Sunday, February 22, 2009

Exciting band news!

Well, I'm excited anyway! John and I got booked to play the Chicago Blues festival in June..This is a pretty big thing for us..We're obviously not playing the same stage as BB King or whoever else is gonna be there, we're playing at some little bar I think..but it's awesome! We get flown out there, get a hotel, get to play and go to the after party on sunday night. They usually don't have old timey blues there I think but they are doing a tribute to Maxwell Street type thingy..Our friends Dom Flemons and Blind Boy Paxton will be playing too. Between this, the comp John is doing for Dust-to-Digital this spring, and our new CD with the Crumb cover that'll be done by the summer, I predict big things for us! By big things I mean that I can buy the wine that comes in the bottle instead of the box. When I'm rich I'm totally going to pay someone to floss my teeth for me. This is the beauteous artwork that R. Crumb did for our last CD...Of course, I can draw just as well as this. I just don't feel like it.

6 comments:

  1. Yayyyyyy! That is sooooo awesome!!! Congrats!

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  2. Congratulations!!I am glad you are being recognized for your music!!!!

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  3. "Eden and John's East River String Band",are hitting the road to claim there fame!!! Mucho congratulations guy's!!!!

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  4. Congrats! Too bad you can't make it to the FREE Bules Fest here in Minneapolis on 06/13 - the same weekend - 5th Annual Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Fest. Over 25,000 attended last year. Always a great time. Good luck to you in Chi-Town!

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  5. Thanks you guys! We're really excited about it..We plan on busking the whole time we're there too..if there's anything left of Maxwell Street.
    The fest in Minnesota sounds like fun too..

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  6. Wow! Great news! Congratulations; Chicago should be fun in June. I once jammed with Carey Bell many, many years ago. THat hasn't anything to do with anything except he is from Chicago...

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