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.


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.


“Somewhere Past These Gravel Roads” Pre-order Package Now Available!

GRAVELCOVERHi folks,

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.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SAMPLES

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.

Customized Limited Edition Print, number and signed and customized. Will be sent with your CD shipment.

Customized 11′ x 15″ Limited Edition Print, numbered, signed and customized with YOUR NAME in the mailbox will be rolled in a tube and sent the same day as your CD and booklet. (Click on image for larger view)

PRE-ORDER YOUR CD PACKAGE DEAL FOR $50 HERE

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.

This Tree Booklet will also be included in the Pre-Order Package

One of these booklets will also included in the Pre-Order Package (Click Image for Larger View)

A sample of one of the pages of the Tree Booklet

A sample of one of the pages of the Tree Booklet (Click Image for Larger View)

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.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR CD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FOR $20

AntsyAug2015Thank you!
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.

 



Antsy Live with “My Own Skin” on WBTV Charlotte – Oct. 16, 2014

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”


Back on the Road with Tommy E in July for 8 Shows

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Beginning July 17 (tomorrow) I once again join my good friend Tommy Emmanuel for the July leg of our cross country tour.  We have seven shows on tap beginning at the Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, Kansas.  Following are all of the dates.  You can get more information and tickets on my TOUR PAGE.

July 17 – Orpheum Theatre, Wichita, Kansas

July 18 – Holland Performing Arts Center, Omaha, Nebraska

July 19 – Orpheum Theater Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

July 21 – Rushmore Theatre, Rapid City, South Dakota

July 23 – Wilma Theatre, Missoula, Montana

July 24 – Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane, Washington

July 25 – Tower Theatre, Bend, Oregon

July 26 – Britt Fest, Medford, Oregon


Enjoying the Ride with Tommy E: St. Louis

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Antsy and Tommy Emmanuel

TOURING WITH TOMMY EMMANUEL

As friends of my music may know, I have embarked on one of the most ambitious tours in my career as I have joined world renown guitarist Tommy Emmanuel as his guest at over 20 of his performances across the United States in June and July.

Last night we kicked off the first of these performances at the amazing Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis. This place has been around since about 1912 and is a wonderful venue for a performer like Tommy Emmanuel.

Tommy has been a friend of my music and a mentor to me for years. It’s going to be a pleasure and honor to share the stage with the man in over 16 cities and 20 shows.

 

Sound Check at The Sheldon

We kicked off with a sound check at the Sheldon in the early afternoon yesterday. I loved the acoustics in this building.

This is how I feel after sound check

During the sound check I realized that Tommy Emmanuel’s guitar gently weeps while mine groans loudly. I guess I have a way to go.

The Audience at the Sheldon was great

Man oh man was the audience amazing. This was so much fun. I got a standing ovation. What great energy they have here! Truly a thumbs up moment!

I must be in St. Louis

Having a great time in St. Louis this morning. That wonderful glow must be lingering after last night’s show. So pumped for tonight’s show!

On the set at KMOV-TV in St. Louis

I started off today with an interview at KMOV TV to be on “Great Day” at 10 AM CST. We were almost pre-empted by an address from President Obama, but we barely made it. It did lend itself to some funny, impromptu moments, including an on-the-spot song. The video of my segment will be up later today at http://www.greatdaystlouis.com. Thanks to the fun folks at Great Day, and to our capable press and publicity agent, Jodi Jackson. You go, girl!

WATCH ANTSY ON KMOV Great Day St. Louis Here

I will be on stage again tonight with Tommy at the Sheldon and then it is off to Indianapolis.  I will do my next post from Indy!!

In the mean time, I want to remind you all that you can be a part of my new CD production by participating in the FLOCKSTAR Promo.  You can also get my BRAND NEW LIVE DVD or my new FLOYD FLASH DRIVE which is full of new material and unreleased material including the new fan favorite “Can’t Fix Stupid.” Click on the boxes below to order your FLOYD or DVD or to participate as a FLOCKSTAR.

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Antsy’s New DVD – Our Evidence of Life on Earth – ORDER NOW

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This is the DVD you have all been waiting for!  Live music, storytelling and more from Antsy McClain.  Recorded live in 2013 at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA, this features 16 tracks, including three with amazing multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven.

You can order it now RIGHT HERE!

This DVD was produced by Peter Berkow and Mike Hoopingarner.

Antsy McClain has become well known across the U.S. for his songwriting, story telling, and on stage performances. He brings laughs, smiles, tears and inspiration to thousands.  You can now have him in your home and enjoy the ride with Antsy every day!

 

If you want a little taste of what’s included, check out the PROMO VIDEO below

ORDER YOUR OWN COPY OF THE DVD TODAY


New Studio, New Album, New Songs

Hi folks! I’m excited to share a bunch of new things with ya!

Watch this video and get a tour of my new studio, still under construction, which will be the future home of podcasts, videos and various art and recording projects!

Also in the video are details about our new promotion, now in progress, and your opportunity to get involved in the making of our next album, which we’ll be recording in September.

FLOCK STAR MOCK UPYou have many options to contribute –  from $10 to $3,500.

