for a complete list of our upcoming shows.
See you down the road!