Anticipating our new album Lost in Ponoka, which comes out October 1, we will be releasing a new single in the first week of September, accompanied by a nostalgic video. ‘Bright Day in Ponoka’, an upbeat and catchy americana track, is bound to become the Indian summer hit of 2013!
While we’re busy listening to the final mix and master of the new album, meticulously checking the book for any mistakes, and giving the layout a final update, here’s an interview with Rick about the project at 3VOOR12 (in Dutch).
Cool! Received a box full of official merchandise today from the town of Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, to help promote our new book + CD about the area. Some of this stuff can be yours: we’ll be handing out some goody bags when ‘Lost in Ponoka’ comes out next September. More on that later!
We finally had our last recording day in the studio last Saturday. Theo and Rick were joined by Mevrouw Tamara, a singer-songwriter best known for her role in the TV show ‘De beste singer-songwriter van Nederland’. She sang along to a couple tracks from the new album.
Now Theo will start mixing, and then the new album, titled ‘Lost in Ponoka’, will be released in September. Yeah, that’s quite a wait, but we’re still working on the accompanying story & picture book. We’ll be releasing some songs and other cool stuff before then, so keep an eye on this site, or our Facebook page.
Rick’s sister Marian traveled to Ponoka (the town) to take some pictures for the new Ponoka (the band) project. Or actually she took about 1200. They won’t all make it, but they look really nice!
Meanwhile we’re gradually finishing the album. Almost all the instruments are recorded, just need to add some touches of banjo and pedal steel. Hopefully the package (including lots of other stuff besides a CD) will be yours in a half year or so!
Hooray, Theo and Rick will be entering the studio Friday May 4th to start the recordings of Ponoka Album #4. That’s Memorial Day in Holland, but no worries, this is not going to be a depressing record.
Previous Ponoka albums were recorded in a continuous run; this will be more of a ‘a day here, a weekend there’ effort. Which shouldn’t be a problem, as the album will be pretty short and basic. Hopefully finished by the end of the summer.
Rick got interviewed about the plans for the new record on the music site 3VOOR12 (in Dutch). You can read it here.