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“Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

When I think of the above quote, my favorite quote, it always reminds me of how strong you have to be to when you are faced with creating your own path or destiny. It inspires me when I see people make that great leap of faith and head off into that new path and become an even stronger person. I believe a great example in this is watching Austin Winkler as he has forged ahead in the new chapter of his musical career.  It was last year that we brought you the news of Austin‘s departure from Hinder, but then to hear how he was going to continue with a new musical venture, I was truly elated.

Austin has one of the most recognizable and beloved voices in the industry and I couldn’t wait to hear what he has in store for us. He invited us in to witness the creative process of his songwriting by delivering snippits and lyrics through his Instagram account. It was wonderful to see all the support and love that fans gave back in return.  I had the opportunity to talk with Austin earlier today about his new music and am pleased to bring that interview to you here:

 

It is exciting to hear how Austin is doing exactly what he should be doing, at the right time and all at his own pace. I will continue to keep you updated with any album news. It is a beautiful journey that he has invited us all on, and through his emotionally driven lyrics, powerful vocals and heartfelt songs, we will all become a bit stronger. Maybe, just maybe each of us will decide to make our own path and lead a trail.

AJW

Make sure to visit Austin‘s social media sites and I will leave you with a video of Austin performing Born To Be Wild with Camp Freddy at the Roxy.

~ Marisol

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We know that it was hard for all of us when we first heard the news of Austin Winkler‘s departure from Hinder but we were excited to know that he was going to continue on with his music career.  You can read more on our previous post here.

Austin has been sharing posts on Instagram and Twitter letting us know about his new musical venture and has been hard at work on it.  I am elated to hear that and guess what, last  night Austin joined Camp Freddy on stage at the Roxy in Hollywood.

I can KICK MYSELF since Rockin Ryan and I had plans to go to a couple of the Camp Freddy shows this week but family emergencies prevailed and fires had to be put out. Austin joined the guys on stage and sang Born To Be Wild.  Our friend told that he looked so happy to be back on that stage, which is exactly where he belongs.

You can check out this video of his performance last night here:

We will continue to keep you updated on Austin‘s music and welcome him back to the stage! I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us He has one of the most recognizable and beloved vocals in the industry and we need more of him!   We will work on getting an interview set up to discuss his music further so stay tuned.

~ Marisol

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We were all very sad to hear of Austin Winkler’s departure from Hinder in a recent press release the band posted on November 20th. You can read more about that here.

But there is some great news on the horizon! Just a couple days ago, Austin posted the following photo and caption on his Instagram:

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Austin

I am so excited to hear what Austin has in store for us. He has one of the most recognizable and beloved vocals in the industry and we need more of him!  We are hoping to get more information for you and keep you updated.
~ Marisol

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We had told you earlier this year about how Austin Winkler was taking time off from their tour and was temporary leaving for personal reasons.  Fast forward to today and Hinder have officially released a statement that they have parted ways with the Austin Winkler and a new vocalist will be announced.

On the HINDER website they have posted the following release:

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LOS ANGELES (November 20, 2013) – Multi-platinum rock band, HINDER has announced they have officially parted ways with their lead singer, Austin Winkler.

Earlier this year, Winkler left the band’s national tour due to personal reasons. Hinder continued to tour with guest lead vocalists helping out, including Jared Weeks from Saving Abel.

The band’s 2005 debut, Extreme Behavior, sold over 3 million copies in the US, while its breakthrough single “Lips of an Angel” hit #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart. The album’s follow up three years later, Take it to the Limit, surpassed gold status after debuting #4 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 80,000 copies sold the first week. Hinder has since released two more albums All American Nightmare in 2010, and Welcome to the Freakshow in 2012, and has shared the stage with everyone from Motley Crue to Nickelback.

“I’m really proud of what we accomplished over the years,” says Hinder drummer (and songwriter/producer) Cody Hanson.  “We hold no animosity towards Austin, and wish him the best.  Although it was a difficult decision, it was the best thing for everyone involved and time for us to move on.”

