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New Craig Hughes Glasgow date confirmed
The Craig Hughes Two returns to The Vagabond Social Club downstairs at The State Bar in Glasgow on Friday March 7th. Also on the bill are Michael Angus and The Dirt, all for a paltry £4. Cheap bar, too. Threatens to be a good night, then.
Craig Hughes interview
Here's an interview with Craig in BluesWebzine.com ... click the image to check it out.
And/or, if you prefer, here's the Finnish language version as it originally appeared in Blues-Finland.com a few days ago ... again, click the image to check it out.
Many thanks to Andres Roots!
Live dates added
Dog Moon Howl plays the 13th Note in Glasgow on March 22nd with Glitterball Vegas. Craig Hughes plays a solo set at Foakies @ The Royal Oak in Edinburgh on June 2nd. Full details, reminders and the likes nearer the date.
Recording is complete on the Dog Moon Howl album; there'll be a break before final mixing. Sounding good so far!
Dog Moon Howl hits the studio today with Chasar's Alec Pollock to start work on their first album.
There's a full page interview with Craig Hughes and a cracking album review for Losers and Bastards in the latest issue of Classic Rock's The Blues Magazine (#10). Available from WH Smith and the likes or mail order HERE.
Dog Moon Howl live news
Dog Moon Howl will Play Pivo Pivo, Glasgow on Thursday November 21st and again on Thursday December 12th. The October gig in Livingston has been cancelled.
The Death Roots Syndicate
Channel Nowhere recording Old Witch Cast A Spell by Craig Hughes features on the first Death Roots Syndicate compilation, available as a free download from today (a little earlier than planned). Check it out HERE.
Death Roots Syndicate is a Free Digital Download label specialising in the promotion of Dark Country/Folk/Blues/Americana and Roots music. Among the artists featured on the compilation include Jim Strange with the Proud and the Dead, Sleepy Eyes Nelson, Jeremiah Crow's Insufferable One Man Show, Jim Dead and Joel Kaiser.
The new Craig Hughes album on CD Baby and more
The digital rollout of the new Craig Hughes album continues, with Losers and Bastards now available for download from CD Baby (HERE) and Google Play (HERE) and can be streamed on something called Slacker (HERE).
The new Craig Hughes album on Spotify
The new Craig Hughes album, Losers and Bastards, is now available for your listening convenience on Spotify.
The new Craig Hughes album on iTunes/Amazon
Aaaand, the postage rates continue to confound Channel Nowhere's crack distribution team. Today, a replacement for a promo pack that went missing en route to Canada three weeks ago - identical contents and almost certainly reduced packaging - cost 41p more to send (that's £3.50 today versus £3.09 three weeks ago - that's very nearly an armful!).
Tomorrow will no doubt involve a series of expensive phone calls to see if that original £3.09 can be recouped. Ah, the buttock-clenching irony. But it's the principle of the thing, I tell you!
New Losers and Bastards album review
Check out the first review is for Craig Hughes' new album, Losers and Bastards. Many thanks to Paul Kerr at Blabber'N'Smoke.
New Glasgow gig for The Craig Hughes Two
After a great gig at Slouch last night with Andres Roots, Peeter Piik and Steve Lury, Craig Hughes' next confirmed Glasgow date is on Friday, November 1st at The Vagabond Social Club downstairs at The State Bar. This will be a set by The Craig Hughes Two, which is Craig with Dog Moon Howl drummer Ally Tennick on percussion. Should be a belter!
THE NEW ALBUM
September Glasgow gig for Craig hughes
Here's the poster for Craig's upcoming gig with Andres Roots' trio featuring Peeter Piik and Steve Lury.
Craig Hughes: Losers and Bastards
The new album from Craig Hughes is called Losers and Bastards and will be released by Channel Nowhere on August 30th (CD/download).
Here's the lo-fi video for a song from the album (recorded in May 2013 at 16 Ohm Studio, Glasgow, Scotland by James Duffin. Produced by Craig Hughes and Tommy Duffin, with Craig on guitar/vocal/rhythm stomps/claps and Tommy on lead stomps/bottletop tambourine).
Another Craig Hughes album #2 Blog update ...
Fourth progress report on Craig's new album to be found HERE.
Craig Hughes album #2 Blog update ...
Third progress report on Craig's new album (and taxi drivers!) to be found HERE.
Craig Hughes: Blog update
New blog post HERE from Craig Hughes regarding work on his next album, gigging with Dog Moon Howl and bloody guitars.
