Tuesday, November 21, 2006

No-Stars' News Wire...

The new Christmas disc, “Feed The Need 2006,” is finished and available! Proceeds from the 3-song E.P. will benefit local charities feeding the hungry this season. Order on-line (see the entry below) or at one of our gigs or events. We’d like to thank the Blues Society of WNY, the Lafayette Tap Room, Rick Nicotra, and everybody at the Am-Jam on Saturday for inviting us down to promote the CD… We sold a bunch and listened to some good tunes too (lots of up and coming talent at the Am-Jam, which we always enjoy getting to whenever our schedules allow). We also saw our own Guy Nirelli sitting in with the house band, as well as our good friend Jimmy Wozniak.

The new album, “Blues Power,” will also be available before 2007 (we have had delays due to the “October Surprise” storm and aftermath, but we should still have discs available before Christmas). Order now, for the music enthusiast on your list. Also, from what I’ve heard, the new WBFO CD (“WBFO Gives Me The Blues, Vol. II”) is available from the station. Check out their website for more information.

Speaking of B3 master Guy Nirelli, it is with a mixture of both joy and sadness that we must announce his impending departure from the No-Stars bullpen—Joy that he will be moving on to a full-time gig with the lovely and talented Patti Parks, who will be representing the WNY region in Memphis this year at the International Blues Challenge; sadness at losing one of the best board players on the East Coast from the fold! Congratulations again go to Patti and the band; we wish you all the best. Guy will be working with us for awhile during this transitional time, so make sure you stop by and say “hello” at a gig and wish him well in this new venture. We’re sure to see big things from the Patti Parks Band in the future… Details of some of the fundraisers they’ll be having to raise money for the Memphis trip will be available at their website, as well as at www.WNYBlues.org.

That’s all the news for now… See you at the next show!


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Important News Flash...

Dear Mighty No-Stars Fans and Supporters;

Due to circumstances beyond our ability to design or control, we will not be involved in the Holiday CD project called “Happy Holidays from Buffalo” which is being put out this year under the auspices of an organization called “Musicians For WNY” (contrary to the info that appears on the group’s website); and unfortunately, we cannot in good conscience recommend the CD to you as socially conscious music consumers of good taste.

We are still interested in doing something positive with our music for those in need this Christmas, so here’s what we’ll do—We will make a new 3-song E.P., including our newest track “Always (The Poor)” available for $3.00 U.S. plus postage and handling (that’s $1.00 per tune) with 90% of the proceeds from each sale going directly to the Food Bank of WNY (the 10% is just to cover our manufacturing costs)… So you can still support the No-Stars, give someone on your list the gift of music, and do something to help those less fortunate this year.

We are taking pre-orders now, so all you have to do to reserve your copy is send an e-mail requesting one to Gregg@MightyNoStars.com. We will contact you with details on how to order.

Don’t forget our other releases this year—the long-awaited Mighty No-Stars album (“Blues Power!”), and the “WBFO Gives You The Blues, Vol. II” sampler. Both will make great gifts this year and you’ll be supporting local music too!

Thanks again, see you at a gig, and don’t forget to reserve your copy today!

Gregg Juke