What better place than in an antique shop to play songs that are written and inspired by a box of old love letters from the 1930's?! Antique Archaeology, Nashville, TN and Journey's Eye Studio, Clarksville TN are the best in Tennessee and we are beyond grateful to have been given the opportunity to tell our Box Of Letters story in each one of them. Thanks so much to Doc Bennett, Steve and Jody Isaacs for having us! We look forward to more!Read More
Hillsborough, North Carolina is a very special place on the planet and we are grateful to have been so well received there. Upon rolling into town, we grabbed lunch at the Wooden Nickel and coffee with friends at Cup A Joe and then headed into the studio at WHUP FM Radio where we settled in and recorded an interview with Triangle Slim as part of their Roots Rampage broadcast. We love this radio station, they are up to great things! GIVE A LISTEN HERE
We checked into The Inn at Teardrops, a wonderful B&B built in 1767, took a few moments on the back porch rocking chairs to prepare for our sold out show later in the evening. Before we knew it, we were hanging out at a gorgeous historic home in downtown Hillsborough full of local music lovers. Bill Whitmore and The Hillsborough Arts Council treated us like the royal family! Thank you.
We had an incredible time and look forward to seeing coming back through later this year. Keep posted for love letters from this delightful group of North Carolinians!Read More
- 2/10/16 : The Listening Room : Mobile, AL : 7:30 - 10:00pm : $10
- 2/12/16 : Gallery Luperca : Nashville, TN : 7:00 - 10:00pm : $25
- 2/13/16 : Journey's Eye Studio : Clarksville, TN : 7:00 - 10:00pm : $15
- 2/17/16 : Joe Padula Radio Show : Clarksville, TN : 4:00pm
- 2/19/16 : Parlor Show : Hillsborough, NC (324 W. King St.) : 7pm - 10pm : $22
- 2/20/16 : Belcourt Taps : Nashville, TN : 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- 2/21/16 : Antique Archaeology : Nashville, TN : 12noon - 4:00pm
"Hey Eric, wanna come play a show in New York with me and write a bunch more songs together while we're out there? I've got a place you can stay, butchya hafta cat-sit a coupla kitties in exchange." "Yah, that sounds great. I actually used to be an assistant at a Vet's office. Count me in."
We both arrive to NYC on the 5th of October and by the late afternoon on the 7th, we have five more songs written. At this point, that's eight total including the three we had from the previous months. Thank goodness for watering holes close by stocked with coffee and breakfast sandwiches or else we woulda forgotten to eat! So we've got this handful of songs and we're excited about them and then our buddy Peter Galperin comes over and the three of us sit down to write a song together that winds up being the tipping point that sends us into a narrative about the characters in the story and the journey to BOX OF LETTERS begins.
We had a blast singing' these tunes around NYC at the UltraShultz Loft Show, on the streets right outside SmallsNYC in Greenwich Village, at The Path Cafe and The Duplex on Christopher Street, at The Beast Next Door in LIC, at Tsion Cafe and in Patricia Ju's living, well, writing room in Harlem. We wound up in front of a camera making videos, taking photos and participating in an interview for The Huffington Post with Michael C. Bryan. What a whirlwind four day run! We're currently collaborating with a team of players in the making of what will become a performance project, BOX OF LETTERS. We will also be treating this project as a song series and will record them & perform them in concert.
Thank you for your continued support. We are over the moon to keep you in the loop as to what's next for BOX OF LETTERS PROJECT. Jump on our email list and we'll keep in touch!
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So for years now, I'd been humming a tune I made up sprinkled in with a couple lyrics. I mean, for YEARS! My mom would always hear me hummm and ask me to write that song and sing it. Well, here ya go mama, this one's for you! While on Skype with Eric in Alabama and with the intention to keep on writing these old timey tunes, I hummed the melody to the Vest Song and he did what he does so well and made a whole song out of it, seamlessly. We now call it THINKIN' ABOUT YOU. Third song down.
...I wear a pleaded vest and a scarf around my neck and a hairpin to hold my hair high. I go to all the movies down at the Que. This is the first time that I saw you. Since then I've been thinking' about you. I have been thinkin' about you. I wonder where you live and what you think of it I'm thinking maybe you'd like my place better. Maybe you could come by just to say "hi" and then stay with me forever. Since then I've been thinking' about you. I have been thinkin' about you...
Well, neither one of us could get ROCKET out of our heads or off the vocal and guitar chords so we kept on with the call to write some more songs in the same fashion and sat down to do so a couple weeks later, this time in Nashville, TN. We sat around a round, wooden kitchen table talking about giraffes and planets and science and Einstein which soon became the second song in this song series, HOW'D YOU GET THAT SPARKLE IN YOUR EYE.
...I read that giraffes got their long long necks from their granddaddy's granddaddy. The ones that ate the best were the ones that learned to stretch so they could reach the highest leaves. If the earth was only seen from high in the sky no doubt it would seem to be quite frozen. But we know underneath the mountains that we climb, all those plates are in motion. Despite all the knowledge we've gained, theres just one thing that can't be explained. How'd you get that sparkle in your eye? It would put old Einstein's mind in a bind. I don't know where else to look but it sure aint in no science book. How'd you get that sparkle in your eye?...
This is where our journey to the moon begins. In a lovely living room in June, 2015, just inside a charming Southern porch wrapped with a lawn and trees that stretched for what seems miles , we sit down with guitar and computer and begin to talk, to write, to muse. We laugh a little and chat some until we settle into a groove. While we expect to find our usual Americana/Pop tendencies leading the song, we stumble upon a jazzy melody and lyrics that are reminiscent to old time standards. This kind of music being one of both our favorites, we follow that thread and come up with our first tune in this series of songs, ROCKET.
...If I built a rocket to the moon and I went there, would you come to? We could have a candlelit dehydrated steak and ride along the milk way. Who needs gravity when we're naturally like a comet in the sky. Our trajectory seems perfect to me, come on for a ride. Let's fly to the farthest star, it may take a lifetime, that's true. But if we only shot for mars we'd get there in a week or two. Baby can't you see that's not long enough for me, no I want to spend forever with you. We could leave behind all the water and the clay. Say goodbye to all of our yesterdays. You could be my sunshine, I could be your starlight. What do you say?...