"The Shady Bear Sessions" Studio Recordings Are Here!

Listen to and download the new EP, After the Storms, here.

"...the combination of traditional blues with a contemporary sound that makes THP unique"

Sunday, June 12, 2016

10 Tips For Good Band Members

Anthony Stauffer of the excellent Texas Blues Alley (formerly Stevie Snacks) shares some insights into what qualifies as good citizenship in a band.  Rules to live by!

A sample: "Everybody loves when a tediously planned rehearsal is cut short.  Every once in a while in the middle of rehearsal remember that you've gotta be somewhere and you gotta be on the road in five minutes.  You just gave them their evening back, so congratulations!"

And those musicians who learn the songs in the practice room--rather than at home beforehand--do indeed make me feel even more prepared.  I say, thanks for the morale boost!  Now let me show you those changes again.


Friday, May 20, 2016

"Bare Bones"

Coming soon: a studio album of stripped-down acoustic blues.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Thank you, Goorin Bros.

It seems everyone had an excellent time--blues was played and cocktails were had.  Thank you, Goorin Bros., for hosting a wonderful evening.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Niji Magazine

Niji Magazine is telling folks about us.

They describe themselves as folks who "write about the things we’re passionate about. Whatever your talent, if your work inspires us, we believe it will inspire our readers.  To put it simply we showcase the best emerging talent from the areas of fashion, art and music!"

All of which means we will take their nod in our direction as a proper compliment!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Acoustic Show

We'll finally be doing something that we've been talking about for a long time: a stripped down acoustic show.

Join us for two sets of original acoustic blues, 7p-9p, on Friday, May 6th.  We'll be entertaining the crowd at Goorin Bros.  And did I mention there'll be cocktails?  Come hear THP as you've never heard us!

Monday, April 11, 2016

A New Chapter

We're beginning a new chapter over here at THP, and are reminded of The Allman Brothers Band as we do so.  A lot of great players cycled through that band, while Gregg and Dickey continued to drive their vision of the band forward.

Some announcements are on the way, and we're very excited about what's happening right now and what it means for the sound of THP!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Normal Service Will Resume Shortly

Having gone hard for the month of February with as many live shows as we could play and as many new tunes as we could learn, THP will be taking a bit of a rest in March.  We will be regrouping, writing some new original tunes, and generally gearing up for the shows already lined up in April (Black Bear Bar! Rockwood Music Hall! and more to come!).

This is not to say that there will be radio silence here at THP central, just that we will be working diligently behind the scenes for the next few weeks.  More soon!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thank You, Silvana!

Week 4 of our residency has officially come and gone.  We would like to thank Silvana for providing us with such a wonderful opportunity.  We'd especially like to thank Vlad, the excellent sound man at Silvana, who helped us get exactly the sound we wanted for four weeks in a row.  We'd also like to thank Amy Sheehan of The Lovehowl and Rachel Dalton of The Irresponsibles for sitting in with us this past Tuesday.  (And thanks to their respective band mates for lending these lovely ladies for the evening!)

Overall, it was an excellent experience.  We would do it again in a little heartbeat!