Long overdue update...

Jim reminded me (Matt) the other day that it has been a long time since the website was last updated, so here we are (that reminds me of a Jason Mraz lyric). Since the last update, TPT has played a number of shows and been back to the studio three times.

So far, we’re exceptionally excited about the progress that we have made in the studio. We have nearly completed the recording of four songs and have three more that are almost ready to begin tracking. A funny thing has happened, however; the album is now officially a pop-indie-rock album. If you have seen us play live (if not check out the Voodoo Chile and Texas Flood videos on the Videos tab), you may be wondering how/why a blues band is recording a pop-rock album. When Danny and I first conceptualized this project, it was intended to be a blues/blues-rock band similar to Ian Moore’s earlier albums. Although I often write songs with the intention that “the next one” will be a blues tune. We now have six songs that are essentially indie/pop/rock, and there just isn’t going to be room on the CD for blues (it just wouldn’t fit). Instead of fighting it and trying to make the CD something it isn’t, we’ve decided to submit to the pop and finish the CD without any blues-based music (although one tune, “Before Love,” is arguably blues based). If you enjoy our live shows and are disappointed that our blues tunes (Ode to Waffle House, Good Man Feeling Bad, Love for Free, etc.) won’t be represented on the CD, don’t despair. Once this CD is complete, we intend to return to the studio to record a short blues/blues-rock EP. We’ve also talked about packaging the CDs together, but that is still up in the air.

In other news, because our focus has been on song writing and recording, we haven’t been as vigilant about booking gigs. However, we hope to book more soon, so be sure to check back for updates on our show dates. If you haven’t already, Like us on Facebook so that you will receive updates.

That’s it for now.