Thank you WGN Midday News for having us, and thanks to all of you who tuned in! If you missed it live, here is a clip!
Tracking has begun! We are laying down the foundation for some killer new tunes to share with you. We are very excited about this new songs, so keep an ear out for further developments.(photos by Kaitlyn McQuaid)
This past year has been quite a ride! What did we do, you ask? Let’s review:
We played a ton of fun shows for you, our excellent fans
We were fortunate to have the opportunity to play all over the Midwest and beyond in 2013. Check it out!
If you missed our show at Chicago’s Metro in March, you can relive it on youtube:
With your help, we have our first TFL Van!!!
Through the generous support of family, friends, and fans, we fulfilled our Indiegogo fundraising goal and were able to purchase this fine vehicle:
Write-ups all over town
we had mentions and shout-outs on:
Music.Defined. again! (we love Josh)
But there’s plenty more on the horizon.In February of 2014, we’re recording with renowned Nashville rock producer Chris Grainger, who has worked with artists such as Wilco, Switchfoot, and Kopecky Family Band. Plus we’re already starting to book a spring tour for 2014 to further promote “Everything at Once.” Stay tuned! We can’t wait to see you out there!
On November 30th, we had the honor and the pleasure to join Shrug at the historic Canal Street Tavern in Dayton, OH. It was the last official show at the venue, before it’s name changes under new ownership.
Canal Street Tavern has been a pillar of the Dayton music scene 32 years, largely due to the tireless work and passion of its founder, Mick Montgomery. Due to recent health issues, however, Mick is stepping down from managing the storied listening room. The Last Official Show was a chance for the community to give back in a small way to a man who has given us so much. Half of all show proceeds went to this campaign to help defray the formidable cost of health care that Mick is facing.
We feel incredibly lucky to have worked with Mick over the past few years. Every show we’ve played at Canal Street Tavern has been incredible. Check out these photos from the last show.
If you would like to donate to Mick’s hospital bills fund, you can do so here.
For those of you too far away to come to the show tonight, you can still hear and buy the new EP! Just click the “buy” link in the music player above, or go to thefuturelaureates.bandcamp.com
If you’re in Chicago, tune in to 90.7 FM on Thursday at 5 pm to hear us on Vocalo’s The Music Vox. If you are in Northwest Indiana, set your dial to 89.5 FM.
If you live somewhere more exotic, you can still listen in! Just go to vocalo.org at 5 pm Central Time.
See you at Double Door for the big release!!!