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Happy New Year! Two Nights at Don Quixote’s Jan 9th & 10th

Happy New Year folks! Once again we want to thank you all for your support in 2014. It was a year we will never forget. We had a great time in Monterey on New Year’s Eve but we are excited and ready for our two night run at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton.

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On January 9th and 10th we will be headlining Don Quixote’s. We are very excited as this is our hometown venue and the venue in which we played some of our first shows as well as some of the biggest shows. We have played with The Brothers Comatose, The Easy Leaves, Pegi Young, Scary Little Friends, Carolyn Sills, Amee Chapman, We Became Owls among others.  We are also excited because we are lucky enough to have two great bands opening each show.

On January 9th local artist, Taylor Rae, will drive her band up from Los Angeles to open the show. Rae is a young songwriter with a powerful voice that is backed by her 9 piece band. Rae and her band will be making their debut at Don Quixote’s. They will open the show on January 9th at 8pm. http://taylorraemusic.com/ https://www.facebook.com/TaylorRaeMusic1/info?tab=page_info

On January 10th our good friends, The McCoy Tyler Band will join us. This will be the third year in a row that we have teamed up with McCoy at Don Quixote’s in the winter. The McCoy Tyler Band is one of our favorite bands anywhere and we always enjoy sharing the stage with them. In addition to that McCoy is one of our favorite songwriters and guitar players and we often drag him on stage with us for a few songs following his band’s set. http://mccoytylerband.wix.com/other-final https://www.facebook.com/mccoytylermusic

Both shows start at 8pm and are just a measly $10. We will be giving away free posters each night so get there early and grab one before they’re gone. We can’t wait to kick off the year at Don Quixote’s and we hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/734136620007450/

2014: Year in Review

It’s hard to fathom that 2014 is coming to an end, but it is, and before we step into 2015 we want to take a look back at 2014. In 2014 we released our second full length album, Wrong Side of The Road, we traveled more miles than ever before, and we played in front of the biggest audiences we’ve ever played. So here’s a quick look back at the year we had. catalyst jackie greene

In 2014 we played in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Alaska. We played shows in theaters, amphitheaters, faire’s, festivals, parks, restaurants, breweries, wineries, cafes, bars, pubs, taverns, night clubs, country clubs, radio stations, a gym, a house, and a parking lot. We played in the AM, the PM, on FM and on AM. We played birthday party’s, anniversary party’s, and weddings. We played benefits for fire fighters, a children’s museum, and dogs. We played Salmonstock, Oyster Grass, the White Eagle, the Fox & Goose, the Crazy Horse, and the Frog & Peach. We played for a bunch of hippies, with Trigger Hippy, and dressed as hippies. We played shows and festivals with The Dirty Knobs, The Mother Hips, some Hard Working Americans, as well as our Scary Little Friends. We played with Jackie Greene, Red Wanting Blue, and Soft White Sixties. With Hot Buttered Rum and Poor Man’s Whiskey, The Brothers Comatose, Brother Grimm My Stupid Brother, and even pretended to be The Everly Brothers. We Became Owls, and we had an Elephant Revival with The Revivalists. We did that thing we do with Mike Viola, and practiced our scissor kicks with Lukas Nelson. We sang on stage with Mike Campbell and we sang from the crowd with Tom Petty. We got a little help from our friends like Ryan Avellone, Chris Jones, Bridget Law, Jim Lewin, McCoy Tyler, and Andy Zenczak. We got to shows by car, plane, foot, ferry, and even drove Lucinda Williams’ band around Alaska. We played The Catalyst, The El Rey Theater, The Fillmore as well as a high school gym (Presentation High rocks by the way.) We played in radio stations and got played on radio stations. We slept in hotel rooms, motel rooms, cabins, tents, our friend’s living rooms, couches, floors, our van, and something called the “pink sparkle room.” We played shows in front of zero people, 1,000 people, and everything in between. We met so many great people, played with so many great bands, and had fun every second along the way.

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Thanks for the overwhelming support we received this year. We hope you had as much fun as we had in 2014 and that you’ll join us in 2015. We are extremely excited to start 2015 with a two night run at Don Quixote’s in Felton on January 9th and 10th. Joining us will be Taylor Rae, and The McCoy Tyler Band for the 9th and 10th respectively.

