A long time ago in a galaxy far far away I knew a real nice girl who was blessed with a real nice pair of
Hee Haw® bib overalls when she was a child, or so she claimed. Late one summer night, as we huddled
together under horse blankets sipping vintage port and stargazing on the deck of some unchristened tramp
steamer crossing the Gulf of Alaska, waiting for the Northern Lights to emerge, she described the overalls
to me in great detail -stiff blue denim, covered in grotesquely colorful cartoon-ish caricatures of bucktoothed
mules wearing raggedy straw hats, crazed white space ducks, gargantuan zombie chickens, ETC.
In the 15 years that have passed since I first heard tell of this fabled garment I have uncovered no evidence
that would suggest that the Liberty Trouser Company ever made these overalls in adult sizes, but if you happen
to have a men's size XL pair laying around up in the attic or down in the cellar, please do let me know.
Speaking of The Waybacks, the new CD LOADED is still hanging tough on the Americana Radio Chart.
Back up to #9 this week. We have somehow climbed to the #4 spot on the BILLBOARD bluegrass chart,
a surrealistic occurrence which we don't even pretend to understand, but for which we are certainly grateful...
Because we miss y'all so much, we're going back out on tour tonight!
We sure hope you can join us somewhere en route. Mark your calendars. Tell your friends!
Our performance schedule is always a work in progress, so please be sure to keep an eye on
our calendar page for updated info as new performance dates are confirmed and added.
To the best of our knowledge, here's where we're going:
Fri. JUNE 6 7 pm - SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Los Alamos, NM
Yes, we do know that summer begins sometime on the evening of June 20.
Just drop it, OK??
Sat. JUNE 7 6 pm - PAGOSA FOLK & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Pagosa Springs, CO
We'll be enjoying the day with our friends Martha Scanlan, The Belleville Outfit, and
the Red Stick Ramblers. Come let's go late-night dippin' in the hot springs!
We'll bring the bathing caps and water wings.
Sun. JUNE 8 4 pm - PICK UP THE WORLD CONCERT La Veta, CO
Call David or Annie for details, directions, tickets: (719) 742-5303.
We'll be playing outdoors in Uptop, a ghost town at the top of Old La Veta Pass.
The Ackermans open at 2 pm.
Mon. JUNE 9 7:30 pm - THE COOPERAGE Albuquerque, NM
A new venue for us, and a first-rate steakhouse. We'll be getting our meat on, so to speak.
Wed. JUNE 11 8 pm - McGLOHON THEATRE Charlotte, NC
A superb venue in the heart of downtown. Joining us will be the DUHKS!
Duhks at 8, Waybax at 9:15. Monster jamz and RGTs may ensue...
Fri. JUNE 13 7 pm - OUTDOORS ON THE TRACKS Richmond, VA
We're delighted to be returning for our 4th annual appearance at the
Massey Cancer Center benefit. For once we play on the right side of the tracks
at the Science Museum of Virginia. Danny Barnes, America's irreplaceable alchemist
of acoustic razzle-dazzle, opens.
Sat. JUNE 14 9 pm - BLUE RIDGE BBQ FESTIVAL Tryon, NC
We had a blast at this fest in '06. Expect more of the same. Fireworks show at 10 pm.
Don't tell the kiddies, but their pet piggy has been permanently pulled...
Fri. JUNE 20 8 pm - OLD TOWN SCHOOL of FOLK MUSIC Chicago, IL
One of the greatest venues EVER! Don't tell 'em we're not a folk act.
Goldmine Pickers open. Join us for our traditional full-tilt solstice celebration.
Forget Kevin Bacon, we've got 23.44 degrees of Earth's obliquity!! Hell Yeah!!
Don't get James started on the Milankovitch Theory...
Sat. JUNE 21 9 pm - THE MILL Iowa City, IA
Another new venue for us. Send your friends! The Pines open.
Sun. JUNE 22 9 pm - 7th STREET ENTRY Minneapolis, MN
What he said. Another new venue for us. The Pines open.
Wed. JULY 16 8 pm - HEADLINERS Columbia, SC
Yet another new venue for us.
Sun. JULY 20 8 pm - BARKING LEGS THEATER Chattanooga, TN
Mon. JULY 21 TBA possible Knoxville, TN gig - stay tuned.
Tue. JULY 22 TBA possible Nashville, TN gig - stay tuned.
Wed. JULY 23 TBA Take us bowling. Take us shopping. Treat us to pedicures. Then let's fondue!
Fri. JULY 25 2 pm - 10,000 LAKES FESTIVAL Detroit Lakes, MN
It's about time we got to share a bill with George Clinton and Flaming Lips!
Sat. JULY 26 9 pm - GREAT WATERS MUSIC FESTIVAL Wolfeboro, NH
By the scenic shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. The locals are still in hysterics
over our July '04 ice fishing mis-adventure.
Sun. JULY 27 8 pm - NARROWS CENTER FOR THE ARTS Fall River, MA
We hope to see you soon!
Stay safe, be easy and keep the river on your right.
Yours in humble servitude,
Joe Kyle Jr. & the WAYBACKS
P.S. The asteroid known as 2007 VK184 is currently considered to have only a very slight chance of colliding with Earth, registering a lowly score of 1 on the Torino scale.