October 7, 2016
Lincoln here. I know it’s been a little quiet around these parts, but I’ve been busy preparing to release my first solo album, Trembling Frames – and I’m proud to announce that starting today, it’s available for pre-order exclusively via PledgeMusic.
I recorded the album earlier this year with an amazing cast of characters, and I’m very excited to share it with you all.
If you visit my PledgeMusic page, you can learn more about the album, hear a bit of the music, and pre-order the digital album, signed 180g vinyl, and all kinds of other great exclusives – including house concerts, limited-edition photo prints, and much more. Check it out here: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lincolnbarr
Every pre-order gets you an instant download of the track “How to Escape,” and a full download of the album before the February 2017 release date. I’ll also be posting exclusive updates along the way, available only to pledgers.
Please visit PledgeMusic today and choose the exclusive that’s right for you. Thank you so much for all of your support over the years, and I sincerely hope you enjoy Trembling Frames.
October 20, 2015
It’s been a while. We’ve been busy with lots of stuff, separately and together, way more than we can tell you right now. But I’ve got a bunch of solo shows coming up over the next month, in Seattle and my new home of Yakima, and that’s why I’m writing to you.
First up, two very cool Seattle shows at my favorite venues in town. On Thursday, October 29 at The Royal Room, I’ll be opening for my good friend Brian Saunders as he celebrates the vinyl release of his terrific new platter, (it’s about) time. I’ll be joined by Mr. Daniel Walker on keys in performing a bunch of my new solo compositions. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted!
Then, on Thursday, November 5, I’ll take the stage all by my lonesome at the swankiest venue in town, The Triple Door, opening for the fantastic Canadian duo Whitehorse. Tickets are $15 and available here. It’s always an honor to play this stage, and I hope to see some friendly faces rattling their silverware out there.
I’ve also got a handful of fun winery gigs in the Yakima area throughout November: Friday, November 5 at Gilbert Cellars‘ downtown tasting room, Saturday, November 14 at Wilridge Vineyards (with my good buddy James Dean Kindle), and Friday, November 20 at Treveri Cellars. All shows are free and open to the public – check the Shows page for start times.
Finally, I wanted to share a version of George Gerswhin’s immortal “Someone to Watch Over Me” that Johnny Sangster and I cooked up a few months back – call it a curiosity or a promise of things to come (or both). I hope you enjoy it!
See you out there,
June 2, 2015
We’re proud to announce that Lincoln will be in Portland, OR for a week in early July, playing lots and lots of music!
First up, he’s performing at a July 3 benefit for our good friend Damon Dunning, who suffered a major stroke last year (but is recovering magnificently). Esteemed PDX songwriters Lael Alderman and Fernando Viciconte and new band The Diagonal are also on the bill. You can read more and buy tickets on the Secret Society website. Rock for Damon!
After a day off to kick around town, he’s moving camp to Al’s Den (at the base of the Crystal Hotel downtown) for a week-long residency, featuring many special guests, listed in chronological order below for your convenience:
Sunday, July 5 – Thomas Paul
Monday, July 6 – Ezra Holbrook
Tuesday, July 7 – Lael Alderman
Wednesday, July 8 – Dominic Castillo
Thursday, July 9 – Johnny Sangster & The Low Bones
Friday, July 10 – Chris Robley
Saturday, July 11 – James Dean Kindle
Who knows who else might show up? There might even be a beard or two involved. You’ll just have to be there!
Not familiar with all (or any) of my fantastic special guests? I put together this great Spotify playlist with some choice cuts from many of them. Dig it:
If you live in Portland, or feel like a road trip, please join us for this celebration of the Northwest songwriting community – each night will feature lots of new songs and spontaneous musical moments, so don’t miss out!
See you in the Rose City,
May 5, 2015
We’re proud to announce that our new single, “Never Had a Bad Idea,” is out today! You can download it on Bandcamp and iTunes, stream it on Spotify, or dig it via whatever other digital channel suits you.
We’ve also got a great new t-shirt in the RJM webstore to commemorate this occasion, and every purchase comes with a free download of the single. Get set for summer!
