It’s been a little over five years since The Blueflowers came into existence, and every time we have a “first” we still get terribly excited. Our first show at The Magic Bag, our first show at the DIA, our first time on the radio, our first Pig & Whiskey, our first time playing with this band or that person or at this place, etc., our first time in the paper, our first full band interview, our first trip to NYC, Chicago, Ann Arbor…Some of those firsts end up also being our only, some end up being mind-blowing nights or experiences that we’ll never forget, and on very rare occasion, some of those firsts end up being total let downs. We look at all these things as experiences shared with friends, not just as a band. We’ve been really lucky to have a lot of exciting adventures so far and this year is already looking to be our most exciting year yet!Our next two adventures are both firsts and things we want to make sure you all know about, and we can only hope that you will spread the word.
So, here we go…
On April 10th, we will be attending the Detroit Music Awards at the Fillmore in Detroit, a first for most of us, but not all. For the FIRST time, we are included on the final ballot and we’re up in three categories! We are nominated in the Americana Artist/Group and Americana Recording categories, and Kate has been nominated for Americana Vocalist! These awards are based on a voting process (by registered DMA voters, which is limited to people involved in some way in the music industry/scene ’round these parts), so we are beyond grateful to the people that nominated us. We are also terribly flattered and thrilled that our hard work this last year is being recognized in this way. As cliché as it sounds, it is truly an honor to be nominated alongside such talented artists in this incredible scene of ours. Voting ends March 29th, so we hope if you’re a DMA voter, or know a DMA voter, that you/they vote Bloofs and we’ll find out at the big show on April 10th!
Our next adventure comes a little later in April, when we’ll be taking our FIRST band field trip to Grand Rapids and playing a show at Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill! The date is Friday, April 17th, and we’ll be joined by Grand Rapids locals, British Racing Green. We’ve been wanting to play other towns in Michigan for a long long while, so we can’t wait for this one! We’ve heard from our friends that Tip Top is a great venue, so we hope that you’ll meet us there if you’re in the area and tell your friends!
More exciting shows are in the works that we’ll be sure to share as the details sort themselves out.
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