11.6.18 - Hey Everybody. Blake here. In honor of Election Day I recorded this more folksy, slowed down, solo acoustic version of This Is The Year. Don’t forget to vote. It matters.
10.12.18 - PRE-ORDER NOW. Our 10th installment of Lucky 13 comes out TOMORROW!, Saturday, October 13th featuring tracks, Hard Times as the "A side" and Livin' To Die as the "B side", along with an alternate version of Livin' To Die that you will never be able to get anywhere else. As well as a solo version of Abilene. Handwritten lyric and chord sheets and more. ENJOY! and we'll see you right back here in November...
8.13.18 - AND THE RELEASES CONTINUE. This one is one of our favorites. Our 8th installment of Lucky 13 features tracks, What For? as the "A side" and Now Is Our Time as the "B side", along with an alternate version of What For? that you will never be able to get anywhere else. As well as a solo version of The Contender. Handwritten lyric and chord sheets and more. ENJOY!
5.31.18 - What an amazing weekend at Rooster Walk!!! Lets keep this party going, the band is live, Saturday June 2nd at Devil's Backbone in Roseland, VA with Dangermuffin and The 77's. Set up your tent and stay all night. Buy your tickets now, save 5 bucks, lets pack this place out!!!
5.13.18 - Lucky 13 Part 5 is out today everybody! Have you heard parts 1, 2, 3, & 4 yet? Well if not go on and get them too. Part 5 features In The Moonlight as "side a" and American Dream Dying as "side b", with an alternative version of In The Moonlight included as well as Blake doing an acoustic solo version of Strikes & Gutters. 6 more to come, stay tuned!!!!ORDER HERE NOW!!!
4.23.18 - Tonight everybody, our dear friend and fellow musician, Rex Moroux is going to be on Jeopardy. If you’re an avid Yarn listener you may have heard his name dropped in our song Strikes & Gutters. He’s an amazing songwriter and one brilliant dude and now he’s taking on the king of all trivia shows. Tune in tonight and let’s root for Rex! Thanks for a great weekend of shows. We had a big time blast. See you next week in Salisbury, NC for Earth Day Jam.
4.13.18 - Lucky 13 Part 4 is out today everybody! Have you heard parts 1, 2 and 3 yet? Well if not go on and get them too. Part 4 features Hurricane as "side a" and Promised Land as "side b", with an alternative version of Hurricane included as well as Blake doing an acoustic solo version of Alone On The Weekend from Yarn's 2010 release, Come On In. Hurricane clocks in at nearly 7 minutes and Josh Shilling is featured on keys on Promised Land. 12 tracks released, 36 to go, stay tuned!!!! ORDER HERE NOW!!!
3.12.18 - Lucky 13 Part 3 comes out tomorrow everybody! Have you heard part 1 and part 2 yet? Well if not go on and get it now. Part 3 features Too Young as "side a" and Road Less Travelled as "side b", with an alternative version of Too Young included as well as Blake doing an acoustic solo version of Now You're Gone from Yarn's 2016 release, This Is The Year. We feel it's a damn fine collection and you will not be disappointed. Josh Shilling is featured on keys on Too Young and Gary Grammer is featured on harmonica on Road Less Traveled. We've also gotten some feedback on WAV files verses MP3, so we've included MP3 files of Too Young and Road Less Traveled for those who prefer MP3's. PRE-ORDER NOW and get Lucky 13 Part 3 first thing tomorrow...
1.6.18 - One week from today, our first installment of Lucky 13 will be available for your listening pleasure. We’ve even added another track to the package. Blake will be recording a solo acoustic version of a classic Yarn song for each release. Pre-order NOW and get it first thing next Friday the 13th!!!!
12.29.17 - Happy New Year Everybody. Got a few shows left this year, and they're gonna be doozies!!!
12.4.17 - Hey Everybody, Blake from Yarn here,
We've got new music and we want you all to hear it, but we really want to do something different. So what we are going to do, is release what we are calling virtual 45's, we'll release one each month for the entire year of 2018. Remember what 45's were? some of you might not, they were singles back in the old days, they're smaller vinyl records that spin faster, at 45 rpm, they had a Side A and a Side B, one song on each side, and that's how it was done, and that's how we're going to do it again, only entirely through our website, digital only (no actual vinyl 45.)
