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True North First City, New Equipment & New Tunes

Well friends and fans, it has been long overdue for a True North blog posting.  With a plethora of summer activities, new dates on the show calendar,  launching the new website design, the band has been a bunch of busy guys!

True North has a great outdoor festival gig this Saturday, Sept. 11, 7:30-11 PM at the First City Festival, Leavenworth, KS.  This is a fantastic venue in Downtown Leavenworth with food, music and family activities galore.  The weather promises to be gorgeous, plan to make the trip to Leavenworth for one of the last outdoors summer festivals near Kansas City!

Special thanks to all who made a donation to the MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon WIBW Channel 13, Sept 06.  You may look up the interview at WIBW.com, unfortunately since the event was a Live broadcast, the video feed has a few glitches, bummer.

If you attend any upcoming shows in which True North is providing the sound system, make it a point to drop by the soundboard, visit with Special K Tomes about the band’s new Midas Mixing Console.  This was a serious investment, but WOW, what a difference in sound quality, clarity and volume control both on and off stage this technology has made.  True North’s new, improved outdoor PA system might blow your shirt off (think circa 80’s Memorex tape commercials).

In case you have been wondering what the group has been up to at rehearsal recently, have been writing and arranging new tunes for recording during the winter months and performances this Fall.   A few highlights are:  One of the Beautiful Kind, I Know and You Can Take It Off My Hands. Each tune is unique and leads the listener on a visually descriptive story about a character, his/ her experiences and about how rapidly life can pass one by.  The guys are confident everyone is going to thoroughly enjoy these new musical arrangements.

The past several performances have been entertaining.  Trails West, Aug. 21, was sweltering for both fans and band, the guys sincerely appreciate all who came out, braved the heat with True North prior to Jake Owen’s set.  The Moila Biker Bash for the Shiner’s benefit was a blast.  Gary commented it had been 25+ years since he and Rick had played in a band at the venue…for a Missouri Western sorority dance no less!  The crowd couldn’t have been better, music was rock’n and we felt many in attendance who had not heard True North really got and appreciated the music.   HCC family day was amazing weather and a nice performance space for testing out our new sound equipment.

More True North updates forthcoming, hope to see you at a show in the near future.  — Will Gladhart

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