New Site Design

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As you may have noticed, the Tinsmith site has had some minor cosmetic changes, but the underlying structure has been rebuild from the ground up as well. We’ve also put in a new image gallery and are planning a few more changes for the weeks to come.

Back in Business

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All our wandering sheep are coming back to the fold for a busy November! Rowan has returned from 6 weeks on tour with ILYAimy, Avril is back in town after much traveling on behalf of SEIU, Henry is working on rebuilding his life and house after the fire and Brooke is baking away… Don’t miss our great November gigs: 11/10 House concert at the Takoma Park Co-housing Project; 11/11 Old Brogue in Great Falls, Va – that’s a dinner show, they have good food; 11/16 Knights of Columbus hall for a three hour show, they have cheap food and nice ambiance; 12/1 House concert in downtown Philly. Hope to see you soon

“An American Wake” CD Release

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Finally! We’re just a week away from celebrating the release of our latest recording, “An American Wake”. We’re really proud of it, so we’d like to show it off a bit, and we can’t think of a better place to do it than IMT. We’d be really pleased if you’d come and share it with us. If you haven’t heard the new CD yet, check out a few tracks here. Here’s the 411 on the show: The Institute of Musical Traditions Saint Mark Presbyterian Church 10701 Old Georgetown Rd. Rockville, MD 20852 301.754.3611 http://www.imtfolk.org

Knights of Columbus…and happy hour!

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NEWS FLASH!!!!! Not only will you get to see Tinsmith at the Knights of Columbus hall on wednesday (6/13), but you can eat and drink too! “Please note that the Knights of Columbus has food available from 6-9pm. All are welcome to join us for Happy Hour 6-7pm.” Now that’s a good gig : ) see our schedule page for details…

NOTE! Changes in Directions to PCF!

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For those of you planning to come to the Potomac Celtic Festival please note that they had the wrong directions up on the website (til about wednesday). They have fixed it now and the correct directions are up, so double check! In other news, Tinsmith will be appearing in College Park, Maryland on Wednesday June 13! We’ll be playing at the Knights of Columbus hall on Cherry Hill Road (see our website for details: http://www.tinsmith.net/schedule.html If you get your tickets ahead of time, you can get the member price of $5! ($10 at the door on Wednesday). This will be a really fun and intimate gig, and a great chance to see us up close and personal. Hope to see you there!

Tinsmith Digital!

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Very soon you will be able to buy digital downloads of “Jigsaw”, “Here Be Dragons”, and “We Are Everywhere” from CDBaby.com! Slowly but surely we are joining the 21st century… Don’t forget to mark your calendars: Potomac Celtic Festival is coming up. Remember, it is only one day this year, Saturday June 9th, and will be great. We’ll be playing at noon and 3:30 with longer sets this year which will be nice too. Some upcoming teasers…a house concert in Philly (no date yet), gigs in Southern Virginia, South Carolina and more Do you host house concerts? Know someone who does? Let us know!

WOW…news

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Well, it’s official, we are now part of Azalea City Recordings, a musician’s cooperative recording label – check out their website at http://www.azaleacityrecordings.com! We are very excited about working with ACR and look forward to a great relationship with tons of gigs and stuff!

Tinsmith on YouTube and more…

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Well, sometimes it is a very interesting exercise to look yourself up on the internet! For instance, if you look Tinsmith up on Amazon.com, you will find that you can buy a copy of Jigsaw for a mere $40! (btw – it’s cheaper on our website!) More to the point, if you look Tinsmith up on YouTube, you will find the video of our own Rowan Corbett jamming on bones with Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops…well worth the wait even if you have dial-up! They met in the corridor of the hotel at the Folk Alliance Convention this year and it was quite a meeting! Check it out: We hope to be teaming up with CCD in the future, so stay tuned. On the Rowan channel, he will be playing with Danny Knicely at IMT this Monday 2 April – don’t miss it. Danny is a fabulous player (of many instruments) and he’s the hot new property in the DC area.