The project is called, Lucky 13, you know, because we're all so damn lucky, and 13 just happens to be our favorite number, hell I was born on the 13th, and so was Rod, my jersey in youth hockey had a big 13 on it, Rod lives on 13th St in Brooklyn, I even turned 21 on Friday the 13th, don't remember much of it but that's another story for someone else to tell. 13 just seems right.
We'll be releasing each virtual 45 on the 13th of every month, starting January 13th. There will be unique artwork, we'll tell you about the songs, we might even get a little weird and add some other content just for fun. Along with the download of the 45, which includes 2 brand new original songs, we will include a unique alternate version of one of those tracks, that alternate version track will only ever be available by purchasing the 45, it will never be on a record, it will never be on iTunes, and it will NEVER be on Spotify.
That's 24 new tracks and 12 alternate versions for your listening pleasure, so get on board, and join us all year long for brand new music from Yarn.
Lucky 13's virtual 45's is gonna be a good time, you'll see, stay tuned...
10.3.17 - Afternoon everybody. Blake here. It's been a tough couple of days in this country. My love goes out to everyone affected by the tragedy in Vegas. Absolutely heartbreaking.
As for Tom Petty, I just don't remember life without him. From the moment I can remember listening to the radio, he's been there. MTV, he owned it. Traveling Wilbury's, even my dad bought those records and wore them out.
My brother was a huge fan before I fully dug in. He bought the Southern Accents album when I was probably around 12 years old, and ever since, this has been THE Tom Petty tune for me. Go figure, a Yankee in New York and this was my favorite tune.
You're going to hear lots of Petty tributes in the days and weeks to come, and rightfully so. I woke up this morning and recording mine, hopefully he'd approve. Love you Tom and always will.
DOWNLOAD FREE MP3 of Blake's cover of Southern Accents HERE
8.24.17 - WHEN THE SUMMER ENDS, we play and keep right on playing... Lots of date being added to wrap up 2017. We're solo out tonight in Saratoga Springs, NY and that always feels good. Thanks to everyone who made that happen. LOVE YOU. Please go get your tickets now for our show next week in Waynesboro, VA on September 1st, lets make that a sell out too. Let's do it! We've added a couple new shows for September including a return to Camp Jam in The Pines, in South Jersey. Great lineup, gonna be a blast. Please check our dates below and spread the word, see you all soon...
September 1, Waynesboro, VA - Wayne Theatre
September 2, Virginia Beach, VA - American Music Fest
September 8, Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant St.
September 9, Martinsville, VA - Brewster Walk
September 15, Beacon, NY - Towne Crier
September 29, Gatlinburg, TN - Sugarlands Music Fest
September 30th, Richmond, VA - The Shack Up (early show)
October 13th, Raleigh, NC - NC State Fair
October 28th, Winston-Salem - Wise Man Brewing
5.26.17 - Summertime and the livin's easy!!! Our summer schedule is filling up nicely, please check our dates and mark your calendars. We hope to see you out on the road all bronzed up and ready to party. We start tonight in Durham, NC and continue on into Roosterwalk complete with a Stones tribute set on Sunday night!
5.12.17 - 2 NEW DATES ADDED to our Western Swing this month. Wednesday, April 19th at Panida Theater in Sandpoint, ID and Saturday, April 22nd at Dark Horse Saloon in Missoula, MT. Full schedule below, please help us spread the word. See y'all next week and we CAN NOT WAIT...
April, 13 Pueblo, CO - Songbird Cellars
April, 14 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre*
April, 15 Fort Collins, CO - Hodi's Half Note*
April, 16 Secret Show - TBA on 4.15
April, 18 Salt Lake City, UT - Email page for tickets
April, 19 Sandpoint, ID - Panida Theatre
April, 20 Whitefish, MT - Great Northern Bar & Grill**
April, 21 Helena, MT - Lewis & Clark Brewing**
April, 22 Missoula, MT - Dark Horse Saloon
April, 23 Bozeman, MT - The Filling Station**
2.9.17 - Wow! What a way to close out an already amazing tour. Black Mountain, the performance you all delivered as a crowd last night was incredible, we felt the love big time. I can only hope we reciprocated accordingly on stage. Thanks for bringing us back to North Carolina with a bang. Can't wait to do that again. On another note, we taped the Buddy & Jim Radio Show a few months back in Nashville, TN at Buddy Miller's house, and it's airing all week on SiriusXM Radio's Outlaw Country. SO TUNE IN!!!
