Last Sunday, May 4th The Teaching released our 4th full-length CD to a Sold-Out room of excited listeners at Triple Door in Seattle, WA. The evening was truly a memorable & heart-connecting night that we’ll never forget. We thank all of you who were able to come out and celebrate so many incredible moments including our GRAMMY Nomination in January, the release of our newest Live Album ‘Birds In Flight’, and of course the recent arrival of Josh’s daughter Freja (who was also in attendance with the Rawlings Family that evening). To say we were overflowing with joy would be an understatement – we were in total bliss giving hugs and just connecting with so many lovely people with our music that night!
Many of The Teaching’s fans also commented on how much they enjoyed the opening set by visual musician Jessie Sawyers. She tapped, clapped, rocked out on her Ukelele, and had the audience clapping and singing along as well. Jessie truly did a remarkable job warming up the stage that night and we even had a blast getting a chance to jam with her at the very end of the night on Evan’s signature tune ‘Apex of a Beautiful Day‘ (video of that performance highlight coming soon).
With the help of dear friends and supporters the night was a complete Sell-Out with nearly 300 people there and the entire performance went off without a hitch. We’re also happy to share that we had professional video and photography documenting the entire performance that evening. We look forward to releasing high-quality video footage from the show and below is a handful of excellent photos from the night.
With the May 4th CD Release show behind us now, we’re very thrilled to officially announce that ‘Birds In Flight’ is now available to buy (along with the rest of our Physical & Digital Albums).
For a Physical copy of ‘Birds In Flight’ please visit: http://kunaki.com/MSales.asp?PublisherId=120517&PP=1
For a Digital copy of ‘Birds In Flight’ please visit: http://theteaching.bandcamp.com/
Note: There’s certainly other places you can pick up physical & digital copies of our album online including iTunes, CD Baby, etc., but we prefer the sites above because they provide a much better payout (in other words – more of your purchase goes to support us). Thank you for your support and to those of you who decide to share our music with your friends and family…we sincerely appreciate your help!
For a full list of merchandise we have for sale – please visit our newly updated merch page here: http://theteachingmusic.com/buy
There’s some really exciting things on the horizon that we can’t wait to share with you all soon, and looking back at our CD Release show leaves us feeling so blessed and inspired to keep this new momentum and energy going! The experience on May 4th completely blew our expectations out of the water and showed us how many of you still believe in our band, our music, our mission…to uplift the human spirit by making beautiful / healing music. Please stay in touch with us – we’d love for you to share any performance ideas, recording opportunities and connections you feel may be fun to let us know about.
Special thanks to…
~ Michael Smith for being our stage production & show assistant throughout the day.
~ Ben Rapson & Manisha Soneji for helping with merchandise sales for both Jessie Sawyers & The Teaching.
~ The Rawlings Family, Sawyers Family, Jones Family & Flory-Barnes Family for attending that evening and for all the love and support leading up to this performance.
~ Nicolas Teeuwen for capturing video, photos & audio from our performance that night.
~ Shasta Bree Photography & Hannah Lea for their beautiful photos.
~ Jason Parker for MC’ing the show and sharing such kind words about our music and history together.
~ Ian Campbell for mastering our album, and for helping with setup, merchandise, tear-down, and assisting with a variety of things on show-day.
~ Leslie Weber for the graphic design of our album, we love your work.
~ Scott Giampino (Booking), Schraepfer Harvey (Production Manager), Mike Klay (Web), Christian Heilman (Sound), Josh (Lighting) and the entire Triple Door staff & crew – THANK YOU! You made our night a complete success and allowed us to realize our vision putting on this performance at such a stellar performance space in Seattle. We love the Triple Door!
~ Radha Mehta for her video footage of The Teaching’s experience at the GRAMMY Awards.
~ Matt Hebermehl for the Birds in Flight artwork, inspiration and Birds & Loops Animation.
~ Huge, Huge, HUGE Thanks to Jessie Sawyers and VIMM Productions for all of the incredible work done to promote, organize, produce and pretty much make this show a reality! You rock beyond words – beyond the thickest layer of Bedrock – you simply are awesome! Thank you for all you do and share with our beloved city!
~ And last, but not least — to all our Friends, Family & Fans who came out (or tried to come out – don’t worry we’ll put on more shows) and filled the Triple Door with so much love – we can’t thank you enough for your support! We were so happy to play to a full-room with such exciting and good-feeling energy – we know the Triple Door staff & crew were impressed and with that we have a stronger relationship to do another awesome show like this at the venue in the future. THANK YOU!
~ For anyone we may have forgotten – YOU MOST DEFINITELY ROCK as well 😉 Thank you!