I have so much to be thankful for, as the new year gets ramped up to full steam.
Thankful to family, friends, music lovers who keep my small business afloat, fellow musicians who never cease to amaze me with their talents, flexibility and willingness to share.
Thankful for good health, for healing, for a bit of calm rest during the holidays.
Thankful for the events of 2015 that brought me closer to family and friends, yet allow me to continue working on so many amazing projects.
Willie Sugarcapps, Brigitte DeMeyer, Tommy Womack and all the guys in DADDY. All the sessions I’ve played on over the past few years. Producers like Neilson Hubbard, Lex Price, Eric Masse, who bring me in on sessions I can really sink my teeth into. Doug Seegers for trusting me with his 2nd record.
Kate Teague, Mary Sack, Frosty Horton and especially Michael Romanowski for helping me get Live at Coast out into the world. Hey, it’s still available at live shows and at willkimbrough.com/store!
There are recording sessions coming right up with Doug Seegers and Brigitte DeMeyer (we are finally making that record together, after writing dozens of killer songs and playing dozens of killer shows), and live shows coming up, solo and with Willie Sugarcapps. Anthony and Savana have a beautiful baby Dusty! Congratulations to their amazing family. I’m ready to play a Sugarcapps show!
Too much good news coming up to print here. Check my tour dates. I’ll be blogging.
Wishing you a great start to 2016
peace and love
I’m not offering any big special offer—this is just a reminder that Live At Coast is available here at willkimbrough.com/store—it is Cyber Monday, after all—and the holidays are upon us—I know you all have people for whom you need to buy a gift—but you don’t know what to buy them—I’m here to suggest a copy of Live At Coast—it’s a CD, it’s a DVD, it’s a whole lotta love in a small package.
See you in Napierville, IL, this Friday, December 4. It’s a benefit for a great cause. All the info is here, including ticket link:
After that, I’ll be in Atlanta at Smith’s Olde Bar Sat, Dec 12:
And then…the last show of 2015—Dec 23, Selma, AL at the Wharton Theater, Art Jam 2015:
I hope all is well. Thankful for you. Peace and love this holiday season!
The Live at Coast DVD/CD sets arrived today—and they look great! The sound great, too. So I’ll ship out all the pre-orders tomorrow morning. Don’t forget, there are 3 Live at Coast release shows this weekend—
Fri 11/20 – Nashville – The Basement
Sat 11/21 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
Sun 11/22 – Columbus, OH – Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
All info about shows, including ticket links is at willkimbrough.com/events willkimbrough.com/events (the ‘shows’ link on my website).
After Thanksgiving, there are more shows. Check my schedule to find a show near you. As we get into the holidays, my travel slows way down so we can have much needed family time. Cranking back up in 2016, though, making a record with my writing/playing/singing partner in soul, Brigitte DeMeyer! Also been writing with Radney Foster for his next album (boy, is that a lesson in craft, writing with Radney—what a badass song writer!). Going to produce the new Doug Seegers record, too! It’s going to be quite a MUSICAL Winter.
Now that pre-ordering is over for Live at Coast, it’s time to plain and simple ORDER Live At Coast—willkimbrough.com/store willkimbrough.com/store is the place. Hey, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwaanza—all coming up real fast—this set will make a
gift. Don’t snicker—it really will. So order up, folks. Order up.
Willie Sugarcapps is off so Savana and Anthony can welcome little Dusty into the world! We’ll be baaaaaaaack…in 2016!
So much great stuff going on—I’m lucky and thankful. Hope you are all well. Peace and love has got to win out. I believe it will.
So cheers to that…
That’s the link to info about Live at Coast, my 1st solo live DVD and CD. The release date is November 20. Presale runs through November 15th. After that, you can still order it, and you can get it at all my shows and Willie Sugarcapps shows. I’m really happy with this release—true raw music as it was created in the first place—one voice, one instrument—recorded on 2″ 16 track analog tape through classic microphones and mixing console by a real audio master and a great friend, Michael Romanowski, who also mixed and mastered the audio. Five cameras shot the footage.
The store is here:
Playing Otherlands in Memphis tonight, November 6. Headed to North Carolina next weekend, with shows in the mountains of NC—Asheville, Balsam Mtn, Black Mtn. Then the Live at Coast release week shows in Nashville, Cincy and Columbus Ohio. Can’t wait to share this with you and hear what you think.
