As you may now be aware, we started a Kickstarter campaign as a litmus test to see whether we should press vinyl for our upcoming release, Ring. We really wanted a vinyl release of this record, but we figured if our fans wanted it too, it would be a no-brainer. We got lots of preorders for Ring on our Kickstarter, but we also got some truly above and beyond support from a few of our biggest fans. We can’t tell you what your generosity means to us. We hope that all the goodies and incentives we promised with the Kickstarter is a start, though.
So look out for Ring, recorded at Ol Elegante and produced by Lester Nuby III, to be released on Skybucket Records on August 14th, digitally, on CD and VINYL!
Thank you times one hundred million.
April is already a month filled with exciting news, no foolin’! First of all, we have two exciting shows coming up. The first with the lovely Driftwood Singers on Easter Sunday evening is at Birmingham’s favorite dive, The Nick. The following weekend will find us in the midst of one of the South’s newest festivals, Southsounds Music Festival, in Mobile, Alabama. So many great bands from around the region are on the roster, so if you know anyone in the bay area or Eastern gulf coast region, make sure to tell them to find their way there! We’re scheduled for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon!
As you may know, Janet has been working for the last year and a half with one of the greatest songwriters in America, James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand. She performed on the album Briarwood released in 2011, and just finished recording on another Wooden Wand album earlier this year. Having now done two tours with WW, she and James have made great friends. As a result, she sent him an early copy of the upcoming Ring. James loved it so much, he mentioned it in Magnet Magazine this week! This is a huge honor for the band to have such an endorsement.
Look for two more Wooden Wand shows with James, Janet and the entire gang from the most recent recording in May in Nashville and Louisville opening for none other than Lee Ranaldo! More details on that soon, so keep checking back!
It’s amazing how quickly time goes by. We meant to recap our tour back in February, yet somehow, it’s already March! So here it is, our belated recap:
We had a great time! We especially want to mention the amazing hospitality and support we got at The Mockingbird Cafe in Tallahassee, FL, where they fed us like kings and had a full house of music lovers in attendance. Tallahassee is a great town! We can’t wait to go back. After that, we were graciously hosted by Central Square Records in Santa Rosa, FL for an in-store. The folks at Central Square did their homework and had the place packed out on a Saturday afternoon. We’ll be getting back down there for our upcoming release, for sure! We also want to mention the kindness of a few strangers – including the inimitable Mike Stinson and his amazing band and the kind folks at Rudyard’s in Houston, the crew at Lola’s in Fort Worth, James at Beauty Bar in Austin, as well as Austin bands Western Ghost House and John Wesley Coleman, and last, but certainly not least of all on this tour, the amazing crew and patrons of Maxine’s Live in Hot Springs, AR, a new favorite of Delicate Cutters! All the people and places we’ve mentioned went above and beyond call in some way, showing us real hospitality and knowing what we needed before even we did. We can’t wait to get back out there and revisit all of you.
And now, the new news. Janet is in her last day of rehearsal for tour with Fire Records artist Wooden Wand. They’ll be on their way out to SXSW starting Tuesday, March 6th, passing through Nashville, Atlanta, Huntsville, Birmingham and Shreveport en route to Texas. If you can’t make it to Austin for the annual industry debacle that is the SXSW festival, make sure to catch them on their way there or back home. Look for a complete list of tour dates HERE.
Once Janet returns home, Delicate Cutters will be getting ready for the upcoming release of their third album, Ring, slated to be unleashed this Summer. Look for videos, teasers, and more!
Last Saturday, we started tracking for another album. This time, Les Nuby (Vulture Whale, Verbena) is behind the board. So far, we’ve tracked six tunes. Already we can hear a distinctive difference in this album and the two previous albums. It’s amazing how different a band can sound, actually, just by playing in a different room. Janet will be back in the Ol Elegante studio this Saturday morning to track some vocals and guitars. During the month of November, the band will be learning a few more songs, including one called “Tilt a Whirl” and another called “Rattling From Our Cages.” By the end of the year, we’ll be finished tracking!
Cutters take a break at 8th & Rail while Janet plays a couple of solo tunes.
In other news, we’re working on a nice January trip out on the road, where we will be hitting some of our favorite towns from Texas to Florida to Georgia to Tennessee. Check back in a few weeks for details!