New music being recorded between Austin Texas and Sheffield for next album. Again using a little of Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan Studios with Cris Burns in old ATX and currently with some help from Sheffield’s Tom Wright at Powered Flight Music. Look for an eventual vinyl single on Martin Bedford’s Honeybee Blues label and some dates at Maverick Festival in Suffolk and Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival as we move into July, This July we’ll also be doing some firsts in Bridport,UK on the coast at Soulshine cafe and in Louth at The historic Priory Hotel as well as hitting some old favorites at London’s What’s Cookin showcase. Check Tour Dates here. More news soon. Thanks for checkin in!
Leading into summer Ash Gray and the Burners are working on new recordings some of which will be released as a piece of vinyl, a two sided single on Martin Bedford’s, Honeybee Blues label around August. The Burners will be doing some scattered dates around UK while working on new material including opening up for hometown hero,Dale Watson on June 5th at the Greystones in Sheffield. Keep a close eye and some more new dates will before and after Sheffield’s Tram line festival in July!
Ash Gray and the Burners hit London then Derby this Feb. I will also be doing two showcases along side old friend,Shandon Sahm(son of Doug) in the Netherlands this January as he begins some work on new recordings and as a lead up to South By Southwest and more gigs this spring/summer.
SXSW promises some informal showcases for The Burners as well as some more Texas recordings. Look for more spring/summer listings here soon and some festival news.
Stay tuned here for announcements about Winter and spring tour dates emerging . We’ll be back in Texas for a month from Oct 16. GREAT times playing Dionysus as a round up from France! Pictured here as a duet with Jim Widdop!
As Ash Gray and The Burners roll into September we’ll not only be in France playing some events on the fringe of Austin transplant festival, Levitation but will be back in UK for the Dionysus Festival another psychedelic romp as the Burners gradually make some forays from our country/rock roots into mildly psych territory. More gigs and news appearing shortly in here and in “Tour Dates” section .
The next couple month brings about some gigs in some A-list cities. Starting off with some gigs in Amsterdam and Alkmaar alongside Son of Doug,Shandon Sahm. These back-up gigs with Shandon will be a nice warmup to the upcoming Burners shows. The Burners and I will be off to Austin’s sister city,Angers for a series of gigs with Jim Widdop on pedal steel guitar and longtime Austin bandmate/drummer,Kenny Wayne where we’ll be furthering an interchange of musicians that has seen more and more Austin talent invading it’s sister city of Angers.