Lexington Field No Man’s War Press Release

no mans warAwesome news! I am so looking forward to hearing what Lexington Field has cooked up and I have extremely high hopes for their upcoming album! Below is their press release for No Man’s War:


SAN DIEGO, CA – Lexington Field announced today they are releasing their second full-length album, No Man’s War, on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 on New Folk Records, in conjunction with Blind Eye Records. Both labels are based out of Minneapolis, MN.
No Man’s War was produced, recorded and mixed by Jeff Berkley at Berkley Sound in San Diego, CA. He is a founding member of the bands Berkley Hart and Citizen Band, and has recorded musicians such as The Lovebirds, Tim Flannery, Josh Damigo, and Gregory Page. The 14-track album was mastered by 4-time Grammy Award winner Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering in Hollywood, CA.

No Man’s War features guest appearances by singer-songwriter Steve Poltz (vocals), Veronica May from The Lovebirds (vocals), Dennis Caplinger (banjo), Anthony Belluto from Horde of Sirens (guitar), Josh Linden from Hoist the Colors (mandolin & vocals) and Matt Maulding from Brick Top Blaggers (accordion).

Los Angeles artist Jose Pimienta, who created the artwork for Lexington Field’s debut album Old Dirt Road (2011) and follow-up EP Poor Troubled Life (2012), returned to do the same for No Man’s War. The album will also include a 20-page booklet of Pimienta’s original sketches.
“No Man’s War is the ultimate American Fiddle Rock album. These 14 songs are dynamic, heartfelt, emotional, and very high- energy. It was an honor to work with such talented musicians during this whole project and to have Jose Pimienta return to provide amazing artwork. Jeff Berkley and Gavin Lurssen are top notch professionals and truly captured our sound. We are so excited to share our American Fiddle Rock songs with the rest of the world!” – Beau Gray, Lead Singer/Guitarist of Lexington Field

The official CD Release show to celebrate No Man’s War will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. Here are the details:


SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013


143 S. Cedros Ave.

Solana Beach, CA 92075

Doors at 8 PM, Show at 9 PM

$16 adv/ $18 day of/ $28 reserved





No Man’s War – Proof 2013 is going to be a great year!

From Lexington Fields Facebook page has been the announcement of their upcoming album title – No Man’s War coming in Spring 2013!

“Every person faces challenges in their own life, and whether or not we overcome them isn’t important. It’s how we are changed by them that defines us. This album is about that transformation. We are excited to announce the title of our new album, arriving in Spring of 2013…”

Free!! The Mahones Angels and Devils EP!!

Sunday afternoons and evenings tend to be a drag for me as the work week starts to rear its ugly head and thoughts go towards what needs to be accomplished for the week. So today’s gift from The Mahones really made my day today! Right now 4 tracks from the upcoming release of Angels and Devils is available for a free download – yes I said FREE! This preview releases have been getting rave reviews from Paddyrock, Shite ‘n’ Onions and Celtic Folk Punk and More. I have not had a chance to listen to the 4 tracks, but will be doing so on repeat most of the day tomorrow! This will need to tide me over till the release date of the full album on November 13th which will be on repeat as I drive to Urbana, IL to see The Mahones with Dropkick Murphys in just under 4 weeks!

The four tracks are:

  1. Shakespeare Road
  2. Angels & Devils
  3. Angel Without Wings/Merry Christmas Baby
  4. Past The Pint Of No Return

You can get your free download of The Mahones Angels and Devils EP at http://www.noisetrade.com/themahones.

And for all my fellow St Louisans without plans on Halloween night, The Mahones are a MUST SEE act you should not miss! The show will be at The Pageant on 10/31.

Kilmaine Saints Freebie!

From the Kilmaine Saints Facebook:

IT’S FREE FRIDAY!! As a thank you to all of our fans for making Drunken Redemption so succesful, we’re giving away Go On Home British Soldier on CD Baby as a free download for the next 2 weeks, AND having a
contest! Step #1 – Click on the link, download, get angry & enjoy. Step #2 – Share this link on your wall. Step #3 – Post on this status that you have indeed shared the anger that is British Soldier. Step #4 – Have some whiskey or a pint & calm down. Step #5 – Wait to see if you’re one of 3 lucky winners. First prize will get our new CD and their choice of any one of our shirts, Second and Third will have their choice of shirt or CD. So download, listen, share & enjoy….and most importantly, THANK YOU!


