Interview with the brilliant Connie and Olivia from "Kids Interview Bands." Check them out here.
It's been a long standing Blackberry Smoke tradition to spend our winters in the coldest places we can possibly find. When we started the band years ago, we spent our first winter traipsing around in the snow throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc… We could usually be found huddled around the nearest heater. A couple of years ago, we spent the entire month of December in Europe, where they don't even know what a heater is…
Well, here it is. 2013. Winter time. Let's go to Wyoming and Colorado. I voted for Hawaii. They said no.
We hope you all enjoyed the holidays! I definitely did! We took two weeks off to spend with our families, then rang in the New Year with good ol' Zac Brown and the boys in Detroit. It was one helluva way to tie a great big bow around one helluva year. Thanks to all our brothers and sisters, we've enjoyed what has most likely been our best year yet. Thank you for being there for the release of "The Whippoorwill" and "Live At The Georgia Theater." We are so proud of both, and hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Thanks again for coming out to all the shows and raising as much hell as humanly possible.
Thanks to Zac for letting us play…Madison Square Garden??? Yes. Madison Square F*ckin Garden. Sold Out. Did I hear somebody say Amen? Anyhow, here we go head first into 2013. We are about to finish the first leg of our winter tour, which has definitely been cold, but has also been our best ever.
It looks like you're about to hear "Pretty Little Lie" on the radio (starting today in some cities, many thanks to those stations already playing it!) and the video (as I write this) is #1 on the CMT Pure 12 Pack Countdown! Draw four…UNO!
Thank you to the Southern Ground radio team for all the hard work, and to Cole and the boys at Southern Reel for making a damn fine video!
We're just gettin' started.
See ya out there,
It's gonna be a blockbuster.
Back in December, we raised over $5K for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta thanks to all you fine folks who joined us online for our acoustic StageIt Show.
In thanks, we're giving away signed set lists from the show. A little souvenir from a night of online fun, if you will. Anyone can enter HERE.
A little Christmas gift for you, brothers and sisters: watch us perform our original Christmas tune "Come Go With Us" being featured in Rhapsody's Country Christmas. Watch it here!
Haven't made it out to a Smoke show this year? Bummed because we didn't come to a city near you? We're about to make your Christmas wish come true.
Next Tuesday, December 11, we'll be playing acoustic from Southern Ground Artists' Headquarters in Atlanta and live-streaming the show on the web via StageIt. All proceeds from ticket sales and tips from the show will be donated to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Help us send a big fat check over to Children's to help the baby kiddos with cancer. Head to our show site on StageIt and buy your ticket now. Ticket price is however much you would like to give (we are suggesting $5).
There's more - we've teamed up with the fine folks over at Taylor Guitars and they have donated a guitar that we will sign and give away to the top tipper of the night!
Why Children's of Atlanta? In December of 2009, Brother Brit Turner's baby girl Lana was diangnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer. Brit says it best: "Children do not deserve cancer. The Doctors and Nurses at Children's Hospital of Atlanta helped save my daughters life."
Take a break from the holiday grind and enjoy an evening on us for the kids. We'll see you HERE on Tuesday, December 11 at 9pm EST. Please note: the show will only be live-streamed online on our StageIt show page. For more information on how StageIt works, please visit HERE.
Happy Holidays, Brothers and Sisters!
Have a Smoke fan on your shopping list? We have FIVE great bundles available for a limited time only in our online store. Check them all out HERE.
In addition to those, we've also marked The Whippoorwill down to just $12 to celebrate a great 2012! Order your copy of the disc + receive an immediate download when you buy it here.
We're going to continue to #SpreadTheSmoke on in to 2013! We'll be headlining a club tour presented by 'Ones To Watch' and rocking your favorite hot spots all over the US (Toronto, too!). Tickets will start at just $15, a budget-friendly night out for your and yours to come rock with us! Check out the complete line-up of dates below. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public Friday, November 16 at 10am local time. Want to get yours before then? Sign up HERE to receive pre-sale information in your inbox tomorrow morning, 11/13.
Check out the complete line-up of remaining 2012 and additional 2013 tour dates here.
Thanks for your support Brothers and Sisters. See y'all down the road.