Antsy and Edgar Cruz at Harlow’s in Sacramento tonight

Can’t make it to Woodflock this weekend but live in California?  How about a trip to Sacramento to catch Antsy McClain with his good friend Edgar Cruz for a night of Flamenco and Flamingo. Antsy loves this place. Cool vibe. Good sound. Good people. Edgar Cruz will be joining Antsy at Woodflock Friday, May 27, but if you can’t make it to Red Bluff, come out and see Antsy and Edgar at Harlow’s for a musical feast.

And this just in: Loose Bruce Wandmayer is joining Antsy! Now anything can happen!

Get your tickets here:
http://www.harlows.com/event/1164707-antsy-mcclain-troubs-sacramento/

If you want to attend Woodflock 2016, there is still space and there will be loads of fun too.  Click on the photo below for all the details.

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Join Antsy to Support Open Table Nashville at the Flatrock Cafe in June

Antsy is joining forces with Flatrock Coffee, Tea & More for three intimate Tuesday evening shows in Nashville to benefit the Open Table Nashville, which is a non-profit, interfaith community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provides education about issues of homelessness.

Come join Antsy on Tuesday evenings June 14, June 21 and June 28 from 6:04 PM to 8:06 PM and catch his new songs, listen to some new stories and watch some of his fun slide shows, all to benefit the homeless.


Antsy Appears in a TEDx Talk in Carson City

Antsy at TEDx in May 2016

Antsy at TEDx in May 2016

Antsy McClain was recently featured as a TEDx guest speaker in Carson City and his talk has been publicized nationwide.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Though known more as a humorist, songwriter and small town philosopher, as many of his fans know, Antsy McClain also has a parallel career as a painter and illustrator. When he shows up to speak at high school career days, he’s usually booked as “the creativity guy.” In this talk, he reflects on the pivotal age of “14” as a turning point in the lives of so many.

Antsy tells like he lives it: The good life. Antsy is generally free from an over-abundance of material things and appreciates time with family and friends.

 

 


WOODFLOCK 2016 FINAL CALL

Woodflock’s 6th Year Will be Better Than Ever
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Above is this year’s t-shirt design only available to Woodflockers, drawn up by Antsy hizself.

Well, it’s almost here! Just a few more days and Woodflock will be upon us. Antsy has often said it’s the most fun we have all year. The gathering of people make this event the most rewarding thing we do as a community. We have a lot of friends helping us along the way, and Antsy, the band and all of the Flamingoheads are truly grateful for them and their tireless efforts to make Woodflock memorable and meaningful to all those in attendance.
If you haven’t signed up for a cabin, but want to, don’t delay. We only have a few left. We’ve had such an outpouring of good mojo concerning our Red Bluff, California Woodflock, that we are looking to Franchise it. Ha. Well, that may be too big a word for it. We’re looking at a location near Nashville, Tennessee to host Woodflock East in the Fall of every year. We’ll keep you posted, and as usual, your feedback is appreciated. Any ideas you might have for locations, or how to make the event be the best we can offer, will be appreciated.
Antsy and the Troubs are looking forward to seeing you all again, hanging out, catching up, and sharing our journeys along this winding highway we call life.
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SPACES ARE FILLING UP FAST. This is shaping up to be our best Woodflock ever. Apparently if you do something 6 times, you’re bound to get it right, huh? Woodflock is our favorite event all year. The best part comes in meeting and hanging out with folks who all have the same things in common: a love of music, a sense of humor, a desire to live authentically and “enjoy the ride.” If you’re one of those people, you should join us!
Just click HERE to get on board!
Woodflock is filling up! Space is limited. Join us!
Of course, Antsy and the guys will be bringing their usual music and humor with them. They’ll be playing songs off their latest album, as well as the old favorites. And Sunday night’s show is an ALL REQUEST NIGHT, as we do every year. You make the set list.
They’ll be performing every night around the fire, as usual. Also throwing it in will be Antsy’s dear friend, guitar master, Edgar Cruz on Friday night, the uniquely talented Sourdough Slim with multi-instrumentalist Bob Armstrong on Saturday night, and Sunday will be a few creativity sessions with Antsy and his friends.
Edgar Cruz

Edgar Cruz

Sourdough Slim

Sourdough Slim

Bob Armstrong and Hilary

Bob Armstrong and Hilary

Hands-on arts and crafts for kids of all ages will be provided by our friends Bill and Katie. They do a great job, and they donate all their time and supplies to the cause.
Crafts for all ages!

