Dear Friends,

Merlefest was a milestone.  We played three sets on three different stages over the course of two days.   We played well, had a blast, and a lot of new people discovered our music that weekend.  More than anything else, it was such a joy for me to share the stage with my friends, play my songs, and reflect on the road that has brought me to this point.  I started out so green and now I know getting better is the greatest reward of this profession.  One of the functions of making records documenting that growth.  Check out our performance of “The Baker’s Boy” on the Cabin Stage here:

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I am excited to announce two things.

Thing ONE:  The Party Line has just signed on a full-time bass player which means….drum roll please…WE HAVE A FULLTIME BAND!  Joe Overton, Drew Lawhorn, Josh Vana and now, friends, meet Brian Miller.  He’s SO AWESOME!  Not only is he an incredible musician, he is great cook, he has excellent taste in Scotch and Bourbon, and he’s just the nicest guy.

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Thing TWO:  WE’RE GOING TO RECORD A NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN JULY!!!!!!!!!  The fellas and I are spending three days in Virginia next week to work up new material.  We’ve already been adding new songs into our live shows and getting some good crowd feedback.

All for now.  Thanks for reading friends.


Nora Jane