Truly cannot complain about the weather these days. We enjoyed a great time at the Virginia Keys Grassroots Fest in Miami & will finish up February with a few more gigs in South Florida before heading back to the mountains of North Carolina. Speaking of festivals, we are looking forward to playing Suwannee Springfest at the end of March.
Took a quick break from vandwelling to work on some hotel demos as we prepare for our upcoming album in North Carolina! We are so excited to be working with Mike Ashworth (Steep Canyon Rangers, Steve Martin, Edie Brickell) at the beautiful Echo Mountain Recording Studio in Asheville, NC.
Thanks to everyone who has donated thus far to our Kickstarter project for a new album! It has put us over the line in just 20 days! There’s still plenty of time to back our project. Any extra money will go right back into the album as there’s always unexpected costs. Consider pledging, as even a small donation will get you a pre-order of the new CD! Thanks! Click here to donate.
I’m proud to announce that I made into the regional finals for the 2013 Newsong Songwriting Contest. Winners from this round be invited to perform in the finals at The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on October 19. The grand prize is a fully-funded album produced by Charlie Sexton, and a performance on NPR’s Mountain Stage. If you have a few minutes, I’D LOVE TO HAVE YOUR VOTE! Just takes one click.
What a GRAND time we had in the Gulf Coasts of AL, MS, & FL! New Orleans has never let us down w/ fun! Mardi Gras was magical & New Orleans showed us some serious love. Please read this GREAT mention from the Times Picayune!
We head back to the hills for a spell before several days at the coasts of NC & SC before heading down to one of our FAVORITE festivals to date. SUWANNEE SPRINGFEST! We are playing 3 times during the weekend so check out the schedule here.
Please keep checking back on show dates as we’re always (happily!) adding more! Hope to see you on the road! Love from Blue Bell. xo
We are OVER THE MOON to announce we will be appearing at the upcoming Springfest 2013!! This is a great weekend of incredible music and camping in Live Oak, FL at the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. The last day to get early-bird tickets is the Dec 28th, so make to head on over and get them while they’re hot!
One of my songs from To Be A Bird is part of the soundtrack of a newly-released movie called 2nd Take. Very exciting! Here’s the clip with my song:
Watch the trailer:
AHEM! To everyone who pledged during the kickstarter campaign, THANK YOU! This is the beautiful new van! Please keep an eye out for us in our travels. I’ve been calling her Blue Bell, while Jason insists that she is Blue Steel. Ha! Regardless, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. She is going to make touring comfortable & AWESOME!
2012 will bring BIG changes & new adventures as we, hit the road full-time! We head to SC, GA, & then hang out in Florida for a few weeks soaking up the sun. Looking forward to expanding the listening audience in 2012 by traveling all over this great nation.
Looking forward to so much!
The Trio heads to Tennessee!!! I am making my first stop EVER in Music City, NASHVILLE on Tuesday at The 5 Spot as part of their new faces night! Wednesday at noon we’ll be on The Blue Plate Special on WDVX in Knoxville. You can stream online! Next we head to Johnson City to the The Acoustic Coffeehouse at 8:30pm. Rounding out our Volunteer State weekend we hit the The Preservation Pub in Knoxville.
also, the BIG NEWS:
WE MADE THE GOAL in our KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN! TOUR VAN IS COMING! oh yes oh yes. I am so overwhelmed, grateful and happy to announce that I will begin looking at vans next week. I cannot wait to take my music all over this great land. MANY MANY thanks to the people who helped make this dream a reality. THANK YOU!