Hello, friends! A brief update:
The New Mendicants (Joe Pernice and Norman Blake in duo form) are embarking on a UK tour during the month of August. It begins in on August 5th in Glasgow with two nights at the East End Social, then stops at the Edinburgh Festival, the Tartan Heart Festival in Inverness, and the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen, before wrapping at the Lexington in London on August 11th. To wit:
Tue 5 Aug - Glasgow, UK - Bridgeton Bowlers Bar (part of the East End Social)
Wed 6 Aug - Glasgow, UK - Bridgeton Bowlers Bar (part of the East End Social)
Thu 7 Aug - Edinburgh, UK - Edinburgh Festival (in the Spiegeltent)
Fri 8 Aug - Inverness, UK - Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival (on the Hothouse Stage)
Sat 9 Aug - Aberdeen, UK - The Lemon Tree
Mon 11 Aug - London, UK - The Lexington
Complete details, including ticket links, can be found on The New Mendicants' tour page at http://www.thenewmendicants.com/live/, or on the Pernice Brothers tour page at http://pernicebrothers.com/tour.
If you can't get to the UK to catch the festival fun, you can still help The New Mendicants rise to the top of the pops by voting for their track "Shouting Match" on the BBC Radio 6's Rebel Playlist (where it clearly belongs). Voting is open for a limited time only, so head on over to http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/playlist/rebelplaylist to cast your vote.
That's all from New Mendicants HQ. We now return you to your Pimm's and lawn croquet. Happy summer!