Return of the Paisley Angels

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Chris Twist and Jason Steady

A long while back, when I was just a wee lad, I met a charismatic singer-songwriter by the name of Jason Steady. I saw him perform at the Cog Factory a couple of times, and by the third time I was hitting a drum while he sang his kooky quirky songs. Over the next few years we were in about a dozen bands together, then the wheel of fate found us drifting apart.

Cut to two years ago, when we once again found ourselves riding in a van and swapping dumb stories. I had just released “Hello, I’m Chris Twist,” and this time Jason was hitting multiple drums as I sang my kooky songs. Jade and Knife were there for some of them, too! Hi Jade! Hi Knife! We did a couple of tours, camped in the desert and the woods and the high plains, listened to lots of Gram Parsons, and started making plans.

Cut to now, as we release The Return of the Paisley Angels, a collection of songs of wanderlust and wonder, written and performed by both of us, and a corresponding tour that will take us to many of our favorite places and a few soon to be faves as well.

April 24 Omaha, NE @ Envy Burrito
April 25 Kearney, NE @ The Other Side
April 26 Denver, CO @ Tandem Bar
April 27 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
April 28 Las Vegas, NV @ House Show
April 29 Los Angeles, CA @ Redwood Bar
April 30 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Slodoco Donuts
May 1 San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar
May 2 Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room
May 3 Cupertino, CA @ Homestead Bowl
May 4 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
May 5 Joshua Tree, CA @ Gram Parsons Room
May 6 Phoenix, AZ @ The Lunchbox
May 7 Albuquerque, NM @ High and Dry
May 8 Amarillo, TX @ 806 Coffee Lounge
May 9 Denton, TX @ Backyard on Bell
May 10 Tulsa, OK @ Rabbit Hole
May 11 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
May 13 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag
May 14 Mankato, MN @ The Coffee Hag
May 15 Minneapolis, MN @ Palmer’s Bar
May 16 Superior, WI @ Arco Coffee Factory
May 17 Chicago, IL @ Reed’s Local
May 18 Chicago, IL @ Bric-A-Brac Records
May 19 Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
May 20 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
May 21 Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street
May 22 Louisville, KY @ Kaiju
May 23 Lexington, KY @ Best Friend Bar
May 24 Cincinnati, OH @ Junker’s Tavern
May 25 Bowling Green, KY @ Tidballs
May 26 St. Louis, MO @ The Nest
May 27 Kansas City, MO @ TBA

Here’s hoping to see you out there on the ol’ dusty trail!