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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Lose the Powerball? Get Lucky with Antsy Tonight at Feather Falls Casino!

Yes, you are always a winner at an Antsy McClain show!  Tonight Antsy and the Troubs will be at the Feather Falls Casino in Oroville, CA for a night of fun and winning. The Brewery VIP Suites and Floor Tickets are SOLD OUT! But balcony seats are still available.  Doors open at 8:30 PM and show begins at 9 PM.  GET TICKET INFO HERE

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GRAVELCOVEROur latest album, Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads, is doing really well, and is receiving wonderful reviews from friends old and new. We’d love for you to hear and let us know what you think. Click HERE to order your digital copy or get a CD sent to you in a matter of days.


State of the Trailer Park 2016

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dallasHappy New Year to you all.

Life is challenging right now for many of you. I think of you often and wonder how you are doing. I look forward to when our paths cross again, and we can visit face to face.

As 2016 is upon us, many of us wax philosophical and get a tad sentimental. I am prone to do this, and make fewer apologies for it the older I get. I inherited my mother’s tear ducts, and have been accused of crying when Classic Coke came back. (It’s not true. It was allergies.)

ItAintHomeDecember was weird around here as our thermometer seemed to be stuck on 74 degrees for a good couple of weeks. Not that I’m complaining. I was practically sunbathing last Thursday until I got one too many weird reactions from my neighbors. The way I see it, a man should be able to lay in a hammock in his own back yard. With cowboy boots and a bath towel. Playing Abba. Really loud.

Troubs2016Anyway, it’s been warm is what I’m saying. It’s back to 34 degrees this week though, so our third Indian Summer of the year was short lived.

So, I was thinking of joining a gym, but they are too full right now. I’ll wait until the last week of February when two thirds of the new sign-ups will be back on their sofas in front of their televisions, embracing their bad habits like a long lost friend. Besides, there is still pumpkin pie in the fridge, and it won’t eat itself.

Woodflock 2015 Gang

Woodflock 2015 Gang

We have our annual early bird special discount still in effect for Woodflock. Please join us. You’ll save $50 per entry if you order this week. Deadline for savings is this Friday, January 8th at midnight.

DSC_2878Woodflock is the best event we do all year. It’s a gathering of Flamingoheads from all over the United States on Memorial Day weekend. We laugh, we catch up, we play music, we meditate, we do yoga, we eat good food prepared by Sue Butler, we drink, we share. It’s nice. It’s a camping event, but there are also hotels just down the road, 5 minutes away. Many choose this option. You do not have to be a camping enthusiast to enjoy Woodflock. There is something for everyone. Go HERE for more details, and to take advantage of the early bird discount.

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GRAVELCOVEROur latest album, Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads, is doing really well, and is receiving wonderful reviews from friends old and new. We’d love for you to hear and let us know what you think. Click HERE to order your digital copy or get a CD sent to you in a matter of days.

Pete Huttlinger

Pete Huttlinger

I’m working on a new album of all-new material with the incomparable Pete Huttlinger as collaborator and producer. Pete plays a mean guitar, but it doesn’t stop there. Banjo and mandolin are also strong suits for my friend of 12 or so years who has played with John Denver, Vince Gill, Leann Rymes and so many more. The album is untitled yet, and contains songs I’ve written over the last 20 years that were kind of waiting for a proper home. Warning to those who only like my funny stuff, and an announcement to those who really like my serious stuff: There won’t be any funny songs on this album. Most are love songs ripped from my own life over time – from some really dark places to extremely happy places – all written just as I lived through them. The instrumentation will be acoustic and light, some drums and bass, but heavy on acoustic guitar just as you’d hear it in my living room. We are thinking of it as a follow up to my popular solo album, Time-Sweetened Lies. I’ll keep you posted on its progress.

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PaintingAs many of you know, I am renovating a 1953 mid-century ranch home, and adorning it with antiques from the era it was built. I have been entertaining and breaking the place in as the echoes of laughter and music seep into the plaster walls, giving it more life and warmth with each dinner party. It is a great joy to build a home around you and share it with friends.

I’m going to be painting again soon, preparing for a gallery show at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA this April. I’m very excited about that. I’ll let you know more about that as time approaches.

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ConfusedWhinyI have been extremely happy these past few months, sharing time with my children and a precious handful of dear friends and loved ones. I am the luckiest man on earth, and look forward to 2016 with butterflies in my stomach.

