Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Been a couple of weeks since I've caught up with you. We've been running around like crazy, playing everywhere we can. I also made a trip to Texas to be with my family for my grandfather's memorial service. It was great to see everyone!
This past weekend, our travels took us back to Oxford, MS, and my beautiful hometown of Fort Payne, AL. Here's a shot I snapped while driving across Alabama at 5:30 a.m....
On the way back to Nashville, we stopped off in Rising Fawn, GA, and put on another puppet show for the people in the Pilot truck stop.... I don't think they enjoyed it nearly as much as we did...
This coming weekend we'll be in Jackson, TN, and Florence, AL! Can't wait! Make sure and keep a close watch on www.jacobstiefel.com/tour-dates to stay up-to-date on where we'll be. See you down the road somewhere!!
And now.... Episode of Truth #21
Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Episode #20
Sunday afternoon update!
Check out Episode 20! Just posted! Hope everyone is having a fantastic day.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Happy Hump Day! I'm about to head to the gym, but I wanted to get this up and going before I leave.
We were back down at the Southern Ground Social Club this past Friday night. That's the bar Zac Brown owns in the quaint little town of Senoia, GA. It's a beautiful place if you ever get a chance to visit. And definitely stop into the SGSC for some great food, and if we're there, some great Southern Music...
On the way down, Mark's glasses broke... which brought me to the conclusion I think Bromer would make a great pirate... I don't know why, I just do.
After staying the night with a friend, the next day we had to get up and going and get back to Nashville to play at Benchmark on 2nd Avenue downtown that night. But we had to stop for some Brexican, which is the Bromer term for Mexican Breakfast... yeah I know. So here we are enjoying some authentic Mexican quisine... at Taco Bell.
So we're back in Nashville of course. This weekend we hit the road to Knoxville, TN, on Friday night and Florence, AL, Saturday night. Going to be a great weekend of music! Hope to see you all somewhere out there!!!
Have a spectacular day! Here's Episode of Truth #19!!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Been a crazy couple of weeks since I posted last! Sorry time got away from me. It was mostly the government's fault of course, with taxes and all... Plus it's always safe to just blame the government right?
The weekend of March 22-23, we travelled to the far land of Puryear, TN, and played the 641 Club... always an interesting night there...
The next night we were in Louisville, KY, at a cool little bar called the Hideaway. Ashley Evans snagged this picture at some point in the night when I wasn't paying much attention to her...
The following weekend we were off so I got to go home to Alabama for Easter and spend time with my family, which is always a blessing... Here's me and the parents on Easter Sunday...
Other than the weekends, we've been writing for the upcoming EP, doing a lot of planning and brainstorming on new merch ideas, video ideas, etc. and booking of course... Thank all of you for your input!! I've also been working on being more active with my Twitter and Instagram, and I've started using this new thing called Vine. So if you're on any of those, Follow me! @jacobstiefel
If you're going to be around Nashville April 10, me and the boys will be playing an all original showcase with Ricky Young and Connor Christian at 12th & Porter. Would love to see a good crowd of Truth-followers out there!
Thanks once again for checking up on us. Here's EPISODE #18! Plus we're about to upload some additional cover song video footage as well after this one finishes. Ok, I'm done rambling now. Here ya go!!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hola! Beautiful day here in Nashville, Tennessee. Hope you're all having a great day, whenever it is you stumble across this. Last weekend, we got to take our brand new trailer on her first road trip, to Florence, Alabama. Saturday night, we did our part in spreading the Truth once again... Great show!
That afternoon, we stopped by a nice little flea market and variety store in Elkmont, Alabama...
So our plan was to find a mascott for the van dash board who also might join us on stage... After looking around for a while here, we narrowed it down to two options...
Cherokee Jim or Clifford... And the winner...
Welcome to the family Cliff. So that night, we proceeded to rock the house in Florence, then pack up and head back to Nashville. Last night, we did our thing at Crossroads on Broadway. This coming weekend, we'll be in Puryear, TN, and Louisville, KY... Come hang out if you're around!!
And of course, I didn't forget... here's the video for this week... Episode #17!
Thank y'all for watching!! Love you all.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Whew! It's been a busy week! Lots of good stuff happenin' though... And we're heading to Florence Alabama tomorrow. I do love Alabama.
Last weekend, we were in Nashville. We got a last minute call to go downtown and play a Saturday night 10-2 shift at a bar called Benchmark, on 2nd Avenue. Great bar, if you're ever in town and are lookin' for somewhere. The show was great! It's been a long time since I played downtown Nashville on a weekend...
This week has been full of gigs, writing, workin' out at the gym, and our weekly poker game on Tuesday nights... This week's episode has clips from 2 different poker nights... and some definite characters... here's a pic from last week's.
We've added some new dates in the "Shows" section, by the way! Go check 'em out. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! Well I won't keep you any longer... here's this week's episode:
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Buenos dias! Well I skipped last week, so it's been a couple of weeks since we caught up last... This past weekend in Alabama was so much fun, I could hardly stand it! Thursday we played in Tuscaloosa with some guys called Blackberry Smoke. You might've heard of 'em... ;) www.blackberrysmoke.com
Here's me and Paul Jackson from BB Smoke, hangin' out after the show, shootin' a little video...
At the show earlier, we had sooo many family and friends come out to see us. If I started mentioning names, I'd leave someone out and get in trouble :) So if you came, THANK YOU! It was great to see so many people. My folks and I, and Paul and his Mom, all got together for a pic after the show...
We have the most awesome parents of all time... fact.
The next night, we rocked Gygpsies in Jasper, Alabama. That was a fun show in a new venue. Hopefully we'll be back soon!
Saturday, we were in my hometown of Fort Payne, Alabama, and once again it was a rockin' night! Great crowd of friends hangin' out and listenin' to some JS & the Truth. I love it.
Sunday, we woke at my parents' house, packed up and left. 5 miles down the interstate, a trailer tire decided he was done working for us, and quit while we were going about 75 mph. Thanks tire... When we started to put on the spare, we became aware of the fact we were carrying no tire iron in the van... So I had to call my awesome Dad and ask him to bring us one. Here we are waiting on the side of the road...
But we did finally get it changed and got on the way back to Nashville! Somewhere along the lines, we stopped at a truck stop and that's where we were introduced to Donnie the Dinosaur...
For more on the Donnie story, I highly recommend you watch this week's Episode of Truth, #15... Here it is!!!
Thanks again so much for keeping up with us. You folks rock!!