• Live And Breathing!




    February
    17

    Check us out on Live and Breathing. This was filmed in Bristol at the Train Station, and we’re excited to be playing a FREE show at 620 State on March 1st. To keep up to date with the band’s adventures on the road, like us on Facebook.

    We’re also going to be playing at Merlefest, with The Avett Brothers, Sam Bush, Tony Rice and the Black Lillies. You can check out the full lineup and get tickets at merlefest.org.

  • WDVX Meadow Lark Festival.




    May
    29

    We’re honored to have been asked to play the Meadow Lark Festival for our friends at WDVX in Knoxville, TN. This fundraiser for the Ijams Nature Center will feature Acoustic Syndicate, Mary Gauthier, Ganasita and Sam Quinn and Japan 10 and promises to be a fun day for a good cause. We always love playing in Knoxville and are grateful to be playing an event raising money for one of the towns most beautiful spaces.

  • New Familiars on Live and Breathing.




    May
    1

    Last time we were at Bristol, TN’s Rhythm and Roots festival we were taped in the basement of the Railway station for Live and Breathing, check out our performances of Smile and I’m In Love With The World. It’s a great honor to be included with so many other great bands, and really cool to see so many of our friends on here too.

  • Off The Record at The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC March 21st.




    March
    6

    Check out an all acoustic performance of “Smile” on Knoxville’s WDVX.

    We are delighted to be involved in Jeff Hahne’s ongoing Off the Record series at the Evening Muse. Jeff has been a great supporter of local music in his role as Music Editor of Charlotte’s Creative Loafing.  We’ll be playing an all acoustic version of “Between the Moon and Morning Light” and answering questions about anything that tickles your fancy. Our friend   Megan McCormick (former member of the everybodyfields) will be opening for us. This will be a unique opportunity to see us in an intimate venue, but tickets will sell out fast, so get them here.

  • Return to Charlotte with Honey Island Swamp Band.




    February
    14

    We’ve been away for a while, but we’re starting off 2012 in our hometown, with New Orleans’ Honey Island Swamp Band, on February 25th at the Visulite Theater. We’re really excited to be playing with this eclectic funky band from the bayou, and we think you’ll love to hear them too. Until the show we’re going to be giving a pair of tickets away every week to a Facebook fan who shares our status about the event, so if you don’t ‘like’ us already there’s yet another reason to.

  • Return to Charlotte, NC




    November
    8

    We’re really excited to be involved in Charlotte Rock for Peace at Home at the Neighborhood Theatre on November 19th. We’ll be playing with Actual Proof and Lamb Handler and it promises to be a great show. It’s also our last show in our hometown for 2011 and, as usual, we have a lot of stuff planned. So join us on the 19th to help combat Domestic Violence and rock out.

  • New Booking Agency




    October
    3

    We are pleased to announce that we have signed with Mongrel Music who will be representing us for Booking. We are excited to join with their great roster of artists, including Tyler Ramsey, Chuck Prophet and Chatham County Line. We’re sure that this will bring great things to us for 2012.

    We are declaring Saturday Mongrel Music day in Charlotte, NC so join us to celebrate at the Charlotte Oktoberfest join us afterwards at the Evening Muse to see  Tyler Ramsey perform songs from his new album, The Valley Wind.

    Go to our video page to see us covering Band of Horses’ Weed Party at Music on the Mountaintop, the stage was out of commission due to terrible storms, but that doesn’t stop us.

  • Jamming with the Infamous Stringdusters.




    September
    28

    The New Familiars and The Infamous Stringdusters, Boone, NC 9/17/2010

    Next weekend we’ll be playing at the Infamous Stringdusters Festy in Nelson County, VA. We’ll be closing out Friday night at the Devil’s Backbone Brewery and are super excited to see our friends again. The Stringdusters simply rip it up on stage and we were lucky enough to play with them in Boone, NC last year, check out the video above to see what happened and head to the Festy to see a whole lot more.

  • Live Stream from WDVX, Knoxville, TN




    September
    22

    We’re pumped to be the Feature at 5 on Knoxville’s legendary WDVX this Friday, September 23rd. Available at 102.9 FM in Knoxville and 89.9 FM in Clinton, we’ll be the perfect way to start your weekend and cast off those work worries on your drive home. Don’t live in Tennessee? well, don’t worry, the show will be available on a live stream from wdvx.com, so, wherever you are you can tune in. After that we’re off to Crawford, TN for Jammin’ at Hippie Jacks and then rocking downtown Abingdon, VA on Saturday, with our friends Holy Ghost Tent Revival.




  • September
    20

    Our show will be streamed live tonight at 6pm from the Kennedy Center’s MiIllenium Stage. If you’re in Charlotte you can watch it live at The Philosopher’s Stone, if not, then stream it here: www.kennedy-center.org. This going to be a great show, so check it out.