News Archives For January 2004

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It won't be long before we're out playing again - April 3rd, in fact. We just got confirmation that we're good to go for a benefit show at the Bottom Lounge this spring. Details are still coming together, but we'll be sure to post them as soon as we know.

On a lesser note, we've added some archived content to the site: past news entries and email newsletters. Stay tuned for more changes and those promised photos from our last show.


We had a good time playing Schubas last Saturday - thanks to everyone who was able to make it. The show ended up selling out (sorry to those who came all the way only to be turned away), and for good reason: the combination of a great sound in the venue, a relaxed atmosphere, and an enthusiastic crowd made for a terrific evening. Check back soon for photos from the show.

As you know, we have a couple months ahead of us during which we won't be playing any live shows, but we're certainly keeping busy. Not only are we working on new material as always, we're putting together a few other things that have been planned for some time, the first of which is a new press page. Prompted by recent mentions in the IE and our radio appearances late last year, it will be a place to check out what others have had to say about Canasta.


We were pleasantly suprised over the New Year weekend to discover a mention in the January issue of Illinois Entertainer. Once a year, the IE dedicates their Around Hear column to "those low-profile local artists who are our favorites from the passing year." You can find our mention in the print version or online.