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We Hit The Road

We left Nashville last Tuesday at the crack of dawn to make our way over to the great state of Texas...we listened to an audio book called "Beach Road" by James Patterson...it made the drive go by quickly and ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom...we found ourselves in Texas.

Kate was bored in the car so she doodled on her iPhone:

We played 5 house shows, 1 bar & 1 TV station and if you're counting that's 7 & we did all of that in 5 days. So, now you understand why we were so tired :)

But, we had a blast... we met so many wonderful people. And you guys, the people in Texas are some of the sweetest people we've ever met. I mean, we knew that already having so many Texan friends, but this week reminded us of that. We received gifts, cupcakes, hugs, handwritten notes..we were blown away by every stop we made.

Part of why we love doing these house shows so much is we get to know the people that are listening to our music. We get to put a face to the twitter handle. It's fabulous. And by get to know we mean this...in Cypress our host made these unbelievably ridiculously good little party sandwiches...we gushed about how good they were and yesterday SHE EMAILED US THE RECIPE. It's the little things like this that we love...I mean...yes, love the party sandwiches but love that we have something from Cypress, TX that will stay with us...cause you best believe we are gonna be making these party sandwiches. Let's party.

In Austin, we got to meet Ryan (a devoted Spur's fan) and he has this awesome organization called "Inspiration on Wheelz" that you should definitely check out. He is a talented rapper and he even did a little rap for us!

San Antonio was another highlight probably because it was the busiest day for us. We started at 5am in hair & makeup to get ready for "Great Day San Antonio"...the Kens 5 News team was kind enough to have us on their show to promote our album :) We cannot say enough about how great everyone was on that set. You can tell they all love their jobs and it made the morning super fun. We laughed our way through the morning...Bridget and Eileen were hysterical and SO sweet.

Later that evening we played a house show during some crazy rain accompanied by crazy thunder and lightning! Then, after the house show we headed over to J&O's Cantina to play a show with Lorita Drive & Nick Gomez. J&O's is a small but lively bar in Southtown and was a great place to hang & listen to music. Note to self: Singing "Skinny Jeans" in a room full of mostly skinny-jean-wearing boys is highly not recommended ;) Nick played first and had us all tapping our feet and Lorita Drive played after us and wowed us with their catchy tunes and brother/sister harmonies. We loved it!

The next morning we headed towards our next show in Arlington and stopped in Austin for a quick lunch date with our old tour buddies Einar and Jim. We had incredible tacos (as you should when in Texas) and it was so good to catch up with those guys.

That night in Arlington, we had a blast and also had some Gigi's cupcakes. Can't complain about that! (We also found out the Texan slang for Skinny Jeans: "STRANGLERS" hahaha!)

Our final show was in Frisco with a great group of high school girls (and guy...Hey Aaron!) celebrating a 16th birthday. How fun is that?!

We can't tell you how much fun we are having meeting all you great people at your houses and getting to play our music, tell our stories, and hear your stories. It's an experience we will never forget. Here are some random pics from the road:

We are excited to come to New England in a few weeks! xoxo j&k

 

StageIt How-To: See Us Live From Anywhere In The World

Friends friends friends, We have a StageIt show tomorrow night and we really really really want you to come! Maybe you have seen us tweet about StageIt before and you don't know what we're talking about...well now's your chance to find out. Here it goes:

StageIt is an online venue that allows musicians to stream exclusive LIVE concerts to fans. We LOVE playing these shows and many of you have seen us play online several times. If you haven't seen us, we want you to join us for the first time tomorrow night! And guess what? It only costs 10 cents. For real!

It's super easy...here's how it works:

Go to http://www.stageit.com/jill_and_kate/live/23506 , click signup to set up an account and then click the BUY button.You will then have an opportunity to purchase credits (which Stageit calls "Notes" ; 10 Notes = $1.00). Notes allow you to pay for tickets to see shows and to tip performers during the show.

Our show tomorrow is "Pay What You Can," which means you can pay whatever you can afford (minimum 1 Note/10 cents). Once you have Notes, they can be used for any show! There are so many great shows to attend too...you will never be bored online again! ;)

So if you are free tomorrow night, Tuesday May 14 at 8pm CST...please come hang with us. We will play some songs, tell some stories, probably drink some wine...maybe even margaritas. Who knows. And you can drink whatever you want too. And wear whatever you want because you can watch from your couch. Seriously, does it get any better? Okay, so see ya there!!

-J&K-

Top 12 Moments of 2012

In case you missed our Instagram countdown on New Year's Eve...here is a re-cap of our highlights of 2012 in photos! Of course it was impossible to capture just one picture from each month but it was a good attempt. Excited for making some crazy memories in 2013!

#12 SNL Performance

#11 Honky-Tonk-White-Trash Murder Mystery Dinner

#10 Hunger Games Viewing Party In Our Fancy T-shirts w/ Jason Halbert

#9 Singing with Keith Urban & Seal (insert giant smiley face here)

#8 Photo-shoot in Los Angeles

#7 OMG we met Carly Rae Jepsen :) We were so pumped! (cc: Jason Halbert)

#6 Discovered the world's BEST breakfast burritos at NutsnBerries Cafe in LA.

#5 Show in Boston (borrowed someone's pic...thank you!)

#4 House show show with some of the coolest kids around :)

#3 Frolicking in the countryside of England where Pride & Prejudice was filmed.

#2 Hanging with our friends John & Kari & our new friend Bob Goff in OKC :)

#1 Kate's Nerdy30 Birthday Party & A Night For Hope :)