“Bad Idea” t-shirt from Red Jacket Mine
Hope you enjoy the new tunes!
April 6, 2015
We’re thrilled to announce that our new single, “Never Had a Bad Idea,” will be released on May 5!
artwork by Shawn Wolfe (shawnwolfe.com)
The A-side pays sonic tribute to His Purple Majesty, Prince Rogers Nelson, while the B-side revisits “Better to be Broken Than Blind” (from 2013′s Someone Else’s Cake) through a dub lens. Both of these Johnny Sangster-produced tunes are sure to get the blood flowing to your erogenous zones, and we can’t wait to share them with you!
March 4, 2015
Lincoln recently stopped by a couple of great local podcasts to chat about the Pure Delight EP and the band’s upcoming ten-year anniversary on the Seattle scene. Check out these great interviews, and remember to subscribe!
The Air-Raid Podcast (#237)
Lincoln chats with host Aaron Roden about his religious upbringing, trading tapes by mail, and universal bummer of “Broussard’s Blues.” Subscribe to the Air-Raid Podcast on iTunes, or visit air-raid.net.
The Mixtape Podcast (3/3/15)
Host Sean DeTore invites Lincoln back to the KIRO Radio studios to discuss songs about baseball, his abiding love for Karen Carpenter, and Andy’s past life as a bar-brawler. Subscribe to the Mixtape podcast on iTunes, or visit mynorthwest.com/mixtape.
February 15, 2015
poster by Larry Brady
For the third year running, we’re proud to be involved in the 2015 installment of Family Reunion: The Songs of Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and Son Volt to benefit Musicares. The whole thing goes down on Thursday, February 26 at the Tractor Tavern, and as usual, the lineup is a killer. Read all about it (and RSVP) on Facebook, or better yet, get your tickets now!
Don’t miss it!
December 2, 2014
Great reviews keep rolling in for Pure Delight! You can read ‘em all over at our Press page, but a quick rundown (with links) is below:
Pop Dose (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)
iTunes Editors’ Notes (!!!)
Blurt Magazine (3/5)
Pittsburgh InTune (4/5)
TODAY Singapore (4/5)
Biloxi Sun-Herald (4.5/5)
Lincoln also penned a great feature on gospel records (the weird kind and the good kind) for The Vinyl District. Check it out!
We’ve also been featured on a few recent podcasts:
Overnight America (12/2/14)
Spud Goodman Show (11/6/14)
Marty Riemer Podcast (10/31/14)
Finally, we want to thank all of our pals in radio-land who’ve been spinning the record at KEXP, Rocket 88 on KDHX St. Louis, V3 on KRBX Radio Boise, The Blue Moon Lounge on KSER Everett, and Snap, Crackle, Pop on KWVA Eugene. If you listen to any of these stations, at home or online, please call and request your favorite tune from Pure Delight – it really helps!
Sincerest thanks to all who are out there listening – we hope Pure Delight is good company this winter. Enjoy responsibly!
November 11, 2014
poster by Shawn Wolfe
Pure Delight is ready to hit the shelves next week, and our release party is this Saturday, November 15 at the High Dive in Seattle. Be sure to arrive early for special guests The Hollers and Explone…good friends and great bands. We’ll be slinging copies of the new EP for the one-night-only price of $5. Don’t miss this show!
KEXP has kindly added the EP to rotation, and we need your help to keep it there. Please call (206-903-KEXP) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) your favorite DJ and request your favorite tune. Our pals at KDHX St. Louis and KWVA Eugene have also spun the record…thanks, y’all!
In case you missed it, Blurt Magazine debuted the video for the title track last week:
And you can pre-order the CD directly from the band here:
Pure Delight EP (PRE-ORDER) from Red Jacket Mine on Square Market
I think that’s it for now…thanks so much for your support!
November 5, 2014
Blurt Magazine has the premiere of our video for “Pure Delight,” and some very kind words about our upcoming EP!
The video was directed by Andrew Imanaka and stars our very own Andy Salzman, depicting his lifelong struggles with anger management and the juniper devil gin. See for yourself:
Pure Delight is out November 18, and you can pre-order your copy directly from us:
on Square Market