Well, another sweltering summer has begun it's long boil of the 'Ham. We have our new recording, "The Lost Years" in the can, and only have some final touches and mixing to do before we have a new CD in our hot little hands. This one is all Acousticats. Our little division of Full Moon Blanket (including Danielle Hardaman on Vocals, Victor Wilson on guitar and me, Tim Kelly, on guitar and vocals)has been playing in and around Birmingham for the last 4 years, and I wanted to record for posterity some of the great original songs we have written together. Most of these songs have already made it to the Full band setlist. We also included some of our favorite covers for good measure. As the Acousticats, our list of cover songs grew from about 20 to over 80 songs, and I, for one have had a blast working with Danielle and Victor finding new songs and "conquering" them. Singing Duet-style with Danielle on "Stop Draggin' my Heart Around", and doing Tool's "Sober" with acoustic guitar and mandolin with Victor are just a few of the highlights that come to mind. Keep your eyes out for upcoming Acousticats dates this summer, and a CD release party this fall. The peak for our live performances will fall on the weekend of July 4th this summer. Catch the full band at Superior Grill on Friday, July 1st, featuring Danielle and Tim on Vocals and Guitar, Eric Onimus on bass, and Jon on drums. If you're more of a "day person", Tim will be doing a solo acoustic set Saturday July 2nd at 9am at Pepper Place. That night, Tim and Danielle return to Otey's in Crestline for a full evening of Acousticat goodness. Go for the full trifecta if you dare, and see how deep the musical roots of this group run, it should be an adventure, or as Bono once said, "a MUSICAL journey". Join us for all the fun and check back here for updates and new songs, as we have some live recordings we should have posted here soon. Have a great summer!