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Fillmore with Jackie Greene!

We are often asked what our dream venue to play would be, and although answers have varied over the years, the consensus answer has been The Fillmore in San Francisco. In one week we’ll have to come up with a new response because we’ll have played our dream venue.

On November 28th (Black Friday) we will be opening for Jackie Greene for the first of his two night run at The Fillmore. This will be our first time stepping on the Fillmore stage where we will be playing an acoustic set ahead of one of our favorite musicians in Jackie Greene. If just playing the Fillmore wasn’t enough, having the opportunity once again open for Jackie Greene just makes it that much more special. We are HUGE fans of Jackie and this will mark the fourth time we have opened for him this year, which is like…very cool for us. Tickets are still available but won’t be for long. Grab your tickets while you still can.

http://thefillmore.com/event/jackie-greene/

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In other exciting news, we will be taking a note from Jackie and will be playing two nights of our own at Don Quixote’s in Felton on January 9th and 10th of 2015. We are very excited to be coming back to our home turf and we have some great bands playing with us each night. Mark your calendars and look for more information coming soon.

 

Tribute to The Everly Brothers

As young children we grew up listening to music by artists such as The Beatles, Ray Charles, Buddy Holly, Elvis, and of course The Everly Brothers. In those same years we experienced being on stage for our first times, often at The Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz when we would join our mom for her children’s music shows. So it will be a bit nostalgic on September 27th when we make our headlining debut at The Kuumbwa to perform a Tribute to The Everly Brothers.

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The Everly Brothers have been a major influence on us, probably even more so than we know, and to have the opportunity to play a full set of their songs is very exciting for us. We’ve been Everly Brothers fans our whole lives but in the past few months we have really been digging into their catalogue, finding songs that we forgot about and songs that we hadn’t heard before. We’ve already had a lot of fun learning, rehearsing, and rearranging these tunes and we hope you’ll be there to hear them on September 27th in Santa Cruz for our Tribute to The Everly Brothers.

A Tribute to The Everly Brothers

Saturday, September 27th Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz

Doors: 7:00pm

Show: 7:30pm

Tix: $21 adv $25 door

http://snazzyproductions.com/2014/06/17/the-coffis-brothers-september-27/

Seafood Fest Summer Tour 2014

We’re hitting the road for our longest tour to date. We are very excited to be returning to cities and festivals we’ve played in the past, as well as venturing to lands that we haven’t yet reached.

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 Our tour kicks off on July 17th in Nevada City for a two night run at the Crazy Horse Saloon which includes a night with our good friends The McCoy Tyler Band (Friday, July 18th.)

Some of the highlights include The Oyster Ridge Music Festival in Kemmerer, Wyoming, and Salmonstock in Ninilchik, Alaska. Headliners at Salmonstock include Lucinda Williams, Hard Working Americans, and Ozomatli.

We are extremely excited to be returning to both Salmonstock, Oyster Grass, and Salt Lake City but we are also very much looking forward to playing in Nevada City, Reno, Jackson Hole, and Seattle for our first time.

Take a look at our calendar and see if we’re coming to a town near you or a friend. Help us spread the word and we hope to see you out on the Wrong Side of the Road.

Salmonstock II

Although we achieved one of our lifelong goals of getting on stage with a Heartbreaker, (Mike Campbell!) we are not calling it quits just yet and we are in fact quite excited about this Summer. We are very excited to announce tours to Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming among others, and of course our return to Alaska to play at Salmonstock for our second time! Check out some of our upcoming dates including a run up to Portland in May and stay tuned for more shows coming soon!

Here we are backstage at SoHo in Santa Barbara with the one and only Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and The Dirty Knobs.

http://www.salmonstock.org/

Southern California Mike’d up Tour

We’re still buzzing from some of our recent shows. Getting to play to a sold out crowd at The Catalyst alongside Jackie Greene was one of those moments that we will never forget. But it seems that we just keep receiving more good news. On April 18th we will be sharing the stage with one of our all-time heroes, inspirations, influences, and just favorite dudes, Mike Campbell. Campbell (lead guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) will be playing with his LA based band, The Dirty Knobs at SOHO in Santa Barbara and we will be opening the show. We are beyond excited for this and it will be a great way to cap off our Southern California Tour. Check out our other dates including The Mint in LA with Mike Viola.

