Free Show This Weekend in CT
After a few months of radio silence we are happy to reach out with some news and tour dates. In the coming months we will play in DC, NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland Oregon with more dates TBA. And to get you back in an AOD state of mind, we're offering a couple live show downloads from earlier this year for your face-melting folk-rock listening pleasure. Thanks to Smokin' Joe Bouchard and Carl Daniel from contributing these most excellent sources, and to all the tapers out there who help good tunes go 'round...
And released in 2013 on the heels of one helluva "Kickstart" from fans, Sun Shot features Dave Diamond (drums), Jason Crosby (Keys and Violin), John Leccese (Bass), Adam Terrell (Lead Rock Guitar), Reid Genauer (Face-Melting Soft-Rock Vocals). When we released Sun Shot we set out to give away 50,000 copies of the album for free. It took a little longer than we anticipated but we are happy to announce that we have hit that mark. 50,000 individuals from over 45 countries have downloaded the album. There's still time if you haven't downloaded your free copy yet, but hurry before it's too late!
Free Show This Weekend in CT
As for AOD, we are hard at work doing what we do best... dusting. Adam's floor is the cleanest it's been in a decade. We're also gearing up for a FREE SHOW this weekend at the RCA Summer Music Festival at Bayley Beach Park in Rowayton, CT. Parking is funky but if you happen to be in the hood, stop on by. The event starts at 5pm and we play from 7-9pm.
Click here to listen to last year's show from Bayley Beach Park.
Gathering of The Vibes
As you know, GOTV has been a long-standing tent pole gig for us. (Ha, he said tent pole!) We decided to mix it up this year and are making an appearance Saturday morning, August 2nd, as “Assembly of Wine” — a mash-up of AOD and God Street Wine. Reid will also be performing with Strangefolk on Thursday evening, July 31st.
Click here to watch “Love Junkie” from AOD's show at last year's Vibes.
Strangefolk at the Flynn – Burlington, VT
As part of the University of Vermont's class of 1994's 20-year reunion, Strangefolk will be playing the MainStage at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 11th.
Click here for more information.
This Weekend: CT and PA
We hope this note finds you plucking daffodils and enjoying the new spring buds. For those in Colorado, we KNOW you're enjoying the new spring buds — take it easy already and don't run for president! We (meaning Adam, Dave and Reid) had fun at the end of last month doing AOW — no, not root beer — but “Assembly of Wine.” Great guys, good times, grand oldies.
THIS WEEKEND we're headed out to CT and PA with our disctinct brand of face-melting folk-rock. Check the tour page for full details... be there or be square.
Wetlands 25th Anniversary Celebration
John, Reid, and Nate Wilson joined moe. along with Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic, ARU) and Scott Murawski (Max Creek, Mike Gordon, BK3) for several songs last Friday in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Wetlands night club.
It is suffice to say the evening was a raucous celebration of good friends, noodle rock, and one legendary club. Here are some highlights:
A clip of John, Reid, Nate, moe., J. Herring and S. Murawski perfomring “Sugaree.”
Assembly of Wine
Yep, you read that right! We had a chance to jam with the God Street Wine guys several times over the past year and all of us enjoyed the hell out of it. As such, we came up with the notion of “Assembly of Wine.”
Here's the Deal:
Reid, Adam and Dave will represent AOD while Aaron Maxwell, Jon Bevo and Dan Pifer will be the GSW members participating in a show on the 28th. Tickets are available now for the low low price of $10 a piece. Get em while you can, this show will sell out! Rock fans of all ages can expect a mix of both bands' songs, some bumping covers, and a live demonstration from Portchester's drug sniffing K-9 unit.
Found Sound Live Music Series
We're expanding our Found Sound series: Throughout 2014 we're going to release high quality remastered recordings of OUR favorite shows over the years, along with some rarities and other nuggets. Found Sound II was recorded on June 21st, 2013 at the Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT, and is available today in MP3 and FLAC download formats exclusively from our shop at Village Produce.
