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Pumped that I just sent off my new record to the critically acclaimed Wyatt Funderburk to mix! Soon I’ll make another announcement about who’s putting it out, where you can pick it up and all that. Thanks to all that came out to our show with Smash Mouth, too! We’ll see you cats in October when we take the road again! Also, Spain, we’re coming back for you in 2017!
Excited to announce a new show at Geno’s Rock Club in Portland, ME with my friends The Connection and former Capitol recording artist, The Figgs! Check the “shows” tab for more info! To celebrate the show I’m releasing a special preview from my new album, “Headlines”, due out this spring. RnR!
A few months back I did a cool show at The Flask Lounge in Portland. It’s a hell of a dive bar! Here’s a video of Jack and Jill from that night!
I’m super excited to be on The Justin Wayne Show podcast broadcasting from London, England. Aside from being on the podcast, I’ve learned of some awesome bands listening to the show as well. The Lonely H and Los Campesinos! are groups you should check out asap! — or maybe after you check out “Burden on Me” on the show first! It kicks it off!
The Justin Wayne Show #151
I’m super happy to announce that my old band, Highway Jackson, has had our song “So Fine” placed in a new movie starring Kevin Hart called Exit Strategy! You can view the trailer below or go to the official Exit Strategy website and hear the song playing throughout your visit. This is a first for both Highway Jackson and myself so we’re all pretty excited. Rock n roll!
Exit Strategy – The Movie | An Un-Romantic Comedy
James (JAMEEL SALEEM) gets evicted from his apartment and moves in with his girlfriend of three months Kim (KIMELIA WEATHERS) and quickly discovers she’s everything he never wanted in a woman. He enlists best friends Carville (QUINCY “QDEEZY” HARRIS) and Leona (NOELLE BALFOUR), plus strangers like BIG BOY and KEVIN HART to find a relationship exit strategy; but for Kim, breaking up just isn’t an option.
Nationally-syndicated morning radio host Big Boy from KPWR Power 106 in Los Angeles is the Executive Producer of the full-length film through his production company Ida’s Son Productions with Ask Around Productions — a romantic comedy by Slamdance screenwriting finalist Jameel Saleem. Exit Strategy is Directed by Michael Whitton, Produced by Kellie Maltagliati and Hot 107.9 personality Quincy “QDeezy” Harris, and stars Jameel Saleem, Kimelia Weathers, and QDeezy, with Big Boy and Kevin Hart.
The film was shot on the HD video-enabled Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR in Los Angeles and North Hollywood, with post-production completed in Los Angeles.”
This was a really fun video to make! It’s all about the holiday spirit! We filmed it on my girlfriend’s day off from work and had the cats and everything involved. A real holiday treat! Filmed at Standish Rock City!
I’m really excited to release this Christmas single! From now until Christmas it’s “pay what you want” on bandcamp. You can get it for free in exchange for your email address. Pretty cool! It features Kurt Baker on guitar and bass, Zack Sprague on drums and it was mixed and mastered by Drew Brown. Hope you dig it. Happy Holidays!
Just wanted to say “hey!” and also let you know what I’ve been up to since being back from Europe. In between catching up on sleep, drinking buckets of coffee and running around with the coon cats I’ve had stuff to do! The Kurt Baker Band had a great record release party at Geno’s in Portland, ME back on November 26th. The Pontiff’s played a reunion show and that was really something else. Rock n roll to the core! The night after that I went down to Kennebunk to play at The Hive. It’s a cool little art gallery. Got to play some Beatles covers with Sam Anderson(who also played a great set of his own) and had my friend Lindsey Markellos Clancy do a few songs too. Overall it was a great evening!
I’m really excited to announce I’ll be doing a show with The Dirty Gems at The Red Door in Portsmouth, NH on Jan. 17th as part of my good friend, Geoff’s, Birthday Sock Hop. It’s going to be a wild party with the Kurt Baker Band, The Connection, and KR and The Dirty Gems. It’s a Tuesday night(Birthday regulations) so make sure to request some time off the next day! The poster is cool too!
Also if you haven’t heard about the Kurt Baker Band playing New Year’s Eve at Empire Dine and Dance with The Mallet Bros…now you know! Please consider us when contemplating the 100’s of New Year’s activities that evening!
The trip was a huge success for the KB Band and we can’t WAIT to go back to Europe and rock again! Stay tuned for more Kris Rodgers Music updates and videos soon! Rock n roll!