We played Vega in Lincoln, NE on May 9th 2015 and Silver Street Records brought in a film crew to capture it all. Here’s the first video from our 8 song set, “Running With Love” – a new song that will be on our next record, which we are recording in Nashville later this year. We’ll continue to release more videos from this set over the next couple of months – enjoy! And folks, if you don’t have a copy of our current album Living By The Minute yet, let’s rectify that!
We rolled into Nashville on Monday expecting our first show in a town full of amazing talent where no one knows us to be well – sort of dead. Wow, were we wrong. A Critic’s Pick in the Nashville Scene no doubt got the locals out to see a Soul band from Nebraska. Here’s what they had to say:
“Their just-released second album Living by the Minute evokes the hard-boiled funk of James Brown, the Memphis howl of Otis Redding and Al Green, and the percolating parade beat of New Orleans, but with a lean, modern energy. Hoyer’s lyrics, enlivened by the husky charcoal purr of his voice, also keep his songs in the present — especially in the title number, which brims with urban desperation, and “Over the City,” which sounds like a lost outtake from Curtis Mayfield’s timeless Super Fly.”
Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie was packed for our show and we made a lot of new fans. We can’t wait to get back to Nashville! Now – on to Memphis and the Hi Tone Cafe!
Hey folks get your DVRS ready. Our ballad, The First One, has been selected to be featured in the TVONE film For The Love of Ruth, a film premiering Saturday, May 9th at 7pm Central starring Denise Boutte, Gary Dourdan, Loretta Devine and James Pickens Jr.
Inspired by the biblical story, “For The Love of Ruth” follows the journey of Ruth Sommerling ( Boutte), who, orphaned as a child and currently residing in a women’s shelter has lived a life filled with pain and disappointment. In rapid succession, Ruth marries Nicholas Marachond, but a dreadful accident leaves her widowed. Refusing to abandon the new family ties she’s formed, Ruth develops a close bond with Naomi Marachond (Devine). As the matriarch of the Marachond family, Naomi introduces Ruth to the fullness that a life filled with faith and loyalty presents. However, Naomi’s brother-in-law Stephen (Pickens Jr.) discourages this connection and voices his suspicion of Ruth’s intentions. Ultimately, the love she desired all her life is found in Naomi’s reclusive cousin, Braxton (Dourdan) who despite objections from others showers Ruth with an outpouring of love and kindness.
Launched on Martin Luther King’s birthday in January 2004, TV One is a fast growing cable network that now serves 57 million households. Combining hit sitcoms, big studio movies, irreverent reality television and newsworthy specials, TV One delivers real life and entertainment programming from the African American point of view. TV One represents a connection to the authentic, rich, and diverse experience of African American life, history, and culture.
“The First One’ is a perfect fit for this movie, and we’re happy our music helps tell this story. Much thanks to Silver Street Records, Matter Creative, and Swirl Films for putting this all together.
Check out “The First One” and our new album, Living By The Minute on iTunes!