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March 16, 2019 (Saturday) - A brief hiatus -- because everyone needs one from time to time -- and then an appearance, by Thayer Sarrano, in Austin, in a land called Texas, as part of the extravaganza that is South by Southwest. This particular showcase -- Athens in Austin -- boasts a bevy of sponsors, but the prime mover here would be the grandeur that is the Georgia Theatre. This show gets live. It gets rowdy, by way of The SideBar, where, also playing, will be: Bambara, Glove, Five Eight, The Medium, Saint Pé, Los Coast, Surfbort, Caulfield, Faux Ferocious, Katie Schecter, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, and The Artisanals, Wieuca. Thayer Sarrano last made this southwesterly trek to Austin in 2017. Speaking of the Georgia Theatre, we never fatigue of pointing our dear readers in the direction of the live performance video of the Thayer Sarrano Acoustic Chamber at that venerable venue, transpiring a near year ago, in the month of May.
Alysse Gafkjen Photography
March 1, 2019 (Friday) - A new month. A new single. Another show. A treasure trove of pictures. Some new. Some old(er). Today, this first day of the month, the new single "The Eternal" of Thayer Sarrano is up. It's running. It's streaming. And while you're out there, basking in its atmospherics, why not place your pre-orders for the new album -- Wings Alleluia -- out March 29th. That alone makes for a "singular" day. Tonight, Thayer Sarrano rounds out her Tour of the West with an easterly visit to the DKDC in Memphis, Tennessee. Also at DKDC will be Yesse Yavis and Crystal Shrine. With all this freshness in the air, what better time to inject some new photographs into the media stream?
Curtis Wayne Millard Studio
Beyond working with the musical créatrice who is Sarrano, another wonder of the biz would have to be all the other creatives that cross our path -- photographers, videographers, musicians, engineers, etc. As you might (or should) imagine, we've got some new things in the pipeline, all scheduled for release quite soon. For now, let's salute the photographic art of two mavens whom we've come to know over these last years -- Curtis Wayne Millard -- and last months -- Alysse Gafkjen. We've running a bit behind schedule, but only by a few years. Yes, we've recently created some new Thayer Sarrano Galleries on our website, with contributions from these fine artists. If you're a Sarrano sophisticate, you'll certainly recognize more than a few. We've even thrown some as yet unreleased gems into the mix.
February 27, 2019 (Wednesday) - Thayer Sarrano plays The Walnut Room in support of the great and eternally youthful Johnny Hickman of Cracker fame -- not to mention his solo work and those side projects (The Hickman-Dalton Gang, for starters). This show unfurls in Denver, Colorado, which is a scant 779 miles from Butte, Montana, which means a leisurely Sunday (on a Tuesday and Wednesday) drive of about 11 hours and 28 minutes, in the space of a day, if Google Maps speaks true, and one bypasses Yellowstone National Park, moving instead through the Crow Reservation. Sadly, the show in Butte was canceled on account of something called a "blizzard," one not of the Dairy Queen kind. It's a shame. because, judging by the looks of things -- see image below -- the Hotel Finlen was as unique a space as there could be, carved out especially in those western plateaux, for the murk™ rock music of Thayer Sarrano. From Seattle on Sunday to Butte was no hop, skip, and a jump, either. It was more like 593 miles, and 9 hours, and 32 minutes --- and in those aforementioned blizzard conditions -- if the Weather Channel speaks true. But such distances and climates must sometimes be traversed, in the broader mission of bringing good music to the peoples of America.