Red Jacket Mine

March 30, 2014
by Lincoln
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Things We Like to Do: A Tribute to NRBQ – April 12 at the Royal Room!

NRBQ poster

poster by Shawn Wolfe (shawnwolfe.com)

Greetings, from the other side of our relaxing two-month furlough!

We’ve got a very exciting show coming up that we must tell you about. On Saturday, April 12 at Seattle’s Royal Room (5000 Rainier Ave S. in Columbia City), we’ll pay tribute to our most favorite band, the New Rhythm & Blues Quartet!

We’ll be joined by a whole cast of our Q-loving friends (and some of the finest musicians in town) – including, but not limited to, members of: The Tripwires, The Jukehouse Hounds, The Souvenirs, The Mangles, The Bellow Brothers, and last but certainly not least, the mighty Young Fresh Fellows!

Rather than the standard each-band-plays-two-songs format, we’ve been working hard to polish up a number of one-night-only collaborative combos (comprising folks from all of the above) to make this night extra-special, and we’ll cover dozens of tunes spanning the NRBQ catalog…so if you love the Q (and if you don’t, what’s wrong with you?), you simply must attend.

The suggested donation is $10, and all proceeds will benefit Musicares. You can find lots of details and RSVP on Facebook.

As an added bonus, Lincoln will be appearing on KSER.fm‘s Blue Moon Lounge this Monday, March 31 at 8pm Pacific to discuss his love of NRBQ and play some tunes, solo-style. Tune in at 90.7FM in the Everett, Washington area, or stream along worldwide at kser.org!

If you’re wondering, “NRB-who?”, not to fear – we put together a handy primer course on Spotify so you can get up to speed, and/or share the Gospel of the Q with your friends!

If you prefer visual stimulation, a great deal of the NRBQ universe is encapsulated in this 7-minute YouTube clip:

See you April 12 at the Royal Room!

xo

RJM

January 13, 2014
by Lincoln
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Jayhawks tribute, Marty Riemer Podcast this Friday

Uncle Tupelo/Jayhawks tribute poster

We’re proud to be participating in the second annual Uncle Tupelo tribute night at the Tractor Tavern on Thursday, January 30. To keep things interesting, they’ve thrown the Jayhawks into the mix this year, and we’ve chosen to tackle three Gary Louris-penned numbers. (Which ones, you ask? I guess you’ll have to be there!)

Tons of great bands (including Low Hums, Evening Bell, and Star Anna) are performing, and all proceeds benefit the most righteous Musicares, which provides healthcare and assistance to uninsured (and under-insured) musicians and their families. Check out the full list of acts and RSVP on Facebook.

First, though, Dan and Lincoln will perform on the Marty Riemer Podcast this Friday, January 17 at 9:30am Pacific. Watch it live worldwide at martyriemer.com!

Tune in!

xo

RJM

Update: watch the entire episode of the Marty Riemer show here!

January 2, 2014
by Lincoln
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Happy 2014!

Hope everyone’s new year is off to a great start. Our NYE show with LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends at the Kirkland Performance Center was a smashing success – thanks to all who rang in 2014 with us!

Several of our writer and DJ friends who dug Someone Else’s Cake were kind enough to place it on their year-end lists – check out the links below for a rundown:

Michael Toland’s Top 10 Pop Records of 2013 – The Big Takeover (#6!)
L. Kent Wolgamott’s Top 40 Albums of 2013 – Lincoln Journal-Star (#26)
Ricky Flake’s 2013 Top 10 plus one – Biloxi Sun-Herald (#3!)
Kid Yoshida’s Best of 2013 – KEOL La Grande (#10)
The Un-Herd Music Top 30 of 2013 (#19)
The Absolute Powerpop Top Albums of 2013 (#94)

We’re taking a bit of time off in February & March to recharge and finish writing the follow-up to Someone Else’s Cake, but we’ve got a couple of local shows to play first – check the Shows page for details.

Thanks to all of you for your amazing support in 2013 – here’s to even better things in 2014!

xo

RJM

December 26, 2013
by Lincoln
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NYE with LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends!

LeRoy Bell at Kirkland Performance Center

Hope everyone had a great Xmas!

We’re proud to announce that we’ll ring in the new year with LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends at the Kirkland Performance Center. LeRoy’s “only friends” include Davis Martin (Maktub) on drums and our very own Dan Walker on keys. We’re thrilled to be included in this great night of music, hosted by Northwest radio personality Marty Riemer.

Music starts at 9pm sharp, and RJM is up first. Tickets are $45 and include a complimentary adult beverage. Won’t you join us?

Auld lang mine,

RJM

November 18, 2013
by Lincoln
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“Holiday Pathos” single – out December 3!

Season’s greetings!

Hope everyone’s settling into their holiday traditions with as little anxiety as possible. To that end, we’re very proud to announce the release of two original yuletide-themed numbers to help ease the transition – “Holiday Pathos” b/w “I’ve Forgotten More Lately” – December 3 on Fin Records. (Purchase here.)

The A-side examines a bustling holiday scene through a world-weary lens, in the tradition of cynical holiday favorites like Graham Parker’s “Christmas is for Mugs,” and the B-side is an all-too-true (or so we’re told) tale of holiday overindulgence, set to a rowdy barroom shuffle. Both tracks were produced by Johnny Sangster, and feature the talents of Jim Sangster (Young Fresh Fellows, the Tripwires) on bass guitar, lending them a swing heretofore unheard on a Red Jacket Mine recording.

