Why are you not gazillionaires who have no time for all "the little people"? Very enjoyable meeting you after your "Surrounding Dillinger" performance last night. I'm 1/2 way through your latest CD and wonder who "Thirteen" was written by and what happened to cause the trauma?
Thanks for the note. The lyrics to Thirteen were mostly written by Cameron, although they reflect similar experiences that both of us, and I think many teenagers, had. It's not about one specific traumatic event. Rather the collective trauma of coming of age, growing up in the midst of disfunction, social life, hormones, etc. You can read the lyrics at https://ryanhood.com/yearbook
I recently moved here from NJ. There I was involved on the Board of the Folk Project. I have been getting involved out here with TKMA and more. I recently told my friend Mark Schaffer about how awesome you are. He just let me know that he booked you to play at the Folk Project Acoustic Getaway in NJ in the Spring. Way to go!
Are you performing around Tucson anytime soon? Would love to actually catch you live and meet you.
Best and be well,
Hey Andrew. Small world! We're looking forward to Acoustic Getaway.
We'll likely do some event to celebrate the release of our new album, which will come out in late jan/early feb. But nothing is set for that yet.
We'll be playing a small out of the way gig at the Arizona Senior Academy on Tues Jan 3 at 11:30am.
https://www.asa-tucson.org/ It's waaaaay out southeast.
Then of course there's the Tucson Folk Fest, but that's a ways off. Anyhow, if you're on our email list, you'll find out about any CD release event we do.
Welcome to Tucson and thanks for the email!
Thanks Angela. It should definitely by out by then!
Thanks so much. We had a great time as well. Hope to see you again soon!
Thanks! Love America. I'll check out Batdorf and Rodney :-) -Ryan
Thanks, we'll see what we can do about that. As far as the folk fest, we hope to be a part of it. Haven't heard any specifics yet, but we've got the date set aside. Thanks! -Ryan
Not currently, but perhaps we will make it available. Would your preference be a download, or a DVD? -Ryan
The plan is to record this summer, and put out the album Fall 2015!
Hey Callie, thanks for the kind words, and for picking up a CD! We'll be playing at the Tucson Folk Festival, either May 2 or 3 (still waiting to hear back on that one). And we're planning a big show at the Fox Theatre towards the end of the year. Be sure to get on our email list and we'll let you know! -Ryan http://ryanhood.fanbridge.com