Yarn @ Pop's Farm in Axton, VA
1.6.17 - One week from today, our first installment of Lucky 13 will be available for your listening pleasure. We’ve even added another track to the package. Blake will be recording a solo acoustic version of a classic Yarn song for each release. Pre-order NOW and get it first thing next Friday the 13th!!!!
12.29.17 - Happy New Year Everybody. Got a few shows left this year, and they're gonna be doozies!!!
12.4.17 - Hey Everybody, Blake from Yarn here,
We've got new music and we want you all to hear it, but we really want to do something different. So what we are going to do, is release what we are calling virtual 45's, we'll release one each month for the entire year of 2018. Remember what 45's were? some of you might not, they were singles back in the old days, they're smaller vinyl records that spin faster, at 45 rpm, they had a Side A and a Side B, one song on each side, and that's how it was done, and that's how we're going to do it again, only entirely through our website, digital only (no actual vinyl 45.)
The project is called, Lucky 13, you know, because we're all so damn lucky, and 13 just happens to be our favorite number, hell I was born on the 13th, and so was Rod, my jersey in youth hockey had a big 13 on it, Rod lives on 13th St in Brooklyn, I even turned 21 on Friday the 13th, don't remember much of it but that's another story for someone else to tell. 13 just seems right.
We'll be releasing each virtual 45 on the 13th of every month, starting January 13th. There will be unique artwork, we'll tell you about the songs, we might even get a little weird and add some other content just for fun. Along with the download of the 45, which includes 2 brand new original songs, we will include a unique alternate version of one of those tracks, that alternate version track will only ever be available by purchasing the 45, it will never be on a record, it will never be on iTunes, and it will NEVER be on Spotify.
That's 24 new tracks and 12 alternate versions for your listening pleasure, so get on board, and join us all year long for brand new music from Yarn.
Lucky 13's virtual 45's is gonna be a good time, you'll see, stay tuned...
10.3.17 - Afternoon everybody. Blake here. It's been a tough couple of days in this country. My love goes out to everyone affected by the tragedy in Vegas. Absolutely heartbreaking.
As for Tom Petty, I just don't remember life without him. From the moment I can remember listening to the radio, he's been there. MTV, he owned it. Traveling Wilbury's, even my dad bought those records and wore them out.
My brother was a huge fan before I fully dug in. He bought the Southern Accents album when I was probably around 12 years old, and ever since, this has been THE Tom Petty tune for me. Go figure, a Yankee in New York and this was my favorite tune.
You're going to hear lots of Petty tributes in the days and weeks to come, and rightfully so. I woke up this morning and recording mine, hopefully he'd approve. Love you Tom and always will.
DOWNLOAD FREE MP3 of Blake's cover of Southern Accents HERE
8.24.17 - WHEN THE SUMMER ENDS, we play and keep right on playing... Lots of date being added to wrap up 2017. We're solo out tonight in Saratoga Springs, NY and that always feels good. Thanks to everyone who made that happen. LOVE YOU. Please go get your tickets now for our show next week in Waynesboro, VA on September 1st, lets make that a sell out too. Let's do it! We've added a couple new shows for September including a return to Camp Jam in The Pines, in South Jersey. Great lineup, gonna be a blast. Please check our dates below and spread the word, see you all soon...
September 1, Waynesboro, VA - Wayne Theatre
September 2, Virginia Beach, VA - American Music Fest
September 8, Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant St.
September 9, Martinsville, VA - Brewster Walk
September 15, Beacon, NY - Towne Crier
September 29, Gatlinburg, TN - Sugarlands Music Fest
September 30th, Richmond, VA - The Shack Up (early show)
October 13th, Raleigh, NC - NC State Fair
October 28th, Winston-Salem - Wise Man Brewing
5.26.17 - Summertime and the livin's easy!!! Our summer schedule is filling up nicely, please check our dates and mark your calendars. We hope to see you out on the road all bronzed up and ready to party. We start tonight in Durham, NC and continue on into Roosterwalk complete with a Stones tribute set on Sunday night!
5.12.17 - 2 NEW DATES ADDED to our Western Swing this month. Wednesday, April 19th at Panida Theater in Sandpoint, ID and Saturday, April 22nd at Dark Horse Saloon in Missoula, MT. Full schedule below, please help us spread the word. See y'all next week and we CAN NOT WAIT...
