Burlap to Cashmere will be at the New York offices of Google on December 6th for two special events. The first "Filmakers at Google" will see the band in an hour long Q&A with veteran director Brett Leonard, the mastermind behind the film "The Other Country" staring Burlap to Cashmere. The second will be a live performance from the band. Both segments will be filmed so we hope to post the footage shortly.
On December 6th Burlap to Cashmere will play a special live show at the legendary Bitter End. This show will be recorded with hopes to release a live album in the near future. The band have been prepairing new arrangements for this recording and are looking forward to performing them live and getting them down on tape. For those in other states or countries who will not be able to attend there will be a live stream of the entire show at www.bitterend.com
Watch the video from the band's August 10th Livestream Acoustic Session and Chat.
"It's better to burn out than fade away," goes Neil Young's immortal line. But what if you do both? Burlap to Cashmere seem to have managed it, and now, after a decade-long break, they're rising from the ashes to play another day. Thank God!
The New York City-based band exploded onto the Christian music scene in 1998 with their major-label debut, Anybody Out There?, which introduced a band that didn't play by the rules. Heck, they didn't seem to know there were rules. For example, during a showcase for an industry crowd at a hotel ballroom in downtown Nashville, guitarist Johnny Philippidis was so into his performance that he removed his shirt mid-song and jumped onto a banquet table in nothing but a sweat-drenched undershirt. Sure, it's tame by rock 'n' roll standards, but let's just say Christian music doesn't usually involve a lot of disrobing or jumping on tables.
"We were just young," frontman Steven Delopoulos says now. "We didn't think about if we fit or not. We took it moment by moment. We were just happy that people liked us. Any attention was good attention."
This is an open letter to fans of Burlap To Cashmere. As you hopefully know, today marks the first time since 1998 that we’ve released new music.
In our first incarnation we thrived largely on good old-fashioned word of mouth. For the most part, the Internet at large and all the well-established social media sites were just ideas wrangling around in people’s minds.
NOW, you can make a difference. Please help us get the word out about our return and the release of this new record. If you’re comfortable, post links to iTunes, Amazon, and/or our Facebook page. We could certainly use more “LIKES”. Moreover tell us what you think of the new record. Go to iTunes and say something. They have a “Customer Reviews” section. You could even comment via Facebook.
We are ecstatic to be making new music and we’d love for you all to be involved. Burlap To Cashmere is anxious about getting out there and doing what we do best, playing live shows...
See you soon,
Burlap To Cashmere