“This summer/fall tour was a tough one.  We want to thank the fans for all their overwhelming support.  We couldn’t have made it through everything without you.  We are very excited about the future of Hinder and can’t wait to share the next chapter with all of you!”

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We wish HINDER all the best as well as Austin Winkler who has completed a stay in rehab facility and has been reported as doing quite well. He has posted many photos since and he appears to be smiling and quite happy.  

We will keep you up to date on the announcement of a new vocalist. They recently had Marshall Dutton of Drankmore and even Jared Weeks of Saving Abel filling in on their tour this year.  You can also check out a video interview we did with drummer, Cody Hanson earlier this year.

~ Marisol

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Breaking News: Earlier this week Hinder had to cancel their Denver show due to illness and today a new report is in. It was reported on Hinder’s Facebook page a little while ago that Austin Winkler, the lead singer is temporary leaving the tour for personal reasons. Don’t worry if you have tickets for the upcoming shows because instead of cancelling, the show will go on with some surprises guests to help them out.

I really commend the boys in the band to continue on and play the tour out. I have had so many recent experiences where there were last minute cancellations due to member line up changes, etc. So make sure to show them your support and get ready to party at these shows.

Also let’s all please send Austin our thoughts and prayers for whatever he is dealing with and let him know we are all behind him!! We truly pray that it is nothing serious and that he will be back stronger and ready to ROCK!

Here is the post:

“Hey HINDER Fans! We wanted to let all of you know that Austin has decided to temporarily leave the tour for personal reasons. Our thoughts and prayers are with him in this time and know that he will be just fine. HOWEVER, the band has decided, instead of canceling shows and leaving our die hard fans hanging, we’re going to keep the good times rolling on the road this summer. We have some surprise guests coming to help us out and we promise you won’t be disappointed! For those of you that have your tickets already, get ready for a great time! For those of you that don’t, you won’t want to miss out! Thanks again to all of our amazing fans out there for your support!!!! We can’t wait to see you all this summer! Get ready for the party!!!!”

Update 7/4 Austin made the following post on the Hinder page:

“Dear Hardcore Hinder Fans: I sincerely apologize for not being able to finish the tour. I’ve appreciated all of the support over the years, however my disease has got the best of me right now and I am too sick to give you guys my best, that’s what you guys deserve. Please don’t give up on me, I am going to return stronger then ever! I appreciate your patience and I will be back soon.

I love you guys,

With love, Austin Winkler.”

Update 7/5 Marshal Dutton of Drankmore fills in for Austin

The show went on tonight in Missouri at the Black Oak Mountain Theater as Hinder played with Black Stone Cherry and Lynrd Skynyrd. Filling in for Austin was Marshal Dutton of Drankmore and who runs a studio and production company with Hinder drummer Cody Hanson called Back Lounge Productions . It turned out to be a great show for all and we truly are grateful for Marshal filling in and also have no doubt that Austin will be back stronger than ever! Even thought emails have been pouring in about the cause of Austin’s departure, etc. we are not planning on touching on any of that. We respect all their privacy and will continue to cover the news without invading one’s privacy. I do know that there are a tremendous amount of fans who love and care about each and every one of the Hinder band and we wish all of you well.

If you would like to get to know more about Marshal Dutton, you can read our interview with him  here.

Update 7/10 Statement on Hinder website also lists Jared Weeks of Saving Abel in addition to Marshal as filling in for Austin. So even more great shows up ahead! All these guys have stellar vocals that will have you entertained at every show! I have listed below the dates with the appropriate fill in. 

Update 8/6 Statement on Hinder website. Today there was as post from Austin Winkler as to how things are going. 

Just wanted to give you guys a huge thank you for all the support you have given at this time. It is so amazing to have the most supportive fans in the world. I am a month into my treatment in Malibu and I am kicking my disease in the face. I will be in here for another 2 months and I can not wait to get back onstage with the boys and rock your heads off. Again it means the world to look on here and see you guys sharing your stories and being so patient with me at this time. If you guys want some more personal updates follow my Instagram @austinjohnwinkler and Twitter @austinhinder.You guys are AMAZING and thank you for everything!
Much Love and Respect
Austin Winkler
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I am so glad to hear how Austin is doing and how supportive everyone has been to the Austin, the band, Marshall Dutton and Jared Weeks. HINDER fans truly know the meaning of family when they show their love and respect for their favorite musicians. I am proud to be part of the HINDER family.

