Psyched about some new shows on the calendar for Winter 2014.. we’ll be back at Sugarloaf in January for a weekend of shows, and also just booked a bunch more dates at Red Parka Pub and Attitash base lodge. Stay tuned for more dates in ski country, as we have some more good things in the works!
Check out our Soundcloud player for another preview from the upcoming new album! “Blues for LA” was written 9 years ago… it’s been played at many shows, and recorded several times for our 2010 EP, “More Ways Than One,” our 2012 live album, “Live at The Red Parka Pub,” and for various demos. The EP version has even been played on a couple radio stations including WERS 88.9, 101.9 for The Cheap Seats, and various online radio stations. HOWEVER, I don’t think the song’s potential has ever been captured with any recording yet.. and that’s why we chose to include a new version on the upcoming new album. I’m psyched about this new version, as we’ve finally recorded it as I hear it in my head!
As a general update on the new album, John Keane has a few more tracks to mix, and then we’ll be mastering all the songs on August 19th with Bernie Grundman in Hollywood. Bernie is one of the most famous mastering engineers in music history, and has 37 grammys! Thirty freakin’ seven grammys! Feeling very honored to work with the legendary, John Keane for mixing and one of, if not the most highly regarded mastering engineer of all time, Bernie Grundman!
I know this whole process has taken a lot longer than I ever said it would, but you can’t rush quality! I think we’ll finally be ready to release the album in early October!
In the meantime, I hope y’all enjoy this brand new unmastered version of “Blues for LA.”
Check out the new studio version of “When I Get Back Home” on our Soundcloud player!! This is the first track off our upcoming self titled new album! John Keane, known for his work with Widespread Panic, REM, Jimmy Herring, and The Indigo Girls is mixing all the tracks. We’re targeting a late Summer release date, but here’s a sample of what’s to come. If you dig what you’re hearing, tell a friend about our band, and to “like” our facebook page. Thank you to all our fans and friends for helping spread the word about The Gravel Project!!
Great times up in Vermont last weekend… always fun to be in Burlington, and it was great to play Red Square again. We were bummed the rain didn’t hold off, so we couldn’t play the outdoor stage, but that just means we’ll have to come back up this Summer to rock it outside! Thanks to everyone who came out to the show and those who bought our CDs! Always awesome to connect with new fans and spread our music!
We had fun raging at the Pig this past weekend. Thanks to all who came out! We haven’t been up to the North Shore in a while so it felt great to be back. Also fun playing with Brandon Mayes, who was filling in for Dave Fox on drums. More dates in Salem are underway this Summer so check out our calendar and we hope to see you again soon!
Hey loyal Gravelites! Check out some new videos and recent gig pics over on the Media page!
We’re currently updating our YouTube Channel and are aggressively on the lookout for your videos. Shaky cell phone stuff is encouraged! Especially where massive jams are involved…
Kicking back today on this snowy day after a productive and fun couple weekend with the band.. Strange Brew on Friday night was a blast, and thanks to everyone for coming out and showing support!
And yesterday was an extremely productive day of mixing the first 3 tracks from the upcoming album. We cranked out final mixes of “In the Moonlight,” “Blues for LA,” and “Not the One,” and it is sounding killin’!! Metronome Studio is the real deal too.. They’ve got some of the best mixing gear in New England at their gem of a studio, tucked away in Brookline, NH.
Pete Peloquin who frequently works with Government Mule, Robben Ford, and John Scofield mixed the tracks, and it was a pleasure working with Pete. We’ll be mastering the tracks tomorrow and throwing them up on Soundcloud this week, so stay tuned!!
Woke up this morning still thinking about our show last night at Smoken Joe’s in Brighton… awesome time! Nice to see a few familiar faces and great to meet some new fans!
We always try to play more straight up blues tunes at this venue since it’s a blues bar, but we also got into some new experimental improvisations.
Thanks to guests Tucker Antell on saxophone and Sven Larsen on bass…
Always a pleasure to invite our friends up to jam with us!
Back from Sugarloaf after rocking The WidowMaker Lounge on Friday (1/11) and Saturday (1/12)… man we had a blast! We really felt everyone’s appreciation for the music, which served as a great source of inspiration. Also definitely feeling peoples’ love for the jam..
Brad, Dave and I really stretched a lot of songs out in some fresh new ways, and I think we even surprised ourselves with some of the improvisations.
It’s always fun to travel to new places and play music for new crowds, and we felt a strong connection to the Maine ski crowd. We’re already looking forward to coming back several times next year!
Thanks to everyone who came out to see us this weekend!
It’s been a great fall… hope this finds all of you well! We’re in the process of completing a radical new site redesign… check back soon for tracks from the new album and deets about our upcoming spring/summer tour!
We’ll be touring the Northeast, from Boston to Burlington, VT and many parts in-between, with dates in Florida, NYC and LA. Excited to hook up with you guys this summer… spread the love!