The Great Unknowns
We’re pleased to announce that Homefront has been nominated for an Independent Music Award in the Best Alt-Country Album category. We’re honored to be considered for an award by an organization whose judges include extremely awesome folks like Tom Waits, Shelby Lynne, Brandi Carlile, and Suzanne Vega. If you are so inclined, you can even vote for us to receive the additional Vox Pop award.
Another new song and an extra special video featuring Becky & Avril with the awesomely talented Stefan Custodi (bass), John Seebach (mandolin), and Alex Sens (dobro). Live at IOTA in Arlington, Virginia.
We’re thrilled to have been nominated for several Wammies this year, including best roots rock band and album, song of the year (for “Homefront”), and songwriter of the year. Thanks to members of the Washington Area Music Association for nominating us!
We’re grateful that Homefront ended up on several ‘best of 2013′ lists, including #32 on Gary Wien’s list at New Jersey Stage, the #7 spot on Autopsy IV’s list (WMNF, Tampa, FL), and the #1 spot(!!) on Garry Morse’s list (WRIR, Chester, VA). Thanks to them and everyone else who’s helped spread the word about our record.
Becky’s been working on some more songs about post-9/11 vets, and she wrote this while participating in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. Warning for delicate ears: includes strong language.
Autopsy IV, a blogger over at Nine Bullets has picked Homefront as one of the five best albums to come out in the first six months of 2012. Check out the blog, which is great, and also Nine Bullets radio, which is one of the best Americana/alt-country radio shows out there. You can even listen online.