Red Jacket Mine

October 20, 2015
by Lincoln
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solo shows abound!

Greetings, friends!

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
by Lincoln
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July PDX takeover!

We’re proud Rock for Damon posterto 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 6Ezra Holbrook
Tuesday, July 7Lael Alderman
Wednesday, July 8Dominic Castillo
Thursday, July 9Johnny Sangster & The Low Bones
Friday, July 10Chris Robley
Saturday, July 11James 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
by Lincoln
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“Never Had a Bad Idea” – out now!

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
by Lincoln
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“Never Had a Bad Idea” – out May 5!

We’re thrilled to announce that our new single, “Never Had a Bad Idea,” will be released on May 5!

Never Had a Bad Idea cover

artwork by Shawn Wolfe (

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!

More soon,


March 4, 2015
by Lincoln
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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

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

Happy listening!



February 15, 2015
by Lincoln
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Family Reunion – February 26 at the Tractor

Family Reunion poster

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
by Lincoln
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Pure Delight press & radio round-up!

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:

iTunes Editors’ Notes (!!!)
Blurt Magazine (3/5)
Pittsburgh InTune (4/5)
TODAY Singapore (4/5)
Powerpopaholic (7/10)
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
by Lincoln
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Pure Delight record release party – Saturday, November 15 at the High Dive!

November 15 poster

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 ( 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
by Lincoln
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“Pure Delight” video premiere on Blurt!

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



October 19, 2014
by Lincoln
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Pure Delight EP – out Nov 18!

Pure Delight EP cover

cover art by Shawn Wolfe (

We’re thrilled to announce that our new EP, Pure Delight, will be released on November 18, 2014!

Six brand-new tunes produced by Johnny Sangster, including live favorites “I Want You to Worship Me,” “Crow” (a duet with our pal Shane Tutmarc), and the gin-swilling title track, which you can preview here:

Watch this space for more details, but in the meantime, please mark your calendars for Saturday, November 15 – we’ll be celebrating the release with a show at the High Dive, featuring special guests Explone and The Hollers. (RSVP on Facebook.)

If you’re of a mind, you can also *pre-order* the CD directly from us here:

Pure Delight EP (PRE-ORDER) from Red Jacket Mine on Square Market

Get ready for all that anger to slip away!