~ Marisol

 

8/10 Troy, OH @ Miami County Fair  w/ Marshal Dutton

8/11 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater  w/ Jared Weeks

8/13 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater  w/ Jared Weeks

8/14 TBA

8/15 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion  w/ Jared Weeks

8/17 Sedalia, MO  @ Missouri State Fair w/ Jared Weeks 

8/18 Fayetteville, AR @ Arkansas Music Pavillion  w/ Jared Weeks

8/24 Grand Junction CO @ Rock Jam w/ Marshal Dutton

8/26 Syracuse, NY @ New York State Fair w/ Jared Weeks

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Last week, HINDER had to pull out from their appearance at the Boise Music Festival on July 27th due to time to recover from a tour bus accident. On July 22nd, they made a post about the accident:

Here is the post:

“Hinder regrets to inform their fans that they must withdraw from their appearance at the Boise Music Festival on July 27th. Last night when the band was traveling on their tour bus, they were unexpectedly cut off by another vehicle. Members of the band and crew suffered injuries and spent the night in ER. Under doctor’s orders, the band will be taking some time off to heal, and plans to resume their tour on August 10th in at the Miami County Fair in Troy, Ohio”

Then a few days after we received another update and information on how Joe “Blower” has to undergo surgery to repair his cheek bone.  Here is the post:

“Hey Hinder fans! We wanted to let you know that as a result of the accident, Blower is having surgery today to repair his cheek bone. But don’t worry ladies, it won’t effect those adorable dimples. Can’t wait to see everyone at the shows in August!”

We are wishing Blower a speedy recovery as well as all the guys. HINDER has had to deal with many challenges lately but they always overcome all obstacles and keep coming back stronger than ever.  Earlier this summer, they dealt with the temporary departure of singer Austin Winkler and have had Jared Weeks of Saving Abel and Marshall Dutton of Drankmore filling in.  You can read more about that here on my earlier post here  as well as an interview with Marshall Dutton  here.

So we will keep you updated and let’s all wish the best to the guys and look forward to seeing them KICK ASS in August!  For now, take a look at their newly released lyric video for one of my favorite songs from “See You in Hell” from their album, Welcome to the Freak Show.

 

~ Marisol

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

Aug 10 Miami County Fair Troy, OH
Aug 11 Madison Theater Covington, KY
Aug 13 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Aug 15 The Cotillion Wichita, KS
Aug 18 Arkansas Music Pavillion Fayetteville, AR
Aug 24 Rock Jam Grand Junction, CO
Aug 26 New York State Fair Syracuse, NY
Sep 13 OKC Downtown Airpark Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 14 Buffalo Run Casino Miami, OK
Sep 15 Clay County Fair w/ Theory of a Deadman Spencer, IA
Oct 04 Island Resort & Casino Showroom Harris, MI
Oct 05 Island Resort & Casino Showroom Harris, MI

 

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Photo Credits: Crystal Lynn Porter via Facebook

Photo Credits: Crystal Lynn Porter via Facebook

Last week I had told you about the news from Hinder and how lead singer, Austin Winkler was temporarily leaving the tour. You can read more of that post here.  Stepping in for him was singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Marshal Dutton. I had received many emails and messages asking for me about Marshal. I know about  Marshal from his role in Drankmore with Jarrod Denton and if you haven’t check them out, you should at http://facebook.com/drankmoremusic. So I was excited to see Marshal coming in and helping the boys in Hinder out.  I wanted to also let you all get to know more about Marshal Dutton, so here is our interview:

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Music Junkie Press:   We understand that you have been filling in for Austin Winkler as he temporarily leaves the tour. We have heard you have been rocking the shows for Hinder and keep up the great work. We wanted everyone to get to know more about you.   How has it been going for you?

