From Sin City Social Club:
We're havin' a good time here in Austin as usual! We've just moved to a great place over in East Austin and as excited as we were, I'm reminded that moving is a B*tch and I STILL have waaay too much stuff! With all of that going on, we still managed to have a great show with The Mother Truckers, Shurman and Woodsboss, visit Memphis for Susan Marshall's CD Release party weekend and host our first ever Sin City Happy Camper weekend in historic Gruene, TX!
-yeah, our lives are so "boring" sucks being part of the Sin City crew doesn't it!
With all of that wonderful stuff going on, there are some things in life that happen that put everything into perspective. This community has lost some wonderful people over the past few weeks, it started with the passing of our dear friend Duane Jarvis and continues with the sad news of the passing of Stephen Bruton and Willies longtime road manager Poodie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all friends, family and anyone who these wonderful beings touched in their lifetime. I'm grateful to have been one of those people and the memories will stay with me forever. Blessings to all.
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HEADS UP for AUSTINITES!
The next SIN CITY SOCIAL CLUB at THE SCOOT INN is FRIDAY, MAY 29th and we're celebrating our good friends 29 MULES (former Texans) who are coming in from LA to celebrate the release of their long awaited new raucous hard core honky tonk record! They'll be joined by good friends STONEHONEY, Q Country and some new friends of ours indie country rockers The Gentleman Bears!
HAPPY CAMPER WEEKEND- we had a great time out in Gruene last weekend! I was 10 years old all over again! Finally got to spend some time with Frankie Lee and Cindy from Dead Rock West after they played at Gruene Hall with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers...made SMORES, had midnight full moon canoe rides, sang songs by the campfire, floated down the river ... AND then got to see SHURMAN play a great show with Charlie Robison! Magic I tell ya! If you're friends of ours on Facebook you can check out the photos and make plans to join us next time ....
Speaking of reliving my youth...THE ALLMAN BROTHERS are playing next week at the Greek Theater. For those of you who've been with us for a while, you might remember the Allman Brothers Tribute night we put together over at The King King a few years back! We had a blast and I know a lot of you are fans like I am.
I've got to share a little known fact about my childhood though... being that I have one of the coolest mom's on the planet, I spent the better part of my youth hanging with the ABB band on the road, in Macon, GA and was even the flower girl in Dickey Betts wedding when I was 7! Where are those photo's now? MOM?! I even named my car "The Midnight Rider" ... gotta love it! They still put on one of the greatest live shows of any band out there so I wanted to remind everyone that they're playing next Tuesday & Wednesday so I highly recommend you getting out to the show!
The Allman Brothers Band & The Doobie Brothers
Tuesday, May 19 & Wednesday, May 20th
The Greek Theater
Doors: 6:00 pm
Show Time: 7:00 pm
You can save yourself some time/headache by purchasing your tickets here!
Still reliving my youth...but only going back a few years now. TRAVIS HOWARD, KEITH GATTIS and AUSTIN HANKS together again...I just got word that some old friends and former LA residents will be playing together for the first time in years! Another excuse to get out and shake a tail feather...damn!
AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION
10th Annual Festival & Conference
Sept. 16th -19th (Nashville, TN)
We're making plans for the next BIG bash in Nashville... I highly suggest you get your registrations now before prices go up again! You always kick yourself for not thinking about it earlier so start makin' your plans NOW! www.americanamusic.org
SIN CITY's MILE HIGH CLUB *wink*
If you happen to being flying on Continental Airlines for your summer vacation or business travel, be sure to tune in to our Sin City's Best Of The West Show. Our May/June programming features: Chris Hillman, Beck w/ Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lee Richards, Tim Easton, Charlie Robison, Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys, Randy Weeks, 29 Mules, Joe Ely, Peter Case and Merle Haggard!
OTHER TASTY NUGGETS
We're starting to put together a new all digital Sin City jukebox that will hit in July and will be taking submissions starting next week! If you'd like more info. please shoot an email to Shilah@sincitymarketing.com
No Depression has just announced a great festival happening in August (Washington), Sin City All Stars will be playing the Best of The West Festival out at Pappy & Harriets, Sarah Borges is returning to Austin + our recommended gigs can be found on our calender! www.sincitysocialclub.com
Sending love from your Sin City "Socialites"!
Shilah & Erika
Sin City Social Club
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The Sin City Social Club is a renegade collective of musicians, fans, artists and industry executives brought together by shared appreciation of the art and culture that blur the lines between classic, outlaw & alt. country, punk rock, americana and indie singer songwriters. We turn fans around the globe onto the music and art we love thru our Sin City Social Club cd Samplers, live events, In flight audio programming and thru our home away from home on the internet.
** Wherever you are, Sin City is a state of mind! **