$10 gets you a download of the CD when it’s finished, and all contributors of $50 and above get a special edition CD, signed by Antsy and the band, numbered in order of purchase, as well as a Flockstar T-shirt that says “I’m kind of a big deal around here.” (And you are.)

These shirts will only be available through this promotion (aside from a few at Woodflock). It won’t be sold here at unhitched.com or at any of our concerts. It’s a way of saying thanks for your support. Here’s the artwork for the shirt (left).

Now, we’ll start at the top and go down the list of options to be involved…

The Antsy McClain HOST PACKAGE – $3,500 – CLICK HERE
(Only 5 available. First come first served.) Here’s what you get:

• Your very own house concert featuring Antsy McClain, live in your living room. Offer limited to Continental US.

• You get front row seats for an interactive, live streaming of a two-hour studio session of Antsy and The Troubs as they record (Day and time TBA). They’ll chat with you and say hi while they cut songs.

• Also listed in special thank you section of CD as executive producers.

• Exclusive, personalized CD collection spanning more than 20 years of music, including demo songs never heard before, live radio performances and yet-to-be released material.

The Baby Taylor™ GUITAR PACKAGE –  $2,000 – CLICK HERE.
(Only ONE available. First come first served.) Here’s what you get:

• Your very own hand-painted Baby Taylor™ guitar by Antsy McClain. Painted in acrylic and sealed with durable polyurethane. Includes Taylor™soft shell travel pack. Shipping included. Almost finished. Photo to come.

• You get front row seats for an interactive, live streaming of a two-hour studio session of Antsy and The Troubs as they record (Day and time TBA). They’ll chat with you and say hi while they cut songs for the album.

• Tickets for two right up front at an Antsy/Troubs concert of your choice, including back stage pass before the show. Also entitles you to access of deli tray and cooler.

• You’ll be listed in a special thank you section of CD liner notes as executive producers.

• Exclusive, personalized CD collection spanning more than 20 years of music, including demo songs never heard before, live radio performances and yet-to-be released material.

The ACOUSTIC GUITAR PACKAGE –  $1,750 – CLICK HERE.
(Only 2 available. First come first served.) Here’s what you get:

• Your very own hand-painted acoustic guitar by Antsy McClain. Painted on front in mixed media and sealed with durable polyurethane. It will be a solid, name brand guitar, to be announced. Includes soft shell travel case. Shipping included.

• You get front row seats for an interactive, live streaming of a two-hour studio session of Antsy and The Troubs as they record (Day and time TBA). They’ll chat with you and say hi while they cut a song for the album.

• You’ll be listed in a special thank you section of CD liner notes as executive producers.

• Exclusive, personalized CD collection spanning more than 20 years of music, including demo songs never heard before, live radio performances and yet-to-be released material.

The UKULELE PACKAGE –  $750 – CLICK HERE.
(Only 2 available. First come first served.) Here’s what you get:

• Your very own hand-painted ukulele by Antsy McClain. Painted on front in mixed media and sealed with durable polyurethane. Signed and personalized. Includes soft shell travel case. Shipping included.

• Tickets for two right up front at an Antsy/Troubs concert of your choice, including back stage pass before the show. Also entitles you to access of deli tray and cooler.

• You get front row seats for an interactive, live streaming of a two-hour studio session of Antsy and The Troubs as they record (Day and time TBA). They’ll chat with you and say hi while they cut a song for the album.

• You’ll be listed in a special thank you section of CD liner notes as executive producers.

• Exclusive, personalized CD collection spanning more than 20 years of music, including demo songs never heard before, live radio performances and yet-to-be released material.

HOSPITALITY DELUXE PACKAGE –  $500 – CLICK HERE.

• Tickets for two right up front at an Antsy/Troubs concert of your choice, including back stage pass before the show. Also entitles you to access of deli tray and cooler.

• Two original, personalized drawings from Antsy’s very own sketchbook – 8 x10 line drawing suitable for framing with a thank you note addressed to you. Choices will be posted on line. First come, first served.

• You get front row seats for an interactive, live streaming of a two-hour studio session of Antsy and The Troubs as they record (Day and time TBA). They’ll chat with you and say hi while they cut a song for the album.

• You’ll be listed in a special thank you section of CD as executive producers

• Exclusive, personalized CD collection spanning more than 20 years of music, including demo songs never heard before, live radio performances and yet-to-be released material.

HOSPITALITY PACKAGE –  $250 – CLICK HERE.

• Tickets for two right up front at an Antsy/Troubs concert of your choice, including back stage pass before the show. Also entitles you to access of deli tray and cooler.

• You get front row seats for an interactive, live streaming of a two-hour studio session of Antsy and The Troubs as they record (Day and time TBA). They’ll chat with you and say hi while they cut a song for the album. You’ll hear it first.

SPECIAL EDITION CD & T-SHIRT PACKAGE –  $50 – CLICK HERE.
• Special edition CD, signed by Antsy and band, numbered in order of purchase

• Flockstar T-shirt that says “I’m kind of a big deal around here.

CD DOWNLOAD –  $10 – CLICK HERE.
• A special edition CD download. This is a PRE-ORDER. Recording begins in September, and it’ll be mixed, mastered and released thereafter. You will receive an e-mail with the download attached once we have it finished. Thank you!

– Antsy McClain, May 19, 2014