A MESSAGE FROM JB:
Okay folks, I have a lot of news for you. Let me first say that I am sorry for not having updated my site and pages as of late. I have been extraordinarily busy and I wanted to get certain things tended to before I said much of anything. So, please excuse my silence and please read on:
I am pleased to announce that “Stripped To The Root” will be out on Tuesday September 24, 2013 on Rusty Knuckles Music. I would like to thank the folks who pre-ordered the CD through Farmageddon Records over this past year. Your dedication and anticipation means the world to me. Please know that I will work with Farmageddon on making proper restitutions to you. You will get your "Stripped" one way or another! I also want it to be known that I wish Darren and everyone at Farmageddon nothing but success and happiness. And I encourage all of you to support all the bands affiliated with the label, and the label itself. What Darren and his folks there do is a good thing.
"Stripped to the Root" will be available through my website, through Rusty Knuckles Music, on Itunes, Amazon, and through retail distribution. I am sorry that it’s taken this long to get it out to you all, but I’m very thankful to Rusty Knuckles for helping me make this happen! I look forward to having “Stripped To The Root” finally see the light of day! We will be releasing a good bit of new merchandise along with the record, including t-shirts, hats, stickers, and some very limited edition special gifts in upcoming months, so keep an eye out for further news!
You can also look forward to some new Wayward Drifters material coming out on Rusty Knuckles. I can’t get into details yet, but I can tell you that I am talking to / playing with some new pickers, and you can expect some new music and touring in the not-too-distant future! I have a slew of new songs, and a determined will. In fact, just a couple weeks ago, we recorded the first J.B. Beverley and The Wayward Drifters material in almost three years. It’s a song called “I Don’t Mind The Pain”, and is one half of a split 7” record with Jay Berndt & The Orphans, coming out next month on Rusty Knuckles Music. There will be more info real soon!
We also have Mickey and the Bonepickers wrapping up. Both are amazing records and are releases that you are going to want to check out for sure. I was honored to be a part of both projects. Rusty Knuckles is also releasing the new Husky Burnette CD “Tales From East End Blvd” which was recorded and mixed at Rebel Roots too. I also laid the bass tracks, and can tell you it’s one bad ass record. And speaking of ol’ Husky – I had a great time on the road with him, Rash, and Kari this past month. And it was nice to see a handful of you Wayward Drifters’ fans coming out to show your love and listen to Husky rip up the dirty blues. Some good times!
In film news: The funding for “The Killer Among Us” is almost secure and we will be moving along with the production in upcoming months. My thanks to everyone who kicked down and helped out! It’s going to be a real fun film! Speaking of films, in case you didn’t see it, I will be making a documentary about my friend Billy Don Burns here soon with Rusty Knuckles. It will showcase the life and music of BDB and will feature interviews with some of his contemporaries from back in the 70’s, as well as some of us younger guys. I put together an investment trailer for the film. You can view it here:
Lastly, I will be at Muddy Roots Music Festival at the end of the summer in Cookeville, TN, where we’ll be debuting some new songs! Look for tour dates late this year and into next year, and I’ll be updating you all soon on everything. There are still some shirts, hoodies, CD's, and signed photos in the webstore, so feel free and take a look! As always, thank you for your dedication, loyalty, patience, and love. It doesn’t go unnoticed. Cheers, y’all!
- J.B. Beverley