We Waybacks have made so damn much money this year, billions and billions, really, far more than we could ever hope to give away, more than could be stashed in a baker's dozen offshore bank accounts, much more than we could possibly launder through our small chain of cut-rate butcher shops, even more than we could dream of squandering on a year's worth of excess baggage fees with our favorite major airlines.
We've got so much extra cash laying around that we decided to splurge on a fancy new web site. By the time you have received this fascinating email, the new site should be up and running (or it will be so very soon). There, you'll find a Media Player, band photos, news items, gig calendar and a dang ole genuine deluxe Rube Goldberg-esque gyroscopic oscillating stereophonic pulseratin' vaporizin' distillatin' steam-driven Waybacks Machine. The superbly stylized graphics were created by Chris Shaw.
Be sure to visit our remodeled Waybacks mercantile page and check out all the new CDs we have added to the collection:
~ Merlefest Watson Stage 2009, our Friday night main stage set from last April.
~ Merlefest Hillside Album Hour 2008, the infamous Led Zeppelin II extravaganza.
~ Secret Stage Mixes - Volumes 1,2 & 3, live shows we recorded from the stage in 2008.
We've had a couple weeks off, and now we're back at the business of making music. This week will find us in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, and our ancestral homeland of San Francisco, CA, where on Friday the 18th we will proudly participate in This Land Is Your Land, an old-school musical revue featuring the legendary Pete Seeger and Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.
Our performance schedule is forever a work-in-progress, so do remember to check our CALENDAR PAGE for updated info as new show dates are confirmed and added. Do come and join us, won't you? Mark your calendars. Tell your friends.
Here's the complete schedule:
Wed, Sep 16
Doors at 8 pm, we play at 9. We're stoked to return this recently renovated gem.
Thu, Sep 17
The Rachel Mae Band opens at 8 pm. Waybacks play at 9:15
Fri, Sep 18
NOB HILL MASONIC CENTER
San Francisco, CA
We're incredibly excited to have been invited to join This Land Is Your Land: With Pete Seeger and Tao Rodriguez, special guests on the Guthrie Family Tour featuring Sarah Lee Guthrie and Jack Irion, Abe Guthrie and assorted grandchildren. We'll play just one short set at 8:25; if you blink or take a bathroom break, you might miss us!
Sat, Sep 26
We ARE Northern California's backyard party kings!
Wed, Oct 07
THE POUR HOUSE
Doors at 7:00; we play at 8:30
Thu, Oct 08
CHAPMAN CULTURAL CENTER
co-bill w/ our electrifying BFFs The Belleville Outfit. A HUB-BUB and Little River Roasting co-presentation. Show starts at 7:30.
Fri, Oct 09
BARKING LEGS THEATER
Doors at 7 pm; we play at 8
Sat, Oct 10
A Monroe Area Council for the Arts presentation at Butcher Auditorium. 7:30 pm showtime
Sun, Oct 11
THE GREY EAGLE
7 pm doors; we play at 8.
Tue, Oct 13
Co-Bill w/John Cowan Band. Doors at 7:30; we play at 8.
Wed, Oct 14
KIRK AVENUE MUSIC HALL
Co-Bill with John Cowan Band
Thu, Oct 15
CAPITOL ALE HOUSE
Fri, Oct 30
FREIGHT & SALVAGE
Come help us celebrate the opening of the Freight's brand new facility! It's been a long time coming. Doors at 7pm; we play at 8.
Sun, Nov 01
Tue, Nov 03
CRESCENT ELK AUDITORIUM
Crescent City, CA
Joe Kyle Jr. and the Waybacks