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!
I’m back from an adventurous tour as the backup musician for the amazing, prolific wordsmith, Wooden Wand. Together, WW and I shared the bill and a tour vehicle with anti-folk wonderment Jeffrey Lewis, whose unflappable good nature stood as an inspiration for the two of us as we faced tour debacle after tour debacle, all revolving around broken down vehicles and the “merriment” of SXSW.
It was a great honor to tour with each of these men, whose wisdom was invaluable, whose sense of humor was limitless, and whose songwriting and performing was truly inspiring. I found myself continuously humbled by their mighty talents and keen minds. I am so grateful to have had three of the most strenuous tour weeks of my career with these two guys, both of whom I miss sorely, already.
That said, it’s a great thing to be back in my hometown, rehearsing with Delicate Cutters! We’re gearing up for some home state shows, beginning in the town where we were born, Montevallo, AL, this Saturday, March 31 at Eclipse Coffee & Books. After that, you can catch us at The Nick on Sunday, April 8th with The Driftwood Singers. Next, we’ll be at the Southsounds Music Festival on April 14th and 15th in Mobile. More dates will be announced very soon!
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Janet & Delicate Cutters
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!