We extend a big group hug and a hearty "WHASSUP!" to all the Caped Crusaders, Glitterati and
all the other kind funky peoples who joined us on our recent tour with our buds Hot Buttered Rum
and Bob the amplifier gnome. We had ourselves a dang ole veggie bus/minivan convoy hurtling
through the mountains with them buttered boys and we enjoyed some epic monster jams and
old-fashioned brolific rocking good times.
More to come...
Speaking of rocking good times (RGTs), we Waybacks have decided to form a bowling team.
After our recent day off in Boise, where we visited the Emerald Lanes twice in a 24-hour period,
we have happily come to terms with our inner Lebowski. We bowl and we don't care who knows it.
Please don't tell Walter Sobchak, but we just might roll on Shabbos.
Our collective bowling style is, well, unique. Come out and roll with us sometime - you'll see why
Warren's nom-de-boule is Spazz, and you'll marvel at what Chuck can do with a day-glo pink 16-pounder...
Now we need your help with selecting a name for our bowling team so that we can get on with the
business of procuring customized gear and corporate sponsorships. Send us what you got.
Our latest CD on Compass Records, "LOADED", is now available for pre-order at our MERCH PAGE.
Here's what our friends at Compass are saying about it:
"For The Waybacks, musical evolution is a way of life and a spectator sport. They’re as uninhibited and
unpredictable as the eclectic San Francisco Bay area that claims them, but their experiments are invariably
sharp-witted and musically dazzling. They’ve been through changes for sure. Shake-ups even.
Now configured as a four-piece with a full arsenal of acoustic and electric instruments, The Waybacks
introduce Loaded, the boldest, rangiest and most exciting album of their career. Produced by Nashville
bassist Byron House, the folky underpinnings are still there, but after years of playing a huge range of
venues and festivals (including some major gigs with Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir) and reconfiguring
themselves around the hot guitar of James Nash and the fiddle virtuosity of Warren Hood, The Waybacks
are enjoying a refreshed repertoire – one that’s touched by Memphis soul, roadhouse boogie, Parisian swing,
classical, vintage blue pop and much more besides.
By stepping forward as songwriters and assembling their first project of entirely original music, they’ve found a
new collective voice before our ears. You’ll talk about it even though you may not be able to describe it.
Just evolve along with them and you’ll be glad you did."
The official release date isn't until March 25th; all pre-ordered CDs will be shipped on that date.
We will have it for sale at all of the upcoming shows.
The "add" date for radio is today, 3/10/08, so feel free to call your local station and request
it by name! We want the airwaves and with your help we'll reach the AMA Americana Top-40 chart.
Here's where we're headed. We sure hope you can join us.
Mark your calendars. Tell your friends!
Thu. March 13 at 9 pm Velvet Underground Edmonton, AB - Jason Plumb opens
Fri. March 14 at 8 pm Calgary Folk Club Calgary, AB
Sat. March 15 at 7:30 pm Saturday Night Special Calgary, AB - Beagle Boys open
Wed. March 19 at 7:30 pm Sierra Nevada Brewery Chico, CA - **SOLD OUT** CD Release Show! Co-bill w/ Hot Buttered Rum.
Thu. March 20 at 9 pm Harlow's Sacramento, CA - CD Release Show! Co-bill w/ Hot Buttered Rum.
Sat. March 22 at 2 pm KPIG Ham Jam San Francisco, CA - Listen live on 1510 AM
Sat. March 22 at 9 pm Lark Theater Larkspur, CA - CD Release Show!
Wed. March 26 at 7 pm 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, TN - CD Release Show!
Thu. March 27 at 10 pm The Earl Atlanta, GA - CD Release Show! Co-bill w/ the Infamous Stringdusters.
Fri/Sat March 28-29 Suwannee Springfest
Tue. April 1 at 8 pm The Berkeley Cafe Raleigh, NC - CD Release Show!
Wed. April 2 at 7:30 pm Gravity Lounge Charlottesville, VA - CD Release Show!
Thu. April 3 at 7:30 pm Jammin' Java Vienna, VA - CD Release Show! Co-bill w/ Chatham County Line.
Fri. April 4 at 8 pm World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA - CD Release Show!
Sat. April 5 at 8 pm Mexicali Blues Teaneck, NJ - CD Release Show! EARLY SHOW - ONE SET ONLY.
Wed. April 16 at 7 pm Courtyard Theater Plano, TX - Co-bill w/ Cadillac Sky
Thu/Fri April 17-18 Old Settler's Music Festival Driftwood, TX Festival schedule TBD.
Sat. April 19 at 7:30pm Folk Music Center Claremont, CA
Sun. April 20 at 12:45 pm Topanga Earth Day Festival Topanga, CA
Fri/Sat April 25-26 MERLEFEST! Wilkesboro, NC Featuring a plethora of special guests and gargantuan surprises!
Joe Kyle Jr.