Marshal Dutton: It’s going great!  All the support has been overwhelmingly positive. The Hinder camp is good people and great company.  The fans have been super encouraging, so a big thanks to all of you!

Music Junkie Press:  I am glad to hear about the great support! I  know that right now you are stepping away briefly from Drankmore but can you tell us more about Drankmore and how it formed? I am loving the song “You Got to Me” and can’t wait for more, what do you have in the works?

Marshal Dutton:  Jarrod Denton used to tour manager for Faktion and we toured with Hinder a lot at that time.  He, Cody and I discovered that we all had a love for country music, so we started writing country songs together, and Cody and I would record and produce them with Jarrod singing.  At first, we didn’t really have any intention of putting a band together.  But then last summer, Tom Travis (Program Director at 101.9 The Twister, Oklahoma City country radio station) heard “Beer Pressure” and ask if he could spin it…we we’re like, “Hell yea!”  Then shortly after that we started getting show offers, so we put the band together and didn’t look back!

Music Junkie Press:  Beer Pressure is a great one too! I am going to make sure to include that video for our audience to check it out. You are a very busy person! In addition to Drankmore you run Back Lounge Productions with Cody Hanson Can you share with us how Back Lounge Productions came about?

Marshal Dutton:  Cody ask me to come out on the road with Hinder in the summer of ’09 to produce preproduction recordings for the All American Nightmare record.  We set up a pro tools rig in the back lounge of the bus and got busy tracking.  Hence the name!  Then Cody built BarCode Studio in OKC, and we ended up co producing the record there.  After that we continued producing for a variety of different artists and formed the company.

Music Junkie Press:  Now if people can’t imagine you being any busier, we heard that Faktion may be coming back? I am hoping this is true?

Marshal Dutton:  Haha, we actually haven’t made any plans for that, but I still keep in close contact with all the guys and I love working with them, so if the timing and opportunity was right, I wouldn’t be opposed to it!  I have plans to do a solo record soon as well, so that may come first though!

Music Junkie Press:  Okay, well keep us updated on Faktion and your solo record has us really excited! You definitely have to tell us more about that in the future! Let’s get to know a bit more about you. How old were you when you started playing guitar and singing?

Marshal Dutton: I started playing guitar when I was 14.  I wanted to be Angus Young!  Haha, I came from a musical family so there was always singing.  My mom was in a singing group and I used to go listen to them rehearse.  I was always really interested in the harmony singing they did, so when I started playing in bands, I naturally sunk into that role and didn’t do much lead.  I was the lead guy in Faktion at first, but we wanted another singer so we could expand and do harmonies, so we got Ryan and I took the harmony/guitar seat again.  It wasn’t till the last few years after spending so much time in the studio that I really started taking an interest in lead singing, and that is when I really started taking it seriously and working on it.

Music Junkie Press:   Do you remember what is the first song that you learned how to play in its entirety?

Marshal Dutton: The Jack-AC/DC!

Music Junkie Press:   That is a great first song! Can you share with us what was your first concert that you went to?

Marshal Dutton: Alabama and the Oak Ridge Boys when I was 5!!  I loved it!

Music Junkie Press:   So, I see where you started young with your country influences! Nice concert though! If  we could peak into your Ipod/Playlist, what artist/song might we be most surprised at finding in there?

Marshal Dutton: I love Katy Perry!   I love pop music and I’m a fan of producers like Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Tricky Stewart, Greg Wells etc…so you can pretty much connect the dots!

Music Junkie Press:   You have no idea how many times we hear Katy Perry! We have had hard core metal heads answer Katy Perry! We love her here! Here at Music Junkie Press, we always share stories about how music healed us or helped us, changed our mood or just purely energizes us. What would one of your  “Go To” Songs that can instantly put you in a great mood?

Marshal Dutton: Third Eye Blind-Faster!  Actually, the whole Out Of The Vein record is a goto.  I would put it in my top five all time favorites actually!  Stephan Jenkins has a way with words and melodies that will forever be dear to my heart.  It’s brilliant.

