January 31, 2014
Two Big Announcements#1: Better late than never; The Howling Kettles are thrilled to officially welcome Evan Cory Levine to the band! As many of you know, Evan is an astounding musical force. Fluent in jazz, he is a commanding guitarist, bassist, and singer. Though we invited Evan to join the group shortly before our hiatus in 2013, his proper debut as a Kettle will take place in Aspen, CO during our February 2014 residency.#2: Speaking of residency, The Howling Kettles will host the Americana Music Series at Justice Snow’s Restaurant and Bar in February. This series will feature various styles of American Music, with drink specials to match, pairing the Kettles with local Colorado musicians to broaden each performance. Imagine a month-long hootenanny, sponsored by these incredibly generous folks:Justice Snow’sJazz Aspen/SnowmassWoody Creek DistillersGlenwood MusicSpring 44Peach Street DistillersLeopold Bros.Big thanks to our sponsors for this series. We couldn’t have done it without you! Visit our calendar for concert dates, and please tell your Colorado friends about our upcoming shows.See you out there,The Howling Kettles.(Jackson Emmer, Sam Moss, and Evan Cory Levine)

Two Big Announcements

#1: Better late than never; The Howling Kettles are thrilled to officially welcome Evan Cory Levine to the band! As many of you know, Evan is an astounding musical force. Fluent in jazz, he is a commanding guitarist, bassist, and singer. Though we invited Evan to join the group shortly before our hiatus in 2013, his proper debut as a Kettle will take place in Aspen, CO during our February 2014 residency.

#2: Speaking of residency, The Howling Kettles will host the Americana Music Series at Justice Snow’s Restaurant and Bar in February. This series will feature various styles of American Music, with drink specials to match, pairing the Kettles with local Colorado musicians to broaden each performance. Imagine a month-long hootenanny, sponsored by these incredibly generous folks:

Justice Snow’s
Jazz Aspen/Snowmass
Woody Creek Distillers
Glenwood Music
Spring 44
Peach Street Distillers
Leopold Bros.

Big thanks to our sponsors for this series. We couldn’t have done it without you! Visit our calendar for concert dates, and please tell your Colorado friends about our upcoming shows.

See you out there,
The Howling Kettles.
(Jackson Emmer, Sam Moss, and Evan Cory Levine)

January 18, 2014
We’re baaaaaaaack.
Details here.

We’re baaaaaaaack.

Details here.

January 17, 2013
Dusted Magazine review

Jennifer Kelly wrote a very kind review of The Parlor Is Pleasant On Sunday Night for Dusted Magazine:

"giddily communicative, celebratory, and wildly, rhythmically physical."

Read the whole thing here.

We’re also selling the album for very cheap (digital: $2, CD: $7) on bandcamp right now. Pick up a copy!

December 30, 2012
The Parlor Is Pleasant On Sunday Night

We don’t mean to be pushy, but please stream/purchase/share and enjoy, our glorious new album. Happy New Year, one and all. See you in 2013!

November 15, 2012

These photos are from our 2nd stretch of the November tour. A couple videos surfaced as well from the Mole Hill show:


November 15, 2012
Tour Update #2

This tour has been our best yet. Lea Chiara hosted the Friday show in her studio, and charmed us all with her spiderweb songs. Evan led the group in a bizarro dancefreakout with commands like “Be a bird without wings!” and so on. It was a real treat to hear both Lea and Evan perform, as each of their sets were truly inspired and bold.

The Mole Hill Theatre (our Sat. night venue) is part machine, part man, 100% charming-as-heck. Many thanks to Dennis for booking us and running such a great spot. Buck 55, Brian Canning, and Evan Levine joined us on stage, and things got far out. One outstanding couple did some dirty dancing during Evan’s set (imagine brutalized jazz standards wafting across the skin of two beer-soaked lovers in a room full of scrap metal). It was a sublime moment.

*The stage of the Mole Hill. Alstead, NH.

Sunday brought a visit to Hudson, NY. We performed at the Spotty Dog, our favorite venue, and at the local music shop- Musica. The Spotty Dog turned raucous after sets by Pat, Andrea, and Evan, with most of the bar patrons stomping, shouting, and dancing hard. Sam broke strings and bled on his guitar, as usual, and I lost my voice during a medley of Ida Red, Wild Bill Jones, Cluck Old Hen, Hook n Line and Cattletsburg. It was a marathon effort.

*Live romp @ Musica in Hudson, NY.

Monday and Tuesday were spent teaching, jamming, and performing at Skidmore and Bennington College. John Kirk, Trish Miller, and Kitty Brazelton were our hosts and John joined us for our entire set at Bennington. It was an honor and pleasure to play so much music with him this week. Also, students roasted smores in the fireplace behind us while we played. Too cute.

This-coming Friday and Saturday are our last band performances until early summer 2013. Please join us in Collinsville, CT where we’ll be opening for the Steel Wheels.

Thank you for supporting live music.
-Jackson-
(The Howling Kettles)

November 8, 2012

These pics illustrate part 1 of our November tour. Get ready for round two. Click for captions/descriptions!

