was quite a year for me. Aside from our ongoing work with
TYA, Joe and I played 48 shows with Hundred Seventy Split
and I'd like to thank all of you who came out to see us. Thanks
too for the positive comments we've received about the new
The ‘Rock Palast, Crossroads’ TV show in October
2011 and that has been shown all over Germany, Austria and
Switzerland. Hungarian TV also filmed us at ‘The Gourmet
Blues Festival’ near Budapest. If you missed either
you can catch the shows on You Tube.
first ‘Hundred Seventy Split” CD has been selling
well so we've just made it available as a ‘Limited Edition’
Vinyl. We've included a download card with the album so that
people can copy the songs onto MP3 players if they wish. The
HSS warehouse has a batch of records ready to dispatch so
very soon you'll be able to buy a copy in the stores, on line
or at gigs.
we’ll be releasing our own DVD recorded at The Rockhall,
have enough recorded material from several shows to make a
double live CD and that will be out soon with some songs you
may not have heard before.
started writing for our new studio CD and in between gigs
we'll be laying down the tracks with drummer Damon Sawyer.
Damon is now a regular member of the band
Seventy Split are on tour again throughout 2012 mostly on
our own and occasionally we've teamed up as special guest
on a run of Johnny Winter shows.
can I say about TYA that's not already been said? I find it
amazing that we're still playing together as a band with only
one personnel change in over forty years.
year the band played around fifty-six shows mostly in Europe
with a short run to Canada for three festival dates. There
are a number of shows planned throughout 2012 so keep an eye
on our web site for ones local to you.
like to thank all of you that come along time after time to
support us, some old some young. Many of you have become friends
over a number of years and we know your names but there are
also many familiar faces we see every time out there in the
crowd. Thank you for your enthusiastic welcome at every gig
we play. It makes the journey worthwhile.
of you have asked about a new TYA record. There's no studio
recording planned for this year but we are reviewing material
already in the can to see what could be interesting to release.
I'm keen on Vinyl these days. I'm amazed how much better the
sound is compared with MP3s. I’m trying to persuade
TYA to do something on Vinyl and it would be great to hear
what you think about the idea for some vinyl releases from
TYA as well as the usual CD.
from all of us for a great 2011. Hope to see you out there
on the road over the next twelve months.