"Got any gigs?" is a question I get quite often at Colin's Coffee. The following should get everybody caught up for the summer of 2017. Any help spreading the word is always appreciated. And thanks for reading Pencilstorm. - Colin
Dad Can't Help You Now
I have been working the song/video "Dad Can't Help You Now" leading up to Father's Day. It has been sent to about 80 radio stations / online programs and blogs. If you would like to help, the following link has the video, press and the song. Just cut and paste and pass along to somebody who might enjoy it. Click here for Dad Can't Help You Now promo page.
Also, I will be taping an episode with Eric Zimmer and his acclaimed podcast The One You Feed on Friday June 9th. It should air sometime around Father's Day. I'll keep you posted.
Watershed Returns (but don't call it a comeback)
Biggie is getting the van washed and waxed and we will be playing a couple of shows towards the end of June. We have a new record in the works, but no plans for release at this point.
Thursday June 22nd Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland. Click here for details.
Friday June 23rd Frankie's Toledo, OH Click here for details.
Saturday June 24th Watershed returns to Comfest! Goodale Park - Main stage 6:30 pm
And some more fun stuff:
Tune into the CD1025 the week of June 19th as Brian Phillips will be spinning a Watershed twofer at 8:30am every morning to get you primed for the Comfest show.
Pencilstorm.com will be re-running the complete Watershed song rankings by Nick Jezierny for a week starting Sunday, June 18th.
Watershed will be hanging out at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Friday, June 23rd. Meet us in the lobby at 1 pm if you want to join in.
And last but not least - we will be having a post-Comfest party featuring a Watershed / Willie Phoenix mix at Little Rock Bar from 9 pm until??? (editor's note: Willie's mighty Soul Underground follows Watershed on the Main (Bozo) Stage at Comfest at 8 pm or so. You've gotta stay for that, then head over to Little Rock for some rock & brews.) It's walking distance from Goodale Park and has a rooftop bar. Drop by and say Hello.
The League Bowlers are playing the Ohio State Fair!
Yup. Fire up a lemon squeeze and some Tom Thumb donuts and come out to the Ohio State Fair Wednesday, July 26rd for McGuffey Lane, The League Bowlers and Erica Blinn. The show is free with fair admission and being held in the Celeste Center - which seats about 10,000 people - so I suspect you might be able to find a spot in the grandstand. Click here for the League Bowlers facebook page.
Remember that band Colin Gawel and The Lonely Bones? The one that did that "Superior" song everybody loved so much? They have sort of been on the back burner with Herb and Rick tied up with Watershed and Dan tied up with the Bowlers and Four String Brew. However, we will be playing the Fashion Meets Music Festival Saturday, August 19th at Fortress Obetz. It's going to be a blast. Click here for details.
And to top it all off, The League Bowlers will be opening for our personal heroes The Yayhoos at the Rumba Cafe Wednesday, August 23rd. Click here for more info.
And to top off the top off, The League Bowlers are playing the Ox Roast in Grandview Friday, September 8th. It will be held at Pierce Field. Click here for details.
Bonus gig: Rumor has it Watershed will be playing another festival the weekend of September 16-17th.
Whew. There you go. Hope to see you sometime. - Colin