TELEVISION AND YOUTUBE: A new feature on Joey Only Outlaw Band has been produced by a show called Tracey’s Traxx to air on Quesnel Shaw Cable. Watch for us on TV if you are in the Quesnel area otherwise you can watch it right here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXWticRVi58).
We’ve also got our hands on video from the Outlaw Band’s mainstage performance at the 10th Annual Artswells Festival which took place in August 2013. Video will be uploaded sometime this month, it would happen sooner however our internet speed up in the mountains here is something to be desired so we will have to find another place to do this. Also, there’s a bounty up for any and all videos fans may already have…or if you wish to film us and post the video we are prepared to offer some Outlaw band merchandise for your trouble. It’s a big priority right now for us to get some new videos up on the net so that the world can see just how good the new lineup has become after one year together. Here is an example of what we’re looking for shot by our friend Tracey Cochrane during the Wells New Years party…it’s a good rendition of Fire On Anarchist Mountain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqz263UK1uo#t=12
NEW ALBUMS IN THE WORKS: After a two year hiatus and a rebuilding year I suddenly realized I’ve not released a song in FOUR YEARS! Don’t worry, it’s about to change. We are currently in the pre-production process of recording a brand new record with the hopes of having at the very least an EP to flog around this summer. We have two studio options and are currently deciding on which technology to use and which songs to record. We have a whole host of new material that the band is really happy with and we look forward to getting that down and recorded. We hope this album will be even more successful than Transgression Trail was and that we can get our old publishing and publicity crew to come together and make another one of my records a national endeavor.
At the same time Scotty Dunbar is in Wells right now with us. Scotty, Leah and I are working on a production for his Band Camp project. We currently have no working title however most the songs have already been chosen and we are diligently rehearsing for what will be a much folkier and rootsy recording than what the Outlaw Band is planning. So expect to see two new recordings available this summer on our merch table…one folky and one just plain rockin.
UPCOMING SHOWS: We are currently taking February off however we have to excellent shows planned for March. However on February 26th the Barefoot Caravan is coming to Wells to play at our Hotel. I will be playing with them running the lead guitar. Another show will be planned here in Wells once Scotty Dunbar, Leah and I have finished recording our Band Camp project.
The first being at Troll Telemark Fest at our local ski hill between Wells and Quesnel, this will be our second year playing this event. We really believe in Troll Ski Resort as it’s a family run operation, currently has the second best base in BC, it’s runs are great and it’s affordable to go there for a day. On St.Patricks Day we plan to get back up to Fort St.James and rock out at the Legion there. The Fort’s Legion is a very large building and my last solo show there two years ago was nearly at maximum capacity. Everyone in the Fort knows what happens at a Joey Only show so we know it’s gonna be a gooder.
We’re already booked for several festivals and we’re very excited about them! Last year we were given great slots everywhere we played and found the experience something to behold. We really look forward to having Travis Charuk and Jeff Andrew join us on stage again this year. I can’t officially announce it until contracts are signed but at one of these festivals we’ll be playing right after the SADIES and the rumor is Gord Downey will be with them on tour…and the headliner on Saturday is BLUE RODEO! Stay tuned, will tell you where this is soon!
My beloved Stompin Tom Tribute show is currently on hiatus, but for how long is the question. We have Earl Krushelnicki in Prince George managing that project and a trip to Dawson Creek this spring or summer is imminent as soon as all parties involved can agree on the dates. Once we go that far you can expect we’ll be assessing the other casino’s in the region to see where else might be a good fit for this already acclaimed act. There is a possibility we might try to do this Tom Connors Tribute in Quesnel as well, however we’re more interested in setting up a show at the brand new Occidental when it would make sense to do so. There is an offer on the table to go out to Saskatchewan in June for a festival, negotiations are ongoing and I’m ambivalent either way on the possibility of so much travel.
Plans are also in the works now to go to Vancouver this October, one show at the Fairview Pub is already agreed upon in principal and negotiations are ongoing with venues in Whistler and Squamish…may the highest bidder win. All confirmed shows as usual will be listed on the UPCOMING SHOWS page on this site and daily updates are generally posted on www.facebook.com/joeyonlyoutlawband. Have no fear, just cause we only have twelve shows listed today doesn’t mean we won’t have done 50 by years end…so keep checking up on that.
OTHER TIDBITS: Amongst all that big news is some smaller news but much of it is very exciting. We’re currently seeking sponsorships from BC breweries, we already know which one we would like to approach first so wish us luck in that department, we’re the sort of band that needs to be allied with the beer people. I’ve also already been active with Shaw Cable in Quesnel and it appears that from time to time I will be hosting various programs on the channel on an as per needed basis. One of our wives has been talking to Oktoberfest in Germany with hopes that in two years time we can envision doing something grander than we have ever done. There are lots of ideas on the table and as the months go by we’ll see what actually transpires. There’s always more to report than that….but I gots to give ye’z all a reason to visit this blog again.
Till then…remain free…joey