Saturday, June 9, 2012

Yer Bird Records/The Great American Desert Album ‘Carson City’ 6/26

photo by Natasha Richardson

Yer Bird Records will be releasing the new The Great American Desert Album ‘Carson City’ June 26th now available for pre-order via his new Bandcamp page! Visit HERE to download the title track and pre-order the new vinyl or digital album. As a bonus, any pre-orders for the vinyl LP will receive a limited CD copy of the album as well! The CD is only for the pre-order and album release shows and will not be for resale. Don't miss out on it.

Nebraskan Singer/songwriter Max Holmquist aka The Great American Desert (formerly, South of Lincoln) has a story to tell on his new album Carson City, the story is a timeless one that often repeats itself in relationships. Love is hard and many of us fail at it due to our own shortcomings. We struggle with our skeletons even though in our hearts we have good intentions and are trying the best we can. Though the story is set in the early 20th century, it is all too familiar even today. Cadillac’s, alcohol, gambling, the call of the road, affairs of the heart and the lives’ left broken in the wake.
Recorded by Ian Aeillo in his living room, performed with no extra instrumentation or vocal backup, Holmquist's rich vocals and guitar weave a sad tale with insights and lesson’s to be learned about the consequences of the wrong turns one can take in life. Read an interview on Hear Nebraska

The Great American Desert (Max Holmquist) performs in Room 125 at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas for the fifteenth "Classroom Sessions" on May 15, 2012. Filmed and edited by Lawrence High School's film/media students

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~Upcoming Live Shows~

June 20th, 2012 - 9:00pm
The Waiting Room - 6212 Maple Street
Omaha, NE
*With Millions of Boys, Betsy Wells & Family Picnic
$5.00 at Door

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Lion's Lair - 2022 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO
*With Restavrant
$6.00 at door (21+)

Sunday, July 1st, 2012 - 8:30pm
Plush - 3222 Locust St
St. Louis, MO
*With Trotting Bear

Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Honey at Ginger Hop - 205 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
*With Dogberry & Brian Wheat

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 - 9:30pm
Vaudville Mews -  212 4th Street
 Des Moines, IA
*With River Monks*

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 - 9:00pm
The Zoo Bar -  136 North 14th Street
 Lincoln, NE
*With John Statz & Dollar Fox*

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