Pyramids, Prairies and Plenty of carry on!

Another US tour with Old Blind Dogs has come to an end. We’re finally back home and licking or wounds. Some of us, literally! 2 and 1/2 weeks, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Oh aye, a wee stop off in Vegas was also had. We saw rain in California, snow in Arizona, stayed in a pyramid in Vegas, saw miles of nothing in New Mexico, and struggled to breath in Colorado. It’s been an interesting tour. Especially playing in 3 states that are higher than Yo than the top of Ben Nevis. This isn’t good for the Pipes. They hate it. They absolutely hate it. The tuning goes mental and they take a lot more lung power to play. Despite these places being cool to visit, they’re not the best fun for performing. Well, for playing pipes.

We decided that we would visit Vegas for the night on our way to New Mexico. It was as tacky, glorious, sad, weird, as you might imagine. We stayed in the Luxor Pyramid, which was cool. Visited Dublin, Paris, New York and Venice all in one night. Lost some money, drunk a lot, stared a lot, laughed a lot, had oxygen at an oxygen bar, lost more money, slept very little, then ran away! Was it good……..I’m still pondering that!

Anyway, a massive thank you to all the lovely people that came to the dogs gigs, bought CDs, raffle tickets, hung out, dined with us, and shared many drinks and laughs.

Until next time …….!

Ross And Ali April Tour – Album Launch Tour – SYMBIOSIS 2

We’re heading out on tour to promote our new album in April. We’ll be accompanied by the always brilliant, Jenn Butterworth, and Owen Sinclair.

Symbiosis 2 is almost finished. We’re mixing the tracks over the next few weeks so it’ll be ready just in time for the tour. We’re very excited about this new album. What began as an acoustic duo affair has turned into a MONSTER! We’ve decided to go all in with the full band vibe, creating a massive wall of noise!! Our fellow noise makers are, Duncan lyall – Moog and Keys, Martin O’Neill – Bodhran and Drums, Steve Byrnes – Drums, Patsy Reid – String extravaganza and Gus Sicard – Pipe Band Snare Drum……and of course, myself and Ross doing our thing. Two very important members of our team are Andrea Gobbi, and Somhairle MacDonald. These two guys provide invaluable work and input towards our project. Without these guys, it wouldn’t be where it’s at!!

Here’s a wee sneaker of a track and a list of our tour dates. If we’re near ya, please come along!!!

BIRDS – The Freedom of Birds (Ali Hutton)