The End of 2013

This past weekend, we attended Star Base Indy in our hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. We led open filking Friday night, which was attended by some brave souls curious as to what this kooky “filk” stuff was, and performed one concert each on Saturday and Sunday. SBI is always a fantastic way to end a tour, because it is one of the best examples of all the good parts of the fannish community. And they know how to treat their musicians.

And this past weekend marked the end of our 2013 tour. This year took us to Michigan, either end of Ohio (Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland), Iowa, and Texas, just to name a few places. We met lots of really nifty people and bade a fond farewell to Ally, the startlingly talented singer/songwriter/flautist/keyboardist/percussionist, whom we miss. We learned a lot about ourselves, as well as about what we’re doing it and how to do it. It’s been a really fantastic year in a lot of ways. As always, lovelings, we can’t thank you enough for giving us the opportunity to do all that we do.

And we’re going to keep doing it! I’d say we’re already looking ahead to 2014, but the truth of the matter is that we’ve been doing that since about April of this year. We’re just so excited by all this that it’s difficult to stop planning for the long-term. So here’s what we’re looking at thus far.

Next year will take us to places such as New Jersey, Washington state, and Canada. We’re reaching for more house concerts than ever before (or at least more non-convention concerts than ever before—the overhead for those is usually pretty painful), and we’ve already confirmed many. We’re making good progress in our efforts to get out to new crowds in different states, and we’ll be returning to some familiar stomping grounds, as well. Other confirmed shows include InConJunction and MuseCon. We’ll also be coming back to Cleveland as Featured Guests at the first ever Cleveland ConCoction. The official dates and times for many shows will be announced on the site and through the mailing list in January, with additional details for other shows announced as we work them out.

Next year will also see the release of Katt’s next two albums, which we are using an extended winter break to complete. Normally we would emerge from our holiday respite in February for shenanigans (and jam) at Capricon, but this time we need to stay home and work like the mad people we are to finish “Faces in the Fog” and “[untitled]”. Check out Katt’s studio blog for more information regarding these albums, including pre-order opportunities, which will become available in January.

We’re also toying with some ideas for new shirts, but they are as of yet only in their infancy, so we can’t say too much about them. Just know that they are on our minds.

Other than that, we’ve not much to report. We hope all of you have safe and happy holidays, and that you may be shown as much love as you’ve given us through all the craziness. Your encouragement and support mean more than we can say.

Love and light to you all.