For the last few years, our very own Kyle Zantos has been carefully crafting Christmas songs featuring various local musicians and song-writters including the likes of Damien Jurado, Sam Anderson (Hey Marseilles) and all the gents in the BJA line-up. This year, I was pleased to get the call from Kyle regarding his newest work. I had the chance to write lyrics and sing over his latest: a jaunty, lively, Randy Newman-esque piano tune.
And so, we present “Santa’s Slay” — an original holiday song about breaking the news, facing the facts, and embracing the tangible over the superstitious during this season. Follow the link and find not only the original track available for download but also three special covers from Jim Henson’s 1971 Christmas classic, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, performed by all the members of the Bryan John Appleby Band.
Happy Holidays to you all. Thank you for all your continued support over the years. Please come say hi if you make it to a show in 2014.
Excited to announce that Bryan will be playing solo at this years Elkfest in Spokane WA this June; along with The Cave Singers, Pickwick, Terrible Buttons, and a bunch of other great bands… and It’s FREE!
Design a 2 color Bryan John Appleby t-shirt! Send your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 7/1. If we choose your design, you will win the most awesome prizes. (HINT, limited edition hand made posters, t-shirts, cds, handwritten thank you note, maybe even tickets to a show!) SPREAD THE WORD!
We are so excited to announce that we’ll be going on tour with The Head and The Heart! Stay tuned for more dates as they become available!
9/19/12 - Wilma Theatre - Missoula, MT with The Head and The Heart
9/20/12 - Knitting Factory - Boise, ID with The Head and The Heart
9/21/12 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT with The Head and The Heart
9/23/12 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO with The Head and The Heart & Blitzen Trapper
9/25/12 - Uptown Theater - Kansas City, MO with The Head and The Heart & Blitzen Trapper
9/28/12 - Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI with The Head and The Heart & Blitzen Trapper
9/29/12 - Ninth St. Summerfest - Columbia, MO with The Head and The Heart
9/30/12 - Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, OK with The Head and The Heart & Blitzen Trapper
10/2/12 - Rialto Theater - Tucson, AZ with The Head and The Heart & Blitzen Trapper
10/3/12 - Spreckles Theater - San Diego, CA with The Head and The Heart & Blitzen Trapper
10/5/12 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA with The Head and The Heart & Blitzen Trapper
10/10/12 - McDonald Theater - Eugene, OR with The Head and The Heart & Blitzen Trapper
A pre-sale for the new dates will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, June 12th at 10am local venue time. By purchasing tickets through our pre-sale, you will be able to get your tickets before anyone else, as well as save money on service charges. Visit www.crowdsurge.com/theheadandtheheart tomorrow to access the pre-sale.
All dates go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 15th.