Now that the band is on stage hiatus for the next 9 months (no, there is not a baby on the way, we just have other modern world demands that need our attention) we’ve decided to focus our energies on other various creative aspects of what is Old American Junk. Among the endeavors, we are finishing a project from our vaults and we are anticipating a winter release. We are quite excited about this and are trying to decide on the best way to present the project. We will keep you informed on the status of this as we closer to the release date. We are also working continuously on writing and rehearsing new songs that we hope to play and record in the summer of 2013.
This Tuesday morning finds us with the sudden realization that the inaugural tour of Old American Junk has nearly reached its finale. In what has been nothing less than a whirlwind of travels and jams, we have reached the last few days of our Summer Delights Tour. With 11 full band shows and 14 Acoustic shows since June 27th, we feel both exhilirated and a bit exhausted. However, we are feeling immensely inspired for our last run in the next 5 days. Beginning this evening (Tuesday, August 14th) with an acoustic trio set at Clearwater Harbor, we promise to bring our very best music and entertainment to close out this summer. The full band will also be at the Harbor this Friday, August 17th and then down to Zweifelpalooza outside of Madison to close out the best party in southwest Wisconsin on Saturday.
We are already in discussions about the next tour, and we are grateful for the support from everyone this summer. Hope to see you out at some point this week. Until then, savor the goodness.
Happy summer to all. With the solstice already behind us, its time to make the most of June, July and August. The band just spent 3 splendid days in our rehearsal confines in Madison…which is also quickly turning into an urban-based hobby farm. Besides some quality music for you, we also have a good line on some of the finest eggs in the state of Wisconsin. Talk to us at any of our shows to learn more.
But more seriously, we wanted to let you know that the shows begin this week. We thought we’d take this time today to let you know that there will be a “warm-up” set at Deja Vu Martini Lounge in Appleton, Wisconsin on Monday, June 25th. OAJ goes on stage at 9:30 p.m. Amongst other antics, the band will be playing “HOME” in its entirety. For those of you who would like to make Tuesday morning at work a bit groggier, please come and join us. We will have CDs and Vinyl available at a special live show price.
Following Monday night, OAJ will be playing their official debut show in Wausau at Malarkey’s Pub. After 15 years in the making, this is a really exciting week for all of us. We can’t wait to share our music with you!! See you soon.
Beginning in June, Old American Junk will take their live show to various venues in support of their debut album, HOME. The Summer Delights Tour will bring the band’s original music to the live stage for the first time. Dates, times, and special information about each show are listed on our TOUR page. For more information, or to request songs for a show, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to a great summer of good music and good people. See you soon!