Peace and love. See you at a show.
You can pre-order Live at Coast, my first solo live CD and DVD, now!
here’s the link:
(if the link isn’t here, it’s a wordpress glitch, sorry!) So…
Or just go to my “store” page: willkimbrough.com/store
Lovingly recorded to 2″ 16 track analog tape through a Rupert Neve recording console, filmed with 5 cameras, mixed and mastered by the amazing Michael Romanowski, this package contains a 17 song DVD that also has some cool interview footage, and an 18 song CD. If you pre-order, I’ll include a lovely and useful Will Kimbrough Super Service drink koozie/hugger and a download you’ll get to hear as soon as possible. Your CD/DVD will go out as soon as I get them in my sweaty little hands. Everyone else has to wait til the release date—-November 20, 2015.
So order up. It won’t be long til November 20, but then again, if you pre-order you’ll get it soonest.
I’m very happy to offer this to you—it’s a really nice thing I was able to do at San Francisco’s legendary Coast Recorders, with super talented friends and an intimate studio audience. It’s the real deal—no amps, no looper pedals, no guitar pickups, just great microphones on the voice and guitar—it’s the natural sound of what went down.
Thanks for reading. See you out there…
So stay tuned!
Please consider supporting the Frog Pond’s GoFund me campaign:
See you at Willie Sugarcapps and Will Kimbrough solo shows at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta and Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival this Friday and Saturday, September 18-19!
My Americanafest show last night at the brand spankin’ new Family Wash in East Nashville was a blast—great sets by Jeff Black, Sam Lewis, Kim Richey and Gareth Dunlop, Dean Owens and Phil Madeira—my set w/ Paul Griffith, Tim Marks and Phil put a big old smile on my face. And yes, I sat in with pretty much everybody…can’t help myself.
Congrats to Americana Awards winners—but especially to Emerging Artist Nominee Doug Seegers—your music and your story is and will continue to be an ispiration to me and whoever hears you sing out there in the world. Go Doug Seegers! Our paths don’t cross enough, but my heart is with you.
Have a great weekend! Get out and refill your soul with some live music!
It’s been an amazing late Summer/early Fall already—wonderful shows at City Winery Nashville (with uber-talented friends Tommy Womack—back sounding and looking great after his big accident—Marshall Chapman—Matraca Berg!), Moonlight on the Mountain in Birmingham, Wash Hole Jam in Brewton, AL, The Hub on 30A and Bluegrass on the Beach in Destin, FL!
Getting ready for my 2015 Americanafest show tonight—Wed Sept 16 7PM—at the awesome new Family Wash in East Nashville—on a killer bill with Kim Richey, Jeff Black, Sam Lewis, Dean Owens and Phil Madeira—and yes, I am playing with my band—Phil bringing band too—and yes, I’m sitting in with pretty much everyone!
Then I’m off to Atlanta/Decatur for a Willie Sugarcapps show at Eddie’s Attic! Then Willie C Sugarcapps plays Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival in Bristol TN/VA!
Lots of big stuff coming up—if you are interested in what the new Willie Sugarcapps album sounds like, there might just be a pre-release copy for you—but only if you come to a show!
My Live at Coast DVD/CD is set for November release! I am also preparing to take pre-orders in late October—very excited as this is my first live solo album—lovingly recorded at legendary Coast Recorders in San Francisco to analog tape through a magic Neve mixing board in front of an intimate live audience. AND it’s my first official DVD release, captured by a five camera crew. I’m very excited and it’s a long time coming.
Yes, I’m thinking about a vinyl release of the audio. But first i have to release the DVD and CD package. It’s going to sound and look lovely.
I’ve been writing a new album with Brigitte Demeyer. We’re planning to record as soon as we have a full record’s batch of tunes. We’ll tour together in 2016.
Writing with the great Radney Foster too!
Been writing all this week with Dean Owens, who is over from Scotland. If you missed his “Into The Sea” record—get it today—what a beautiful collection with Dean’s best singing to date–and that’s saying something—the music is special too. Great band and perfect production by Neilson Hubbard. Oh, and I played and sang on the whole thing…I’m biased but can truly recommend this to anyone who loves great music.
OK—gotta get my proverbial shit together for this show tonight!
I am honored to be one of the top ten finalists in this competition to be able to play on the Cayamo Music Cruise. You can vote through noon tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19. So—please consider voting for me!
