Progressive Folk & Bluegrass
There's nothing quite like a beautiful day in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has a way of slowing down time and settling the soul. The ancient mountains resting peacefully in the distance silently remind us to sit down, take a breath, and be grateful for the precious life which we've been given.
Here at the Fireside Homestead, we are enjoying the last few days before our busy schedule kicks in. We have spent the last half year pouring our love into our new album "Life Between the Lines." Today, we are proud to announce that the album is available online for streaming and digital download. Not only that, but a hard copy of the album can be purchased from our Bandcamp website!!
Order your hard copy today and receive an instant digital download: Click here for your copy of "Life Between the Lines"
We also have a select number of Fireside T-shirts and limited edition screen prints available. Just reach out to us at FiresideCollectiveBand@gmail.com to order a shirt (XS-XXL) or screen print!
We are so excited to share this new album with everyone and to perform these songs live as we journey throughout this beautiful country! We have 3 big tours planned for the summer starting with one right here in our home state of North Carolina. The "Sweet Southern Pines Tour" begins this Saturday. Our tour will feature some awesome shows including an Outer Banks concert with Marco Benevento, a Raleigh CD release party at Raleigh Times, a show with the great Jim Lauderdale in Durham, and an all acoustic show in Asheville where we will be recording a music video! Here's the full "Sweet Southern Pines" tour details:
June 3rd - Eagles Nest in Banner Elk, NC @ 6pm
June 6th - The Beer Garden in Corolla, NC @ 9pm(darkish)
June 8th - Soundside Live Concert Series in Nags Head, NC @ 4pm - 5:30pm w/Marco Benevento and RIPE
June 9th - Cravings in Duck, NC @ 6:30pm
June 10th - Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill in Corolla, NC @ 9pm
June 13th - Raleigh Times Bar in Raleigh, NC @ 8pm
June 15th - American Tobacco Campus in Durham, NC @ 6pm w/Jim Lauderdale
June 16th - Wedge at Foundation in Asheville, NC @ 4pm buy tickets here
June 17th - 5506' Skybar in Beech Mountain, NC @ 2:30
After our NC tour, we will be heading west for another exciting trip out to Colorado! We always love visiting our friends in the Rocky Mountain state and we are so thankful for the kindness and hospitality that we receive out in CO! We also can't forget about the awesome folks in Kansas, Missouri, and Tennessee who have been so kind to us, can't wait to see y'all!! Here's a quick look at our Colorado schedule:
June 22nd - Martin's BBQ Joint in Nashville, TN @ 8pm
June 23rd - The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS @ 9pm w/ Cow Skin Creek and Tornado Rose
June 24th - Central Standard Brewing in Wichita, KS @ 6:30pm w/ Cow Skin Creek
June 28th - Odell's in Fort Collins, CO @ 5pm
June 29th - Globe Hall in Denver, CO @ 8pm w/ Caribou Mountain Collective/Turkeyfoot/Bottlerocket
June 30th - Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser, CO @ 8pm
July 1st - Equinox Brewing in Fort Collins, CO @ 7pm
July 2nd - Mountain Sun in Boulder, CO @ 10pm
July 4th - Zio Romolo's Alley Bar in Denver, CO @ 8pm
July 5th - Mercury Cafe in Denver, CO @ 7pm w/ Meadow Mountain
July 6th - Stem Ciders in Denver, CO @ 7pm
July 8th - The Walnut Room in Denver, CO @ 8pm w/ Caney Creek Company
July 14th - Westport Saloon in Kansas City, MO @ 10pm
July 15th - Broadway Brewery in Columbia, MO @ 8:30pm
July 18th - Acme Feed and Seed in Nashville, TN @ 7pm
Well things are really picking up for us this year and we couldn't be more excited. In addition to working with our awesome new booking agent, Brian Swenk (Rockwood Booking), we also recently landed a sponsorship with the legendary instrument string company, D'addario! We are honored to be a part of the D'addario family and we can't wait to keep our instruments sounding fresh with their awesome strings! Thanks D'addario for the welcome package!!
