Tucking in for some writing and recording. Got a boat load of songs to record and even more to write. Here we go!
A bluer shade of white, so new it's old-fashioned, it gets out stains, relieves back pains, the cure-all for the everyday cure-all.... Yessir; WWW.www.jaceeverett.com is back with a shiny new face and a tune-up under the hood! Coming next week to the site... and ONLY to this site (at least for a while)... the much anticipated, critically frappéd, over-caffeinated, gold lamé WORLD PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO THINGY: ONE OF THEM.
Details on the debut and where you can download this epic film will be coming shortly...
Peace Out Cub Scouts,
The July 18 new episode of HBO's TRUE BLOOD series will feature my song Damned If I Do, from RED REVELATIONS!
As you all know, the show leads off with "Bad Things." For the July 18 episode -- the plot details of which must of course remain mysterious -- we'll hear a few minutes (that's a lot!) of "Damned If I Do" during the action. Perhaps looking at the lyrics will suggest what might happen (you can listen at Amazon or iTunes or other digital stores):
Damned If I Do
Late at night,
All I can do
Is walk these streets,
And think of you.
Time goes by,
But not for me;
So easy to preach,
But hard to believe.
And I'm damned if I do,
Damned if I don't
To taste your lips,
To touch your skin,
To hold you close,
And drink you in;
I should let you go,
But I don't know how;
I'm no good for you,
And I'm nothing without.
And I'm damned if I do,
But damned if I don't
Man oh man.... a lot of stuff to talk about! Actually, enough that I'll be splitting some of this off into a different blog... Anyway... First of all, Dan Cohen and I are headed to Norway tomorrow. We'll be on the small screen, the radio, and the good old print media trail. (Music just sounds better in a newspaper). I'll put the performances up on the requisite websites.
Secondly, "Damned if I Do", written by myself and Stephany Delray, will be appearing in the July 18th episode of "True Blood"!! I know some scene details, but have made the typical "HBO Death Oath" and can't reveal them. It's gonna be kinky... but hell, it's "True Blood", waddya expect!
Third on the list of bofo announcements; a new music video for "One of Them" will be released in the next few weeks. It's every bit as twisted and bizarre as the tune! Matt Blair, a good friend and fantastic film maker, will be delivering the finished product to me this very week! Stay tuned.
Last, but not least; recording for the new album will begin in August. Even better? You can come watch! Check out this link: MPI
That's all for now, but check back for some more info on upcoming "True Blood" tunes and the beginning of the new record!
Finally finished up the "Spring" tour. Ostensibly, because it became summer before we got home. From Stockholm to Iowa City it was a hell of a run! Thanks to all the Swedes, Norwegians, Vikings, Irish, Scots, Brits, Welsh, and Yanks that came out to watch me sweat my ass off!
Now for a luxurious week off; laundry, yard work (damn gutters), laundry, family time, laundry, and of course...laundry.
I'll be posting some more dates on Monday... 'cause the whole dang thing reboots for a "Summer Camp" run on July 3rd! Shows will include Norway, Oregon, and sunny California. Also, 2 NEW songs in "True Blood" this season. Stay tuned....
I've gotten VERY lazy about posting on here. I just made a resolution to post here at least once a week hence forth. (Actually, the president of my label just told me that's my resolution!) Anyway, it has been a wild 3 months of touring. We have the night off in Iowa City, Iowa tonight. Tomorrows show is gonna be killer. I'm opening for Charlaine Harris!! Charlaine is the creator of the Sookie Stackhouse character and the Southern Vampire series of books which is the basis for True Blood. To say she's been a blessing in my life would be a gross understatement. I can't wait to see her again. If you're around, then come see us!
Not sure what in the wide, wide, world of sports is gonna happen this week as far as travel. This Icelandic volcano ( I think it's spelled KKLTYRQYRT ) is really a pain in the ass. We'll let you know what's up as soon as WE know! Hang in there!
Since this page is a colossal pain in the ass to update dates on, please go here to see the full show schedule for the April/May tour: Jace Everett on REVERBNATION
I promise to update the calendar here as well. It just takes about an hour and I haven't had a free one of those in a while!
