Austin's MilkDrive Releases New Album 'Waves'

Article Contributed by McGuckin Enter… | Published on Friday, June 15, 2012

MilkDrive, Austin’s phenomenal jazz-grass band, will release its second studio album, WAVES, on June 19, 2012.

Capturing the band’s sophisticated arrangements and fierce musicianship, WAVES showcases a number of original compositions. It also features special guests Noam Pikelny (of Punch Brothers) and Futureman (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones).

After a CD release show at Austin’s famed Cactus Café, MilkDrive kicks off an extensive summer tour that includes celebrated venues in Texas, Colorado, Montana, Michigan and New York. The band will also be appearing at a number of festivals, including Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Yarmonygrass.

WAVES was recorded at Mountainside Audio Labs in Nashville and was produced by Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck).

MilkDrive will be back in Nashville this fall, performing an official showcase at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass.

Tour Dates:

Friday, June 15, Cactus Cafe, Austin
Saturday, June 16, Texas Music Theater, San Marcos
Sunday June 17,Gruene Hall, Gruene, Texas
Thursday June 21, Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio
Friday, June 22, House of Rock, Corpus Christi
Saturday, June 23, Red Brick Tavern, Conroe
Thursday, June 28, Threadgill’s, Austin
Friday, June 29, Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse, Dallas
Saturday, June 30 The Blue Door, Oklahoma City
Sunday, July 1, The Roxy Theater, Muskogee, Okla.
Monday, July 2, The Branch, Tahlequah, Okla.
Thursday, July 5, Hodi’s Halfnote, Fort Collins, Colo.
Wednesday, July 11, Whiskey Jacques, Ketchum, Idaho
Friday, July 13, The Summer Music Festival at Roseberry, McCall, Idaho
Sunday, July 15, Blissfest, Petoskey, Michigan
Thursday July 19, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill, New York
Wednesday, July 25, Yellowstone Brewing Company, Billings, Montana
Friday, Jul 27, Wort Hotel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Saturday, July 28, Oyster Ridge Music Festival, Kemmerer, Wyoming
Saturday, Aug. 4, YarmonyGrass, Bond, Colorado
Wednesday Aug. 8, Club Passim, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Thursday, Aug. 9, Hill Country BBQ, New York
Saturday, Aug.11, Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival, Rangeley, Maine
Saturday, Sept. 1, Last Concert Café, Houston
Friday Sept. 14, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, Bristol, Tennessee
Saturday, Sept. 15, Ashland Coffee & Tea, Ashland, Virginia
Monday Sept. 24, IBMA, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 13, High Street Concerts, Lyons, Colorado
Thursday, Oct. 18, Suzanna’s Kitchen, Wimberley, Texas
Sunday, Oct .21, Performing Arts Studio @ the Depot in Norman, Oklahoma
Saturday, Nov. 3, The Uptown Marble Falls Theater, Marble Falls, Texas
Saturday, Nov. 10, RiceFest, Fischer, Texas