AOD Heads West
We're packing up our guitars, amps, drums and of course our skis, and headed west. That's right muthah f#ckahs, we are crossing the Mississippi! First we're playing two nights in Denver with our good friends Floodwood, which features Al and Vinnie from moe. Then it's on to Montana. We are amped and intend to ski the bumps by day and blow the roof off by night (insert your favorite soft rock face-melting singer/songwriter, guitar hero song).
Check out the tour page for complete details.
Strangefolk – 2 Nights at The Capitol Theatre
We are happy to announce that Strangefolk will be joining forces with Blues Traveler for a two-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on November 29th and 30th. Strangefolk will go on first but both nights are co-bills and you can expect a nice long 2 hour set from them.
Weekend Shows w/ Andy Herrick on Drums!
We are happy to let you all know that Andy Herrick will be behind the kit for this weekend's shows at Infinity Hall, Putnam Den, and Bayley Beach Park. He has been doing rock push-ups and is ready to crush... hope to see a bunch of you this weekend!
Reid & Friends: 3 Nights at The Capitol Theatre
On the last night of Further's nine-show run at The Capitol, Trixie Garcia, daughter of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, announced the opening of the theatre's new lobby bar, Garcia's. Next week, Garcia's launches its initial run of shows featuring three nights of Reid Genauer & Friends on May 16th - 18th.
What is Reid Genauer & Friends? Good question. It's a spoken word tribute band to Madonna. No no, truth be told it's going to be AOD plus special guests. We will bring in friends and local ringers to lead the band through their own material as well as peppering our stuff with their personal spices. The band will also perform a series of duets, trios and such. Room holds about 300 and tickets go on sale TODAY. Come get your swerve on...
“Sun Shot” Has Arrived - Download It For FREE!
In addition to being able to purchase the new album in multiple formats (CD, FLAC, MP3), you can also download Sun Shot for FREE in high-quality MP3 format by participicating in our special “Pay It Forward” social media campaign.
“Sun Shot” Now Available for Pre-Order
That's right folks, the brand new album is now available for pre-order from our newly-revised online store. CDs will ship out as early as tomorrow (Friday), and no later than Monday the 25th. Digital purchases on the other hand are available for immediate download.
Enjoy the tunes!
“Sun Shot” Kickstarter Packages
It's on! The packages were assembled this weekend and have shipped out today. If you participated in the Sun Shot Kickstarter campaign and have not yet responded to the final survey, you need to otherwise you won't receive your AOD tasty treats.
“Your Life is a Song” Update: This was a campaign reward where Reid wrote a song about one individuals life story. AOD went into the studio last week to record “Your Life is a Song.” The working title is “Oklahoma Point of View” and it tells about the romance of a couple, Ted and Jan, from Oklahoma City. We're going to add it as a Sun Shot bonus track in iTunes.
“Sun Shot” Album Update
The official release date of Sun Shot is February 26th. You will start to hear our "single" or featured track “Mrs. What You Are” on radio stations around the country on the 4th. Our He-Man marketing team is pressing the flesh with music mags, blogs, writers and editors around the globe for album and show reviews and previews. “By the power of Grey Skull, we have the power!” The Sun Shot rewards will be mailed and delivered in between those two dates. (Feb 4-25) Truth be told, we are scrambling to finish pressing Reid's solo-acoustic set. It's gonna be tight but we should make it!
Strangefolk at the Capitol Theatre
Many a dust bag/bunny came to Assembly of Dust by way of Strangefolk. Others are "purists" and discovered AOD in the wilds of the rock jungle. Regardless of your point of entry into our little musical ecosystem, Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend offer a rare chance to see the original lineup of Strangefolk... TWO nights at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. It's truly one of the country's finest venues and has been host to greats such as Eric Clapton, The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers to name a few. Join Reid as he and the gang look to work off some of the Thanksgiving bloat in the form of psychedelic dancing.
Friday, Nov 23 & Saturday, Nov 24: 18+ | 8pm | $30 adv. / $35 door
Boston and Burlington this Weekend
We are gearing up for two distinct shows this weekend. Brushing off our instruments and a couple of songs from the AOD vault. By way of summoning the gods of rock, please check out the details below for two upcoming AOD shows... one from The Higher Ground in Burlington, VT and the other from, you guessed it, the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. We'll see you this weekend!