Join Antsy and the Troubs with special guest Jacob Johnson on April 14 at the Club Fox in Redwood City, California on April 14. Click on the poster below for Tickets and information.
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 during 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.
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
Our 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.
I am thrilled to announce our new album, “Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads” is finished and off to manufacturing. This project is almost two years in the making, and has been a true labor of love, from the writing and crafting of the songs, to the sculpting of sound by my talented friends Bruce Wandmayer, Dan Becker, Todd McMasters, Terry Domingue, Ric Wilson, Dale Price, Gary Tackett and Eddie Mattingly. We are confident you will find this project to be one of our best, right up there with (name your favorite Troubs album). We’re so excited to have you hear it and to have your feedback.
To celebrate, we are offering you a special PRE-ORDER PACKAGE including 1) CD, 2) digital download, 3) limited edition, illustrated booklet and 4) limited edition, customized art print. The digital download will be available Friday, September 25, the same day all the other items will be shipped to you. A link will be sent to all those who’ve ordered via email. The print and booklet are only offered as part of this pre-order package, and are available while supplies last. Everything will be signed and numbered by me and is all yours for only $50 PLUS S&H. Click HERE to order.
The customized, limited edition print is an11′ x 15″ charcoal drawing I did myself, and will hand render your names on the mailbox, making each print an original work of art, suitable for framing, dart throwing, place mats, lining your bird cage, wrapping fish, etc. The line from the title song of the album is at the bottom: “A rich man dreams of paradise and sees a life like ours.” The mailbox is blank until I draw your name on it personally.
Also to be included in the Pre-Order Special Package will be this 5” x 5” booklet, including 14 of my popular tree drawings and prose to go with the concept of the album, which takes the listener through a cycle of heartbreak to restoration to happiness in 14 songs. The album is being called ” a collection of heartwarming, uplifting messages from a songwriter who has lived, laughed, lost – and is fiercely determined to love again.” Each booklet will be signed and numbered by the author.
For those just interested in the CD, you may pre-order the CD and digital download without the print and booklet for $20 PLUS S&H. A link to the digital download will be e-mailed to you on Friday, September 25, and the CD will be mailed the same day.
As a musician and artist, I could never have gotten where I am without you, my friends and family. An artist creates for others, and you continue to give me the opportunity to do what I do. This complete package combines all of my efforts in music, art and prose. I hope you’ll take advantage of this limited opportunity. Thank you all who have helped this become a reality.
Are you ready for Woodflock? Have you registered yet? So much fun is planned for this event each year and this is the SIXTH annual Woodflock event to be held in Red Bluff, CA. Antsy and the Troubs will be there, Flamingoheads from the country will be there and this year even Sumoflam is heading out there direct from Pine View Heights to join the fun (after being prodded, pulled and tugged by a few family members). It’s gonna be a blast.
There are a number of fun activities, a chili cook-off, song writing clinics, picking and singing circles, decoration contests and more.
See THIS LINK to know more and to register. It will be fun.
Oh, and did we tell you that Antsy McClain will be there too. And the Troubs? And who knows what other special musical guests may just show up.
So, if you don’t have plans for the Memorial Day weekend, come join the Flamingohead Family in Red Bluff. You’ll be glad you did!
Just CLICK HERE to learn all about it!
This promises to be an amazing show and Antsy will be the great entertainer that he always is.
Joining Antsy tomorrow will be young Australian singer/songwriter Daniel Champagne. Regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, Daniel has recently signed to US booking agency Fleming Artists and relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.
This promises to be a great show, so get your tickets today. Prices go up at the door!!
As I crisscross the US in 2015, I’ll be joining Habitat for Humanity home builds with the RV Care-a-Vanners, a group of crazy awesome folks who plan their mobile vacations around Habitat’s activity. I’ll be wearing my tool belt by day and playing my guitar by night for all those who were swinging hammers to support the build. Please join us. If you’re near Dade City, FL, on Thursday, Feb 12, I’d love to see ya.
I did my first Tool Belt Tour back in 2012 and those involved (including me) had a great time and we helped a number of families get a kick start back into their lives. It was a very wonderful way to spend my time.
If you have not been involved in a volunteer project such as Habitat for Humanity, I highly encourage you to do so. The rewards of joy and happiness are overflowing as you serve others. Personally, I am grateful for these opportunities to help others and then share a few songs with all those that work so hard.
What do RV Care-A-Vanners do?
- They travel around the United States and Canada, helping local Habitat for Humanity affiliates build hundreds of houses annually.
- RV Care-A-Vanner volunteers participate in projects such as house construction, roofing, interior and finish work, renovations or disaster relief.
- Those who prefer non-construction activities can volunteer in the Habitat affiliate office, or act as “gofers” around the build site.
- Many RV Care-A-Vanners help local Habitat affiliates raise the awareness of poverty housing and homelessness by speaking to churches, civic groups and local media.
- Individual Care-A-Vanners often make donations to their local Habitat affiliate.
- Some even organize fundraising teams and sponsor entire houses.
It is still not too late to get a copy of Antsy’s fun Christmas CD. Released in 2006, this has become a Holiday Classic for Flamingoheads. If you have a copy, how about getting one for a friend!!
And don’t forget other Christmas goodies like some of Antsy’s new Tree Print series and other art
Antsy McClain paid a visit to his good friend John Carter at WBTV in Charlotte prior to his performance at the Chop Shop on October 16. The following two video clips are provided courtesy of WBTV’s Susan Hancock and John Carter.
Antsy talks with John Carter and then sings part of his new song “My Own Skin”
Antsy closes with a portion of “My Own Skin”
Antsy is heading to Charlotte and Atlanta on Thursday and Friday. If you are in the area, you can get tickets. Click on the show posters below (one for each location) to get your tickets. For those in Atlanta, Antsy will be selling signed copies of the poster as shown.
And don’t forget….Antsy is also working on a new CD and is still offering the Flamingohead family and friends a chance to participate in the production of this CD. You can participate in the FLOCKSTAR Promo by clicking the FLOCKSTAR link below. And check out Antsy’s NEW LIVE DVD. And you can get the FLOYD FLASH DRIVE full of some fun new studio material and some unreleased versions of his older songs. Just click on the boxes below to order.