Happy New Year, friends! We hope your holidays were restful and filled with fine company and good food. A couple quick items…

Wovenhand Winter Tour – Just A Few Weeks Away!

A reminder that Wovenhand’s rescheduled West Coast tour is coming up quick. All dates and ticket links are below! Get ’em while they’re hot!

1/21/13 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
1/22/13 Hotel Congress Tucson, AZ
1/23/13 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
1/25/13 The Satellite Los Angeles, CA
1/26/12 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
1/28/13 Jambalaya Arcata, CA
1/29/13 Cozmic Pizza Eugene, OR
1/30/13 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
1/31/13 Shakedown Bellingham, WA
2/01/13 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
2/02/13 Visual Arts Collective Boise, ID
2/04/13 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT

One More Day!
Having served their purpose with quiet valor, Christmas trees everywhere are shuffling off this mortal coil, making room for new things in the new year. So too, the time has come to pack up our beloved Sounds Familyre Christmas compilations. There’s just one more day to donate to the Red Cross through the purchase of A Familyre Christmas – Volumes 1-5. Thursday evening (1/10/2013) is the last you’ll see or hear of them till the Yuletide log burns again. Click below to listen, download, and lend a helping hand.

AFC-Volume 5

Thanks all, and see you at the Wovenhand shows!

Everyone at Sounds Familyre

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