Tuesday 29 November 2011

A message from Sid Griffin about two December gigs:


We have recorded seven tracks with the legendary John Wood (Fairport Convention,
Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, Squeeze, John Cale, Beth Orton) manning the desk and
will finish this album in progress in March. The Coal Porters are extremely
pleased with the results and we hope to have the album out in May or June. Any
ideas for a front cover shot let us know!

Due to so many of the band leaving town for the holidays we are only playing
two, yes...count 'em, two December shows:

3 Dec Sat 2011 The Green Note, Camden Town, London 8:30pm
support our pal Immy & her cool team at The Green Note…this is our usual
Christmas Show!, Gemma White on fiddle this one gig too)
106 Parkway
Camden Town NW1 7AN
ph: 020 7485 9899
email: mail@greennote.co.uk

10 Dec Sat 2011 Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, Hampshire
Old Milton Road
New Milton, Hampshire
BH25 6DS
onstage 7:30pm
ticket phone line: 01425 612393

Both will sell out for sure so get your tickets NOW if you can!

The Coal Porters are playing a wedding in December, one Christmas office party
for a mid-sized (but very green and consumer-friendly) corporation and a benefit
gig in early January so we are not entirely idle besides the above two gigs.

Finally, in answer to your questions, I won't be doing my third and final Dylan
book in my Bob Trilogy until my little boy gets a bit older and I have some
time. I am very happy about Million Dollar Bash still selling so briskly and my
still seeing Shelter From The Storm on the bookshelves and with Amazon et al.

Oh, one other small but interesting thing: the CSNY tribute CD which is coming
out of Scandinavia in fall 2012 now has the participation of both Graham Nash
and the Fleet Foxes. Yes, I mention this as the Coal Porters will be on it with
a previously unreleased version of the Manassas track The Fallen Eagle.

No comment on the photo of me in Mojo magazine's second Mojo '60s special
edition on that fine decade of music.

All the best to you and yours,

Sid Griffin
Coal Porters World HQ
London, England

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