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Just wanted to let you all  know about our show at Woodruff’s this Friday. For the fourth year running, we have the honor of playing the birthday shindig for the inimitable Jenny Harley. Jenny’s been a fantastic friend to us, … Read the rest of this entry

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The Ark – January 6, 2012

One of the nice things about playing Crabgrass is that people will let you play almost anywhere. Family-friendly music festival? Sure! Greasy dive bar? Play it loud! But what about the hallowed ground of Ann Arbor’s world-renowned folk venue, The … Read the rest of this entry

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Let’s see, our next show is… December 30?! That’s a lot of time to kill. What to do? How about we record an old-timey jam on a crappy iPhone? [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Excellent. Oh yeah, that … Read the rest of this entry

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Wooden Anniversary Show: Canceled

Hey all. We’re sorry to say that we failed to properly communicate with the fine folks at The Circus in Ann Arbor and our 5th anniversary show will not be happening. In a sense this is good for our chronology, … Read the rest of this entry

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Good Show!

Our festival season has come and gone in spectacular fashion. We started off as a humble opener to the second annual Wayfarer in Detroit and finished off with a resounding “crack,” closing out (and visibly damaging) the Centennial Stage the … Read the rest of this entry

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Sundry Updates

Sundry Mayhems by Black Jake & The Carnies It’s been three weeks to the day since we unleashed our latest effort and, despite what common sense would have us believe, people actually like it. We’ve received boatloads of feedback from … Read the rest of this entry

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Benelux Tour — Day 11 (Germany)

AND WE’RE BACK!!!  This day (Saturday), our favorite housemate / soundguy / driver Stijn was taking us to our one gig in Germany. It was way in the middle of Germany in a little town near Frankfurt named Reichelsheim. The … Read the rest of this entry

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Sundry Mayhems Released in the USA! Release Party This Saturday @ Woodruff’s

We interrupt our irregularly scheduled tour blog to announce that our follow-up album, “Sundry Mayhems,” has finally been released on American soil. Denizens of the new country can now immerse themselves in the pleasures heretofore reserved for the lucky and generous … Read the rest of this entry

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Benelux Tour — Day 10

I think it was a Friday at this point.  It’s hard to tell when your days consist of staying up till 5 or 6 am, sleeping till noon, trying to find something to do/eat for six hours (which may or … Read the rest of this entry

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Benelux Tour — Day 9

Thursday morning (AKA afternoon), Zach made us a huge awesome breakfast of bacon, hashbrowns, and scrambled eggs. It was great. We washed it down with Duvel and sang “I Think We’re Alone Now,” and possibly “Angel of the Morning.” Evening … Read the rest of this entry

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