For immediate release: Watershed has announced a two-stop Mississippi Delta tour for the weekend of January 31st in Memphis, Tennessee. Fans of the book Hitless Wonder are familiar with the groundbreaking "Drinking Tour" concept first pioneered by the band in 2012. The "Drinking Tour" allows fans to interact with the band without all the hassle and noise of an actual performance. If you would like to actually see the band live, click here for a pro shot full concert. on Youtube.
Saturday January 31st Watershed guitarist Colin Gawel, along with legendary road manager Mike "Biggie" McDermott, will be making a 7 pm appearance at Sam's Town Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. The exact location is TBA, but expect them to be at a bar near the River Palace Entertainment Complex where later that same evening they will be attending a performance by Jerry Lee Lewis. Click here for details on the show.
Sunday February 1st Biggie and Colin will be joined by roadie extraordinaire and rock historian Ricki C. at the fabulous Buccaneer Lounge (1368 Monroe Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 Click here for more info). The event is scheduled to begin at 5 pm or whenever they finish touring Graceland earlier that day.
Conversation topics expected to be covered over the weekend include: Sun Studio, Dewey Phillips, Stax Records, Big Star, Cheap Trick, Elvis, Jerry Lee crashing into Graceland, Watershed crashing into Dash Rip Rock's van in Memphis, BBQ, Mike Conely is a bad ass, Cheap Trick again, the Memphis Yellow Fever epidemic, where are we going to watch the Super Bowl?, Biggie's under-inflated balls and much more.
Admission to both events is free though fans are encouraged to buy drinks and/or chocolate milk (Ricki) for band members. They will be happy to sign any Watershed-related records, CD's, or books.
If you missed September's Watershed drinking tour stop in St. Paul, Minnesota, you missed a great time with Joe Oestreich and Mike "Biggie" McDermott. Don't miss this one. See you on historic Beale Street.
details at watershedcentral.com or follow @colingawel on Twitter.