2015 is off to a great start, and this will be a very crucial year in the developing direction of this particular musical entity.
As many of you know, Progger has members, both core and “extended family,” you could say, in both Texas and New York. In December, we spent a day at Orb Studios in the beautiful hill country just outside of Austin recording three brand-new tracks with the whole original Progger crew, plus the brilliant young Sean Giddings on keys. We also brought in our good buddy Andy LaViolette to capture the whole process on video. Andy is the genius behind all of Snarky Puppy’s amazing viral video hits, including the one that, you know, won a Grammy when Lalah started, you know, singing chords and stuff.
Our new videos and singles will be out in the next couple months, but that will be far from the end of the project. This summer we’re going to invade a studio in New York to record yet more audio and video goodness with the NYC Progger family. The two sessions will be mastered together into one release later in the year, and you’ll be able to get it on iTunes, Bandcamp, CDBaby, and at our live shows.
Speaking of live shows, we have lots of those coming up, too! We’re in the process of booking lots of dates with one of the country’s most brilliant soul singer/songwriters, Melissa McMillan. Melissa has an EP dropping soon, and we’ll be sharing lots of dates with her in the spring performing sets of her music as well as Progger’s. Some of the dates are yet to be confirmed but here’s what’s on the table so far. Hope to see you at a show soon!
SPRING 2015 PROGGER TOUR DATES
March 31: Progger, Melissa McMillan, and the Hungry Jaxx at RBC, Dallas, TX
April 1: Progger, Melissa McMillan, and the Funky Knuckles at Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton, TX
April 2: Progger, Melissa McMillan, and the Funky Knuckles at One2One, Austin, TX
April 6: Progger and Melissa McMillan in New Orleans, LA (venue tbd)
April 7: Progger and Melissa McMillan in Atlanta, GA (venue tbd)
April 8: Progger and Melissa McMillan at the One Stop, Asheville, NC
April 28: Progger and Melissa McMillan at Drom, New York, NY