Craig Hughes: Old Witch Cast A Spell update
Following its release to stream on Soundcloud, the response to Craig Hughes' Old Witch Cast A Spell has been very encouraging. So much so, in fact, that it's now available for download. If you want to get a copy it’s available on a pay-what-you-want basis from here (or you can just have a listen, of course):
The updated full story is here: http://wp.me/pJtmb-gp
Classic Rock Presents: The Blues Magazine
Out today: the latest issue (#6) of Classic Rock's The Blues Magazine, including a CD of the "cream of contemporary blues" called The Cat's Whiskers which includes the track Cave Full Of Woman Bones by Craig Hughes, from the Hard Times: Volume 1 EP. Available from WH Smith's and the likes.
New song and blog update from Craig Hughes
Listen here to new song Old Witch Cast A Spell:
Check out the blog for the full story: http://channelnowhere.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/old-witch-cast-a-spell/
Craig Hughes: new live review and blog update
Craig Hughes album/blog update
Studio's booked for Craig's album#2 ... there's a new blog post on the subject here.
Dog Moon Howl live 2013
Dog Moon Howl's first confirmed date for 2013 is in Irvine with Headless Kross and Hassium Night Rate at the Harbour Arts Centre on Friday February 22nd. 8pm doors, £5 entry.
Craig Hughes @ Slouch
Craig Hughes plays a late session @ Slouch (Glasgow) tonight, kicking off after 10 - an hour of acoustic slide blues from Craig, and an hour of jazzier vibes from Gringo Cholo. Free entry.
Dog Moon Howl live 2013
Dog Moon Howl's first confirmed date for 2013 is in Irvine with Headless Kross and Shorthorse at the Harbour Arts Centre on Friday February 22nd.
There's a new blog entry over at channelnowhere.wordpress.com - bit of a general update from Craig Hughes.
Hard Times: Volume 1 - Blues EP Of The Year!
We're pleased to say that Craig Hughes' Hard Times: Volume 1 has been named Best Blues EP of the Year by Canada's Blues Underground Network in their Year End Review for 2012!
Hard Times: Volume 1 - new review
Thanks to Beat Surrender for another nice wee mention of the Hard Times Volume 1 EP - "a cracking set of songs"! http://www.beat-surrender.com/2012/12/08/craig-hughes-hard-times-volume-1/
Mark Steel/SteveLamaq's Round Table
From Craig Hughes: On the 22nd of last month, Mark Steel gave me a mention on Steve Lamaq's Round Table show on BBC Radio 6 Music. He'd picked up a copy of the album in Stirling and had this to say: "Just a couple of times in the album you can detect that he's got a Scottish accent but otherwise you would think, well this guy's from somewhere down in Virginia or something and it was brilliant. I played it many, many times."
Bandcamp Staff Picks
My Side Of The Veil from Craig Hughes' Pennies On My Eyes mini-album was listed as a Staff Pick on Bandcamp's front page last month: "Tempted to pick "Cave Full of Woman Bones", but going with this bluesy lament from beyond the grave." Cheers to Kevin from Bandcamp!
Cave Full Of Woman Bones
Here's the first video from the new Craig Hughes EP (Hard Times: Volume 1) ...
Hard Times: Volume 1 - first review
Many thanks to Colin at Loud Horizon for the first review of the new Craig Hughes EP, Hard Times: Volume 1. Check it out HERE
Hard Times: Volume 1
The new E.P. from Craig Hughes, Hard Times: Volume 1 is now available from Channel Nowhere.
Recorded earlier this month at 16 Ohm Studio, Glasgow, produced by Tommy Duffin and myself and featuring Dog Moon Howl's Ally Tennick on drums on 2 of the 6 tracks. Track-listing: Promises, Promises; He Loved Her And She Sent Him To Hell; Hard Times Every Day; Tapes For My Walkman; Left To Crawl; Cave Full Of Woman Bones.
Hard Times: Volume 1
The new E.P. from Craig Hughes, Hard Times: Volume 1 is released through Channel Nowhere on Monday November 5th (available at the launch night on Sunday 4th @ The 13th Note, Glasgow).
Recorded earlier this month at 16 Ohm Studio, Glasgow, the E.P. was produced by Tommy Duffin & Craig Hughes and features Dog Moon Howl's Ally Tennick on drums on 2 of the 6 tracks. Track-listing: Promises, Promises; He Loved Her And She Sent Him To Hell; Hard Times Every Day; Tapes For My Walkman; Left To Crawl; Cave Full Of Woman Bones.
Due to circumstances beyond the control of Channel Nowhere or Dog Moon Howl, we have had to cancel the gig set for Sunday 30th September @ The 13th Note. SORRY!
DOG MOON HOWL/SINISTER FLYNN GIG
Next up is Dog Moon Howl playing with Sinister Flynn at The 13th Note, Glasgow. Support from Berzerker 82.
MORE DOG MOON HOWL REVIEWS
UPCOMING RELEASES AND GIGS
Channel Nowhere's next release will be the EP Hard Times: Volume One by Craig Hughes, set for a November 5th 2012 release, with a launch night at The 13th Note, Glasgow on November 4th. Also playing at the launch will be Dixie Fried and Jim Dead.
