Red Jacket Mine

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!

For photos from the road, follow us on Instagram!

For photos from the road, follow us on Instagram!

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

 

September 5, 2013
by Lincoln
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Bumbershoot 2013: Triumph!

Red Jacket Mine at Bumbershoot

photo by Anna Hoychuk (annahoychuk.com)

As predicted, Bumbershoot was a total gas! Our good friend Anna Hoychuk captured a bunch of great photos from our performance – check them out on Facebook.

Our new friend Jose Ortega even captured a few videos – including brand-new song “Crow”! Check them out on YouTube:

Thanks to Tony Kay from the Examiner and Chris Estey from Three Imaginary Girls for including us on their list of Bumbershoot picks!

As if that weren’t enough, Pat Muir from the Yakima Herald recently penned a glowing feature on the band titled “Yes, Pop Music Can Be Magical.” We agree…thanks, Pat!

xo

RJM

August 6, 2013
by Lincoln
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“NyQuil & Wine” single – out August 13!

Hi everyone,

We’ve got a special preview our new single “NyQuil & Wine,” out August 13 on Fin Records! This ‘singing postcard’ features photos by the wonderful Anna Hoychuk…check it out, and please share it with your friends!

The A-side is a re-imagined cover of a tune by our Fin labelmates Davidson Hart Kingsbery…but suffice to say we took some liberties! Check out their lovely original here:

And while we’re spreading the love around, feast your eyes on the magnificent cover art by Mr. Shawn Wolfe!

NyQuil & Wine cover

The single is currently in rotation on Seattle’s KEXP 90.3FM – if you enjoy it, please take a minute and send them a request!

Thanks for listening – enjoy responsibly!

xo

RJM

July 24, 2013
by Lincoln
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Broken Dub (featuring Ken Stringfellow)

Just in time for the Seattle summer, we’ve got something special to share: a dub mix (!!) of our tune “Better to Be Broken Than Blind”! Check out the original here:

Your dub selector is none other than Prince Johnny Sangster, and our pal Ken Stringfellow is featured on vocals. Dig it!

Also, for a limited time, you can get a free download of our upcoming single “NyQuil & Wine” when you share this track on Facebook or Twitter. Check out our Facebook post for details.

Dreadfully yours,

RJM