July is here...
and it's coming in fast. We spent July 4th in Ohio, grilling, setting off fireworks with our loved ones, and contemplating what it means to be an American today. It can be difficult to be part of a society that stands for things that you don't, and it can make you feel helpless. Or at least, that's how we feel sometimes. So this month, we're encouraging our friends to stay active and rooted in what they believe. We believe that families belong together, that all Americans are either descendants of immigrants, native peoples, or slaves, and that those detained at the border deserve humane treatment and legal aid. Please check out the ACLU's guide to how to help the family separation crisis at the border. Perhaps if you are around any of our gigs this July, we can talk further about what being an American means to you.
Thank you and happy summertime - Carolyn
June was truly a blast for us. It's crazy how fast time flies by when you're having fun and the weather is gorgeous! June may be the month we've traveled the most thus far: 12 states in 30 days! Above you can see some of our favorite tour memories. Highlights include: time in Ohio playing at Rambling House Soda and the GAR Hall, cleaning out Jake's family garage and finding Ghostbusters uniforms, spending time in our beloved Boston with some of our dearest and truest friends, touring with Nate Sabat of Mile Twelve, getting ramen and seriously killer fried eggplant in NYC, visiting with mentors and old-time extraordinaires Bruce and Audrey Molsky, meeting the resident pup Tugg at the Cock n' Bull in Galway, NY, meeting the resident peacock Henry at Catawba Farms in NC, meeting Doc Watson's statue in Boone, NC, celebrating Carolyn's Grandma Helen's 80th birthday in Chattahoochee, FL, house concerts with Ordinary Elephant and hotdogs in Nashville, and overall playing our hearts out every chance we could. We love being musicians, we love summertime, and we love our community. July has some equally exciting things coming up for us, so stay tuned!
It's gonna be May...
and we couldn't be more excited. From Savannah Music Festival presents Musical Explorers, to a David Grisman Quintet Tribute in Terlingua, TX, we've got plenty of cool events ahead of us as the weather heats up. One exciting event we're extremely honored to be part of is the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, hosted at Freight & Salvage! We hope you will come see us with Bill Evans and Max Schwartz this May 20th.
We'll be on the road and playing music left and right all summer, so be sure to head over to our 'shows' tab to keep up to date with our summer tour schedule. Hope to see you soon!
Thanks to a lovely design by the very talented Jenny Ritter, we have new stickers! You can pick up one of these bad boys at any Page Turners show. However- if you're dying to have one and can't see us in person- check out our upcoming "share on facebook" contest in the next few weeks to snag your chance at a free one.
We're headed to Folk Alliance!
Are you going to be at Folk Alliance in Kansas City this year? We will be, and are shaking in our boots with anticipation! Here's our private showcase schedule- see you there, folks!
Happy New Year!
2017 was quite the year for us here in The Page Turners! This is the map of everywhere we drove this year- looking at it reminds us of all the amazing music, great people, and fun times that we've had. We've been from coast to coast and back again, and now are landed and planted in Austin, TX: our new home! We can't thank everyone involved enough for making this dream a reality. We love touring, love writing new music, and love being in this band. The holidays were a blast for us- we spent the Christmas season in Taos, New Mexico, recharging with the Kendrick family and making lots of tortilla soup. Then we made our way back down to the hill country and rang in the new year camping and picking tunes on a ranch outside of Boerne, TX. Did we mention there was roasted wildhog? Oh, there was. Now, you may be asking- what's next for y'all? Well, we just posted a bunch of new shows for 2018! We're excited to be at Folk Alliance International this February, touring in March with our good pal Ethan Hawkins throughout the Southeast, and an additional tour in April-May in the Pacific Northwest and California with Max Schwartz and a few special performances with Bill Evans. Thanks for checking in. Have a happy and healthy 2018!
New video- ' The Blackbird said'
We have a new video out of our song 'The Blackbird Said,' recorded at 25th Street Studios in Oakland, CA. Enjoy, and share if you care!
West Coast CD Release Tour
After a hefty and gorgeous cross-country drive (interstate-80 the whole time), we are officially out in the Wild West celebrating the release of our new CD! It is now available on iTunes, Spotify, etc. All the usual suspects are fair game, and you can get your copy now! Or later, if that's your thing. It was a real treat to record this music, and to now have it out in the public ether. You can find dates of where we'll be playingunder our 'shows' tab!
We're also so excited to have our good pal Max Schwartz touring with us this May and June. He's a great player and we're glad he hasn't gotten tired of our jokes since he last joined us in January! Other honoree Page Turner's coming aboard on this run include the amazing Bill Evans and Jeff Anderson.
Singing + signing off- The Page Turners
We can neither confirm or deny...
That we've been patiently waiting all day by the front door for the UPS person to deliver our new CDs. But one thing we can confirm is that we are SO excited that they've arrived! Our debut self-titled EP officially release on May 25th, 2017, but you can pick up a special pre- release copy if you come to one of our shows before then.
March 2017 Tour
In the dregs of winter, we decided it would be wise if we made a little Spring for ourselves. That's why this March you can catch us touring down south- dates starting in New York and concluding in Atlanta, GA.
Joining us on the bass is our dear friend Mike Gaisbacher! He's a gem- you won't want to miss these shows!