Song of the week: DeRobert & The Half-Truths’ “Beg Me”

We’ve got less than a week until our big Chicago Release Party at Lincoln Hall on May 12. Part of the reason we are so excited for the show is that we’re bringing DeRobert & The Half-Truths up from Nashville. We’ve known Dee Adams (aka DeRobert) for several years. He’s been paired up with TheMORE

Live Session from KDHX

Saint Louis is one of the first cities TRN visited outside of Chicago and it has been a second home to us in many ways. A big reason for that is KDHX, the amazing community radio station in town. They’ve been amazing supporters of our band by spinning out records, spreading the word about shows,MORE

SONG OF THE WEEK: SYREETA’S “CAUSE WE’VE ENDED AS LOVERS”

Even without a sky full of swollen, low hanging clouds today would have been mellow after we arrived in Chicago just before dawn. I like to use my first day home from the road to put things back in order, drink a little coffee, and absorb some mellow music. Syreeta’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”MORE

Lots of Love for Baltimore

It’s been a whirlwind of a tour. We’ve had great shows, hit some new markets (DC & Baltimore), and forged some amazing friendships. One of the most unexpected moments on tour came Thursday in Baltimore. We didn’t have any shows come through for Thursday so we did some last minute scrambling to land an in-studioMORE

Song of the week: Monophonics’ “Bang Bang”

We missed our usual Sunday post for song of the week. Hey, we’re on tour so things slip through the cracks. Our bad. This week it’s “Bang Bang” by Monophonics, a killer band from San Francisco. These guys have been performing for years and are generating a lot of buzz with their upcoming release onMORE

Van time

Our only day off on this tour is today. We’re spending our Earth Day in the van, heading back east to Williamsport PA and the lovely Bullfrog Brewery. We lucked out and got a van with a DVD player. So far it’s been Arrested Development all the way. Soooo good. Johnny Hats also led aMORE

Happy Record Store Day

Record Store Day 2012 is here! We’re delighted that our limited edition 7″ “He Used To Be” b/w “Good Man” is an official RSD selection and now available at stores all over the world. We’re in the van on our to Cincinnati right now for an appearance at Everybody’s Records and a show tonight atMORE

On the road again!

Man does it feel good to be back in the van. Everyone else is sleeping–our first show is in Pittsburgh so that meant an early call time and a long day of driving. I’m enjoying it though: Levon Helm’s Dirt Farmer is on the speakers as the never ending Ohio scenery rolls by. Our heartsMORE

Song of the Week: Norah Jones’ “Happy Pills”

Norah Jones started massaging our ears 10 years ago with Come Away With Me. Since then she’s gone in some cool directions with her music and hasn’t let the success of her first record box her in to a particular sound. Her new record …Little Broken Hearts drops May 1 and is streaming on NPRMORE