A big thanks to everyone who tuned in!! It was a lot of fun to join the guys on stage for the first time in three months. And the Narrows is doing a great job providing a safe environment for bands to be able to play live on stage and broadcasting it out to all our friends and fans.
Live-Streamed from The Narrows on May 29th!!
We hope you'll join us on Friday, May 29th (8pm EST) on the Narrows Center for the Arts YouTube page. This is the first time our full band has stood on stage together in three months!! We've got a set of greatest hits, plus a few surprises planned for this show.
It's FREE to watch, but tips and donations are encouraged. It's so important right now to support artists and venues and to make sure that venues will still be around when the time comes for them to safely reopen.
Be sure to set a reminder for the show this Friday and tune in HERE. Get ready to rock 'n' roll.
The Jackalope has returned and this time with a public service announcement. We've got a whole bunch of new merch items available HERE!!
We've got a whole bunch of options: Men's & Women's Hoodies, T-Shirts, Baseball Tees, Tote Bags, even some tie dye Shirts for you hippie skippies!! Be sure to take a look and stay safe.
We're live-streaming on Facebook every Tuesday (Noon EST) and Friday (5pm EST)!!!
Every Tuesday in April (Noon EST) you can tune into the Ward Hayden & The Outliers Facebook page for Twang Tuesdays with Cody Nilsen. A guitar and pedal steel tutorial with songs, stories and more.
And you can catch the full band streaming in from their respective locations every Friday (5pm EST) for Outlier Fridays on Facebook. This has been a lotta fun and we love to hear from you during the live-stream. Each show has a theme ranging from Songs in the Round, to Honky Tonk Happy Hour, to Requests Only, to Million Dollar Quartet and more!!
We hope to see you on FB every Tues and Fri!! #hostawatchparty
We like to thank everyone who was able to pitch in and get on board for our Kickstarter new album campaign. Your support and generosity is truly appreciated and incredibly encouraging.
We had 182 individual backers and we can't wait to hook you up with your rewards. Our recording dates have had to be pushed back, but we are working on rescheduling and we'll absolutely be documenting the recording process on our social media pages, so be sure to stay tuned in. We'll have more updates coming in in the next few weeks, so be sure to keep in touch and stay tuned in. Thank you all so much for all of your continued support. Much love and gratitude. -Ward Hayden & The Outliers.
Thanks to everyone who joined in for the live-stream of "Inverted Valentine, thanks to you we raised $1453 for the CDP COVID-19 Relief Fund!!
I'd like to thank everyone who was able to join in for the live-stream of "Inverted Valentine". Honestly, that was truly awesome to get to connected with people, via a live-stream, and get to play that album in its entirety. You all came up big time!! Thanks to you we were able to raise $1453 and donate 100% of it to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Relief Fund.
They are providing a great service and working to get masks, gowns, and protective equipment to healthcare workers, doctors, nurses and first responders who are on the front lines of this pandemic. Thank you for being so generous and supporting this fundraiser. Please continue to stay safe and we'll keep thinking up ways where we can do something to help.
A great big thanks to The Boston Globe and Lauren Daley for focusing on the way Boston musicians have been able to get creative, stay connected and be philanthropic during these extenuating circumstances we're all currently experiencing.
Super cool of them to put this article together and from our personal perspective we hope to keep doing what we can to stay connected and provide something that's entertaining and enriching while we're all doing our part to stop the spread of this virus. Staying home can get a bit monotonous and it turns out the internet is good for a number of things ;)
Be sure to tune in Tuesdays at noon (EST) for Cody's Twang Gand Tuesdays on our FB & Instagram pages. And every Friday for the next few weeks for Outliers Fridays, this weeks feature will be Songwriters in the Round with the full band.
SXSW has officially been cancelled, which has really disrupted our upcoming tour plans, but we're figuring out a plan of action as we speak. We respect the city of Austin's decision to protect people and do their part in preventing the further spread of this virus. Sometimes you gotta take a hit in the short term to do what you gotta do for the greater good in the long run.
Our tour dates for this week in New York, Ohio and Tennessee are all still happening, so don't worry about those, we're really looking forward to seeing you in Syracuse, Cleveland, Columbus & Memphis.
This SXSW cancellation is obviously a pretty big hit in our little world, but we've got our sights set on the big picture. And this past weekend we launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund our upcoming new album. Some of the rewards have already been snapped up, but we have plenty of really unique and special rewards remaining for when you get involved, including signed CD & Vinyl pre-order, limited edition T-Shirts, custom drum heads & a whole lot more. And my cherry red vintage Guild acoustic is still available as well, if you google the band you'll see it in a ton of pics online. It's been my trusty tour guitar for the past few years, it's been heavily used on this recording and I'd love to see it go to an owner who will love it as much as I have. Please take a look, we'd love to have you on board for this project.
Take a look HERE and help us make this new album come to fruition.
We're headed into the studio in early April and we'd love to have you become a part of this project.
I moved back to my hometown of Scituate, MA last year with the goal of reconnecting to my roots and understanding what it means to come from a small town in today's world. As a songwriter it was one of the best decisions I've ever made and as a person it was something I felt I needed to do. I hope that connects with you on these recordings. It isn't easy to explore difficult things and it isn't always easy to look in the mirror. But it's who we are and I think it's worthwhile and worthy of writing about with the intention of sharing with other people.
We've set up a lot of great rewards including Signed CDs, Vinyl, a Limited Edition T-Shirt, and even my Stetson Cowboy Hat worn in our Hank Williams shows & my cherry red vintage Guild guitar. Take a look HERE.
I've been very cautious about what I've want to create and I've waited patiently for the time to feel right to return to the studio. We really want to have you on board for this project, so please take a look and contribute what you can to help this come to fruition. Many thanks and many continued experiences worth singing about.
It's been a few years since we last traveled down to Austin, TX for the citywide circus known as SXSW. So, we're thrilled to have been accepted this year to showcase at the 2020 festival.
We'll be arriving in Austin, TX on March 18 and in addition to our official showcase, we're really looking forward to performing at some day parties as well.
3/19 - Hand Draw Records Showcase at Darwin's Pub, 12pm
3/19 - Smoke, Sounds & Suds at Stiles Switch BBQ, 5:45pm
3/20 - Clive Bar, 2pm
3/21 - The ABGB, 3pm
3/21 - SXSW Official Showcase at BEER LAND, 11pm
We can't wait to see you in Austin!!!