April 16, 2008:

Second Leg of the Spring Tour is here!  We're headed back to some old haunts and new stages on this run.  Looking forward to the always fun Pourhouse in Charleston.  Gonna make some folks late to work on Thursday!  First time to The Earl in Atlanta after selling out the Red Light Cafe 3 times in a row.  The Grey Eagle is always great and we're playing with old friend Thad Cockrell that night, looking forward to hearing some of his new tunes.  Then lets do a no-rain dance for Shakori Hills on Sunday.  We play at 5:30 so see you folks there!


Photo by Daniel Coston

April 15, 2008:

Charts! Charts! Charts!

We took a big jump last week in the Americana Radio Chart!  Thanks to everyone who has called in to request a tune off of IV.  If you haven't, please call your local independent or college radio station and request some CCL.

IV has also reached number 6 on the Billboard bluegrass chart!  We've never been this high before so thanks everybody for buying the record and thanks to all of the DJs for playing it.


April 14, 2008:

Well it was a great run in the Northeast.  Thanks to all of our fans, old and new, that came out to support us.  We're busy with these tax forms right now but will be back your way soon.  Special thanks to Kirk & Chris and Sarah Lee & Johnny for letting us wreck their homes for a few days.


April 7 , 2008:

Great show last night at World Cafe in Philadelphia.  We got up this morning and taped a live performance and interview with David Dye for World Cafe.  This will air on WXPN and affiliates this April 29th.  Click Here to search for local broadcast.  Or you can listen online from 2 - 4pm on April 29th.


April 5 , 2008:

On our way up the east coast we stopped by and visited with David Bromberg at his Fine Violin Shop in Wilmington, DE.  He was gracious enough to loan out two fiddles to John to try until we pass back by next week.

Decisions, Decisions. . .


April 2 , 2008:

We're headed up the East Coast tomorrow.  Catch us running around Virginia, D.C., Pennsylvania, Connecticut, & Massachusetts.  For all you New Yorkers, We may even see beautiful Washington Square Park on our day off. . . But seriously, we're taping a show for Voice of America on the 3rd and World Cafe Live on the 7th.  Keep your ears on the radio!


March 30, 2008:

The Raleigh News & Observer ran a great review of IV this morning.  Definitely a nice way to wake up.  Looks like Josh Love understands what we're doing.  Click here to read the fine print.


March 24, 2008:

Whew!  Thanks to everybody who came out in Texas, Missouri, and Nebraska these last couple of weeks.  The tour was great and we made a lot of new friends.  We're gonna recharge the batteries for a few days and look forward to heading up the east coast next week.  See you there!


March 21, 2008:

Well we're starting to have some reviews come in. . .here are a few links:

New York Daily News


Pop Matters


March 20, 2008:

One of the weirdest cross-marketing items in the world is this item where a Volvo's stereo system was checked out to "Chip of a Star."  We'll take four, different colors please. . .


March 16, 2008:

Played for Norwegian Radio NRK on Saturday afternoon in Austin with a few friends.  Click on the picture to hopefully lead you to a website that you can't read. . .I think you can click on something to hear it but don't ask me. . .


March 14, 2008:

So we had a great time at the Continental Club last night.  Freaking Mike Mills bought a copy of "IV."  Truly an indicator that it is the "must have" record of 2008.  Thanks to Yep Roc for the good time and cheers to tomorrow.


Update: Mention in the Guardian UK from the Continental show. . . and it's a real beard.

March 12, 2008:

Past the Peach on the way to beautiful Austin, TX.  Did a little sight-seeing on the way.  You're beautiful Birmingham.  See you at the Continental!


March 9, 2008:

Hometown Crowd!  Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Lincoln Theatre for our hometown release.  Hatch Posters are still available and will be on the Shop Page here soon.


March 8, 2008:


Thanks to everybody who came out to the show last night for our first official Cats Cradle sell-out!  It was truly an amazing time and we look forward to doing it all again tonight in Raleigh at the Lincoln Theatre.  Thanks to David from WQFS for the Pics.



We'll be on WUIN at 5pm in Wilmington this Thursday.  WUIN  106.7

Friday we'll be on NPR's The State of Things with Frank Stasio at noon.  WUNC  91.5


March, 2008:

We're real excited about the release shows this week.  We'll be in Wilmington thursday night at the Soapbox, the Cat's Cradle on friday with our friends The Everybodyfields who are amazing, and our hometown of Raleigh, NC at the Lincoln Theatre to close out the week on Saturday Night.  We're gonna mix up the shows and have some special guests so get in the bus and come along!  Check out the special North Carolina only CD release party poster from Hatch Show Print.  We'll have some available at the release shows.  See you there!


March 4th, 2008:

Today is the Day!  Ladies & Gentlemen, "IV" is on the shelf.  Woke up to a message from Norway that we got a five out of six dice roll in the Dagbladet which is good stuff.  If you haven't preordered, go out and support your local CD store, they need you as much as we do.


February, 2008:

Video!!!  Things are gearing up toward the fourth album release.  Great reviews are starting to pour in and in an effort to step into the 20th century, we've made a video!  Check it out and beware the evils of electricity.



Help the band win again in the Best of Triangle Annual poll.  Click on the image and cast your vote!


photo by Daniel Coston

Norwegian rock star Jonas Fjeld and legendary lyricist Jim Sherraden were in town for a week working on songs for the follow up to our Norwegian smash collaboration "Amerikabesøk."  We put together close to twenty songs that we'll record when Jonas returns in September.


There is a great article on Jonas Fjeld in the Jan-Feb No Depression that explains how we got together.








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