 


Antsy McClain Interview on Pink Flamingo RV Radio

Antsy McClain was interviewed on Pink Flamingo RV Radio on Christmas Day 2015.  If you missed out, you can listen to the Podcast in its entirety below. Thanks to Tracy Miller and Austin Miller for putting this together. Learn more about Pink Flamingo RV Radio.

GRAVELCOVERGet Antsy McClain’s New CD “Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads” if you don’t have it already.  One of his best CDs yet with 14 great songs that will inspire you to Enjoy the Ride of life.

ORDER HERE

 

 

DSC_2856Get your space at Woodflock 2016 before they fill up.   Held every Memorial Day weekend in Red Bluff, CA, this 3 day event is fun for the entire family.  And, Antsy is offering a Holiday Special Rate thru January 1, 2016, so order now for the best rates.

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Antsy Christmas Out West

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Antsy is on his way West for THREE shows the weekend of Dec. 17-20.

December 17 (Thursday): Antsy and the Troubs at Club Fox in Redwood City, CA  TICKETS HERE

December 19 (Saturday): Antsy and the Troubs at the BAC Performance Hall, Carson City, NV TICKETS HERE

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December 20 (Sunday): The Barn, Gilroy, CA (PRIVATE EVENT)


Antsy with Tommy Emmanuel – 4 Days in Texas beginning Nov. 18

Fun with TommyAntsy McClain is on his way to Texas to open FOUR shows for the amazing world renown guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.  If you are anywhere near, you won’t want to miss these shows. Following is the Texas Tour Schedule and links for tickets.

Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Cullen Performance Hall in Houston, TX   TICKETS

Thursday, Nov. 19 – Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX   TICKETS

Friday, Nov. 20 – The Majestic Theatre in Dallas, TX   TICKETS

Saturday, Nov. 21 – Empire Theatre in San Antonio, TX   TICKETS

Tommy is a two-time Grammy nominee and is considered one of Australia’s most respected musicians. A virtuoso guitarist known for his complex fingerstyle technique, Emmanuel is a master instrumentalist often compared to his hero and former collaborator Chet Atkins. His energetic performances truly showcase the boundless possibilities of the acoustic guitar.

 

Tommy and Antsy in North Carolina

Tommy and Antsy in North Carolina



Gravel Roads Review by Chris Griffy from Examiner.com

Americana Music reviewer Chris Griffy (examiner.com) wrote a classy review of Antsy’s new “Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads” CD.  He has kindly provided us permission to repost it here.  (see the original at http://www.examiner.com/article/review-antsy-and-the-troubs-somewhere-past-these-gravel-roads


Get Your Spook On – Halloween Fun in California

Get ready for some Halloween fun as Spooky and the Ghouls (sometimes also known as Antsy and the Troubs) play some Haunted tunes to make your Halloween weekend perfect.

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On Friday Oct 30 at 8 PM Antsy and the Troubs will be at the  Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA – Come in Costumes as there will be Prizes for the best ones. For tickets, go to www.kuumbwajazz.org
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Then, on Saturday, Oct 31 at 7:30 Antsy and the Troubs will be playing at Uncle Fred’s Surprise Birthday Bash That Really Isn’t a Surprise in Red Bluff, CA. Yes, its a Halloween Party. Come in Costumes. Knock yourself out. Prizes for best costumes. For tickets, call Uncle Fred at 530-200-1111.

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And if that’s not enough, how about the Halloween Hangover Party on Sunday, Nov 1 at The Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA at 7:30. Antsy and the Troubs will be pulling out all the stops. Costumes are highly encouraged. Prizes for best costumes. For tickets, go to www.palmsplayhouse.com

GRAVELCOVERBy the way, if you have not yet grabbed your own copy of “Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads,” Antsy’s new CD with the Troubs, get it now. It is already making moves across the country!!

Get the BRAND NEW CD here


Join Antsy & the Troubs for a Halloween Party in Santa Cruz, Oct. 30

Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park TroubadoursAntsy and The Trailer Park Troubadours (recently shortened to The Troubs) have been a staple of dependable music and fun in Santa Cruz since 1999.  With a new album, a whole bunch of new songs, and a new stage show, Antsy brings his friends back for a night of upbeat humor with heart.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar Street,
Santa Cruz CA 95060.
Show starts at 8pm!
October 30th!

GRAVELCOVERBy the way, if you have not yet grabbed your own copy of “Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads,” Antsy’s new CD with the Troubs, get it now.  It is already making moves across the country!!

Get the BRAND NEW CD here