 

 

April 5th, Hopmonk Sebastapol (supporting Free Peoples)

 

Southern California Mike’d Up Tour

April 11th, Ojai Deer Lodge, Ojai

April 12th, Lucidity Festival, Santa Barbara (12pm)

April 12th, Frog & Peach Pub, San Luis Obispo (9pm)

April 16th, The Mint, Los Angeles (supporting Mike Viola)

April 17th, Lestat’s, San Diego

April 18th, SOHO, Santa Barbara (supporting Dirt Knobs w/ Mike Campbell)

 

Catalyst Debut with Jackie Greene!

This Saturday, March 22nd we will be making our debut at the legendary Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Being a Santa Cruz band, getting to play this stage is a real milestone for us. If that was the end of the story then we would be feeling good, but it isn’t. Along with getting to play at The Catalyst we will be opening for one of our heroes, Jackie Greene. Jackie has become a major influence on our writing, performing, and recording over the past four years so we are extremely excited to get to share the stage with him in our hometown. Tickets are going fast so grab them while you can.
Doors- 8pm
Show- 9pm
http://www.catalystclub.com/event/463511-jackie-greene-santa-cruz/

Following The Catalyst on March 22nd we will hitting the road and we’ll be getting to share the stage with another one of our heroes. On April 16th we will be supporting Mike Viola at The Mint in Los Angeles. He’s one of our favorite writers, producers, and musicians so we can’t way to play with him again.
Check out some of our other dates and catch us when we come to your town.

April 5th- Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastapol (supporting Free Peoples)
April 12th- Lucidity Festival, Santa Barbara (12pm)
April 12th- Frog & Peach Pub, San Luis Obispo (10pm)
April 16th- The Mint, Los Angeles, (supporting Mike Viola)
April 17th- Lestat’s West, San Diego
May 9th- Kelly’s Olympian, Portland, OR
June 20-21- 4 Peaks Music Festival, Bend, OR
July 27- Oyster Ridge Music Festival, Kemmerer, WY

Hog Heaven

We’ve had a noticeable hop in our step recently  as we have experienced some rather good fortune over the last few weeks.

A quick recap; We released our second full length album “Wrong Side of the Road” at our hometown venue, Don Quixote’s, in front of the best crowd we’ve had there yet, then the next week we opened a sold out show at SLO Brew in San Luis Obipso for one our heroes Jackie Greene, and while we were on the way there we heard our song “Trouble Town” being played on 107.5 KPIG radio.

Request our song on KPIG by calling 831-722-2299

Whew! Not tooo shabby.

The support we’ve received and excitement we’ve shared since the release of “WSOTR” (yep, its now officially acronym worthy folks) has been truly humbling. Thanks!

We’ve posted a few new shows recently, including our first appearance at Hopmonk in Sebastapol, and a spot at Mint in L.A supporting a great songwriter, producer and performer Mike Viola. We’ve become rather fond of him since sharing a bill with him in Monterey a while back. Stay tuned for a few more announcements coming soon!

Everybody loves a topical video to tie a blog post together. It’s a classic crowd pleaser. Accordingly, we will leave you with a video that portrays a recent event in our lives as  well as features a song written and performed by the aforementioned Mike Viola.

“Wrong Side of the Road” out now!

We are so very pleased and excited to release our second full length album “Wrong Side of the Road.” It is available wherever fine music is sold on the web, (itunes, spotify, cd baby, amazon etc.)

We’ll see you tonight at Don Quixote’s as we par-tay in celebration of the album’s release. Our good friends Jim Lewin (Great American Taxi) Ryan Avellone (Brothers Comatose) and Andy Zenczak who also produced our album, will be joining us on stage. Scary Little Friends will be opening. Guitars will be soloed upon, cd’s will be turned loose, and good times will had.

Here is our brand new video for “Trouble Town.”

We have more shows coming up also!
Februay 28- SLO Brew, San Luis Obispo – Opening for Jackie Greene! (woooo!)
March 12- Boom Boom Room, San Francisco CA.