Thanks to our new CD “It’s My Turn”, exhibiting and showcasing at IBMA, requests for our CD from radio stations all over the world, and the ability to introduce ourselves through the internet (as Pappy O’Daniels said in Oh Brother, “We’re mass communicating”), we’re making contacts and new friends at an unbelievable pace. Our bookings are ahead of last year at this time, and we have upcoming trips to Nashville, Florida, Ohio, and others in the works. It’s unbelievable how Facebook has become a part of everyday life, and a necessity for a group like ours trying to get noticed. Six months ago I had no idea about it and now hundreds of people “Like” our music, a number which we are trying to increase (if you’re on Facebook, go to our group page (www.facebook.com/JimandValerieGabehart) and suggest us to your friends.
Hopefully, if you’re reading this post, you’ve entered the website through our splash page and taken advantage of the free song download. If you haven’t gotten a copy of our new CD, go to the Store and make your online purchase and we’ll get it right out to you. If you have a copy, recommend it to your friends. We also have T-shirts available featuring a great design, which we should have available online in the Store in the near future.
If you’re a Bluegrass Unlimited subscriber, hopefully you noticed our advertisement in the January issue, opposite the Festival Guide. We had to take out a second mortgage (just kidding, only slightly), but with more than 20,000 subscribers, our full-page color ad should get some attention. For you non-subscribers, check out this lay-out by Price Portraits (great work as always).
Look for an announcement soon with the final lineup for this year’s Lincoln County Bluegrass & Gospel Festival (June 4-5), but I can confirm this year’s event (which is FREE) will include Blue Highway & Grasstowne. More to come in the near future.