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Mar 28

That’s right, folks! the BIG NEWS is that you’ll be getting 25% more April Smith on this tour because…I’m expecting! Yep, my husband and I are joyously awaiting a little boy, due later this summer! That’s also why I’ve been and will be taking it easy this year. Thank goodness for big skirts and tutus!

So we’re heading out for our only tour this year starting April 12th in Columbus, OH! We really did try to book as many cities as we could, so please forgive us if we’re not making it to your area this time around. Also, there will be a dates added along the way so keep your fingers crossed and your name on the mailing list : )

Here’s where we’ll be when we’ll be there. For times and tickets go to the shows page at www.aprilsmithmusic.com/shows

4/12 - Rumba Cafe Bar - Columbus, OH
4/13 - Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO
4/15 - 400 Bar - Minneapolis, MN
4/17 - Crow Peak Brewing Company - Spearfish, SD
4/18 - Filling Station - Bozeman, MT
4/20 - Bing Crosby Theatre - Spokane, WA (with Spokanimal C.A.R.E.)
4/21 - Springfest Carnival at WSU - Pullman, WA
4/22 - The Sunset - Seattle, WA
4/23 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
4/24 - Cafe Du Nord - San Francisco, CA
4/26 - Hotel Cafe Bar - LA, CA
4/28 - Plush Bar - Tucson, AZ
5/8 - Red Palace -D.C.

Really looking forward to seeing your faces out on the road!

xxxx,

April

Sep 25
Hello again, my dear friends!

Next Friday, September 30, kicks off our fall tour to Spokane and back. We’re excited to announce that Henry Wolfe will be joining us on a few dates too…check him out here - www.henrywolfe.com - he’s one of my favorite artists! We’ll also be playing our first show in Canada at The Park in Winnipeg. So spread the word and we’ll see you soon!
For tickets and times, go to www.aprilsmithmusic.com/shows
9/30 - Sulphur Springs, OH - House Concert - email Shannon Teynor at shannontey41@gmail.com for details
10/1 - Chicago - Bottom Lounge
10/2 - Minneapolis - 400 Bar
10/3 - Winnipeg, Canada - The Park
10/5 - Bozeman, MT - Filling Station
10/6 - Sandpoint, ID - Panida Theater
10/7 - Spokane, WA - Bing Crosby Theater
10/8 - Private Show
10/11 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
10/12 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe

If you’re thinking you may have heard us on TV recently, you’re right! “Colors” is featured in the latest Chico’s ad. And the NFL spot featuring our cover of “You Don’t Own Me” is airing again too. It seems that, no matter where we go, we always end up back in your televsion set!
“Songs For A Sinking Ship” is now available on vinyl too so head to my store if you like a little crackle and pop with your Wow & Flutter.

xxxx,
April
Mar 04

Hey all!

Looks like we’ll be opening for Fitz and the Tantrums next month! They’re a fantastic band and we know you’ll LOVE them. Dates are below…hope to see YOU on the road!

4/10   Cincinnati, OH      20th Century Theater
4/11   Asheville, NC        Orange Peel
4/12  Charleston, SC      Music Farm
4/14  Atlanta, GA           The Loft @ Center Stage
4/17  Mobile, AL            Soul Kitchen
4/18  Houston, TX         Bronze Peacock Room @HOB
4/19   Austin, TX            LaZona Rosa
4/20   Dallas, TX            Cambridge Room @ HOB
4/22   Santa Fe, NM        Santa Fe Brew Pub
4/23  Tucson, AZ          Club Congress

xxxx,
April

Jul 26

My dog just started doing this really funny thing with her food. Since you all know her, I figured I’d share it with you! Watch Scout pick up her “carry out”…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxduAZqb9G4

Apr 16

We put a fun little tour video, just to show you what we’ve been up to on the road! Check it out!

Dec 14

On tour with J.D. Souther…Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson caught my set and they bought BOTH CDs! It was unreal…They are both lovely people and Rita Wilson smells wonderful!!! And she’s soooooo pretty in person! Tom is super cool and quite handsome too. What a pair of genuinely amazing people!

The look on my face says "Can you believe I'm standing between Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks??!!". They are super cool.

The look on my face says "Can you believe I'm standing between Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks??!

Dec 13

On our way out of Texas, we decided to check out the famous “Cadillac Ranch”. It’s an art installation on route 40 West in Amarillo, Texas. We stayed with my good friend Mike and his wife Anne and son Max in Dallas and had the best time!
They all suggested that we stop there to break up the 11 hour drive to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We drove through some really desolate areas…some were even little ghost towns, complete with tumbleweeds (tumbleweeds be up in my grill!).
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Dec 09

Michelle, my fellow road warrior, and I decided to stop in New Orleans on the way to Houston on Monday. We drove straight there from New Jersey and got in on Tuesday evening. We were totally exhausted and needing showers, not to mention STARVING for some Louisiana cooking. Luckily, our friends Rob and Katie had room for us. They also have 2 Pugs, Bugsy and Maizey, who gave me some much needed dog love to start things out right.

Then were took a short walk around the neighborhood before dinner at Jacques-Imo’s Cafe. While walking on South Carrollton, we met this Painter named Thomas. He had 20 or so paintings for sale on the sidewalk next to Mona’s. His art is undeniably the best I’ve seen in years! I loved it so much that I bought 3 pieces from him. Who knows…maybe he’ll do my next album cover. His full name is Thomas D. Ward III and he could be my favorite artist ever. Check out one of the pieces I bought:

After a hearty southern meal at Jacques-Imo’s (where we happened to be dining next to memebers of the Phoenix Suns) we returned to Rob and Katie’s for some pug-spit kisses. Reluctantly, we headed out to  Houston the next day. Next time I go back to New Orleans, I’ll need a good week to see everything and maybe meet some vampires too.