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We Won! New England Music Awards Songwriter of the Year!

12987145_505248356343587_5294003989753199345_nWow! What an amazing time we had at the New England Music Awards. And what an incredible honor to come home with the Songwriter of the Year award. Thank you so much to everyone who voted, listened, shared the new album and came to the ceremony.

Next Up! We hit the road! #BuiltForSpeed Tour
hits the midwest and east coast in May!
See you at one of the shows!

Apr 29 | Luthiers Coop, Easthampton MA
Apr 30Meriden Daffodil Festival
May 5Dirt Floor Studio w/ Christopher Paul Stelling
May 7Firehouse 13, Providence RI w/ The Silks & Dead L.A.
May 8Atwoods Tavern, Cambridge MA w/ Gill Landry
May 9Fergie’s, Philadelphia PA
May 10Howler’s, Pittsburgh PA
May 11Al’s Bar, Lexington KY
May 12Altamont Brewing, Asheville NC
May 13Rockin’ Hard Saloon, Myrtle Beach SC
May 14The Atlantic, Gainesville FL
May 15Rain Dogs, Jacksonville FL
May 17Lulu’s, Bay Saint Louis MS
May 18Balcony Music Club, New Orleans LA
May 19 | Yellowhammer, Huntsville AL
May 20The Country, Nashville TN
May 21The Post East, Nashville TN
May 22Preservation Pub, Knoxville TN
May 24New Vintage, Louisville KY
May 25World Cafe Live, Wilmington DE
May 26Oasis Pub, New London CT w/ Silverteeth

Frost review from the Valley Advocate

Jet Engines, by Amy McCarley, and Frost, by Daphne Lee Martin

This weekend, Amy McCarley and Daphne Lee Martin perform at Luthier’s Co-op in Easthampton in support of their new albums, Jet Engines and Frost, respectively.

“Everybody Wants To,” the first track from Alabama alt-country artist McCarley’s Jet Engines, begins with a philosophical inquiry into the nature of individuality and universality. She states that there are certain desires shared by everyone, then sings in her low alto: “Well I’m not everybody/ I’m just me/ But I am one body/ and anyone can see/ Everybody needs to believe in something/ And everybody is no different from me.”

McCarley plays acoustic guitar on all 10 of the album’s tracks. Her harmonica work lends an especially relaxed mood throughout, as does the guitar playing of George Bradfute, who sits in with his electric on “Smart Man,” and his slide on “Head Out of Town.”

After listening to McCarley, Martin’s indie offering Frost sounds especially synthesized—not in a bad way—with William James Readey using his keyboards to do an impressive impression of a samchillian tip tip tip cheeepeeeee. (The space age-sounding samchillian is a keyboard MIDI controller designed by Leon Guenbaum, who plays it so effectively in guitarist Vernon Reid’s band Masque.)

Frost begins with “Little Birds,” which is full of samchillian-esque sounds, before segueing into “The Book of Love,” the album’s only cover. The Magnetic Fields tune has also been covered by Peter Gabriel. The middle three tracks—”Make It Rain,” “More Flies With Honey,” and “Smile at Perfect Strangers”—show Martin’s jazzy blues side. “Five Points,” the eighth and final song, is an upbeat, electronica instrumental.

Ohio native and schooner veteran Martin sings and plays electric and acoustic guitar, banjo, flute, and other “sounds,” the album’s inside cover notes. Beneath the CD hold there is a stenciled quote: “Treat a queen like a whore and a whore like a queen,” which Mickey Doyle offered in Boardwalk Empire, just as Frank had in Alien 3.

(Originally appeared in the Valley Advocate.)

Flirt With The Dragon Tour!

Screen shot 2013-10-19 at 11.46.59 AMIt begins! We’re off like a prom dress, on our way out west. As you can see from the map, we’re hitting a lot of ground on this trip and we can’t wait to rock your shining faces, Midwest! Because we have a greenhorn for a bass player, our well-seasoned drummer has named this the Flirt With The Dragon tour, promising the wildness that can (and will) ensue There’s no point chasing the dragon when you can make it chase you, right?

Here’s the run-down on the shows:

October 19th : Luthier’s Co-op, 108 Cottage Street, Easthampton MA, 7pm, donations
The home of some of the most beautiful vintage and handmade instruments in the world, as well as the spot where we go to get our ginger libation on! Our own Kaiser Vilhelm has written a song about this amazing drink, it’s that good. We play at 8pm. There will be belly dancing, there will be rock n roll. Beer & Wine also available.

October 21st : Way Station, 683 Washington Avene, Brooklyn NY, 7pm, 21+, $5
with Andy Kirmayer, Elisa Flynn’s Tripeg Lobo, and Cornbred
     The Way Station is a refreshing spot in the concrete jungle, a steam-punk bar with a Tardis and a dim speakeasy vibe, dedicated to live music, and well stocked with craft beers. We hit this spot up on the March SXSW tour as well, and had a blast. New York Music Daily was on hand to review the show, which you can read here.

October 22nd : Milkboy Ardmore, 2 E Lancaster Ave,  Ardmore PA, 7pm
Daphne will be doing a quick stripped-down acoustic feature at the wildly popular Open Mic at Milkboy Ardmore sometime around 9pm.  Free, all ages.

October 23rd : Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St.,  Philadelphia PA, 9:30pm
We will be joining the Levee Drivers for their October Residency at Fergie’s.

October 24th : Purple Fiddle, 21 East Avenue, Thomas WV, 8pm
Our triumphant return to our favorite spot in West By God Virginia. We had so much fun last time at this rockin’ mountaintop joint that it’s a must for every tour. Between the fantastic hospitality, the jacuzzi and the amazing food, we may never come home.

October 25th : Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Rd  Cleveland OH, 7pm $8
    with Bethesda, Morgan Mecaskey, and the Womacks  More info at the event page Here.
We will be joining our dear friends The Womacks for a Halloween extravaganza at the wonderful Beachland Tavern. There will be prizes for costumes! 

October 26th : Sabbatical, 921 Broad Ripple Ave., Indianapolis IN, 7pm
with Freddie T & the People. RSVP Here.

October 27th : Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago IL, 9pm, 21+, $5
with The Wild Torching Spree. More info Here. RSVP Here.

October 28th : The Frequency, 121 W Main St.,  Madison WI, 8:30pm, 18+, $5
with McDougall, Acousta Noir.

October 29th : 331 Club, 331 13th Avenue, Minneapolis MN, 9pm, 12+, Free
with Courtney McClean & the Dirty Curls. This is going to be EPIC. RSVP and more info Here.

After that, we hit up Daytrotter for a quick recording sesh, and head home for Halloween night!

October 31st : Oasis Pub, 16 Bank Street, New London CT, 9pm, 21+, $5
with M.T. Bearington and Mission 0. Prizes for costumes, mad fun and danciness! RSVP and more info Here.

See y’all at one or more of these stops! Mad love!