1.12.17 - HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!! We've been avoiding social media for almost 2 weeks now and it felt pretty good. Time to get back to work. We're hitting the road next Friday and headed all the way down to Key West and back. We try to make this trip every year and we love it. Check the dates below and spread the word. 2017, THIS IS THE YEAR!!!
1.20 Johnson City, TN - The Willow Tree
1.21 Charleston, SC - The Pour House
1.24 Stuart, FL - Terra Fermata
1.25 Key West, FL - Green Parrot
1.26 Key West, FL - Green Parrot
1.27 Sarasota, FL - Fogartyville
1.28 Lake Worth, FL - Sons & Daughters
1.31 Atlanta, GA - Smiths Olde Bar
2.01 Chattanooga, TN - Revelry Room
2.02 Greenville, SC - Gottrocks
2.03 Knoxville, TN - Barley's
2.04 Black Mountain, NC - Pisgah Brewery
12.22.16 - We have got 4 great shows coming up to celebrate the arrival of our next year and we don't know about you, but we're ready. You know how we said in 2016, "This Is The Year"? Well 2017, now that's really the year. We'll be starting in Thomas, WV on December 28th, The Broadberry in Richmond, VA on the 29th, The Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, NC on the 30th, and ringing it all in at Holston River Brewing Company on New Years Eve! Please share this post and help us spread the word. Happy Holidays Everyone!!! We love you all, thanks for keeping us in business.
12.6.16 - The week continues, it always gets a little harder each day, but here goes. This song touches on anxiety and depression. I feel like we all suffer from both of these things sometimes in our lives, some obviously much more severely then others. It's the human condition, it's inevitable. We all need help when we are hit with these thoughts and feelings, and we all treat these symptoms differently, some of us self-medicate with alcohol, recreational drugs, even food, anything, others are diagnosed and take the medicine they've been prescribed, others exercise, or talk or write about it to deal with it. It's just a part of life and there is no shame in any of it. Hopefully this one came out alright...
12.7.16. Day 3. Big thank you to everyone who is actually listening out there. This has been a particularly intense session of Morning Songs. The tune I wrote this morning, I've written from the perspective of a parent dealing with the knowledge of their child's struggle with mental illness. I can only imagine how helpless that must feel. I hope I did the subject even the slightest bit of justice.
12.5.16 - It's been almost exactly 3 years since i've delivered a Morning Song, I think that might have been a little too long. But I'm back, hopefully for the entire week, and this week the theme is "Mental Illness." Not exactly an easy subject to tackle, but it is just so present in the world we live in, and it directly effects almost everyone I know in some way. (read more about the song on YouTube)
11.30.16 - December is upon us, and we love December, nothing but celebration, and you've got 8 chances to celebrate with Yarn. LET's DO IT!!!
12.03.16 - Fountain House - Freedon, NJ
YARN's 2016 Christmas Yarn Balls...
12.16.16 - Rives Theatre - Martinsville, VA
12.17.16 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
Yarn's 2016 New Years Run...
12.28.16 - Purple Fiddle - Thomas, WV
12.29.16 - The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
12.30.16 - Visulite Theatre - Charlotte, NC
12.31.16 - Holston River Brewing - Bristol, TN
10.18.2016 - The show is back on for this Thursday at The Towne Crier in Beacon, NY and the next 10 advance ticket sales gets a free copy of our new CD, THIS IS THE YEAR. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS! Then we are headed to Massachusetts this weekend, Friday Night at The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter in Norwood, MA and Saturday Night at The Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA with our friend, Chris Jacobs. See you there!
9.28.2016 - Our new video for "Now You're Gone" is here! We had a blast making it! Check it out, y'all!
