It's awards season!!
2022 has been a great year for music. Things have been happening in a very real way and it's been so nice to get back to playing shows, touring, recording, and bringing to life a couple projects we'd been planning and working on the last couple years. We have some exciting things coming up in the last quarter of 2022, including our first European Tour since 2019, which kicks off Oct 4th in Spain (full tour schedule HERE) and 2023 is gonna have some brand new music and a few special surprises.
We're honored and thrilled to see Ward Hayden & The Outliers nominated for "Country Artist of the Year" in the 2022 Boston Music Awards. And in a list with so many other great country acts from our great city.
And our very own Cody Nilsen is nominated for "Session Musician of the Year". When he isn't on the road with us, Cody has become a huge asset to the studios not just in Massachusetts, but in New York and more recently over in Europe and Scandinavia for his work on pedal steel and guitar. Really nice to see him recognized for all his work and what he adds to so much music getting created.
And I'm honored to see my name listed in the "Vocalist of the Year" category. To say my brand of singing is an outlier in the Boston landscape would be an understatement, but Boston has always had my back and supported my style of Country music.
These award shows are always a lot of fun and they're a great way to champion the music being made here. They're also such a nice way to see musicians and fans all come together for one big event and support each other. Last year's award show was some of the best local camaraderie I have seen in some time and it really did my heart some good to be there and witness it.
We hope you'll take a minute to cast you votes for you favorite Boston artists HERE. And please encourage your music loving friends to show their support as well. Many thanks and looking forward to what the rest of 2022 has in store!!
Thrilled and honored to see WHATO nominated for "Artist of the Year" in the 2022 New England Music Awards.
European Tour 2022 kicks off Oct 4th in Girona, Spain!!
Followed by dates throughout Spain, France, Belgium & Switzerland. Tickets are on sale now HERE. We can't wait to see you in Europe!!
We hope you'll join us to celebrate the life, legacy, and music of Country's Greatest Songwriter: Hank Williams.
Ol' Hank left a lasting and incredibly important legacy. Both in life and in music there is so much to learn and to take from his 29 years. And while he learned to play music at a relatively young age, his rise and fall in the music world lasted just four short years before his untimely passing. But, the stories of his life and his incredibly music have lived on and it is always a joy to get to share these songs from the stage.
We're looking forward to seeing you in New York for two shows and in Massachusetts this week.
Sept 15 - Rochester, NY - Abilene
Sept 16 - Syracuse, NY - 443 Social Club
Sept 17 - Worcester, MA - Off The Rails
We hope you'll join us on Sept 15th at Abilene in Rochester, NY to celebrate the life, legacy, and music of Country's greatest songwriter!!
Tickets are on sale now!! Invite your country music loving friends along to join you and let's go honky tonkin'!! Tix available HERE.
We're very excited to announce we'll be headed back to Spain in October 2022 to kick off the first leg of our European Tour.
Be sure to mark the dates in your calendar, message your friends, and order your tickets.
One of the things we've missed most the last couple years is touring in Europe, so we're truly thrilled to be headed back this Fall with our new album "Free Country". We can't wait to see you in Spain!!
We're headed to the Knickerbocker Music Center on April 30th down in Westerly, RI.
Nick Bosse opens the show!!
Get your friends together and buy your tickets HERE, we're looking forward to seeing you down in Rhode Island.
We're very excited to announce we'll be back in our hometown of Boston, MA on March 24th for a special show at Boston Harbor Distillery.
This is a really unique venue and a great chance to catch the band in an intimate setting. Only 120 tickets are available and they're on sale now HERE.
Invite your friends to join you and get ready for a great night. We're already looking forward to seeing you here in Boston.
With the new year we've got some great upcoming tour dates happening, including a return to the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA on Jan 7th for our first show of the new year.
The Wolff Sisters (duo) open the show!! If you haven't seen them yet, they're outstanding, one of the best up and coming acts in Boston.
Then we head up to Maine for two great shows: Jan 14th at One Longfellow Square in Portland and Jan 15th at Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield. These are both awesome venues, super nice spots to catch a show and both run by truly great people.
For a full list of tour dates be sure to visit our Shows page HERE, we've got more great concerts happening in MA, ME, WV, PA, CT and more in the first part of the new year!!
A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us in the 2021 Boston Music Awards!!
We had such a fun time at the awards show and was really nice to see so many other acts and artists in the Boston area. This year really felt like a boost to the local music scene and community and it was really welcomed.
Much respect to all the winner and nominees for putting their music out there and working so hard this year and beyond. The Boston music scene never ceases to impress me and it's cool to see an event like the BMAs that champions and celebrates all the diverse talent coming out of our city.
And thank you for all your continues support of the guys and I, it really means the world to us to get to keep making new music that means something to us and to connect with you through recorded music and live shows. We can't wait to see you in the new year!!