We’re welcoming 2016 by taking a month off from live gigs, and working on a few new things… new songs, new videos, and new techniques.
2015 was such a great year for us! I had a bunch of songs that I needed to record, so we made the commitment to learn the process. After several months (actually starting in late 2014 and running into June) we had a CD together. It was mastered in June, and we had an amazing CD release party on July 3rd, where we debuted the CD, played our original songs, and Tami even performed a gospel tune with her Mom and Dad!
Since then, our album made it onto Spotify, iTunes radio, Google Music, Apple Music, Jango, and others I’m forgetting, and has since had nearly 200,000 streaming plays! We’ve also received airplay on a few terrestrial radio stations that support independent music, like KDHX in St. Louis, WGLT in Normal Illinois, and KHEN here in our hometown of Salida.
In 2015, we performed 37 shows in CO, IL, and MO, plus many other open mics, parties, etc. Tons of fun, and we learned a lot!
2016 promises to be a busy one as well! We will kick off the year with two live shows in Santa Fe, NM at the end of January. After that we have some exciting shows already booked; bigger stages and bigger audiences at festivals such as the Bluegrass on the Arkansas fest in Salida, Colorado Fly Week in Villa Grove, and Raddle the Bottoms Bluegrass and Folk Festival in Raddle, IL. Looking forward to a great year!