November 8, 2012
Tour: Part 1

Hello Folks,

We’ve finished the first leg of our tour. Many thanks to Carl, Jim, and Sean at Union Music for hosting us in Worcester, and to Michael, Kelly and Ed for showing us a good time at the Blue Plate Lounge in Holden, MA. Below is a video of us playing “Shady Grove” for the good people of Union Music (primo instrument shop, and rare distributor of our new album!**also available at Turn It Up in Brattleboro).



Bates College was incredible. We performed at their cafe “The Ronj” and Jackson met his long-lost cousin! Ursula and Amanda were gracious hosts, and Eric and Margaret started the show off right with their own set of acoustic/quebecois-themed music. It was positively charming. A high point of the show included a dueling-jug solo between 2 Bates students in the audience, while Sam conducted (measure for measure) from behind his thunderous guitar… It was a moment worth bottling.

Our appearance at the Cantab Lounge (thanks, Geoff!) in Cambridge, MA was enveloped on all sides by a memorable stay at “The Pen,” home to Amy, John and Lukas. Us Kettles slept on the floor of their cozy living room, and we all jammed late into the night. We also had the pleasure of interviewing a few of our hosts about their musical life, which will be published via podcast in the coming weeks/months.

Click image for more pics from our visit to Mass.

Photos by Tim Reeder.

This weekend we’re be teaming up with a surprise guest and honorary Howling Kettle: Evan Cory Levine, for 3 shows. Evan can sing the grease off a pig, and these shows will be very special (our last appearances as a band for several months). We’d be delighted if you’d join us.



11.9.12 - Florence, MA. @ Studio 310, 221 Pine St. Lea’s studio. 8pm *** w/Evan Cory Levine + Lea Chiara

11.10.12 - Alstead, NH. @ Mole Hill Theatre. 8pm  *** w/Evan Cory Levine, and Buck 55 

11.11.12 - Hudson, NY. @ Musica *in-store video shoot and mini-show. 2pm  *** w/Evan Cory Levine

11.11.12 - Hudson, NY. @ The Spotty Dog Books & Ale. 8pm  *** w/Evan Cory Levine

11.12.12 - Saratoga Springs, NY. @ Saratoga Guitar. *in-store video shoot and mini-show. Time TBD.

11.12.12 - Saratoga Springs, NY. @ Skidmore College w/John Kirk- teaching in afternoon.

11.13.12 - Bennington, VT. @ Bennington College w/John Kirk- teaching all day.

11.13.12 - Bennington, VT. @ Bennington College Down Caf. Students only.

11.15.12 - Sheffield, MA. @ Down County Social Club. (below Stagecoach). 8pm

11.16.12 - West Hartford, CT. @ Private.

11.17.12 - Collinsville, CT. @ Bridge St. Live w/The Steel Wheels. 8pm

October 31, 2012
new music

This is physical. Advance praise for our upcoming release:

Richly patterned revelations of familiar songs. The Kettles find new perspectives on standards and mostly forgotten old-timers. The collection captures their good nature, generosity and delight in making old-time music modern." -Whit-

Pre-release copies of the album will be available at our shows on the upcoming album release tour. See you on the road!

October 12, 2012
Album Release - November Tour

Hello Folks,

On November 20th we’ll release our sophomore album: “The Parlor Is Pleasant On Sunday Night.” You can preview 2 tracks from the album below, and see gorgeous cover art by the inimitable Anneke Dunnington. Get a load of this:

Want to get the album early? I thought so! Join us on the road for our NOVEMBER TOUR in celebration of this release. We’ll have physical copies available at all of our 12 performances. In addition to the usual “live-music-at-an-established-venue,” we’ve partnered with a few small music shops to present mini in-store performances along the tour. We’ll be posting videos of these store visits on our websites, as will the shop owners. We hope this will offer us the chance to reach a new audience, and support the businesses that support us.


See you on the road!
-Sam and Jackson
(The Howling Kettles)


TOUR DATES:

11.2.12 - Worcester, MA. @ Union Music Inc. *in-store video shoot and mini-show. 3pm

11.2.12 - Holden, MA. @ Blue Plate Lounge, w/M.Addis and Mr.Ed - 8:30pm

11.3.12 - Lewiston, ME. @ Bates College. Students only.

11.5.12 - Cambridge, MA. @ The Cantab Lounge. 10pm

11.9.12 - Florence, MA. @ Studio 310, 221 Pine St. Lea’s studio. 8pm

11.10.12 - Alstead, NH. @ Mole Hill Theatre. 8pm

11.11.12 - Hudson, NY. @ Musica *in-store video shoot and mini-show. 2pm

11.11.12 - Hudson, NY. @ The Spotty Dog Books & Ale. 8pm

11.12.12 - Saratoga Springs, NY. @ Saratoga Guitar. *in-store video shoot and mini-show. Time TBD.

11.12.12 - Saratoga Springs, NY. @ Skidmore College w/John Kirk- teaching in afternoon.

11.13.12 - Bennington, VT. @ Bennington College w/John Kirk- teaching all day.

11.13.12 - Bennington, VT. @ Bennington College Down Caf. Students only.

11.15.12 - Sheffield, MA. @ Down County Social Club. (below Stagecoach). 8pm

11.16.12 - West Hartford, CT. @ Private.

11.17.12 - Collinsville, CT. @ Bridge St. Live w/The Steel Wheels. 8pm

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