Well, it's been two years since we last updated this site, and I'm pleased to announce that Radio Nationals are about to start playing again. Yep, that's right. We'd like to welcome John Hollis on drums to Radio Nationals. We're working on new material, and will start booking shows on a regular basis soon. Our first show back will be New Year's Eve at the High Dive with The Dusty 45's. You can buy advance tickets here.
Stay tuned. We'll update this site much more often now. Also, head over to our Myspace site and send us a friend request. We'll keep that up to date with upcoming shows and such as well.
January 2nd ,
After a prolonged
absence from updating this
site, we thought it would be
a good time to give everyone
an update on what we've been
doing. First and foremost,
thanks to everyone who came
to the final show at the Tractor.
It was a really special night
for us, and we really hope
you all enjoyed yourselves
as much as we did.
Now, on to the updates.
While the 'Nats may be over
with, all of us are staying
busy with new projects. Please
check them out. Aaron is
playing with his band, Survey
Cez, and also continues to
play in the Squirrels. Rick
joined our good friends The
Riffbrokers, and also may have
some other projects up his
sleeve. Richard is playing
in the Young
Jared is working on a solo
Look for shows and
recordings from all of these
groups this year. We're keeping
this web site active, so feel
free to drop us a line anytime!
August 2, 2005
To our great fans,
After much consideration, Radio Nationals
has decided to play our final show in October. I know, I know.... We're
gonna get a ton of emails back saying "What?!? It can't be true!" Believe us when we say that this was not an easy decision to make. Over the past five years, we've had an amazing run and we're honored to have played for you--arguably the best, loudest, most loyal fans in the country. But alas, we have decided that it's simply time to move on. (And yes, I just used the word "alas.")
It goes without saying that we're ready
to celebrate all that is "Radio Nationals" and we can think of no better
way to do so then to share it with each and every one of you. We have
four, count 'em, four more shows in the Seattle area and we're formally
inviting you to come help us wrap this one up with a bang. We'll send
reminders about these shows, and we might even have a few additional
shows scattered throughout the Northwest in the next few months, but
this is it for Seattle. Mark your calendars now.
Okay, here we go... man, it feels weird to type this... okay.... here are the last four Radio Nationals shows in the Seattle area:
Saturday, Aug 6
5433 Ballard Ave N, Seattle
Radio Nationals / Grand Champeen / Two Cow Garage
21+ ; $8
This will be an amazing show. And I'm not just saying that because we're on the bill ;-) Grand Champeen and Two Cow Garage are absolutely kick-*ss live. I mean it. Come just to see them, you will NOT be disappointed. Also note that Jeff Fielder will be sitting in on lead guitar for us at this show. This has NOTHING to do with our final shows. This show was booked before we made our decision and it just so happened that Aaron was going to be out of town.
Sat, Aug 27
26926 - 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292
Trash Train (yup, Bobby's infamous band!) / Radio Nationals / Dry County Crooks
Stanwood has always been good to us. Not only is this the last Radio Nationals show at the Hotel, but apparently this is the last show at the Hotel period. If you haven't been up to the Hotel yet, get yer *ss up here! Bob and Tammy know how to do it right.... trust me, the afterparty will be unbelievable!
Friday, Sept 30
The Crocodile Cafe
2200 2nd Ave, Seattle
Radio Nationals / Evangeline
more info to come
Opening night reception for "For the Sake of the Song: The Outlaws of Americana," a collection of photos by Brian T. Atkinson and paintings by Sean Tracey, highlighting paintings of anti-establishment country music icons who, as legendary troubadour Townes Van Zandt sung, write and perform solely “for the sake of the song.” The display will showcase Atkinson’s live concert photos of contemporary icons including Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Emmylou Harris, Robert Earl Keen and Kasey Chambers, among others. Tracey’s
portraits on display will include the classic country songwriters Johnny Cash,
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, as well as a rendering
of Townes Van Zandt.
Friday, Oct 21
5213 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle
The big one. Only seems fitting to play our last show at the Tractor. We'll play two sets covering our entire musical catalogue, including songs from Haywire, the mid-90s band that Jared and Richard were in together. We'll also have special guests and past band members come up and join us on certain songs. Not to be missed... this is it.
Over the next three months, we'll send out more emails reminding you about these shows.
Let this be the first of many more "thank you's" to all of you for your continued
support over the years.
Richard, Jared, Rick, and Aaron
April 7th, 2005
Hey gang... SXSW was... Well... My liver hurts. We've got some photos and such. We'll post them as soon as we see which ones we can put up without offending too many people. Jared had a great time on the road with Johnny Hickman. Many thanks to all the folks who came out to the acoustic shows and to both Johnny's and RN's showcases at SXSW.
Johnny's new album Palmhenge, comes out on April 19th. We've announced a few more dates down the West Coast supporting him, and there are more on the way. Check out the shows page for the current dates, and keep checking back because we'll be adding more shows soon.
In other news, we started the year off by playing a couple of great shows. We played a sit-down acoustic set at Hattie's Hat in January, and then a couple of not-so-acoustic, not-so-sit-down shows with our new friends Two Cow Garage. The first was in Stanwood, and a week later (after we recovered) we played a packed house at the Sunset. Thanks to everyone who came out and made Two Cow Garage feel right at home. Well, not TOO at home, since they're from Ohio, and Ohio is where someone tried to break into our van.
Stay tuned for more news, and quite possibly a follow up "tour diary" of SXSW. Although, past experience tells us we might not want to document TOO much of that week... Might scare off a few of our more timid fans....