For our second major bit of news in as many days, we’re excited to announce we are releasing ‘Cooked Raw’, a limited edition LP, on Silver Street Records, November 6th, 2015. Pre-order now!
This isn’t your ordinary album, folks. ‘Cooked Raw’ was recorded live in one take, direct to disc, at the world famous all analog studio Welcome to 1979 in Nashville, TN in June. Direct to disc means no overdubbing, no comping, no editing, no auto-tuning, no production tricks, no nothing. What we laid down live was cut to the lacquer master in real time, and once the the lathe started cutting, there was no stopping until the side was done.
So what you will hear on this 180 gram vinyl record, in pristine hi-fidelity analog audio, is Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal getting down and dirty and burning up two live, 18 minute, three song sets, including “Living By The Minute”, “Misfit Children”, and “Every Day and Every Night” on side one, and “Illusion”, “Make Time For Love”, and “Blood and Bone” on side two.
The official release date is November 6th, 2015. We will be playing the album in it’s entirety at a private release show at Welcome To 1979 in Nashville on November 6th, before returning to Nebraska for a hometown release show, date and venue TBA.
The album is now available for pre-order on Silver Street Record’s website and includes an insert sheet with lyrics and a download card. Quantities are limited, so we encourage anyone who wants to get their hands on this album to pre-order it now! All pre-orders will ship on November 6th; or can be picked up in person at Silver Street Records in Ashland, Nebraska, on or after November 6th.
Recording this album was an intense experience, and we hope you love listening to this album as much as we loved making it! Pre-order now!
Big news! As our momentum has grown in 2015 and we’ve become a national touring band with even bigger aspirations, we’ve faced some challenges as well as opportunities. One challenge was the realization that we needed to change our band name. The Shadowboxers name is used by several other touring and recording bands in the same markets we are building a fan base, and while we and our fans loved the name, it was creating confusion among fans, press, and venues. We can’t have that! So we dug deep and came up with a new name that is unique, we can trademark and protect, and most importantly, captures our big Soul sound. Folks, we are excited to announce that effective immediately, Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers will move forward as Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal.
As Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, we will release a new live Vinyl LP recorded direct to disc in November, head to Nashville again in September to record our next full studio album, and continue to rule the road for the rest of 2015 and beyond.
Details on the live Vinyl LP, our next studio record, and September tour coming soon!
UPDATED AUGUST 10TH
It’s that time of year again. Summer road trips never get old, especially when you’re a touring band with lots of Soul to share! We’ve got a great lineup of shows coming up, including The WC Handy Festival in Muscle Shoals, AL; Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth, MN; Knuckleheads in KC; and Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival in BC, Canada.
Here’s the complete list of our summer dates!
10 – BISMARCK, ND – Laughing Sun Brewery – 7pm
11 – BILLINGS, MT – The Pub Station – 8pm
13 – BOISE, ID – Riverside Hotel – 6pm
14 – SPOKANE, WA – Bolo’s Tavern – 7pm
15 – SALMON ARM, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Salmon Arm Roots Festival
16 – SALMON ARM, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Salmon Arm Roots Festival
18 – BELLINGHAM, WA – Green Frog – 8pm
19 – WILSONVILLE, OR – McMennamin’s Old Church and Pub – 6pm
21 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Biscuits and Blues – 8pm
22- SACRAMENTO, CA – Torch Club – 9pm
24 – DENVER, CO – Quixotes – 9pm
28 – LINCOLN, NE – Tower Square – 5pm
28 – LINCOLN, NE – Zoo Bar – 9pm
29 – OMAHA, NE – Taste of Old Market – 7pm
30 – OMAHA, NE – Omaha Jewish Community Center – 7pm