Doug Burr hits the road for Midwest shows ! It’s not since last year when Doug went on tour with Son Volt that he has left his home state of Texas.

Also of note is that Doug wrote the title track for the film Topeka, which has been winning too many film festival accolades to list !   Photos, bio, songs, cover, quotes, here. New Paste interview here. Free track download here.
The Prids hit the road again ! The Prids are a touring machine, and we like that ! You must go see them live.
The new Prids video is amazing too, it’s here. Photos, bio, songs, cover, quotes, here. Free download track here.
GET A FREE DOUG BURR or PRIDS TOUR POSTER :
Order any Doug Burr or Prids release at www.velvetbluemusic.com by 9/25, and we’ll send you a free tour poster.  Just type “poster” in the comments section of the order.
DOUG BURR ‘O Ye Devastator’ cd / lp
DOUG BURR ‘The Shawl’
DOUG BURR ‘On Promenade’
THE PRIDS ‘Chronosynclastic’ cd / lp
DOUG BURR –  All Oct. dates are with fellow Texans, Monahans.
09/18   Ft. Worth, TX @ Modern Art Museum
09/23   Frisco, TX @ Lochrann’s
10/09   Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
10/10   Kansas City, MO @ Crosstown Station
10/11   Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
10/12   Rock Island, IL @ Daytrotter
10/13   Chicago, IL @ Ronny’s
10/14   St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
10/15   Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
10/16   Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s
10/18   Frisco, TX @ Lochrann’s
THE PRIDS – all Oct. dates w/ fellow Oregonians, Lookbook
09/17   Portland, OR @ The Agenda
09/25   Portland, OR @ East End w/ The Chameleons
10/02   Lincoln, NE @ Duffy’s – Lincoln Calling Festival
10/04   Chicago, IL @ Darkroom
10/06   Columbus, OH @ Carabar
10/08   Brooklyn, NY @ Spike Hill
10/09   Manhattan, NY @ The Delancey
10/13   Atlanta, GA @ 529
10/15   St. Joseph, MO @ Club 107
10/17   Norman, OK @ Opolis
10/18   Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
10/20   Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective


Doug Burr  O Ye Devastator cd / lp / digital
The Prids   Chronosynclastic cd / lp / digital
available here.

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