April, 13 Pueblo, CO - Songbird Cellars
April, 14 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre*
April, 15 Fort Collins, CO - Hodi's Half Note*
April, 16 Secret Show - TBA on 4.15
April, 18 Salt Lake City, UT - Email page for tickets
April, 19 Sandpoint, ID - Panida Theatre
April, 20 Whitefish, MT - Great Northern Bar & Grill**
April, 21 Helena, MT - Lewis & Clark Brewing**
April, 22 Missoula, MT - Dark Horse Saloon
April, 23 Bozeman, MT - The Filling Station**
2.9.17 - Wow! What a way to close out an already amazing tour. Black Mountain, the performance you all delivered as a crowd last night was incredible, we felt the love big time. I can only hope we reciprocated accordingly on stage. Thanks for bringing us back to North Carolina with a bang. Can't wait to do that again. On another note, we taped the Buddy & Jim Radio Show a few months back in Nashville, TN at Buddy Miller's house, and it's airing all week on SiriusXM Radio's Outlaw Country. SO TUNE IN!!!
1.12.17 - HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!! We've been avoiding social media for almost 2 weeks now and it felt pretty good. Time to get back to work. We're hitting the road next Friday and headed all the way down to Key West and back. We try to make this trip every year and we love it. Check the dates below and spread the word. 2017, THIS IS THE YEAR!!!
1.20 Johnson City, TN - The Willow Tree
1.21 Charleston, SC - The Pour House
1.24 Stuart, FL - Terra Fermata
1.25 Key West, FL - Green Parrot
1.26 Key West, FL - Green Parrot
1.27 Sarasota, FL - Fogartyville
1.28 Lake Worth, FL - Sons & Daughters
1.31 Atlanta, GA - Smiths Olde Bar
2.01 Chattanooga, TN - Revelry Room
2.02 Greenville, SC - Gottrocks
2.03 Knoxville, TN - Barley's
2.04 Black Mountain, NC - Pisgah Brewery
12.22.16 - We have got 4 great shows coming up to celebrate the arrival of our next year and we don't know about you, but we're ready. You know how we said in 2016, "This Is The Year"? Well 2017, now that's really the year. We'll be starting in Thomas, WV on December 28th, The Broadberry in Richmond, VA on the 29th, The Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, NC on the 30th, and ringing it all in at Holston River Brewing Company on New Years Eve! Please share this post and help us spread the word. Happy Holidays Everyone!!! We love you all, thanks for keeping us in business.
12.6.16 - The week continues, it always gets a little harder each day, but here goes. This song touches on anxiety and depression. I feel like we all suffer from both of these things sometimes in our lives, some obviously much more severely then others. It's the human condition, it's inevitable. We all need help when we are hit with these thoughts and feelings, and we all treat these symptoms differently, some of us self-medicate with alcohol, recreational drugs, even food, anything, others are diagnosed and take the medicine they've been prescribed, others exercise, or talk or write about it to deal with it. It's just a part of life and there is no shame in any of it. Hopefully this one came out alright...
12.7.16. Day 3. Big thank you to everyone who is actually listening out there. This has been a particularly intense session of Morning Songs. The tune I wrote this morning, I've written from the perspective of a parent dealing with the knowledge of their child's struggle with mental illness. I can only imagine how helpless that must feel. I hope I did the subject even the slightest bit of justice.
YARN's 2016 Christmas Yarn Balls...
12.16.16 - Rives Theatre - Martinsville, VA
12.17.16 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Yarn's 2016 New Years Run...
12.28.16 - Purple Fiddle - Thomas, WV
12.29.16 - The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
12.30.16 - Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
12.31.16 - Holston River Brewing - Bristol, TN
4.19.16 - Check out the premiere of our new song "Now You're Gone" on PopMatters! This Is The Year out May 27th!
4.12.16 - “Love the audience’s reaction to this song; it’s more relatable than I even imagined.” Thanks to The Boot for premiering our song "Sweet Dolly". Listen here.
4.11.16 - Yarn loves us some Paul Simon. This Is The Year, May 27th! Until then, enjoy this. . .
4.1.16 - We have never been more excited to release an album then this one right here. It's been over 2 and a half years, and as much as that has pained me, it was very necessary, this is the record we wanted to make and couldn't have done it at any other time. Pre-order your copy on iTunes here and enjoy the first single. Love to you all.
3.31.16 - This Is The Year is the title track off our new record that comes out in May. It sums up the place this band has gotten to over the past year, the future that lies ahead, and at the same time leaves the past in the past. There is no doubt we can all relate to the sentiment of this song, and I think the video captures how we're all feeling and relays that message even clearer. This IS the year, and so is next year, and the year after that... We shot this at The Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, NC, it was a damn good time.
3.24.16 - We recorded a live acoustic version of "I Let You Down" complete with Ricky B. on bowed bass and Rod on accordion. This is the last song on our new record and we can't wait for you to hear the studio version too! May 27th y'all! Enjoy, lots more extra stuff to come.
2.23.16 - This Is The Year!!! NEW RECORD DROPS ON MAY 27th Y'all. Super excited for everybody to hear it, best yet by far. More details to be to be announced soon, till then lets go Sailing...