So if you have not bought their album yet, here is a great starter for you and it is a great rocking song.


Dropkick Murphys New Album release – A great way to start the year

Awesome news on one of many expected great releases for 2013!

From http://www.dropkickmurphys.com/2012/10/17/new-album-signed-and-sealed-in-blood-coming-january-8/

Dropkick Murphys are excited to announce the official January 8 release of their forthcoming album, SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD, via Born and Bred Records. The album is the band’s second with producer Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show), which was recorded at Boston’s Q Division studios and mixed by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes). “We had such a great time writing our last album, Going Out In Style, we were excited to get back into the studio right away,” says bassist and co-lead singer Ken Casey. “Where Going Out In Style was a concept album — kind of intricate and difficult — this one is catchy, fun, and as sing-along as can be.”

A Great Fall

This fall is going to be great! I love fall to begin with, the crisp, chilly air, the leaves changing colors gives a perfect excuse to hop in the car and drive nowhere plus Thanksgiving! This fall though has the added bonus of some great shows and album releases.

This upcoming weekend will be the Weston Irish Festival with Langer’s Ball, The Mickey Finns, Flannigan’s Right Hook and many more, including the musician that really got me into Irish music, Eddie Delahunt. Hopefully I will be able to find the gas money in old pockets and between couch cushions to make the 5 hour drive to Weston, MO.

There is also the must see concert with the Dropkick Murphys and the Mahones, who are rolling through St Louis on Halloween night. I plan on being with my kids that night, so instead, I will be traveling 3 hours to Urbana, IL to see them in November. Speaking of November, Black 47 will be playing in St Louis on November 3rd.

Other than the live shows, there are two highly anticipated albums set for release. The Mahones are set to release Angels & Devils on November 13th and the Killigans are releasing Another Round for the Strong of Heart on October 26th. Looks like more couch scrounging for me! From what I have heard of the teasers from Paddy Rock’s last podcast, these should be fantastic!

So a great fall is coming, and hopefully there will be some stuff I don’t even know about right now that will make it that much better!


Christmas in July

Since last Friday, I have been like a kid waiting for Christmas!  The Dropkick Murphys announced their Shamrock Roll ‘N Roll Fest in which The Mahones and Street Dogs are going to be playing.  Ever since I heard The Mahones were going to be playing in the States, I have been anxious to find out when and where.  So when DKM posted the news of The Mahones playing with them, I got excited and quickly told my wonderful wife (who is my enabler with my musical addiction), and when I told her the closest venue was in Columbus, OH (416 miles away) she did not shoot me down.

The concert is going to be on a Tuesday, so the first thing I had to do in order to make this dream a reality was to find out if vacation time is open for me to take at work for Tuesday and Wednesday.  I sent a message to a co-worker asking if I could have the time, and during the hours waiting to hear back managed my giddy nervous anticipation by trying to think about what the wife can do with our kids and our dog while being gone for 2 days.  The moment I got the news that vacation was available, I went into my work to request those 2 days off, lest they got stolen from me!

So as it stands, I have my days off, I bought my tickets on Saturday and now I have to be patient and wait.  This concert will be several firsts for me, it will be the first time for me to see The Mahones and Street Dogs, in addition this will be my first road trip JUST to see a concert.

In other news, Friday night I also saw The Irish Xiles, a St Louis Irish Rock band at Nick’s Pub.  Other than there having been a fair number of bar patrons being loud and not paying attention to the band, the night was enjoyable.  The Irish Xiles are a 3 piece band that utilizes a keyboard to synthesis the wind instruments, the lead singer was the guitar player and a drummer.  The most amusing thing I found during the night was seeing the Bodhran being played with an empty Budweiser bottle.  The band is still rough around the edges and not quite as hard-driving as I generally like, but it was a fun evening.  Rusty Nail is still at the tops of my local Irish Rock bands.

Speaking of Rusty Nail, to further add to my September anticipation, their new CD will be coming out which I will be receiving as I helped in their Kickstarter campaign.  You can catch some of their songs on the Celtic Folk Punk Sampler, it is a free download, so enjoy and check them out along with the other great bands included.

Well enough blathering, back to watching the clock and waiting for September 13th to get here.  Slainte!