We are happy to announce that Loretta has been cooking up the first part of our next CD at legendary recording venue Fantasy Studios. We'll keep you updated about this process, which though it won't be speedy, is sure to be both fun and a smorgasbord of previously unrecorded material. Hooray!
Also delighted that we'll be playing Saturday, August 27th at Ira Marlowe's Monkey House (1638 University Ave in Berkeley Ė right next to the pole dancing school ;-) with the alternately funny, tender - and cheeky - troubadour Bum Wagler. This is an early show, starting right at 7:30, and it will end early enough for all of us to hightail it over to the Starry Plough for the Crying Time CD release (supported by the wonderful High Diving Horses and Bear Flag Trio!) The events are not mutually exclusive!
The Monkey House is an intimate theater, and you are welcome to bring your own beverages of choice to sip as we sing, whether it's fine wine or beer, single malt or sauerkraut juice. Feel free to share. (OK - maybe not sauerkraut juice)
Doors at 7PM - Show starts promptly at 7:30 Reserve seats!
Hope to see your fine selves at the Monkey House on the 27th,
Join us for an evening of Honkytonk at Amnesia on Valencia in SF's Mission district(WHERE? AMNESIA on VALENCIA in the MISSION!) and two-stepping with Portland's Jenny Don't and the Spurs. Two step lessons included!
We'll be headlining this one, so pop those chocolate covered espresso beans and play late!
Huge thanks to the throngs who came out for the reunion at the Starry Plough with our dear friends in Yard Sale and the fantastico Con Permiso. As well to those who saw 4/5 of Loretta open for the Violent Femmes last night at the Fillmore with the amazing Carmaig de Forest. (Nathan was sorely missed.)
We're happy to announce the late night fun is continuing with a full band show next Thursday, May 19th at San Francisco's Amnesia! We'll be sharing the bill with Portland's Jenny Donít and the Spurs.
This one'll be for the late night crowd as we'll be headlining, and rumor has it that there will be two-step lessons, so bring your dancing shoes!
And hey - the show is free. Free. FREE! How often does that happen?
Our "Twangy show with a South-of-the-Border finish"* is fast approaching!
Join us Saturday, April 30th at our beloved haunt the Starry Plough in Berkeley. We are debuting some new songs, hauling out some old ones and will be once again reunited with the talented women of Yard Sale! If you havenít had the pleasure of hearing the sweet sweet harmony of these amazing songwriters, you've been missing out. Your opportunity to fix this is now.
As if this were not enough, the evening will end with the raucous horn-filled, Jalisco-inspired grooves of Con Permiso, the East Bayís premier gringo mariachi band. Ay ayayayay!
Like icing? It's looking like the accordionista fantastica Melanie De Giovanni will be appearing in all three bands. You read that right - ALL THREE. A Melanie Marathon. Our favorite kind.
More info and pics here.
But wait! For our San Francisco peeps and those energetic enough to cross the bridge on a weeknight, weíll be playing the Honkytonk Thursday series at Amnesia in the Mission (Valencia between 19th and 20th) on May 19th. Weíll be joined by Portlandís visiting Jenny Donít and the Spurs.
* April 30th at the Starry Plough with Yard Sale and Con Permiso
* May 19th at SFís Amnesia with Jenny Donít and the Spurs