There are now mens and ladies Will Kimbrough Super Service tees available!
Women’s sizes S, M, L and XL – $25 incl shipping and handling
Men’s sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL – $25 incl shipping and handling
We have trucker caps! – $25 incl shipping and handling
We have beverage koozies! – $5 incl shipping and handling
All you have to do is paypal email@example.com. Include your size preference and shipping address. We’ll get it shipped out.
You can also get them at a show, so come to a show and save the S & H!
Aren’t They Nice—–
To purchase, simply paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org, including size preference and shipping address. If you are an international customer, just email me and we’ll sort it out. I WILL get everything
Shows starting back up soon! I’m very excited about late Summer and Fall! A lot of great things happening. New music—-Willie Sugarcapps’ “Paradise Right Here” is popping up everywhere, and it will be officially released in early 2016! Come to a Willie Sugarcapps show—they are always a little different, they are always good, and you might get yourself some new music while you’re there—-my LIVE AT COAST CD/DVD is being released in November 2015—-my very first live solo release! Lovingly recorded with analog tape and 5 cameras, I am super excited about this! Writing with some amazing friends like Brigitte Demeyer, Rich McCully and Radney Foster. Playing guitar and other instruments on some amazing artists’ recordings. It’s gonna be a great late Summer and early Fall!
PS—Frog Pond season is coming right up.
So don’t forget to VOTE!
I thank you. See you soon
I’ve always wanted to play the Cayamo Cruise—so many friends play it—so many friends go on the cruise to hear the music—so i need your vote—click this link:
(or copy and paste the link!)
and vote for yours truly. I truly appreciate it.
Great Bluebird show last night, by the way! And wonderful song writing lately, especially with Brigitte DeMeyer and Radney Foster!
Isn’t it time will kimbrough played the Cayamo Cruise? Vote for me here: http://cayamo.com/soundcheck— Voting will begin tomorrow Wednesday,
August 12 at 3:00PM EST.
Solo at Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival!
New merch coming this week: Will Kimbrough Super Service Tees in Women’s Sizes! Super Service Trucker Caps! Beer Coozies! More men’s sizes! All tees and hats are $25 including shipping and handling, Coozies are $5 including shipping and handling. Paypal me at email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org, or email me if you don’t do paypal. We’ll sort it out. The best option is to COME TO A SHOW!
new hat design!
Show tonight: Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN, 9PM w/ Tommy Womack, Brigitte Demeyer and Rich McCully—all friends of mine and co-writers. Will be great! Ticket link: http://bluebirdcafe.com/How-To-Make-Reservations
Big huge thanks to Tom Garnsey and everyone at Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival. Willie Sugarcapps had an amazing show. I had a fantastic solo set. Got to see Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Hot Rize (thanks to Nick for loaning us your bass!), Tony Trischka, Infamous Stringdusters, Keller Williams and the Stringdusters doing a Dead Bluegrass set, Greensky Bluegrass. I got to jam all night with Two Bit Franks. Loved it!
Vote for me to get to play Cayamo! Thanks to all!
New Will Kimbrough Super Service Tee!
Sittin’ On Top of the World in Wyoming
Field Hippies Bravin’ the Rain at Targhee!
Yes, the new Will Kimbrough Super Service Tees are flying out the door! Thanks everybody! I’m still waiting for my ladies’ sizes, trucker caps and coozies—coming soon! Just paypal $25 to email@example.com w your size and shipping address, and I’ll get it out to you (right now we have mens S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL, in a comfy prewashed 100% shirt that isn’t too big or too small)!
New Will Kimbrough Super Service Tee!
Other big news is here:
Yep! Big stuff! Good news for music lovers everywhere!
New Will Kimbrough Super Service Tee!
Isn’t she lovely? The new tees are 100% soft cotton. I have men’s shirts only for now, sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL. Haven’t had a day off to get them up on the website, so I’m offering them two ways:
1) Come to a show and get you some!
2) PayPal me $25 (includes shipping and handling) at firstname.lastname@example.org—also email me your shipping address and size preferences to the same email address!
Either way, you get a mighty fine article of clothing.
I’m shipping out a batch today—those Facebookers are quick on the draw—and I’ll ship out the next batch on Monday, Aug 3—the family and I are headed to North Carolina to celebrate our eldest daughter’s birthday and move her into a new place. So have a great weekend, and order yourself some new shirts!