Crafts for all ages!

Every morning gets started with the wonderful Hilary Nicholls and her dobro-playing husband, Bruce Wandmayer. We are also offering Yoga hosted by Dave Emery this year directly following the daily meditation. Meal time will be fabulous, as always. Also, our friend John Chips will be bringing his Monster Grill with him for us to enjoy special meat and veggies smoked to succulent perfection.
Antsy and the Troubs up close and personal

Antsy and the Troubs up close and personal

This is a lot of stuff! We’re thinking it’s going to be our best Woodflock EVER! Join us! Click HERE for passes. We have day passes or you can join us for the whole weekend. You can bring a tent, stay in a cabin, bring an RV or stay at a nearby hotel. Details on the Official Woodflock 2016 Page.
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Antsy McClain



Two More California Shows Announced for this Weekend!!

Antsy is having another birthday (he is 39 again!). He wants to hang with his friends so come join him on Friday in Felton, CA and then on Monday in Chico to party and celebrate. He’ll be joined by the amazing guys known as the Troubs and also his special guest Jacob Johnson for a great party!!

April 15: Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA – CLICK HERE FOR TIX

April 18: Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico, CA – CLICK HERE FOR TIX

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Antsy and the Troubs in Atlanta This Weekend!

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Antsy is headed to Atlanta this weekend!  He and the Troubs will perform TWO big nights at the Red Light Cafe.  Click on the image above to get Tickets.

New Tour Dates – coming to North Carolina, Virginia and Florida in March!
Come on out and see us! Click HERE for details.

  1. Mar 04 8:00pm
    Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA
  2. Mar 05 8:00pm
    Red Light Café, Atlanta, GA
  3. Mar 11 8:00pm
    The Strand at 38 Main, Waynesville, NC – With Jacob Johnson
  4. Mar 12 8:00pm
    Theatre at Washington VA, Washington, VA – With Jacob Johnson
  5. Mar 25 7:00pm
    The Who House, Johns Creek, FL
  6. Mar 29 7:00pm
    South Tampa House Concerts, Tampa, FL
  7. Mar 31 7:00pm
    Christine Abro, St Petersburg, FL
  8. Apr 01 7:00pm
    Lunazoot South, Tampa, FL US
  9. Apr 02 7:00pm
    Forest Songs, St Petersuburg, FL
  10. Apr 03 7:00pm
    Listening Room Festival, St Petersuburg, FL
  11. Apr 18 7:30pm
    The Big Room @ The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Chico, CA
  12. May 27 – May 30
    Woodflock, Red Bluff, CA
  13. Jun 11 8:00pm
    Chez ValerieSaint Louis Park, MN

Antsy McClain Returns to the Great American Music Hall – Jan. 24, 2016

Antsy at GAMH in 2007

Antsy at GAMH in 2007

It has been almost 9 years since Antsy McClain performed at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.  In that performance in 2007, Antsy and the Troubs put on an amazing show with a full horn section, backing vocalists, lots of song and dance and some amazing music.

It was at this time that the acclaimed Trailercana album was being played all over the country and was in the Americana Music Top 10 albums.

Jump to 2016 and Antsy has a new CD out that is also getting airplay around the country.  Entitled Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads, the CD is doing real well and is receiving wonderful reviews from friends old and new. You will hear many selections from this CD duringGRAVELCOVER his upcoming show. Click HERE to order your digital copy or get a CD sent to you in a matter of days.

Antsy will return to the GAMH on Sunday, January 24 and will also have a couple of Troubs band mates with him for the show. Nell Robinson and the Jim Nunally Band will also be performing that night. Nell has been called “a modern-day Patsy Cline” and some call her one of the “freshest voices in roots music,” and have compared her to early Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and Hazel Dickens. You can GET YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS HERE.

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