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Welcome to our website! You'll find all things Flatland Tourists here - show info, latest news, our blog, fan pictures, music, merch, everything you'll need to get your seat on the Tourists bus! We appreciate you dropping by, feel free to leave us a note or ask a question. Don't forget to sign up for our email list. We won't blow up your in-box, but we will occasionally send you "behind the scenes" updates on the band and offer occasional "freebies" like free downloads, discounted merch, etc. Thanks again - hope to see you at a show!

Wrapping up 2016 

Howdy folks!

Well, 2016 is drawing to a close. It's been a good year - we played a lot of great shows, met a lot of new friends, had a large time with a lot of old friends, and we laid down tracks for the new record which should be out early 2017. And, the film "Tarnation" produced and released by Strongman Pictures wrapped production - and the movie features our tune "No Work, No Pay"!

Many thanks to all of you that helped make the year a success and for your continued support.  We appreciate you coming to the shows, buying our merch, and sharing in the good times in general!

We're working on the schedule for next year and should start posting dates on the site in the next few weeks. And of course, we'll let you know as things progress on the new record.

Finally, we were honored to play one more show at the Double Door Inn. The venue was a Charlotte, NC icon since 1973. The venue is closing at the end of the year. It'll be missed! Here's a video of us covering the Ozark Mountain Daredevils' "Standing on the Rock" (thanks Lynn Hinson for filming and sharing!).

Y'all have a happy and safe Holiday season. We'll see you after first of the year!

Peace & Love,
Rachel, Joe, Frank, Billy, Tom, & Kevin

Back in the Studio! 

Howdy friends and neighbors!

Wanted to let y'all know we've officially started working on the next record. We spent this past weekend at Old House Studios in Charlotte, NC laying down the basic tracks for the next record with Mark Williams again producing. The production mixes were great, and we're really excited about the new record. Tom will be adding fiddle tracks in the coming weeks, then it's on to the next stage. We're planning on a Jan/Feb 2017 release.

We'll keep you posted on how things are coming along! Meanwhile, if y'all are anywhere near Bryson City, NC this weekend, come on out to Nantahala Brewing Company Saturday night (7/30). We'll be there, and it's gonna be a large time!

Single "No Work, No Pay" Listed #15 Folk Single for 2015! 

Two singles from the self-titled 2015 release made it onto the Roots Music Report Top 200 Folk Singles of 2015. "No Work, No Pay" was ranked as number 15 for the year, and "Cold Water River" was ranked as number 60. The singles joined other tunes by Jason Isbell, James Taylor, Rhiannon Gibbons, Mark Knoplfer, the Indigo girls and others in the Top 20 selections. The EP was also ranked #63 in the Roots Music Report Top 200 Folk Albums of 2015.

The EP enjoyed airplay rotation at over 60 Americana, NPR, and Triple A radio stations across the US.

The title track of the second EP, "Front Porch" also charted at #103 in the Americana Country Top 200 of 2015. We were especailly excited about that, as the radio promotion for the second EP didn't start until late October, so the tunes had a limited amount of airplay time to chart. The EP is currently in rotation at over 85 Americana, NPR, and Triple A radio stations across the US.

And, we've already scheduled studio time for our next release! We'll be back at Old House studios in July of 2016, tracking with Mark Williams and Chris Garges in the booth!

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