The single will be released in CD and digital formats, and all net proceeds will benefit SMooCH (Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital), a wonderful charity founded by Brandy & Pete Nordstrom to raise money for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The annual event raised over $175,000 last year, and this year’s installment takes place on December 14 at Showbox at the Market.

Can’t wait for you all to hear the songs – in the meantime, hang in there!

xo

RJM

November 3, 2013
by Lincoln
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This week: Triple Door w/ Garland Jeffreys, Spud Goodman radio show!

That’s Garland in the middle.

Hey everyone,

We’re gearing up to hit the studio this coming weekend, but we’ve got a couple of very cool things to do first:

  • This Tuesday, November 5, Lincoln and Dan will perform a duo set (acoustic guitar/Wurlitzer electric piano) opening for Garland Jeffreys in Seattle’s swankiest room, The Triple Door (216 Union Street). Tickets are still available…don’t miss this chance to see a legendary songwriter in an amazing venue!
  • Then, on Thursday, November 7, we’ll be performing live (full-band) on the Spud Goodman Show on NWCZ Radio (straight outta Tacoma!). We go on at 7pm Pacific, and you can stream it live worldwide at nwczradio.com. Expect new songs and all manner of shenanigans – Spud’s a loose cannon, and we’re Cardinals fans!

Tune in, turn on, drop out!

xo

RJM

October 22, 2013
by Lincoln
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Lincoln solo with Chuck Prophet – this Thursday at the Fremont Abbey!

1024 Chuck Prophet

Lincoln will open for our pal Chuck Prophet this Thursday, October 24 at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch one of the best songwriters around in the Abbey’s intimate setting – tickets are going fast!

Doors open at 7pm, and Lincoln goes on at 8pm sharp. Expect new songs!

See you there,

RJM

October 14, 2013
by Lincoln
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Pendleton, Bend, Portland bound!

We’ve been busy writing new songs and prepping a holiday single for release (more on that soon!), but we’re hitting the road for a trio of Oregon dates this week.

White Eagle Oct 19On Thursday, October 17, we’ll visit one of our favorite spots in the Northwest – the Great Pacific in Pendleton – for a free, all-ages show. Our GP shows are always a hoot, filled with covers and good times all around. (This happened last time.) Thanks to Johnny Vinyl at the East Oregonian for the great review of Someone Else’s Cake and preview of the show!

Next up, we’ll make our first-ever trip to Bend for a show at hip new spot Blue Pine on Friday, October 18. If you have friends in Bend, please help us spread the word!

Finally, on Saturday, October 19, we’ll return to the White Eagle Saloon in Portland for a great show with our friends The Low Bones and Rich West Blatt & the Once in a While Sky. Portland’s own Damon Dunning will once again join us on bass.

See you out there!

xo

RJM

September 23, 2013
by Lincoln
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Seattle & Chelan this weekend!

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Hey friends,

Hope the summer-to-fall transition has been pleasant, wherever you are. We’re busy writing songs for some more recording this fall, but we’re sneaking out to play a couple of shows this weekend in Washington:

  • Friday, September 27 at the High Dive in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The Trouble Starts open the show, and our pals the Glass Notes headline, with RJM manning the coveted middle slot. That’s right, folks: the fabled catbird seat! Hope to see all of our Seattle pals there.
  • Saturday, September 28 at The Vogue Lounge in lovely Chelan, Washington. This is our first trip out to the Vogue, but we’ve heard very good things. Extra-long set, good times guaranteed. Road trip for sunshine!

Lots more shows coming up in October, so please keep it tuned to our Shows page for details!

xo

RJM

PS – Check out this video of us performing Big Star’s immortal “Ballad of El Goodo” at the Axe & Fiddle in Cottage Grove earlier this month! Thanks to our buddy Craig Leve for capturing this!

September 5, 2013
by Lincoln
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Oregon shows this weekend!

September 6 at Secret Society

We’re saddling up the Holy Van for some shows in Oregon this weekend – Friday, September 6 at the Secret Society Lounge in Portland (with our friends Shane Tutmarc and Star Anna), and Saturday, September 7 at the Axe & Fiddle in Cottage Grove.

The Portland show is sponsored by community radio station KZME, and we’ll be appearing in-studio for a live performance and interview on Friday at 12pm Pacific. Stream along from your desk or car at kzme.fm!

We’ll also be stopping by the KWVA Eugene studios before our Cottage Grove show, taking over the airwaves on Saturday from 1-2pm Pacifc – we’ll play some of our favorite records, chat with our pal Craig Leve, and play a few songs! We’re hoping for a cross between Flo & Eddie by the Fireside and this:

Tune in at 88.1FM in the Eugene area, or stream worldwide at kwvaradio.org to witness the chaos in real-time!

Sunset September 12

Seattle, we haven’t forgotten you: we’ll also be performing next Thursday, September 12 at our beloved Sunset Tavern, with our good pals the Tripwires and amazing NYC soul-rollers the JayVons (aka 4/5 of the Reigning Sound)! Very excited about this one!

Lots more coming up this fall – keep an eye on the Shows page for details. See you out there!

RJM