Livingston Summerfest, on the banks of the Yellowstone River was pretty wonderful. Great bill—Two Bit Franks, Jim Lauderdale, Holly Williams—and then we took the stage. I love it when I can bring my band, and this time it was a doozy: Paul Griffith and Tim Marks back on the job as my favorite rhythm section, Phil Madeira, who could just as easily fronted the band, on piano, organ and guitar. Great night for band interplay; great night for rock n roll dancing. It seemed like the whole town of Livingston, Montana was up and dancing—and at one point, making a proper Northern Rockies Conga Line—from grandmas to high school cheerleaders and every age group in between. I like that kind of stuff. It’s sweet and fun and certainly makes the band play better. So we did.
Thanks to Joanne Gardner, all the fans who made it out, the band for being brilliant and generous. Jim Lauderdale and Holly Williams were in great form. All in all, a wonderful weekend in spectacular Montana (and yes, the weather was sunny and perfect; the Gallatin River was teeming with rafters and fly fishermen—we looked on wistfully before heading to our awesome gig).
scenes from a Montana weekend.
This weekend—shows in Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama!
Shows are always posted here: http://willkimbrough.com/events http://willkimbrough.com/events
Friday July 24 Tupelo, Mississippi – Blue Canoe:
2006 North Gloster St, Tupelo, MS 38804
Saturday July 25 Natchez, Mississippi – Rolling River Bistro:
406 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120
Sunday July 26 Mobile, Alabama – Callaghan’s Irish Social Club:
916 Charleston St, Mobile, AL 36604
Just like we brought some deep south sweat to the northern rockies this past weekend, I’ll be bringing some high country spirit to the southland this weekend!
My “Live at Coast” CD/DVD project is really coming together!
Plans coming together for a new Will Kimbrough musical release in the not too distant future!
Willie Sugarcapps’ 2nd album will be out as soon as we can get it out—come to a show—the next show is Targhee Bluegrass Festival in Wyoming—but we’re back south and east soon thereafter—like I said—COME TO A SHOW!
My Whitfill Custom Guitars Telecaster is an AMAZING instrument! Such a joy to play! http://www.whitfillcustomguitars.com/
Folks—things are going great—Things are getting better Every Day—I am thankful—music saves my life every day. Come to a show!
peace and love—
We hear it all the time—“I’m blessed”—“Have a blessed day”—I certainly feel like I’m blessed. Like I have had a charmed life. Ups and downs? Sure. But doing what I love and making a living that way? I’m doing it.
I have lately been preaching the GoFundMe Gospel—Tommy Womack was involved in a very bad car accident and a very nice bit of cash was raised to help Tommy, Beth and Nathan get through the rest of the year in relative comfort—and isn’t that what we’d all hope for when we are hurt, healing, unable to work and earn? Yep. So kudos to everyone for coming through for the Womacks.
When we did the tribute show for Sam Baylor a couple of months ago, I remember Bud Smith telling me he was concerned that he was worried that he might have esophageal cancer—because he’d had symptoms that led him to that conclusion. Sadly, he was right. Bud Smith—Friend, master musician, good dude, dad—has esophageal cancer. So I’m going to post this GoFundMe right here:
(Because WordPress kinda sucks lately, you can’t just put a link up that folks can just click—so kindly copy and paste that link into your browser, oh wonderful and generous friends)
I hope you will all click through that link and give whatever you can afford. I know we did here at Chez Kimbrough.
It’s been an amazing Summer. I thought I wasn’t going to be as busy as usual, but…well you know me! I’ve been on the run, and the shows have been inspired. Thanks to all who come out to the shows and create all that inspiration.
I’m headed up to Yellowstone Country this weekend for an all too rare Will Kimbrough Band Show in Livingston, Montana! Speaking of blessed, I’m bringing Paul Griffith, Tim Marks and Phil Madeira with me—can’t wait to play with these guys!
Then I’m back down South in Tupelo, Natchez and Mobile. Then Willie Sugarcapps is on the road again, this time up in Wyoming for the Grand Targhee Bluegrass fest! i’ll post more dates later…there are certainly more dates, including Bristol Rhythm and Roots, a return to Eddie’s Attic, and the Frog Pond Season opener!
Can’t hardly wait!
Don’t forget to support Bud Smith! There but for the Grace of God go any of us! peace and love!