Thursday, October 29, 2009

Robert Plant & Jackshit

A few weeks ago I was at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. It was a crazy day. One of the best of my life. 5 albums worth of pics are here.

I played a song with my buddies Elvis Perkins In Dearland.

But this is not why I write today. I write today because bumming around among the Mt. Rushmore of bluegrass and billionaires and millionaires and superstars backstage, I'm walking and look over to see Robert Plant. He's talking with Elvis Costello's drummer Pete Thomas. And I get all nervous. Cuz like how do I say hello and still be cool. I don't want anything from them. Just to acknowledge they're a couple of inspiring and badass musicians. I walk kinda over by them. And then...
chicken out.

But as I'm chickening out, I overhear them talking. Pete is talking about and explaining his side project band Jackshit. It's him and Elvis Costello's bass player, Davey Farragher, and Jackson Browne's guitar player Val McCallum. They do 3 part harmonies all night long with the best country soul covers & redneck schtick in between. Pure genius.

So, I stop in my tracks. And walk right up to them. I'm like "Are you guys talking about Jackshit?! They're my favorite band." And Pete says to Robert, "See this guy knows what he's talking about." And I say to Plant, "Oh you've done a great thing or two here and there yourself." I shook their hands and said, "It was an honor to meet you both." And then was on my way.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Our New EP Is Done. Get It Here Now.

Get our new EP here:

<a href="">Get Up Get Out Get Gone by Paul Chesne</a>

If you "Download Album" it comes as a ZIP file. If you don't know what that is, you can download each song at a time. Or you can just listen online.

Or if you pester me, I will burn you a copy and mail it to you. We are not printing a batch of CD's just yet.

It is pay what you want. Put in $0. Put in $1,000,000. It don't matter to me as long as you get it...

And send the link to anyone that you think might like this distinct brand of the chaos and the rhythm and the wonder and the ecstasy and the triumphs and the trials and the tales of the blues.

I am playing a 25 minute set tomorrow night at the Cinema Bar. Just me and Jonny Niemann. 9pm. Free

Halloween at O'Brien's. Free Party.

Now it's time for me to Get Up Get Out & Get Gone. I hope that you do the same. And I mean that in the nicest possible way of course.

Have a wonderful weekend,


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