Thanks so much to www.altcountry.nl for the great review!
Only a month away, we’ll be hitting the road and bringing our show to several cities throughout the South East. Check the dates below and come hang out with us!
June 8th 2012 – The Sound Factory – Charleston, WV
June 9th 2012 – V-Club – Huntington, WV
June 11th 2012 – Ten-O-One – Winston-Salem, NC
June 12th 2012 – The Cave – Chapel Hill, NC
June 13th 2012 – One Stop Bar & Deli – Asheville, NC
June 15th 2012 – Satellite Lounge – Wilmington, NC
June 16th 2012 – The Mill – Charleston, SC
June 19th 2012 – Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA
June 20th 2012 – Neutral Ground Coffeehouse – New Orleans, LA (9:00 pm)
June 20th 2012 – Prytania Music & Spirits – New Orleans, LA (11:00 pm)
June 21st 2012 – The Wild Salmon – Lafayette, LA
June 23rd 2012 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
More dates are being added all the time. to keep up to date, “like” us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/deadleavesmusic), follow us on Twitter (@deadleavesUS), or find us on Reverbnation (www.reverbnation.com/deadleavesmusic).
July – Touring the MidWest to and from the Nebraska Pop Festival (new dates to be added soon)
July 11th 2012 – Buccaneer Lounge – Memphis, TN
July 12th 2012 – The Bridge – Columbia, MO
July 13th 2012 – Roxy’s – Columbia, MO
July 14th 2012 – Nebraska Pop Festival – Omaha, NE (event times: 7:00pm – 1:30am)
July 17th 2012 – Hull Avenue Tavern – Des Moines, IA
July 19th 2012 – 400 Bar – Minneapolis, MN
July 21st 2012 – Duggan’s Pub – Lincoln, NE
Hey all! Be sure to check out the new Dead Leaves store! Finally, you have a simple, direct way to buy Vinyl, CD’s, and Download Cards…and all of the goodies yet to come! You can even be one of 5 people to own a signed test pressing of the record!
Thanks so much to Robbie Mau of Game Of Mau Entertainment for this very kind review:
“Dead Leaves is a slice of Indie Americana with a tremendous amount of talent and heart. They draw you in from the first listen and pull you closer with each spin. This is a great story of a man with drive and determination to bring an enlightened twist to creating great music. Keep your ear to the ground with this band, you will be hearing lots more about them in the future even as they move down the road.”
Tomorrow morning we begin the next chapter of our travels, leaving for Baltimore, Maryland before most will be waking from their night’s sleep. I should be extremely excited. Okay, I AM extremely excited. But only to a point. One thing that I had NOT expected when spending only 8 weeks in a city was to fall in love.
As some of you know, I move from city to city taking only my wife (or rather being taken by), my dogs, my guitars, and my record player. Oh, and also very important, my songs. I put together a band from local talent and play both solo acoustic and full band shows as much as possible, hopefully making a name for myself before moving on. This was the plan from the beginning of our travels. Sure, I assumed that I would make some friends and fond memories along the way. One of the first people that contacted me, before I even arrived in Omaha was guitarist Paul Valla. A rather tall, dark, suave gentleman of Czech descent, Paul is soft spoken and easily recognizable by what can only be referred to as one hell of a swell moustache. Paul and I, by description, are quite opposite. I tend to be a bit loud, he is very active in his church, I drink a lot, he doesn’t drink at all, he’s a smoker, I am not. However, for the past eight weeks, Paul and I have been damn-near inseparable. On one of our first outings, he invited his wife/ex-wife/friend (it’s complicated), Elizabeth to join he, Jess, and I for dinner. We all hit it off immediately. We went out every weekend, became great friends, partied, had sleep-overs, ended up in the diner of a casino at 5:00 am (3 out of 4 of us being rather blitzed), and did all kinds of silly things that adults probably should be ashamed of doing. I think the best way to describe it is simply to say, we had a BLAST. But what now? What next? It’s just not an easy thing to get that close to someone and shove off without any anguish. I didn’t plan for this…it wasn’t on my check list. Did I fall in love with these two beautiful people? Absolutely. Though it’s rather painful to leave my new friends behind, I take solice in knowing that, though we’ve known each other for a very short time, I have made life-long friends during my time in Omaha. Had my stint here not produced a single gig, interview, website feature or video, I would not be disappointed. My stay in Omaha was an absolute success.