THE ROBUST FELLOW BLOG
Dog Moon Howl's Strip-Lit Hell EP gets a favourable mention on the great Ukranian heavy-underground blog The Robust Fellow, which goes on to talk about Craig Hughes as well. Check it out: The Robust Fellow
UPCOMING RELEASES AND GIGS
Channel Nowhere's next release will be the first volume in a series of EPs from Craig Hughes, in October/November this year, to be followed by his second album in early 2013. More details to follow.
In the meantime, check out Craig's website for new live dates, and www.dogmoonhowl.com for their upcoming gigs.
New blog post up HERE, all about future Channel Nowhere album/EP releases and the like.
It looks like Dog Moon Howl's EP, Strip-Lit Hell, will be getting a review on The Scottish Connection's internet TV show (The Scottish Blues Show, Friday night) - check it out here. Thanks are already due to The Scottish Connection for all the coverage they've given Craig Hughes recently including showing a couple of videos they shot at his Arctic Bar gig at the Dundee Blues Bonanza last weekend and a full-length screening of the Graveyard Full Of Blues documentary - cheers folks!
Craig Hughes will be playing the Big Blues Day at The Ferry, Glasgow on Sunday May 27th. More details TBC.
Strip-Lit Hell had a cool wee write-up on The Mad Mackerel yesterday - check it out here:
NEW DOG MOON HOWL E.P. OUT TODAY!!
NEW RELEASE from Channel Nowhere ... available NOW!
Strip-Lit Hell, the debut EP from Dog Moon Howl is out today ... CD/pay-what-you-want (or free!) download ...
Listen/Purchase/Have at it HERE!
Coming soon from Channel Nowhere ...
There's a teaser track from the upcoming Channel Nowhere release of Dog Moon Howl's debut E.P. here:
Or, if you prefer just to listen, check it out here:
The Channel Nowhere site is having a bit of an overhaul at the moment, so keep checking back for updates.
Here's a film of the January mini-tour for Graveyard Full Of Blues by Craig Hughes and Sleepy Eyes Nelson. Featuring special guests The Rag'N'Bone Man, Jim Dead and Tragic O'Hara
New live dates for Dog Moon Howl and solo dates for Craig Hughes should be announced soon.
Dog Moon Howl enter the studio in mid-March to record their first EP, to be released soon after on Channel Nowhere. Further details to be confirmed.
In addition to the Dog Moon Howl EP, there are a few other projects on the boil. A solo blues release from Craig Hughes is a certainty for the second half of this year - most likely an EP, followed by his second full album in early 2013.
In the meantime Craig's Hope It Makes You Happy/Blues Like A Hammer single has now been deleted (though still available for the time being as a bonus with purchases of Pissed Off, Bitter And Willing To Share via Bandcamp); Blues Like A Hammer is now very much a Dog Moon Howl number, and is likely to appear on the upcoming EP; Hope It Makes You Happy will likely resurface sooner rather than later ...
Craig Hughes/Sleepy Eyes Nelson Weekend Tour
The Graveyard Full Of Blues weekend tour kicks of in Glasgow this Friday (27th January 2012) before heading to Edinburgh on Saturday and Montrose on Sunday. Check it out!
Dog Moon Howl news
English metal band Morpheus Rising are out on their first national tour in January in support of debut studio album 'Let The Sleeper Awake'. Dog Moon Howl will be support for both Scottish gigs (Bannerman's, Edinburgh 14th and The 13th Note, Glasgow 15th), with Ayrshire band Shorthorse opening both nights.
Keep up-to-date with Dog Moon Howl news at the band's new website, dogmoonhowl.com and don't forget to check them out and 'like' them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DogMoonHowl, if that's your sort of thing.
Dog Moon Howl
Dog Moon Howl's line-up is now settled with drummer Ally Tennick joining bassist/vocalist Bryan Campbell and guitarist/vocalist Craig Hughes. Check them out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DogMoonHowl) and MySpace (www.myspace.com/dogmoonhowl). The band will be playing The 13th Note, Glasgow on November 11th, with more dates to be confirmed.
Channel Nowhere release Graveyard Full Of Blues: Pennies On My Eyes by Craig Hughes was recently nominated for a Scottish New Music Award
(Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year).
The mini-album Pennies On My Eyes is available along with Sleepy Eyes Nelson's Build That Coffin Of Mine on the split CD Graveyard Full Of Blues.
The CD is available from Craig Hughes' Bandcamp store here or Cheap Wine Records Bandcamp store here. It is also available at Craig Hughes and/or Sleepy Eyes Nelson gigs and from Europa Music, Stirling.
Pennies On My Eyes can be downloaded here.
Build That Coffin Of Mine can be downloaded here.
Channel Nowhere's website is in the process of being updated - there are more events and projects coming up, so please keep checking back for news.