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 Magazine, Bman'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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