Bandlife #2003

Read Bandlife: Tips on How to Survive Life in a Band and Other Lives Too… by Matthew Paige, part of the Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club.

Matthew Paige realized that he could make life a lot easier for other musicians embarking on a life on tour. Geared towards bands with minimal road experience, Paige offers advice on everything from nutrition and fitness, to responsible partying, to internal band communication. Bandlife offers a quick read that is useful to many people first learning to live cohesively with others, such as teens heading off to college, or more sheltered young adults first moving out on their own.

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Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy: Video & Tour

Woohoo! Country Fried Rock alums, Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy, are launching a super tour. See if they’re heading your way (DC, VA, NY, NC, GA, WI, KY, TN, more!), and buy your tickets. I got to see them in a nice long set at Rhythm N Blooms in Knoxville this month and highly recommend going.

Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy also have a brand new video for y’all, too! Please share.


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5/5/2014 Washington, D.C. @ Hill Country Live (Indoor Stage)
5/6/2014 Ashland, VA @ Ashland Coffee & Tea
5/8/2014 Washington, D.C. @ Hill Country’s Backyard BBQ at the National Building Museum
5/9/2014 NYC, NY @ Hill Country Live (Outdoor Stage)
5/10/2014 Brooklyn, NY @ Hill Country Live
5/13/2014 Raleigh, NC @The Pour House Music Hall
5/14/2014 Charlotte, NC @ The Double Door Inn
5/17/2014 Winterville, GA @ Marigold Festival
6/10/2014 Wisconsin Dells, WI @The Showboat Saloon
6/13/2014 Whitesburg, KY @ Summit City Lounge
6/14/2014 Maryville, TN @ The Shed at Smokey Harley Davidson

Chicago Farmer

Chicago Farmer is hitting the road! A fairly recent Country Fried Rock alum, this folk singer’s record Backenforth, IL stayed in my CD player for weeks. Be sure to catch one of his upcoming shows.

Chicago Farmer 2014 Tour Dates
Jan 11 Springfield, IL – Donnie’s Homespun
Jan 29 Madison, WI – Hotel Red
Jan 30 Two Rivers, WI – Waverly Inn
Jan 31 Minocqua, WI – Minocqua Brewing CO.
Feb 01 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
Feb 07 Nashville, IN – The Cabin Fever Concert
Feb 08 Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
Feb 13 St. Louis, MO – The Gramophone
Feb 14 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
Feb 15 McHenry, IL – Winter Roots at Mackey’s Hideout
Feb 20 Chicago, IL – Dunn Dunn Fest at Tonic Room
Feb 21 Davenport, IA – The Redstone Room
Feb 22 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Feb 28 Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Other Side

Buy Chicago Farmer’s music here on Amazon.