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Presently I am re-jiggering my pedalboard and about to change my guitar strings – not the sort of activities which generally bring me much joy (I am so NOT a gear-oriented guy) but today I do them with a keen sense of anticipation. The Keneally-Bendian-Lunn tour starts this week (first show is Thursday the 15th in Nashville) and I’m jazzed about it.
I want to thank, with all sinceriosity, the people who volunteered to be Guest Hosts (and Associate Guest Hosts) for the upcoming shows, and are doing all they can to help us spread the word. If you have pals who might not know about the gigs and would enjoy them, let them know what’s happening!
I’m writing this on my daughter’s 20th birthday. Mind reeling from the implications. Happy birthday sweetheart!
GUEST HOSTS FOR THE KENEALLY-BENDIAN-LUNN TOUR
Response to the Guest Host program for the upcoming Keneally-Bendian-Lunn tour (dates and Guest Hosts here) has been swift and extremely rewarding. Thank you to all first responders very kindly! Thou art heroic. We have Guest Hosts anointed for the majority of the gigs, but we still seek out a few hearty souls to assist us for shows in PHILADELPHIA, DUNELLEN NJ and SCOTTSVILLE KY.
Guest Hosts can help us by increasing local awareness of our gig, printing and putting up posters (we supply the artwork), arranging any local media that is within their reach, and helping with online tubthumping. The GH and a pal will meet us at the venue, help with load-in if they’re capable, get tickets to the gig of course, hang out with us before and after the show, introduce us onstage if they wish to (no one is forced to), and at some point I will hand him/her a CD-R containing rough mixes from Scambot 2, currently in progress and estimated to be approximately 63% complete.
If you’d like to be one of the few, the proud, the Guest Hosts for the last remaining gigs, please write to Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
For the Keneally-Bendian-Lunn May Tour (see dates and cities below), we’re bringing back an old custom that we used to do a lot in the ’90s and early ’00s – the Guest Host program.
Wanna be a Guest Host? It’s a fun way for (potentially) you and (definitely) I to connect, and for us to get some VERY needed and welcome assistance on the road.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic someone in each city of the tour to help us get people to the show, by distributing posters to record and music stores (if you still have such things in your region) and any other appropriate locations, spreading the word amongst your friends, contacting any local media you can gain access to, helping us with social media etc.
You’d meet us at the venue (bring a buddy and if you’re able to help with loading in our stuff, we appreciate it), hang with us, watch soundcheck and all the attendant rigamarole. You and your pal will get tickets to the show of course. You can introduce us at the beginning of the show, if you like.
And I’ll hand you a CD-R with a few mixes in progress from the upcoming Scambot 2 album. Only up to 14 of these CD-Rs will be handed out, one per city. You and I will pinky swear that you’ll keep the music private. If your pals want to hear, they can come over to your house and listen. In this way we will bring back the communal aspects of music listening in a way not seen since it was last seen.