Summer was equally intense and worthwhile.
As individuals, all the various limbs of Progger embarked on diverse and far-reaching journeys and occupations as diverse as world travel, studio production, parenting, and flurries of freelance musicianship. That’s not even taking into account the lightning tour that took us from Texas to New York in under two weeks.
And about that: gratitude is an insufficient word to describe what I, and we as a band, feel toward all of the beautiful people that hosted us, supported us, hung with us, and played music with us in every single awesome city we hit. Of course, the Funky Knuckles and the Indie Revenge were ideal touring cohorts for both camaraderie and music. All the other brilliant musicians and non-musicians we encountered made the excursion far beyond worthwhile, and we can’t wait to do it again. Extra-special thanks have to go out to our good friend TaRon Lockett for playing some seriously mean drums for us in between his massive national and international tours! We’re happy that worked out, to say the least.
The fall and winter have some really cool things in store as well. We’ll be doing some exciting shows in various configurations over the next few months, and we’re also in the planning stages of some exciting new production ideas to release early next year. We’ll definitely be making use of some of the brilliant minds we got to spend time with in July and August!
Our next show will be on September 17 with the amazing Troy Roberts and his band, Nu-Jive. Troy is well worth an evening on Youtube, even more worth an evening in concert, and we’re very excited to be sharing the bill with him at Rockwood Music Hall in New York.
We’ll be doing a couple more unusual shows in September, too, with our friends from Austin, Mente Clara. We’ll be taking a trip up to the Hudson Valley and then we’ll follow it up with a Williamsburg show, for which we’ll be wearing our skinniest jeans and dashingest moustaches.
Speaking of excited… we’ll be doing a show at our OG stomping ground, One2One, in Austin, TX, on November 1, with one of the most exciting bands in the world right now, Knower. “Excited” is an understatement.
We’re incredibly grateful for all the love and support we’ve been getting over the past few months, and we’re looking forward to pouring it back into making new music to share with the world! See you out there.