Well folks, another exciting year is well underway for us. We couldn't do it without the incredible support of our friends and fans who have been a part of this journey with us! In addition to our Carolina and Colorado tours, we will also be making another journey to the northeast. We always have such a great time when we head north and we can't wait for another tour through the region. In addition to our normal stops, we will also be venturing into New York City, Washington D.C., and a few other new spots for us. For more info, head over to the tour page or click here.
As we enjoy these last few days of calm before the bluegrass storm kicks in, we can't help but reflect on the amazing experiences we've had since we played our first notes in 2014. We have travelled far and wide sharing our blend of bluegrass, American folk music, and rock & roll and we've only just begun! With the release of our second album, we are rejuvenated for the road ahead. Thank you for keeping in touch with us and let us know how you feel about the new album!
See you soon,
Wow! What a wild and wonderful past couple of months we've had! In December, we began the long process of recording our second studio album. As most musicians know, recording a new album can be both exciting as well as daunting. How do you capture the energy of a live show while sitting in a studio with headphones on? How do you put into a 12 song album all the things you want to say as a band? What does it take to pack 3 years, 400 shows, and 50,000 miles worth of memories into one 40 minute CD?...
Well, I'm not gonna answer that. I'm gonna let you listen to our new album and decide for yourself. All I know is that we feel soooooo darn good to have this album in hand and we are sooooo ready to share it with you all!!!
I'm gonna take a moment now to let everyone know how they can get their hands on one of these albums.
The first time this album will be available to anyone is this Friday, Cinco de Mayo, at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville, NC. Not only will we be releasing the album to the public for the first time, we will be performing the new CD from start to finish! We will also be joined by our good buddies Horseshoes and Hand Grenades from Wisconsin! For more details on the release party, head over to our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/486340984823185/. Our good friend Drew DePorter also designed us an awesome poster for the show, check it out!!
After that, we will be heading up to Johnson City where we recorded the album. Johnson City has become our second home, (and first home for Joe), since we began recording this album and we can't wait to perform at the Down Home this Saturday night!
The album will only be available in Asheville and Johnson City until the middle of next week when we will have it available for purchase online. We will have both digital and hard copies available as well as T-shirts and screen prints. Stay tuned for an announcement next week once the online store is up and running!
The new album is not the only exciting news that we have. We have also been selected to be an official showcase band for this years IBMA's in Raleigh, NC. Each year, the IBMA committee receives hundreds of applicants to be considered as an official showcase band. Showcase bands are featured in IBMA promo and promoted to talent buyers, festival promoters, record labels and more. We are so honored to be selected as an official showcase band and we look forward to representing North Carolina at this years conference!!
Fireside Collective began as a grassroots band formed out of deep friendships and a love for bluegrass, folk music, and rock n' roll. Since our inception, many of the administrative duties have been handled by the band and we've worked tirelessly to get our music out there and to travel far and wide. We recently decided that it's time to build the team and we are so excited to announce that we've signed on with a booking agent! We will be working with Brian Swenk from Rockwood Booking Agency. Brian works with some amazing talent including Aaron Burdette Band, Hank, Pattie and the Current, Kevin Maines and the Volts, Medicated Sunfish, and the Scott Moss Band. We are looking forward to beginning this next chapter and we are thrilled to have Brian representing us!
Well friends, that's all for now. We can't wait to get this album out to the world and we want to thank everyone who has supported us and encouraged us on this journey. We are so grateful to be able to follow our passions and we couldn't do it without you! We have so many exciting shows on the horizon including another tour out to Colorado and another trip up to the Northeast. We have a bunch of new material and we can't wait to share it with you!!!
For those of you who can't make it to either of our release parties, we'd like to share a sneak peak of the album with you now. Thanks again to Jeremy Iaquinto for the awesome album art! Enjoy and we'll see ya' around the bend!!
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