Hello everybody, I hope you are well!
It's gonna be a busy month for me and the band, we'll be touring between the 20th and 23rd, hitting Albert Lea, Fort Dodge, Kansas City, and St. Louis. If you have friends in those areas please let them know that we're coming through! We'll also be playing in Grand Forks this month.
We have some pretty bad ass shows booked for this summer already, including Memory Lanes Block Party in Minneapolis, Bastille Days in Milwaukee, Med City BBQ Festival in Rochester, Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth, and opening for 38 Special in Niagara Wisconsin!
Since the last update I've finished three new songs, which I'm super excited about! I'll be playing them at upcoming shows, which are listed below, boogie! See you soon! Alex
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This is an exciting month for me! Thanksgiving day will mark the world wide release of my new music videos on YouTube! I can't wait to share them on the internet with out of state family and fans that were unable to make it to the release party, yeah!
The night before Thanksgiving I'll be hosting a canned food drive at Magillycuddy's in Anoka, it's a $10 donation at the door, or $5 if you bring a canned or dry food item. 100% of the money collected will be donated to Second Harvest Heartland, for every $5 raised Second Harvest Heartland will be able to provide 18 meals for the hungry.
Since the last update I've been working on finishing up on the new live album "Boogie Melt." A collection of ten live tracks recorded with a giant rhythm section last February, a horn section, backup singers, piano, harmonica, the works! It will be released on December 14th
at Famous Dave's in Calhoun Square. This will be a limited edition CD, only 1,000 copies will be released, and will not be available on any download site, get physical baby!
I've got a ton of fun shows coming up this month, I hope to see you soon! - Crankshaft
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Last night we blew our $1,600 goal out of the water with a total of $2,400 raised for Second Harvest Heartland! Thanks so much for coming out to Magillycuddy's to show your support for such a good cause! We're not sure how much food we collected, once it's weighed I'll make a news update onhttp://crankshaftmusic.com
I can say, the Crankshaft van is very full of food!
I'll be releasing a new limited edition CD on December 14th
called "Boogie Melt" a live album that was recorded with a giant 13 piece rhythm section! I'm only pressing 1,000 copies, it will not be released to Itunes, and will not be repressed. Hope to see you at Famous Dave's in Uptown! My friends The Fattenin' Frogs, and Kevin James & Tony Comeau, will also be releasing new albums on that night, so this will be a triple release party!
Have a great holiday season everyone, I'll be scaling my performances back in January and February to focus on finishing the upstairs of my home, during that time you can find me exclusively at Magillycuddy's every Sunday from 6-9pm
Thanks for your continued support! - Crankshaft!
I have exciting news... I've been added to Hello Booking Agency's roster! I feel like this is a big step forward for me, with the booking and calendar management out of my hair I'll be able to focus on making more music and art, which is pretty much my favorite thing in the whole world! If you have a minute, check out Hello's website: www.hellobooking.com
The turnout for the music video release show was so incredible, thanks for coming out! If you missed the party don't fret, the videos will be released on Thanksgiving day! Until then we're giving away copies of them on DVD with purchase of any Crankshaft merchandise, anything goes, if you buy a bumper sticker for $1, we'll give you a DVD, that goes for internet sales too!
Hope things are well for you, and I hope to see you at a show soon! - Crankshaft.
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