CANASTA - Memphis / Webcast (Wed. 1/9) + Simon's, Chi. (Sun. 1/13, FREE!)

(sent on 2008-01-08)

Howdy all,

We here at Canasta HQ hope you're having a fantastic 2008 so far. We're doing pretty good ourselves. In fact, we've got a couple of shows this week we'd like to tell you about.

Tomorrow, January 9 (one day after Elvis's birthday), we head down to Memphis to record a full set of songs at the legendary Ardent Studios, which over 40 years has hosted a veritable who's who of rock'n'roll, including Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes, R.E.M., and the White Stripes. The set will be archived as part of the ongoing Ardent Sessions that DJ Rachel Hurley has been presenting on Then, later that night, we'll be appearing at Memphis's Hi Tone Cafe with Chasing Squirrels. If you're in the Memphis area, check us out and say hi. Or, if you can't make the show, make sure to catch us on Memphis TV tomorrow morning; we'll be performing on Channel 3's Live at 9.

Then on Sunday, January 13, we'll be playing at Simon's Tavern in Chicago, for their Sunday night music series. The show is totally free, and we're going to play two sets, so it'll be at least two hours' worth of material. We did this a couple years ago, and it was a pretty great time. Sadly, this show will also be Megan O'Connor's final performance with Canasta. Some of you may know that she left the band a while ago, but she's been gracious enough to fill in at shows while we've looked for a new pianist, even when it meant commuting from Michigan to be there. So come say goodbye to Megan, and look forward to a new face on stage soon!

See ya soon!

Wednesday, January 9
Hi Tone Cafe


Showtime: 10:30 PM / Canasta: 11:30 PM
$7 / 18+
1913 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN

Sunday, January 13
Simon's Tavern


Showtime: 9 PM / Canasta: 2 sets (9 PM and 10:30 PM)
FREE / 21+
5210 N. Clark, Chicago, IL