Always Looking Forward

Hello friends, and happy December to you!! 

As we head towards the end of this year, we are looking ahead with much on our minds. We have a mix of excitement, uncertainty, concern for the unknown, and open hearts and…

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Track 3 on FIREBALL, "Black Widow Blues"

One of our home venues in the Houston/Galveston area is the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. It’s a place we visit regularly–on both sides of the stage. The Old Quarter is one of those rare and special places in the world–revered…

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SONG REVEAL! Track 13 on FIREBALL, "Why I Drink"

The story of our now-traditional set closer began in the pandemic, some time after we started doing our “Thursday Happy Hour” livestream. For those who didn’t catch it, the format of the livestream was that we’d make a drink on…

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SONG REVEAL! Track 12 on FIREBALL, "Live on Purpose"

Over the next several weeks, we'll be rolling out the songs on the new album. We're also revealing the backstory to every song. This week we're featuring the song "Live on Purpose". Here's how this song that's so important to…

Appreciation for FIREBALL

This album is largely a snapshot of 2020–2021, a period when we had a lot of time to stare at the studio walls and decide how we really wanted to go about this whole Grifters & Shills endeavor. A lot…

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A Look Back at Where FIREBALL Came From

Now for a look back at where this album came from. The story of it began just a few months before the world shut down in 2020. The first song started finding its feet as we moved into a new…

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DEBUT: the cover art for FIREBALL!

Welcome to the release of this new album, and thank you for being here with us for the ride! Over the next couple of months, we’ll be releasing some background about the songs, the inspiration behind them, and interesting stories…

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2021 - End of Year Shows!

Hello friends,  

In case you haven't heard, our year-end shows are THIS WEEKEND! We've got a very special treat for y'all - our good friends Rock Bottom String Band and Brightwire are joining us on both of these shows:  

Friday…

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The Evolution of the Band

A long time ago, in a practice room not far away, we started our musical journey together. We met in a band called Blue Funk, which was a full band project. We quickly realized that the two of us shared…

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