Music Junkie Press:   I am sure that album has been a great Go To for a lot of people! Excellent choice! Has two of my favorite songs; “Another Life”  and “Faster”. If you could go back and talk to your 14 year old self, what advice would you give to yourself?

Marshal Dutton: Sing lead more often dude!!  And don’t drink so much 😉

Music Junkie Press:   Lastly, is there anything you would like to share with our audience?

Marshal Dutton: Cody and I have an indie rock project called “The Queened.”  We haven’t released any material yet, but check it out when we do!  And check out Seabass N’ Tha Fellas too!

Music Junkie Press:   That is awesome! Definitely keep us updated on “The Queened” and we will all check out Seabass N’Tha Fellas.  Thank you so much for your time and we look forward to all the new music you will bring us and hopefully people can still catch you out on the road with Hinder.

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I hope you all get a chance to check out Marshal at the upcoming Hinder shows and I have posted below their upcoming tour dates. In addition, I want to thank you all for the support everyone has given to Marshal, Austin and all the Hinder guys. We have received nothing but great positive responses and that is important to us. It is time in this music industry, today’s world, or even everyday life, where you have to  look at only the positive and focus only on the good things. If someone wants to focus on the negative, don’t fight them, challenge them or engage them; just walk away and you will always be left with the positive! Remember one of my favorite quotes:

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

by Elbert Hubbard

For now, make sure to check out Marshal on his social media sites for Drankmore. I want to leave you with a  great video we found of  Hinder with guest vocals by Marshal Dutton performing “What Ya Gonna Do” live at their recent show at the Coast West Music Fest in Muskegon, MI on July 6th. Marshal is doing awesome and we Welcome him to the Freak Show!

 

~ Enjoy, Marisol

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Another video to enjoy is Beer Pressure by Drankmore:

 

 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

 
Jul 11 Red River Valley Fair West Fargo, ND
Jul 12 Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel Morton, MN
Jul 13 94.1 Rockfest Aberdeen, SD
Jul 16 Stanislaus County Fair – Variety Stage Turlock, CA
Jul 18 Waukesha County Fair Waukesha, WI
Jul 19 Fond du Lac County Fair Fond Du Lac, WI
Jul 20 Blue Water Festival Port Huron, MI
Jul 27 Boise Music Festival Boise, ID
Aug 10 Miami County Fair Troy, OH
Aug 11 Madison Theater Covington, KY
Aug 13 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Aug 15 The Cotillion Wichita, KS
Aug 18 Arkansas Music Pavillion Fayetteville, AR
Aug 24 Rock Jam Grand Junction, CO
Aug 26 New York State Fair Syracuse, NY
Sep 13 OKC Downtown Airpark Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 14 Buffalo Run Casino Miami, OK
Sep 15 Clay County Fair w/ Theory of a Deadman Spencer, IA
Oct 04 Island Resort & Casino Showroom Harris, MI
Oct 05 Island Resort & Casino Showroom Harris, MI

 

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Breaking News: Earlier this week Hinder had to cancel their Denver show due to illness and today a new report is in. It was reported on Hinder’s Facebook page a little while ago that Austin Winkler, the lead singer is temporary leaving the tour for personal reasons. Don’t worry if you have tickets for the upcoming shows because instead of cancelling, the show will go on with some surprises guests to help them out.

I really commend the boys in the band to continue on and play the tour out. I have had so many recent experiences where there were last minute cancellations due to member line up changes, etc. So make sure to show them your support and get ready to party at these shows.

Also let’s all please send Austin our thoughts and prayers for whatever he is dealing with and let him know we are all behind him!! We truly pray that it is nothing serious and that he will be back stronger and ready to ROCK!

Here is the post:

“Hey HINDER Fans! We wanted to let all of you know that Austin has decided to temporarily leave the tour for personal reasons. Our thoughts and prayers are with him in this time and know that he will be just fine. HOWEVER, the band has decided, instead of canceling shows and leaving our die hard fans hanging, we’re going to keep the good times rolling on the road this summer. We have some surprise guests coming to help us out and we promise you won’t be disappointed! For those of you that have your tickets already, get ready for a great time! For those of you that don’t, you won’t want to miss out! Thanks again to all of our amazing fans out there for your support!!!! We can’t wait to see you all this summer! Get ready for the party!!!!”

