MAGA Shirts

redshirtmagaHey guys, we still have some Make Americana Great Again shirts available on our webstore. Get em while you can cos we aren’t printing them again!  We will also be putting a lot more stuff on the web store in the coming days so keep checking it out.

 

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Friends, it’s been too long…

We’ve had a fantastic summer! Shows, recording, writing, and so much more. If you’ve been there with us, thanks so much and we appreciate your support. If you’re just joining us, there’s a TON more coming up…

In late August, we made the drive to Davenport, Ia to record a Daytrotter session. It was such a fantastic time. The whole environment at Daytrotter studios is so conducive to recording a great product. From the time we arrived to the moment that we got to sit back and listen to what we had played, Ben and Mike could not have been more kind or more fun to hang with. See, it’s basically set up like a recording session…well, it is a recording session. It’s in a very pro-feeling studio with isolation rooms and the whole sh’bang. The main difference is that you’re recording directly to two tracks….left and right. There’s no overdubs, no “let’s do harmonies later”. You set up and play and sing your tunes live and that’s what the listener experiences. We’re extremely excited for everyone to hear what we came up with – especially since this session will be the debut recording of our new song, “Watch Your Speed”.

We also spent some time recording in Nashville this summer. Creative Workshop Studios. Heard of it? It’s literally feet from the famous “Blackbird Studios” and, undoubtedly, you’ve heard recordings that have come out of this small-ish space, which has set in it’s Berry Hill location since 1973. “The Gambler”? How about one of those tunes about Cheeseburgers or a Lost shaker of salt? Okay, maybe you like The Faces a little better? Yep, some of those tunes came out of this very building. We got together with our good friend and seasoned songwriter Reverend Justin Hylton to record some songs for a split 7″. Two of our’s and two of Reverend’s…with the ‘Traders backing Mr Hylton. We’re hoping to get this out for Black Friday Record Store day but it’s looking like it might be a little closer to Christmas.

Festival season has been good to us. The Huntington Music and Arts Festival, Kickin’ It On The Creek, Live On The Levee…all super wonderful experiences. Be sure to check out our SHOWS page to stay up-to-date with our schedule. Also,  don’t forget, we’re on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and pretty much anywhere you can buy or listen to music. Sharing is caring, folks! 😉

 

I Don’t Mind

We are excited to announce the release of our new EP, “I Don’t Mind.” It is currently available at thehorsetraders.bandcamp.com in both digital and physical formats, on Spotify, iTunes, Apple music, Amazon music, Rhapsody and a host of other online sources.

We had a blast at our release shows Friday June 10 (with Chocolate 4-Wheeler, Tim Browning and the Widowmakers and Tim Lancaster) at the V Club and Saturday June 11 at Sullivan’s records (with Revered Hylton) and The Empty Glass (with Colter Wall) in Charleston.

Check out a video from Brainwrap productions for the title track below:

 

New Shows!!

Hey guys & gals! New shows are rolling in all the time and we’re updating the calendar as soon as they’re confirmed. Be sure to visit the “Shows” page. You can see where we’ve been in the past and scroll to the bottom to see all of the upcoming opportunities to see The Horse Traders LIVE!

New Record Coming 2016!

That’s right! Most of the tracking is completed on our first EP since “…Duango”. We’ve been in a loft in downtown Huntington, WV recording with the great Max Nolte  (Ona, Sweatband)  working on 8 tunes which are to be released, both digitally and physically, in the first quarter of 2016. Guest spots include members of Ona, Tyler Childers & the Foodstamps / Deadbeats & Barkers, and more. Look for teasers, videos, songs, and more available soon!

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New Videos!!

On September 1st, The Horse Traders gathered with the fine folks of Brainwrap Productions in a loft in downtown Huntington, WV to capture some video. Shirts were soaked (it was approximately 90 degrees in the loft) but fun times were had and, without pretension, art was made.

Check out the videos here…

…Powered by K&K Acoustic Pickups!!

The Horse Traders are extremely proud to be endorsed by their all-time favorite acoustic instrument pickups; K&K Sound!

If you haven’t yet tried one of their pickups for flattop, archtop, mandolin, banjo, upright bass, etc – by all means, do yourself a favor. Hell, Travis used to have one in a ukulele that sounded AMAZING!

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