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Crankshaft's April Update

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Hello!
March was a great month! Our new album hit the top 100 at AMA (Americana Music Association) starting at #93 on March 6th, and it's continuing to climb, this week at #77! This month also marks the first ever regular play on 89.3 The Current, so THANK YOU SO MUCH for requesting! We've been getting a lot traction with press as well, Emily Buss did an in depth review of it on her blog, On The Rechord, check it out if you have a minute: OnTheRechord.com 

We've received so much great feedback from fans and press related to the new song Waiting For Me, that I decided produce a video for it. Rachel and I started capturing footage a few weeks ago, and it's coming along nicely. This will be the first Crankshaft video that I directed, and edited. I plan on directing and editing two more this summer. I attached video stills from Waiting For Me to this message, look forward to it's release in the early fall! Video Still 1 | Video Still 2 | Video Still 3 | Video Still 4
Have a great spring! Thanks for your continued support, hope to see you at a show soon! - Crankshaft.

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Crankshaft February Update - CD and Vinyl Release This Saturday!

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I've had a really exciting month, we just got home from the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, where Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders completed the contest in the semifinal round. We had an amazing time, thanks to all the Minnesotans that came down to support us during our three different performances on Beale Street! Be sure to check out the photo blog that Rachel did for the tour, the pictures turned out great and can be found here:http://www.trixielongstocking.com/category/crankshaft/. Thanks so much for the support and good luck wishes while we were gone! 

Rift MagazineBman's Blues Report, and Schwindy's Indie Music Spotlight all posted reviews for "What You Gonna Do?" this week, the album hit itunes and AmazonMusic yesterday and will be released on CD and vinyl this Saturday at Famous Dave's in Uptown. Last Wednesday St. Cloud's 88.1 FM played the entire album from front to back during their blues program, how cool is that?! Thanks to the ArtistSignal money, the album is being promoted by Pete Knapp and Co., voted Americana Promoter of the year in 2012. I'm super excited to see how the album will do on the national Americana Top 40 Chart!

I literally just received confirmation from the associate producer of Minnesota Original that Crankshaft will be featured next Sunday, February 17, at 6pm and at 10pm, on TPT channel 2! I'll also be doing a live Twitter chat while the feature is being aired, I can be found at Twitter.com/crankshaftmusic - I'm so flattered and excited to be a part of this program, I've been looking forward to this for a long time! Thanks Brittany S.!


February and March will be light months for me. The 331 Club is featuring an exclusive Crankshaft residency Tuesdays in March, hope to see you there! Scroll down to view show listings, thanks for the continued support folks! Alex. 

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Gone Mental Episode 70

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Here we go again with episode 70. Brand new releases from Th’ Damned Crows and Narco States along with our normal hour of mental rock & roll. Get it now.
Click Here for the link to Th’ Damned Crow’s indiegogo page for their album mentioned on the episode. Here for their bandcamp page.
Here is the link for Narco States Bandcamp page.
    
 
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Gone Mental Episode 71

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Brand new episode 71 of the best mental rocknroll. Gone Mental once again bringing you greatness from The Meteors, Phantom Rockers, Barnyard Ballers, Ronnie Self and more. Including a couple of requests from the chat. If you missed us live on Thursday come and get it now.
 
 
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January Crankshaft Update

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Hello Folks!
2012 proved to be a busy, successful year for me and a year of many firsts, including two performances on the KARE 11 (MN-NBC) morning show, a performance at the sold-out First Avenue main room, and a major internet voting contest win that granted me 25k to use to further my career. Most of my energy was spent producing a new album which will be released on February 9th at Famous Dave's in Uptown (Minneapolis, MN). The album features 12 new original songs and can be previewed in its entirety here: https://soundcloud.com/crankshaft-1/sets/what-you-gonna-do I'm planning on releasing three new music videos from this album in 2013, I'm really excited to execute the ideas that I have brewing for them! Early in 2013 TPT channel 2 will be featuring Crankshaft on Minnesota Original, I'm incredibly flattered that they chose me to be a part of their show and will keep you all updated on the air time! Thanks for the support across the past few years, I hope 2013 is great for everyone! Alex.
 
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