Archive: December 1, 2012
Merry Christmas Everyone!
This, as many of you know, is my favorite time of the year. I love buying chocolate oranges to crack open, walking downtown in the snow, smiling at strangers, and wishing people Merry Christmas. Our tree has been decorated for over a week already. My roommates and I are continually adding new bobbles to the rooms in our home. I have a purple tinsel Christmas tree that I need to pull out of it’s box and install in the craft room. I love this time of year.
I won’t be able to drive down to Fresno this year and visit my family, and it looks like for the first time in, I have no idea how long, I won’t be doing a Christmas tour either. Instead I’m hunkering down in Portland trying to get the new album out as fast as possible. Little tweaks to be made here and there. I hope this season is finding you all well… and if not… I hope I can make an offering that will help it shape up to be just a little better. I have tried to go to every site I could think of today (except Myspace… too slow – I’d waste my whole day on that thing) to bring you some free music for the holiday. So… here are some options for you! I have posted the “He’s The One I Need The Most” e.p. online and am offering for free or whatever you’d like to pay for it.
Art By Craig Garrison - thanks Craig!
Just visit these links
Both, I think, will give you the option to tell your friends about how to download the album. Please do share the news! I would love to get this out to as many people as possible this holiday I am excited that the internet has made it possible to share music for free to people who want to listen. I hope it blesses your holiday
I also spent all day scouring the internet for free Christmas music. I got both the new Rosie Thomas and Sufjan Stevens Christmas albums and am sure that other things will present themselves as I keep scouring through. Now all I have to do is go through some of my cd boxes and upload my other Christmas albums to I-Tunes.
THE NEW ALBUM, SXSW, AND NEW MERCHANDISE:
Members of my band and I have been wracking our brains for 2013. I am really excited about what’s coming in the future. We’ve already started to hit the ground running for a tour with The Minor Birds from Sonora, CA to SxSw this year. If you’re interested in picking up one of those dates, now is certainly the time to get a hold of us. We’ve got openings from the Northwest, Southwest, and parts of the Midwest available in March, so please let me know and we can work our hardest to rout ourselves to you
With any luck the new album will be coming out just before or just after SxSw but no matter what I will be releasing a new single before that tour. And the format is still a secret… but it will make you smile. We’re also going to have a lot of really fun merchandise available on the tour. Chelsea from Minor Birds is an INCREDIBLE artist and will have a lot of fun things to sell you. I am in the middle of crafting and brainstorming a bunch of new ideas as well. So our merch table won’t just be full of the usual CDs and T-Shirts that most bands carry around. It’s going to be a full art show with limited edition pieces in theme with the musical art we’re making. I am super excited about what’s going to be available. I have frequently brought crafted items to sell to shows before (purses, pin cushions, drawings, well illustrated t-shirts and cds) but I am hoping you will find what we’ll have even more exciting than anything I’ve put out for sale before. I’ll start featuring items on the blog once the tour gets closer and I have a better idea of when the album is coming out.
Hopefully there will be another show that we can call The Kat Jones Christmas Show! in Portland before the holiday arrives but I am playing this next Friday if you’d like to come out.
Friday, December 7th, 2012
Kat Jones & Levi The Poet
8747 SE Foster Road, Portland, Oregon 97266
Free! All Ages!
I also found this today! Chelsea linked me to it. I figured I would share it with you
I guess that’s it for now. I have a bunch I’ve got to get done this weekend, so I’d better go Feel free to contact me if you need anything!