[Reader Maria Moss sent in the following announcement]
Andrew, dammit! You’ve unfacebooked yourself and I can’t send you the ten-millionth Jon Hogan Band gig invitation. I miss your grumpy green face in my friends list. How bracing a delight it is to find the WTW site again and read your “Contact” page. So here’s some stuff about my lame “band.” Please give a fuck.
You—or somebody–posted a video of ours last fall, when we played in Terlingua Church with Doc Cactus. Well, we said we were coming back in the spring and indeed we are. And I gotta tell you, we’re way more scorch-folk than that peaceful video. Like here, with Butch Morgan sitting in…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGZXEls0Iws
Or here, while making a record…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqhOusaTWdQ
Come see us if you want, ok? The Doc will be sitting in. We’ll tear it up for you.
Starlight Theater, March 25-26. On Friday the 25th, 7 pm-close, we’ll play old-time scorch and originals that sound like it. On the 26th, after we play 7-9, Gurf Morlix also plays a set and they’ll show a shortened version of the Blaze Foley documentary. We’ll play a late set after that. This is pretty cool all around. We made a record last year of songs of Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley, including Hogan’s three posthumous co-writes with Blaze. So Saturday the 26th will be a TVZ/Blaze night in Terlingua.
Railroad Blues, Thur., March 31, 9 pm. Mark Pollock on upright bass, and maybe a Border Blaster or two.
Padre’s, Fri., April 1, 8:30 pm. With the Border Blasters and Mark Pollock.
Oh, there’s lots to tell you, about making a new record the old-fashioned way–on half-inch tape around a single ribbon microphone—but that would be flackery, and as a former journalist myself I’m against it.
But if a person wanted to know more about us, or, you know, hear songs and see videos, they could go to www.reverbnation.com/jonhoganband
That would pretty much do it.
Hope to see you while we’re out West.