Update 7/4 Austin made the following post on the Hinder page:

“Dear Hardcore Hinder Fans: I sincerely apologize for not being able to finish the tour. I’ve appreciated all of the support over the years, however my disease has got the best of me right now and I am too sick to give you guys my best, that’s what you guys deserve. Please don’t give up on me, I am going to return stronger then ever! I appreciate your patience and I will be back soon.

I love you guys,

With love, Austin Winkler.”

Update 7/5 Marshal Dutton of Drankmore fills in for Austin

The show went on tonight in Missouri at the Black Oak Mountain Theater as Hinder played with Black Stone Cherry and Lynrd Skynyrd. Filling in for Austin was Marshal Dutton of Drankmore and who runs a studio and production company with Hinder drummer Cody Hanson called Back Lounge Productions . It turned out to be a great show for all and we truly are grateful for Marshal filling in and also have no doubt that Austin will be back stronger than ever! Even thought emails have been pouring in about the cause of Austin’s departure, etc. we are not planning on touching on any of that. We respect all their privacy and will continue to cover the news without invading one’s privacy. I do know that there are a tremendous amount of fans who love and care about each and every one of the Hinder band and we wish all of you well.

If you would like to get to know more about Marshal Dutton, you can read our interview with him  here.

Update 7/10 Statement on Hinder website also lists Jared Weeks of Saving Abel in addition to Marshal as filling in for Austin. So even more great shows up ahead! All these guys have stellar vocals that will have you entertained at every show! I have listed below the dates with the appropriate fill in. 

 

Update 8/6 Statement on Hinder website. Today there was as post from Austin Winkler as to how things are going. 

Just wanted to give you guys a huge thank you for all the support you have given at this time. It is so amazing to have the most supportive fans in the world. I am a month into my treatment in Malibu and I am kicking my disease in the face. I will be in here for another 2 months and I can not wait to get back onstage with the boys and rock your heads off. Again it means the world to look on here and see you guys sharing your stories and being so patient with me at this time. If you guys want some more personal updates follow my Instagram @austinjohnwinkler and Twitter @austinhinder.You guys are AMAZING and thank you for everything!
Much Love and Respect
Austin Winkler
hinder

 

I am so glad to hear how Austin is doing and how supportive everyone has been to the Austin, the band, Marshall Dutton and Jared Weeks. HINDER fans truly know the meaning of family when they show their love and respect for their favorite musicians. I am proud to be part of the HINDER family.

~ Marisol

 

8/10 Troy, OH @ Miami County Fair  w/ Marshal Dutton

8/11 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater  w/ Jared Weeks

8/13 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater  w/ Jared Weeks

8/14 TBA

8/15 Wichita, KS @ The Cotillion  w/ Jared Weeks

8/17 Sedalia, MO  @ Missouri State Fair w/ Jared Weeks 

8/18 Fayetteville, AR @ Arkansas Music Pavillion  w/ Jared Weeks

8/24 Grand Junction CO @ Rock Jam w/ Marshal Dutton

8/26 Syracuse, NY @ New York State Fair w/ Jared Weeks

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

Aug 10 Miami County Fair Troy, OH
Aug 11 Madison Theater Covington, KY
Aug 13 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
Aug 15 The Cotillion Wichita, KS
Aug 18 Arkansas Music Pavillion Fayetteville, AR
Aug 24 Rock Jam Grand Junction, CO
Aug 26 New York State Fair Syracuse, NY
Sep 13 OKC Downtown Airpark Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 14 Buffalo Run Casino Miami, OK
Sep 15 Clay County Fair w/ Theory of a Deadman Spencer, IA
Oct 04 Island Resort & Casino Showroom Harris, MI
Oct 05 Island Resort & Casino Showroom Harris, MI