So you may have noticed our lull in shows since late January. Yes, no? Well... we've been in the studio recording our new single which will be on iTunes very soon. We are finishing up the mixing with Cory Spotts and then we'll send it to NY for mastering. Can't WAIT to get it in your ears!
And upon gaining this fabulous single, we have also lost one. Our bass player, that is. Yes, little Matty boy just got hitched to the lovely Jessica end of April, and we are so excited for the both of them!! It is wedding season, and our very own drummer boy Justan is up next in July! Um, so yeah, you can see why we're chilling out a bit... we're enjoying life!
AND YET... we'll be sneaking in a show on May 31st with Tobie Milford. I'll post details soon. Love yous guys. :^)
Special thanks to Andrew and Elise Gooi of Gooi Films (www.gooifilms.com) for their hard work and creativity, and to little Julia Lee for doing an outstanding job at her very first acting role ever! You can click on the "Lyrics" tab to see the words... this song is the story of my childhood. Feels pretty amazing to see it encapsulated into a work of art. Wow.
Ree & Dearspeak
Dearspeak was honored to be asked to play this festival. Jars of Clay has been one of my (Ree) inspirations as a lyricist, so I'm really excited!! Please come support us so we can get asked back to bigger events like this. :o) We play at 4:15pm in their underground music venue called Thunderground. I mean, aren't you curious just a bit to check out a place with that kind of name??! ;)
Recently we've been asked to play a few festivals that we're pretty excited about!
December 8th - Phoenix Festival of the Arts - celebrating our city's various forms of art & music. They expect around 20,000 people to be there. Free!
December 28th - Phoenix Fmly Fest - Free festival featuring local and national bands performing around Roosevelt row.
January 19th - Canyon Music Festival @ GCU - Big Festival with acts like Jars of Clay, Audio Adrenaline and Thousand Foot Krutch. We're playing Saturday night in their underground venue called Thunderground @ 4:15pm.
What a great summer of finishing our "Oh For Freedom" album and touring it across 10 states in the U.S.! We had some wonderful and difficult experiences on the road, but all of them have made us closer than ever as a band. I (Ree) am truly grateful for the guys in the band and we all had such a great time of exploring new places, meeting new people, and seeing how different cities react to our music. Touring the country is an amazing experience, but we're also glad to be back. We're planning for our CD Release show soon, we'll keep you posted on the details. Thanks for coming along for the ride!