It's full-blast-furnace mid-summer, and we hope you're all staying cool and enjoying yourselves.
We've got a bunch of shows coming up, and details are on the tour page, but here's a quick list:
FRI. JULY 29: East Lansing, Michigan
SAT. JULY 30: Chicago, Illinois
THU. AUG. 4: Franklin, Tennessee
SAT. AUG. 6: Columbus, Ohio
SUN. AUG. 7: Indianapolis, Indiana
SAT. AUG. 27: Santa Barbara, California
SUN. SEPT. 4: Flat Rock, North Carolina
FRI. SEPT. 30: Charlottesville, Virginia
We hope to see you at one of those! And we've got things coming up in Ashland VA, Raleigh NC, Washington DC, and a November tour or Germany, Holland, Switzerland, and maybe elsewhere on the continent...
Meanwhile, the world seems to be enjoying the new Eric Brace & Peter Cooper album, C&O Canal, recorded, produced, mixed, and played on by the great Thomm Jutz.
Here are some of the things folks have said about it....
"As good as their collaborative efforts have been up until this point, Eric and Peter's new album, C&O Canal, exceeds everything they’ve released thus far. The songs create indelible impressions, each making for a moving encounter delivered with both emotion and authority. To say this is a superb record doesn’t even begin to do C&O Canal justice."
-- Lee Zimmerman / No Depression
"I love the way their voices — Brace’s craggy baritone and Cooper’s sweet tenor — work together. Then, put those voices together on such fine material, and it's a winner from first to last."
-- Gary Whitehead / The Green Man Review
"C&O Canal is a sparkling treat. Brace and Cooper sing with real feeling and they are joined by a stellar band that includes Andrea Zonn on violin, Jeff Taylor on accordion and producer Thomm Jutz on slide guitar. The album is pure country class. Five (out of five) stars."
-- Martin Chilton / The Telegraph UK