I've spent some time in Haiti. They are a beautiful people that desperately need YOUR help. Undoubtedly, many of you have already given to the relief efforts in Haiti. Even if that's so, here's another opportunity to help the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. Paste Magazine (experts in all things film, music, and culture) has invited artists from all over to help. Over 200 artists and over 250 songs are available for download! All you need to do is make a donation and start downloading!
OUT 4 BLOOD Friday, January 29, 2010 9:00 pm @ Echoplex FEATURING ARTISTS FROM HBO’S ‘TRUE BLOOD: CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis John Doe, Jace Everett, and others The Grammy-nominated ‘True Blood’ soundtrack comes alive in a night of music from HBO’s acclaimed series at the Echoplex on January 29. Reflecting the present-day Southern Gothic atmosphere portrayed onscreen, the soundtrack’s haunting song selections lean toward a large helping of roots-oriented, swamp-flooded, Louisiana-influenced sounds; performed by contemporary and classic practitioners of the genre. Gary Calamar, music supervisor for ‘True Blood,’ says “I am thrilled that we are able to pull together some of the amazing artists who are on the ‘True Blood’ soundtrack for this very special show. And....we are trying to secure some surprise guests as well. It's going to be badass !" Out 4 Blood is made possible in part with generous support from Louisiana Entertainment and proudly recognizes Louisiana’s Year of the Song, celebrating the historic contribution of the state’s songs and songwriters. The Echoplex is located at 1154 Glendale Blvd. in Echo Park. Info: 213.413.8200. Tickets $10.00 plus applicable service charges available in advance at www.ticketweb.com, $12.00 at the door. 18 and over show.
Here's to a healthy, happy, and hopeful 2010!
Matt King, Dan Cohen, and Jace Everett will be appearing (magically, no doubt) at Norms River Road House on January 7th. The show starts at 8:30 p.m.Here's linkage: http://www.myspace.com/normsriverroadhouse
Well, it's that weird time... Not Christmas, not New Years. T'ain't neither one! But it's always a good time to get your Red Rev on!
Order now and you can get my new record, "Red Revelations" for the exact same price as always!!
How can you resist?
January will be spent writing and recording. There are some exciting new things happening. A certain rumbling and bumbling that I know to be the beginnings of killer tunes. There will be a new TV show in 2010 featuring a killer theme song... More on that later. (and no I don't mean True Blood Mach3, although that will be out in June).
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, free of terrorists, dysfunctional governments, and dirty Santas.
We'll have some new tunes up in the next month or so, so come back often and keep spreading the good word...
We have just booked some shows in Norway for late April of 2010!! These are the first of, hopefully, a boatload of dates in the EU and the UK.
We will post details after the 1st of the year. Please be patient. We are working very hard on getting an entire Europa tour together for 2010.
So I'm all about my new album, "Red Revelations". It's my latest, my favorite and truly where my heart is right now. Every stocking should be filled with such good cheer! That said, I made an album in 2007 of which I'm also quite proud. It's called "Old New Borrowed Blues". After going through the major label gauntlet I felt pretty beat up and creatively spent. "ONBB" was where I began to get my mojo back. The album is acoustic, "unplugged" if you will. It features myself, Chris Raspante (guitar), and Phillip Pence (bass) playing some old and new material. More of a country/blues feel on this record and very intimate.
This album was released solely via my web site in the U.S. due to some contract details with Sony. I was, however, allowed to do a label deal in the UK.
The terms of that deal meant that they could sell the album ONLY in the UK.
So.... when you see "ONBB" for sale ANYWHERE else (Amazon, iTunes, eBay, etc.) please understand that it has NOTHING to do with me or my business partners; Wrasse Records, the Haywood Group or Weston Boys. The only place to purchase this record from me is this web site, www.www.jaceeverett.com/store.
I bring this up because I have had some complaints from fans about the ridiculous pricing of this album on Amazon. Check out this link:ONBB on Amazon
Please know that we would NEVER charge over $30 for a CD! That is asinine.
If you want some tender-juicy-country-blues... don't mess around! Come to the source!
This came out a while back, but in usual fashion, I was too busy or too stupid to brag about it!Let the self-promotion commence:
COUNTRY WEEKLY REVIEW
Thanks to Country Weekly for always giving my music a chance. They are certainly in the minority in NashVegas, but I am in their debt all the more for it!