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Antsy to Return to Carson City, Grass Valley in December

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Antsy is heading west again for two great shows in early December.  On December 9 he will be at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, NV for his annual Christmas Show.  Get more details HERE.

Then, on December 10 he will be at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA.  Get ticket info HERE.


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A Little Pre-Election Fun

Antsy and the Troubs in California, October 2016 - photo by Ed Prentice

Antsy and the Troubs in California, October 2016 – photo by Ed Prentice

This Election Year has been wild and the campaigns have dragged us through all sorts of mud.  In celebration of this, the Troubs joined me at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on October 22, 2016 to introduce a new song that I wrote to “celebrate” this campaign.  I am sharing this live recording to all.  Please feel free to download and share with friends and family and those acquaintances that may not share your views.  Go ahead…spill the wine…

I hope you enjoy my new song titled – “So Tired of this Campaign”


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Hey Oregon – Antsy coming your way on October 14!!

Antsy will be performing at the Ross Ragland Theater and Cultural Center in Klamath Falls, Oregon on October 14 (yes…that is tomorrow!!). Come party with Antsy and the Troubs for a fun night of music and stories from the Poet Laureate of Pine View Heights.  CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW FOR TICKETS AND DETAILS!

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Antsy Announces Halloween 2016 Shows in Nevada/California

Always Spooktacular, Antsy and the Troubs are booked for FOUR big Halloween Shows in California – Oct. 20-23.  Click on the graphic below for tickets and details and come dressed for the occasion.

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Second Nashville Field Trip announced for September 2016

Due to the popularity and demand for the first Nashville Field Trip (in August), Antsy McClain is excited to announce a SECOND Nashville Field Trip to take place September 16-18. Cost of attending is $379.25 and includes transportation around Nashville, 3 meals. Hotel and transportation to Nashville is not included. Space is very limited. If you are interested in attending, please click on the image below and you will be taken to a form to fill out to attend. If interested, please click on the link below:

 

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Antsy Returns to Oklahoma with Edgar Cruz – July 21-24

Antsy is returning to Oklahoma to join his good friend Edgar Cruz in three performances of their annual “You Say Flamenco, I Say Flamingo” Tour July 21-24. They will also be joined by guitarist/bassist Mark Galloway.

July 21: The Blue Door in Oklahoma City TICKET INFO HERE

July 22: Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino in Ponca City  FREE!!!

July 23: UCO Jazz Lab – Edmond  TICKET INFO HERE

July 24: Private House Concert in Oklahoma City (For info on this show please call Edgar Cruz at 405-620-1882)

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Antsy in Georgia – July 17 at Rabun County Music Fest

51-atlgHi GA, NC and SC friends,

Antsy and the band will be playing as part of the Rabun County Music Festival in Rabun Gap, GA. Sunday, July 17th, 4 PM to 6 PM.   (706) 746-7467

Rabun Gap is a beautiful area nestled near Black Rock Mountain State Park, just South of Asheville, NC, West of Greenville, SC and Northeast of Atlanta a few hours.

 

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Rabun County Rearden Theater

The Rabun County Music Festival concerts are performed in the beautiful 600-seat Rearden Theater of the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. RGNS is a private college preparatory school nestled in 1,400 acres of northeast Georgia. It provides a boarding and day school student educational experience of the highest quality. Handicapped parking is available, as well as a shuttle bus from parking areas to the concert hall. Handicapped seating is also available.

Directions

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is 7 miles north of Clayton on US 441/23. The campus is on a hill on the west side of the highway. The address is 339 Nacoochee Dr., Rabun Gap, Georgia 30568.

Antsy will be bringing Chris “Spoons” Long on Drums, Blake Branch on bass and his son Grant on electric guitar. He’ll be packing his trusty Guild acoustic guitar and a brand new slide show, all polished up and ready to roll.

It will be loads of fun in a beautiful place.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

 

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And a reminder about the August and September Nashville Field Trips! There is still some space available.  Check out the details HERE.

Antsy will host two Field Trips in Nashville: The first on August 26-28 and the second in late September. Cost of attending is $379.25 and includes transportation around Nashville and 3 meals. Hotel and transportation to Nashville is not included. Space is very limited. If you are interested in attending, please click on the image to the left and you will be taken to a form to fill out to attend.


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Antsy Announces 2016 Nashville Field Trip: Aug. 26-28

Antsy McClain is pleased to announce the latest Field Trip. He will host one in Nashville from August 26-28. Cost of attending is $379.25 and includes transportation around Nashville, 3 meals. Hotel and transportation to Nashville is not included. Space is very limited. If you are interested in attending, please click on the image below and you will be taken to a form to fill out to attend.

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Album With Pete Huttlinger Now in Production

AntsyPete4Hi friends. Here’s an update on the new album I started with Pete Huttlinger. I’ve retrieved all the tracks from Pete’s computer, along with Pete’s beautiful guitar, dobro and mandolin work, and the sessions are now in the hands of a great engineer just around the corner from my house. (I love Nashville.)

I want to try and “keep Pete’s hand” in the process as much as I can, or at least, do things with these songs that would have made him smile. We have 18 tracks, but a few will go the wayside as we get closer to the vision of the album. I’m rewriting some lyrics as their meaning has become a bit stale, as they often do with the passing of time, and I’m including 4 new songs I’ve written since January, the time of Pete’s death, and conversely, a time when my heart was finally opening up in good, positive ways.

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AntsyPete1Pete was adamant about including only my ballads and love songs on this album. “No funny stuff,” I can still hear him say. I will stay true to that, and make this project the follow-up to “Time Sweetened Lies” that Pete wanted it to be. It will be spare, lean, acoustic, with lush harmony vocals.

The album’s working title is “No More Wishful Thinking,” which is the title of one of the new songs. Some of you may have heard the demo I did for a song called “Watercolor Sky.” That is also on the album, and I may get the title from that. Not totally sure yet. As with all the past 17 albums, the title always solidifies as the songs come together.

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I have my fingers crossed for a Christmas release. I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for being there.