Announcing "The Brian Travis Kindness of Strangers Tour 2013"!
Brian Travis is embarking on an open ended tour across the bay area this fall/winter to promote the new BTB CD, "The Coyote & The Crow" with the help of fans and supporters. The tour concept is simply this: One Man. One acoustic guitar. A backpack filled with CD's, minimal resources and booking the shows from a laptop while on the road. Brian's goal is to play venues all over the USA on his way to Nashville this spring living only on what people give him in exchange for his performances and the support of fans like you. What you get in return for your support is a weekly Kindness of Strangers Tour video episode which will be uploaded to bt.com once a week so you can keep up with the tour and follow along with Brian as he promotes the tour and his new CD at shows and radio stations all across the bay and beyond.
The first episode is here for you to enjoy and includes a brief explanation of the tour concept from Brian Travis:
The tour will be supported only from donations and contributions from the audiences and from longtime supporters such as yourself.
PLEASE NOTE: In light of the recent tragedy in the Philippines, and inspired by all the donations and acts of kindness that I have received while on the road, I've decided to donate 25% of what folks contribute to The Kindness of Strangers Tour to the Philippine Red Cross to help the victims of the Typhoon. This includes CD sales at ALL my shows as well. In the spirit of giving back and helping those in need, I invite you to support both the efforts of a touring indie musician and Typhoon Hayian relief efforts.
REWARDS: A donation to "tour support" of $20 or more will get you a signed, limited edition full color Kindess of Strangers Tour 2013 poster with all the tour dates once the tour winds down to a close at the end of the year. A contribution of $50 or more will get you the poster plus a custom live CD of your favorite BTB song performed as a stripped down acoustic version to commemorate this rare acoustic one man tour recorded exclusively for you. These rewards will be sent to those who've make a contribution to the tour, shortly after the first leg of the tour wraps up at the end of the year in January 2014.
Check out the News Page for more information!
Happy Birthday Brian Travis!
It's Brian Travis' birthday and we're celebrating with a BT birthday shindig at Abuelitas in Topanga on Friday, August 30th at 10pm. Brian would love to be surrounded by friends and fans at his birthday show, so please do your best to be there to share the experience and to celebrate another trip around the sun for BT!
Abuelitas is located at 137 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA and the live music kicks off at 10pm and goes until midnight.
See *YOU* there!
The BTB return to Santa Barbara!
It's smack dab in the middle of Summer 2013 and The Brian Travis Band are about to embark on two back to back shows in Santa Barbara playing as an acoustic trio! We've re-arranged the material to fit a more stripped down approach and are looking forward to experienceing some rootsy, acoustic magic with you all BTB style!
Check out the Tours Page for more information!
Our first SB appearance is on Thursday, August 1st at Soho Restaurant & Music Club located at 1221 State St #205, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 at 8:45pm. Adam Walker opens at 7:30pm and News of the Fire follow the BTB at 10:30pm.
This will be our first time at this venue and we really could use the support of familiar faces and loved ones at this show. For our LA family and friends, I know it's quite a trek, but it would make a great summer 2013 memory and SB is such a dang gorgeous place to be in the summer! For our long neglected SB friends and fans, we hope you can catch us as this will be our first concert in Santa Barbara since 2006!
We are certainly looking forward to returning to Santa Barbara and I hope (wherever you reside) you decide to join us at Soho and make some summertime magic happen with us!
If you just cannot get enough of the BTB, fear not! We will be performing the very next night (Friday, August 2nd) from 7-10pm at The Cold Spring Tavern located at 5995 Stagecoach Road Santa Barbara, CA 93105. The historic tavern location is a little tricky to find, but well worth the trip up into the Santa Barbara mountains. This venue is absolutely magical and is a destination spot for bikers, families and friends who enjoy a pint of great ale in a woodsy, rootsy setting surrounded by wilderness. It truly is a get-away and an experience that will stay with you long after the night of music is over.
Here are some more detailed directions for The Cold Spring Tavern: Take Hwy 101 to Hwy 154, go up the mountain to the top, then, one mile down the valley side, turn left onto Stagecoach Road. Take a direct right and go down the canyon for about 1 1/2 miles to the Tavern.
We are looking forward to both Santa Barbara appearances and we encourage you all to share the experience with us. They are gonna be shows to remember and it's always so much more fun when *YOU* are there with us!
Check Out News on a BTB Music Video!
Go to the News page for a sneak peak at a new BTB music video, and find out how you can help make it happen!
Acoustic Radio Show May 22nd!
The Brian Travis Band are performing acoustic on May 22nd at LA RADIO STUDIO in Long Beach as part of the LA Radio Studio Sessions and will be featured in the 9pm segment with host Mike Stark.
Mike Stark is a veteran broadcaster who has worked in all areas of the broadcasting business for over 40 years. Starting out in television in the early 70's, Stark spent over 10 years with the ABC Television Network as an administrator before moving to his first love of radio.
Throughout his radio career, Stark has worked in a variety of radio positions. In the mid-90's he hosted his own weekly talk show on the legendary heavy metal station KNAC-FM, while producing the station’s daily morning show.
Stark also worked for the ABC owned Los Angeles stations KABC-AM and KLOS-FM. After leaving his staff position at ABC radio in the mid-80's, Mike worked as a freelance producer in local radio, network radio, and syndicated radio.
There are multiple ways to listen to the podcast:
- Listen live at: http://laradiostudio.com/CamChat
- Via TuneIn at: http://tunein.com/radio/La-Radio-Studio-s196975/
- Shoutcast.com at: http://126.96.36.199:8034/listen.pls
- Via UStream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/laradiostudio
It will later be posted as a "podcast" on ITunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/la-radio-sessions/id540258347 and will also be posted at the shows Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LARadioSessions
Tune in live on May 22nd and hear the band being interviewed about their new CD, The Coyote & The Crow. They will be performing 3 songs from the new CD live and acoustic as well.
Live Show at Seventy7 Lounge May 29th!
The band's interview at LA RADIO SESSIONS will be to promote an acoustic show at Seventy7 Lounge on May 29th / 9pm as part of 77LIve, and acoustic songwriting showcase. 77Live is a music show that features the best singer/songwriters in Los Angeles at the Seventy7Lounge in Culver City.
Praise for The Coyote & Crow live show:
"I just wanted to say how excellent the show at Zoey's was! Everyone was in excellent form and the band put a seamless show together! BTB rocked the house!" - Jennifer Deirmendjian
"You guys sounded great last night, and this album is a beautiful piece of work." - Annie Boxell
"Such an amazing show!!! your songs practically grabbed me out of my seat begging me to dance! haha what a blast! cant wait til the next one! So glad I grabbed a CD to!!" - Olivia Ellis
"The Zoey's CD Release show was soooo great!!! I mean, I was expecting a great show, but even I didn't realize it would be as amazing as it was!!! My boyfriend and I had so much fun! Thanks for the invite! the new album is PHENOMENAL!!" - Ayla Armstrong