New Year, New Folks, New Things.
With the new year comes some new things for us.
We found out a few months ago that after the new year guitarist Patrick Oiye would no longer be an active member of Smooth Sailing. His last show will be this Saturday at the Blue Moon Tavern in Seattle. Pat leaves Smooth Sailing on good terms to peruse opportunities he has with one of his other passions, Taiko. If you don’t know what Taiko is, we suggest that you check out the next performance of Seattle Kokon Taiko, the Japanese drumming group Pat belongs to. If you like bad ass drumming, you will not be disappointed. If you can make it on Saturday, please come down to the Blue Moon to see Patrick shred with us one last time.
When that said, we’d also like to introduce the newest member of our family, Tyler Romo. He found us on the casual encounters section of Craigslist and he just happen to be able to play guitar. Seriously though, if you were at our show in Tacoma right before Christmas, you know this guy can shred (that was his first show with us). Tyler was an original member of Seattle band Cascabel, and has been playing on top of that for a real real long time. Make sure to say hi to him at a future show.
In other news:
-East Coast, we are coming for you! We’ll be hitting the road in Spring on our longest tour yet, visiting a bunch of new towns, and heading back to all our favorite cities from tours past along the way. Check our website for updates on dates and locations.
-New merch coming soon! All current merch is available at our webstore with free shipping for a limited time.
-Our van broke down! So buy merch! :) Lucky we have members that like to play mechanic and have dads with old man knowledge of how things work, but we still can use cash for parts.
We’ve got some other exciting stuff in the works, 2012 looks good.