Coming up on one of my favorite gigs of the year (Do you ever get skeptical? Sometimes I feel like everything is my favorite. I guess I just have a really awesome job.) – SATURDAYS IN SAXAPAHAW!!! Tomorrow (August 25), from 6 to 8 p.m., we will serenade you here:
This is the last concert of the summer-long Saturdays in Saxapahaw music series. This is my neighborhood. These people are like a reflective force that amplifies whatever magic is broadcast from the stage. It’s a beautiful place, there will be delicious nom-noms of all kinds, and if it rains we’ll take it inside to the Haw River Ballroom.
Also, I will have on sale our new t-shirts. Red Dog said he wanted to be famous, so he’s become the new face of Lizzy Ross Band. He’s been very satisfied with random strangers recognizing him on the street and asking him for his pawtograph.
I’m sorry. I couldn’t help it. Seriously, I couldn’t think of anything better to put on a shirt than Red Dog’s face. So I drew a picture of him and there it is! At least it’s cute. And really, what is better? His gorgeous visage also adorns our coozies. Thanks to our sponsor Bacon for making this photo shoot possible.
If you can’t catch us Saturday, come out next Thursday, August 30th, to see us at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham with John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff. Our original show got rained out, and we’re delighted that we’re going to have a chance to play after all! Details here: http://bit.ly/RJNV0D
And last but certainly not least, September 1 (next Saturday) will be the third Hops and Roots festival! This fest is put on by the fabulous Ira Planer at the Shakori Hills Festival grounds in Silk Hope, NC (just north of Pittsboro) and we will be headlining this year. The lineup is great – Tres Chicas, The Breaks, The Swayback Sisters, Justin Johnson, and more! NC beers and wines will also be on tap, and several farm stands and local food trucks will be on hand to keep your belly full. Check it out at http://bit.ly/HqcO7I.
So, as you can see, we’ve got a few big local shows coming up. Two of them are free, and one of them comes with an awesome package of great bands, food, and drink. If you don’t make it to at least one show, it is time to seriously re-evaluate your life goals.
Just kidding. But we do hope to see you there.