Last Friday The Wandering Coalition band and I performed live on the DVE Morning Show Coffeehouse! Here is the audio recorded live by the sound engineer Thanks Jeff!!
Enjoy and stay tuned for photos, audio and video from The Bell Fam Jam that night at The Rex Theater.
I will be performing at the Fossil-Free Energy Fair on July 26th. This is a really cool event sponsored by Marcellus Outreach Butler and Slippery Rock University Sustainable Enterprise Accelerator. Free, Free, Free, from fossil fuels!
A very special evening, three generations of family, five bands all together for one night of great music.
Tommy Bell, Harry Turner and Tony Janflone Sr. formed Marshmellow Steamshovel, a psychedelic rock band, in Pittsburgh back in the 60’s. They released only one single on Head Records in 1968 with the songs Mr. Mold and Steamshovel.
Sadly Harry Turner passed away, but the surviving original members Tony Janflone Sr., guitar, and Tommy Bell, drums, will reunite with Don Czaplicki on bass and Charlie Barath on harmonica, to play at The Bell Family Jam at The Rex Theater July 25th, with doors opening at 7 pm the music starts at 8 pm.
T. Mitchell Bell, Tommy’s son, will play with his band The Wandering Coalition.
Christopher Bell and Matthew Locy, T. Mitchell’s sons will play with their bands The Weathered Road and The Rusty Haywhackers.
Shannon Jones, Tommy’s granddaughter and daughter of Chere Bell Jones will play with her and her partner Joe Pritchard’s band The Recipe.
This will prove to be a once in a lifetime all out jam that you don’t want to miss.
Advance tickets are available online at: http://www.showclix.com/event/s20140725bell for $10 and $12 at the door.
To celebrate getting a gig on WDVE coffeehouse you can download the song Stolen Horses for free on my BandCamp site.
Just enter zero for name your price. That’s it! Enjoy!
photo by moedonno
I posted some lyrics for the new CD “Witness” on my new page. Check it out!
Some very cool stuff coming up folks. A live performance on WDVE coffeehouse and finally a CD release show that will include both of my sons bands; The Rusty Haywhackers and The Weathered Road, my niece’s band, The Recipe, and my Dad’s band, The Steamshovel Blues Band. Details to follow.
As of today there are three online sites where you can get a CD or a digital download. My Bandcamp site http://tmitchellbell.bandcamp.com/ has the option of getting a physical CD or digital download with payments through PayPal.
CDbaby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tmitchellbell3 has both downloads and physical CD’s.
And NoiseTrade http://noisetrade.com/mitchellbell/witness Where you can download the songs for free or leave a tip in the tip jar.
So there it is for now. No reason not to enjoy the new record while I recover from my wrist surgery and then the CD release party will happen in a big way!
T Mitchell Bell
I have never been a music marketing person, just a singer-songwriter. I never felt comfortable saying LOOK at ME and What I DID!
I have always been more introverted, a creative thinker, a loner Dottie, a rebel. But I think I have created something unique over this past year with my new record “Witness”. I hope you will stream it, listen to it, love it, buy it, share it.
I really need your assistance in getting this music out because the message is IMPORTANT. It is a record about HOPE for HUMANITY to change, adapt, and stand up for what is right. We need more justice in this world. We need to treat each other with compassion and understanding.
Social media, and regular media, even old media is constantly trying to get our attention. We are overworked and underpaid and one more voice saying HEY LOOK AT WHAT I DID or SIGN UP FOR THIS CAUSE NOW may just be the one the causes people to throw their mobile device against the wall. But if you have a few minutes, actually take 50 minutes to listen to the whole record with headphones and YOU will not be disappointed.
Thanks for your attentiveness in our increasingly distracted world. Just click on the album cover and check it out.
Pre-order my new record “Witness” on BandCamp and get an immediate download prior to the “official” release date.
Follow on Twitter for the latest updates on the release of my latest CD “Witness” https://twitter.com/mitchellbell
I am cleaning out the room over the garage for the music room/recording studio and I have a bunch of old computer stuff. An old P3 1000 ghz with 1 gb of ram PC is still functional but really outdated. It will only run Linux but I have no idea why I should keep it or what I can use it for but hate to get rid of it. It cost $1500 to build in 2001 but I would be lucky to get $30 for the case and power supply.
IDE Hard drives, CAT 5 cables, and even DVD/CD burners are becoming obsolete. You can fit all the data on a USB thumb drive that I used to use for the whole operating system. So what to do with all this old stuff?
Write more songs, record, share, play out more, blog more, farm more, spend more time with family. Love more.
That is all.
Dear Kickstarter supporters,
Thanks for your pledge, but we didn’t reach the goal so no Kickstarter funding.
One of the major contributors suggested keeping the momentum going for the CD and I agree. $3000 is a lot of money for supporters to donate and just have nothing happen.
So I am using my PayPal merchant account that I set up for selling CD’s to accept donations to still make this album. So far I have $1000 committed from donors and I will be using $1000 of my own funds.
If you would still like to support this project, just follow the link below to donate.
I will honor the reward levels that I had on my Kickstarter, so you will get the same reward that you chose on Kickstarter for your pledge on PayPal. If you wish to change your reward, please email me and let me know.
Click on the PayPal logo below to make a donation to support making the new CD.
email@example.com is my email address on paypal for donations.
I can’t express how much it means to have friends and family willing to support this.
All the best,
You can still help me get this CD recorded and pressed by donating through my PayPal account. I will honor the reward levels from KickStarter. My PayPal account is a merchant account so you are protected and can always change your mind and request a refund.
firstname.lastname@example.org is my email address on paypal for donations.
Thanks again SO MUCH for putting up with my constant posts for the last 60 days!
Two failed attempts at fundraising for a record has left me feeling somewhat burnt out on the idea of doing it again. That being said $3000 is a good amount of support that could make a great record.
You can always email me at email@example.com and we can discuss how to move forward and make it happen.
Thanks again for supporting independent singer-songwriters. There is no way I can do this alone.
Peace, love and blessings!