We were just informed that Mulligan Stew is a Top Ten pick for 2012 USA releases, as chosen by the staff of the Blues Underground Network-amazing is the only words I can come up with!!!! Thanks so much for the huge vote of confidence!!!
Here’s the link: http://www.bluesundergroundnetwork.com/Top10Albums2012.html
Yep, it’s still climbing-Mulligan Stew is now #22 on the Roots Music Report Blues Chart, and #1 in Florida!! Great way to start a weekend!!!
2 GREAT reviews for Mulligan Stew came in while we were away playing the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival last weekend (sorry we didnt’ post about that, it’s been a mightmare around here lately!) First up is from Jon Vermilyea of Blues Underground Network who wrote, “For favorites on “Mulligan Stew”, I did not that easy of a time picking the top 3 as this is a heck of a solid album from beginning to end” you can read the whole review here.
The next review comes from ChefJimi Patricola of Blues 411 and Sirius XM Radio’s Bluestime Channel, who writes, “This all original twelve track release shows us that Mr. Robert is indeed familiar with the road and that it has a place in his blood as a working musician he tells us the story of that life and in doing so helps to find his inner voice. The road is long and he seems capable of handling the twists and turns of that road and progressing nicely in the future.” You can read this review here.
Tonight, we’re having our first CD Release Party in our hometown, New Port Richey, Florida-Stormie’s is the place, 5748 Main Street, and we get the party started @ 8:30 pm!!!
Tomorrow, we’re at Dave’s Aqua Lounge (10820 Gandy Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL) along with Backwater Blues Band, for a Dual CD Release party-BBB plays a set, we play a set, then a GIANT jam to close out the evening-you don’t want to miss this one!!! Unless…
Tuesday, Sept. 18th-we’re at Skipper’s Smokehouse (910 Skipper Rd. Tampa, FL) for our final (and possibly largest!) CD Release Party, once again with Backwater Blues Band… this one is an early start, 7pm, so plan on a dinner and some blues!!! See you all this weekend!!!
It’s finally happened (and on a blue moon no less!) “Mulligan Stew” has broken into the Roots Music Report Top 50 Blues CDs (okay, so it’s #50… I’ll still take it!) Many thanks to all the dj’s out there playing our CD, you don’t know how much we all appreciate it!!!
So far, where has Mulligan Stew been played? Well, here’s a list of what we know…
WMNF 88.5 Tampa, FL
Blues ‘n’ Boogie Internet
WRIP 97.9 Windham, NY
Pauling Public Radio
WEFT Champaign, IL
WHFR 93.3 Detroit MI
If you know of any other places it’s been played, please let us know, and we’ll add it to the list (I’m sure there’s a few more out there!!)
Thanks again to all the Radio and Internet DJs out there playing our music!!!
Yep, this is the weekend we REALLY get out of town!!! Friday night, we’re in Durham, NC at The Blue Note Grill, start time is 9pm. We’ll be playing plenty of our own tunes, including some new tunes from our next CD “Mulligan Stew”.
Then Saturday, we keep on truckin’ up to Colonial Beach, Virginia for the Colonial Beach Rock’n’Blues Festival, opening for none other than Johnny Winter!!! We should be hitting the stage @ 6pm… so if you’re up in the Carolinas, Virginia, or DC, come on out and support LIVE music!!!
“No matter when you see them, it will be a great show. Franc Robert & The Boxcar Tourists has a cool, down-n-dirty, groovy-yet-swampy feel to their style that sometimes eludes other blues acts. I watched their set at the Chasco Fiesta this past March, and the audience was captivated the entire time. Go check them out; you won’t regret it!”
Now those are the kind of words an artist wants to hear!!!! To read the full article, click here
Just came across this today, such a nice review!!!! Always good to hear good things said about you!!!
Franc Robert’s stripped down blues stunner ‘Three Forks and Poison’ is the latest add to the Big Med Playlist for The Big One. Robert Johnson allegedly met his toxic end at the Three Forks Mercantile Store and Franc Robert crafts a great story about it in this amazing solo track. It’s a menacing piece in its steadfast pace and lyrics that take the listener out to a quiet end. This tune is just about perfect.