It's been an adventure doing this quick west coast tour. I'm driving back to Nashville now and will be playing Two Old Hippies tomorrow night September 11th. Come see me if you are in the area. Lots more news about the trip next week.
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GT and the Zealots are energized to play our friend Dave Boughner's Roadmaster Stage in Black Mountain, Saturday, June 8. This is a wonderful place to have a mini-festival and we are honored to be included in this summer's lineup. Others who have or will grace this stage include John Howie Jr., the Sufi Bothers, Eleanor Underhill, David Childers, Tim Easton, Drunken Prayer, and many other great musicians.
Thank you to all who came to the 4-20 gig at the Grey Eagle with Southern Culture on the Skids! Big welcome to the new folks who signed up for my list there.
Want to let you know about a few things. First off I'm energized to be playing with my Nashville pals Smoking Flowers at Sly Grog Lounge on May 23. If what you're after is Americana music with a poetic punk-rock kick, then check out this duo. The Zealots are gonna rock out! The next night I'm playing solo in Pittsboro at City Taproom, so come on out Chapel Hill friends!
We've got several new videos up on my newly styled Youtube channel. Check these compilations out: the Zealots and George Trouble. Subscribe if you like them, more on the way, including from 4-20.
4-20 Saturday Night! George Trouble and the Zealots are honored to be sharing this date and stage with Southern Culture on the Skids!
April 20 - Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC - Doors at 8, show at 9
Also, next Wednesday, 4/24, 7 pm at Revolve Gallery in Asheville, I will be doing an artist talk: NYC Art 1980s: Early Culture Wars It's free and I'll be sharing firsthand recollections and observations about this pivotal time.
4/20 is an auspicious date for me this year! Its the date of a pre-release party for "Plow" at the Grey Eagle. George Trouble and the Zealots are honored to be sharing this date and stage with Southern Culture on the Skids! Heck ya!
In other news - I'm getting ready to do a quick spring tour of the Northeast with Dex Romberger. I've got two new videos from a shoot at the Grey Eagle: Chameleon and Closer We Come. These and others will soon be loaded onto my newly spiffed up You Tube Channel, check 'em out. And if you want to hear me on the radio - tune into AshevilleFM next Monday at 2. I'll be interviewed by Joey Books on his "Life Out of Tunes" show. Last but not least, I'm doing my art presentation "NYC Art 1980s: Early Culture Wars" at Revolve on 4/24! Would love to see you there and share my insights and stories from that pivotal time.
Hey friends - I just uploaded two new videos from my gig at Rockwood Music Hall in Brooklyn last month (top left column on this page). Have a listen. Also just sent out my latest newsletter, which includes an excerpt of the David Wojnarowicz piece I've been working on for months.
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I finished the "Legend of Tom Dooley", and "Mt. Pisgah" paintings at last! "Snake Handlers" and two others are getting close. You can see them all on my instagram. I'll be uploading them to my art site this week so you can buy prints of them, along with many old favorites. You can also find prints in person at Zapow in Asheville.
I'm starting a series of monthly duets with musicians I admire at the Bywater in Asheville, called Monthly Monday Troubadours. November 12 is the first one and I am delighted to welcome Ed Jurdi of Austin's Band of Heathens to join me!
I'm heading back to Nashville next week, after a great time there last week at Americana Festival. I'm playing with Anna Joy Harris, a talented songwriter, who I met at Cafe Rooster.
I've got some paintings hanging at the space too. Nashville friends, please come see us!