February Newsletter ( January 31st too!) 

Watch out, na!

Missed us? We took time off the stage for most of January (not the 31st, Annapolis!) I'd love to tell you we we're hibernating, but ain't nobody got time for that. We've been learning some tunes, booking some very exciting shows (see below) and I've been doing some home recording I'll have to show you soon. So Happy New Year everyone! I predict a damn good one for you and me. Let me tell you about what's happening from now until the end of next month. Very exciting stuff.

-THIS Friday,1/31 - Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge - Annapolis, MD, 9pm, $5
Traveling down to Annapolis with two fantastic bands, Fractal Cat and Freedom Enterprise. How you feel about that, Naptown?
Metropolitan Kitchen Show Facebook Page

-Saturday, 2/8 - Soul Saturday @ The Ottobar - Baltimore, MD, 9pm. $10 tickets, $12 at the door. 
Thanks so much to the many people who came out to Friday the Funkteenth last December. God, that felt good. There's no secret to it, I just crammed the best, funkiest music I could on the bill and it worked. Hope it works again because this lineup is just as powerful. J Pope and Funk Friday, Rufus Roundtree and Da B'more Brass Factory, and Kentavius Jones? Mad Dog No Good Is gonna have to bring our A-game just to keep up. Head to www.The Ottobar.com or hit me up for tickets at brooks@brookslong.com
Soul Saturday Facebook Event Page
-Thursday, 2/13 - Rockwood Music Hall - Manhattan, NYC, 12am (2/14, technically), $5 donation asked
Ol' Catfish is one fortunate brother. So, this will be my first show in NYC and it's at one of the most sought-after gigs in that whole Big Apple up there. Much love to Sheriff Ariff for making that happen. His great band will be following my solo acoustic set. So, you coming my NYC people? Any out-of-towners wanna roll up? And you know it will be Valentine's Day by the time I hit, right? Mmmhmmm.

- Saturday, 2/15 - G. Love Official After Party @ The Legendary Dobbs - Philadelphia, PA, 7pm, $10
... and the good times keep rollin. Me and the boys are pumped play with... I mean PLAY the G Love After Party at Dobbs in Philly. See, hometown hero G. Love (of "Cold Beverage" fame) will be playing at the Theater of The Arts earlier in the night and we'll be apart of that show's after party at The Legendary Dobbs on South Street. The whole thing starts at 7pm. We go on at 11pm. Will he perform directly after us??? I can neither confirm nor deny because I've been asked not to.
G. Love Official After Party Event Page

-Saturday, 2/21 - Birthday Ball Friday @ The Fishwhistle - Chestertown, MD, 10pm No cover
My C-town and Washington College people, I know you know where the ball is but do you know where the party is the night before? I'll give you one guess. The Fishwhistle. Sorry. I forgot was supposed to let you guess.

Also, my MDers (btw, just because you live in Maryland that does not make you a doctor) remember April 13th we'll be playing Concert For The Chesapeake with The Great American Canyon Band and The Herd Of Main Street. The whole thing will be broadcast on Maryland Public Television and 89.7FM WTMD Towson University Radio. Don't miss it.


New Single - Ain't Never Had A Good Time 

*UPDATE - The first review is in! http://miclifemagazine.com/2013/11/20/quick-listen-aint-never-had-a-good-time-brooks-long-and-the-mad-dog-no-good/
HERE'S ANOTHER - Mobtown Magazine Track Review - Be sure to Like them on Facebook!

Watch out, na! Ol' Catfish and the gang whipped up a new one for ya with some big ol' help from some of our favorite local artists. "Ain't Never Had A Good Time" features Adam Scott-Wakefield of Old Man Brown on smokin keys and Adam, J Pope (J Pope & Funk Friday), Jenny Leigh, Janice B, Rufus Roundtree (& Da B’more Brass Factory), Terrelle Scott, and Molly Fitzgibbons on background vocals. And guess what? From now until Saturday, you can go to http://brookslong.bandcamp.com and buy the song for only 50¢. Half of $1. Half of a half of $2. Please don't ask me to do more math than that. Just get the track!

P.S. - If you dig it, express yourself on my Guestbook. Be somebody.