9.6.2016 - Hey Everybody, Blake here, hope you all had an amazing Labor Day Weekend. We've got another video to share with you this morning for "Fallin'" I wrote this song for my wife Mandy, all the pictures in it are of her when she was little. And I just want to say, thank you Mandy for being my muse and giving me all the good ideas. Our new record would not have been even half as good without you. I love you. Hope you enjoy the video...
8.26.2016 - Blake stopped by Exit 97.7 WEXT in his hometown of Schenectady to perform a few songs from the new album. Check them all out here.
8.15.2016 - Our new video for "Easy Road" is here! Check it out!
7.17.2016 - Tickets on sale now for our show at Centre St. in Schenectady, NY. 3pm. Shane Spaulding's Straight Up opens. And all for a great cause, Ring of Hope Boxing. Click HERE to get your tickets.
7.6.2016 - This Is The Year, y'all! Check out the live acoustic version of our title track!
7.5.16 - We're so excited to announce that we'll be headlining ASHEVILLE BARNAROO Saturday, October 1st! The festival benefits Asheville Music School. We can't wait to head out to Franny's Farm for an incredible weekend! Tickets available now. Get yours here.
6.24.16 - "One of the most creatives albums in some time." - Washington Times. Read the full review here.
6.20.16 - We recorded a live version of "Lies I've Told" at Ovation Sound last month with special guest, Bill Stevens, on piano! Check it out, y'all!
6.8.16 - Our brand new video for "Long Way To Texas" is premiering over on The Alternate Root Magazine! Check it out here, y'all!
6.7.16 - Sat down with Lonesome Banjo Chronicles and talked country music in NYC, John Oates & more! Listen here.
6.4.16 - We've just been added to this event on Monday, June 6th at Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA. Bernie Sanders, Dave Matthews Band, Fishbone, Yarn and more! Say what??? They're expecting 100,000 Bernie fans. Let's turn em into Yarn fans. We're super excited and honored. Share and spread the word. More details here.
5.27.16 - "This Is The Year" is out now! Download on iTunes here.
5.15.16 - Our new album "This Is The Year" is streaming on AllMusic! Listen to the whole album before it's out next Friday! Stream here.
5.14.16 - Our new video for 'Love/Hate' is premiering exclusively on HuffPost Entertainment! Check it out here, y'all!
5.10.16 - We recorded a live acoustic version of "Carolina Heart". This song will be on our new record, "This Is The Year' out May 27th. Pre-order on iTunes here.
5.3.16 - Physical pre-order of our new album is available now! We've got CDs, new shirts & bundled packages! Order here!
4.25.16 - We're huge fans of Michael Jackson, so we covered The Jacksons' "Shake Your Body"! Check it out!
4.19.16 - Check out the premiere of our new song "Now You're Gone" on PopMatters! This Is The Year out May 27th!
4.12.16 - “Love the audience’s reaction to this song; it’s more relatable than I even imagined.” Thanks to The Boot for premiering our song "Sweet Dolly". Listen here.
4.11.16 - Yarn loves us some Paul Simon. This Is The Year, May 27th! Until then, enjoy this. . .
4.1.16 - We have never been more excited to release an album then this one right here. It's been over 2 and a half years, and as much as that has pained me, it was very necessary, this is the record we wanted to make and couldn't have done it at any other time. Pre-order your copy on iTunes here and enjoy the first single. Love to you all.
3.31.16 - This Is The Year is the title track off our new record that comes out in May. It sums up the place this band has gotten to over the past year, the future that lies ahead, and at the same time leaves the past in the past. There is no doubt we can all relate to the sentiment of this song, and I think the video captures how we're all feeling and relays that message even clearer. This IS the year, and so is next year, and the year after that... We shot this at The Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, NC, it was a damn good time.
3.24.16 - We recorded a live acoustic version of "I Let You Down" complete with Ricky B. on bowed bass and Rod on accordion. This is the last song on our new record and we can't wait for you to hear the studio version too! May 27th y'all! Enjoy, lots more extra stuff to come.
2.23.16 - This Is The Year!!! NEW RECORD DROPS ON MAY 27th Y'all. Super excited for everybody to hear it, best yet by far. More details to be to be announced soon, till then lets go Sailing...
Yarn @ Isis Restaurant & Music Hall