The Open Road Moves Up 4 Spots To No. 5
Since it’s debut at #9 last week, The Open Road has continued to climb the Hotdisc Top 40 UK Country charts and is perched at #5 this week. Originally released in 2017, we’re delighted it’s finding new life with UK audiences.
Although we bill ourselves as classic rock, there’s a lot of overlap – and history – between classic rock, country rock, and country. Whatever label The Open Road falls under, we’re just happy that it’s being introduced to an entire new audience of listeners!
When The Full Music Experience Matters
Already Gone continues the sold-out show streak at Main Street Crossing in Tomball. This will be our 35th consecutive sold-out show, which is certainly impressive, but temper it with the fact that Main Street is a listening room and attendance is capped at about 150.
If you’ve never been to a listening room, it’s a different way to experience music. The smaller setting makes it much more intimate; Main Street touts seats that are not more than 45′ from the stage, something that makes direct conversation with members of the audience much easier.
The musicians, and the music, don’t have to compete with the cumulative noise from ringing cell phones, tvs, conversations, or lines of people at the bar ordering drinks. Patrons are free to enjoy a glass of wine, dinner, or a dessert delivered their table and focus on hearing every note and really experiencing the performance.
Understandably, listening rooms are a big favorite with most musicians, and Main Street is one of the finest examples of these venues that are quickly disappearing in the hubbub and noise of modern society.
Main Street Crossing features talented musical acts nearly every night of the week, so there’s never a bad time to go. Just make sure to get your tickets early if you’re going to see Already Gone!
After Hurricane Ida, we were all pretty sure Leroy St Pierre wasn’t going to be able to make our Labor Day show at Haak Winery tomorrow. When we saw the photos of his house, we were doubly sure. But incredibly, he’ll be here tomorrow. Some of you have asked if there’s anything you can do to help. We know this is last minute, but if you have any of the following supplies, Leroy will have room in his trailer to take supplies back and get it into the hands of people that need it. His city (LaPlace) will be without power until at least September 29, and they still don’t have running water.
- Bottled water
- Gas (in approved containers)
- Wet wipes
- Gatorade, or any electrolyte drinks, powders, or tablets
- Bug spray
- Roofing Nails
- Plastic storage totes
- Trash bags (contractor grade if possible)
- Flashlights / Camping Lights / Solar Lanterns
- Feminine products
- Dog food / Cat food
Thank you to any and all of you that can help! Regardless, we’re gonna pass us a good time tomorrow, cher, so see you there!
Today was the day that our drummer Danny got to “ring the bell” to announce that his radiation and chemo treatments are DONE! There’s still a long road ahead, but we’re looking forward to his full recovery!!
We’ve always said that Already Gone is more than a band of musicians – it’s a band of brothers. In the fifteen years that we’ve been together, that has never been more evident than it has in the past couple of weeks as band members, past and present, have gathered around Danny to support him and his family.
We’ll let him give you the detail himself, but know that the entire band is committed to fighting this together with Danny for a complete and unequivocal healing, and that the goal is to keep him on his (drum) throne for as long as possible and barring that, getting him back on it as quickly as possible. Marty Comeaux will be filling in on vocals while Danny undergoes treatment as he’ll be unable to sing; we’ve also arranged for alternate drummers if it becomes necessary.
We know this is going to be tough, but we have faith, family, and music, and we’ll get through it like we always do – together. Please join us in lifting Danny and his family in prayer.
From Danny and his wife:
We have held off on posting this publicly, but we can’t put this off anymore.
I have been diagnosed with neck and throat cancer. I have HPV Squamous Cell Carcinoma. It started with a lump on my throat after we had Covid in January. A sonogram was done in March, then after 4 weeks of not getting better, a biopsy on my neck, the lymph nodes, were tested on April 13th. On April 15th, our doctor had a video conference with me, and broke the news. We’ve been to see 3 different specialists in the last week, plus our primary care doctor.
They will do a biopsy of my throat, tonsils, and tongue either Monday or Tuesday of next week. I will start radiation and chemo treatments within the next two weeks. They might possibly install a feeding tube in me, temporarily.
As I most likely will not be able to talk, much less sing, Marty Comeaux has been rehearsing with us, (Already Gone) to cover my vocal parts while I am recovering. Marty will be on stage with us playing rhythm guitar (acoustic???), for the next few months, as needed. We are assuming that I will still be able to play the drums, just not sing. In the event that I cannot play drums, either, we will have some guest drummers helping us out, but hopefully it won’t come to that.
I/we are NOT looking for sympathy. We would, though, greatly appreciate your prayers for Diane, Kaitlyn, and I, as well as our Already Gone family, and our family and friends.
I WILL WIN!!!!!!!!
We will fight this with every ounce of our being. We have an amazing support team, and we know that you guys are a part of that, as well.
We have faith that God will not only heal me, but use me as a support system to others, after I/we go through all of this. The good news is that they are confident that they caught this early. I fully plan on a 100% recovery.
I recently started working for a new company. Ironically, I’m more worried about losing my new job than I am the cancer. Crazy, huh???
Thank you for your prayers. We definitely need them. This is just a new chapter, with a plot change, but the book is far from over.
Hope everyone had a good weekend! We had a blast playing the opening weekend for House of Blues Houston, and we want to give a special shout-out to everyone on the HOB team that worked so hard to bring live shows back to Houston. We also would be remiss not to recognize Liza, who kept us entertained with showbiz stories while keeping us and our crew in food and drink all night. Thank you all!
Surprise! It's House of Blues Restaurant!
UPDATE: 8:00 PM seatings are “sold out” – you can still choose 7, 7:15, 7:30, or 7:45.
Already Gone will be playing a special show at Houston’s House of Blues restaurant on March 26th at 8:00. Tickets are extremely limited – there are only 250 being offered, so make your reservations now!
There are a couple of important things to know when making your reservation:
- Add Already Gone to the Special Requests field so they know you’re there for the show.
- Be sure you choose the correct date and time (March 26th at 8:00 pm) so you see the entire show. 🙂
(We’ve included an screen shot below so that you know what to look for.)
This will be a special show suited to a more intimate venue. So join us for a night of great music, fantastic food and drinks, and even better company! See you there!
It’s rare that we get to do a show with another band these days, but we played a wonderful show last Saturday night at The Wildcatter Saloon in Katy, TX with Nightbird, a Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nick tribute fronted by Brooke Alyson. We’ve done several shows with Nightbird over the years, and these shows are always fun, but Saturday night was really exceptional!
Nightbird started the show with a roaring version of “Stand Back” and followed with a tight set of classic hits. Clint joined Brooke for the Henley/Nicks duet “Leather and Lace” during Nightbird’s set, and it was electric! After Nightbird wrapped up their set, we took the stage and played all of the usual Eagles hits – “Take It Easy”, “Hotel California”, “Desperado”, etc. – plus some deeper tracks, such as “How Long” and “James Dean” (the latter with Johnny Ono on lead vocals). We also played a few songs from our new album, 8-Tracks, such as “Still In Love with You” and “A Matter of Time”, and then closed the show with “Seven Bridges Road.”
The crowd as large and appreciative! It was a night to remember! We’ll be posting more photos and videos soon, but here are a few to get you started.