Video: Full Set from the Met

by dcrommett on Apr.25, 2012, under News, Shows and Tours, VIdeos

Watch The Baseball Project’s full set from their April 13, 2012 performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY:

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New 7″ for Record Store Day 2012
by dcrommett on Apr.23, 2012, under News

On April 21, Euclid Records released a new 7″ from The Baseball Project, as part of Record Store Day 2012. Check it out here.

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Scott & Steve Reflect on Baseball at RollingStone.com
by dcrommett on Apr.04, 2012, under Baseball, News

Over at RollingStone.com, Scott and Steve (along with other musician baseball fans) are reflecting on baseball as part of a series called High and Tight. Check it out!

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April 13 in NYC: An Evening of Baseball History & Music
by dcrommett on Mar.19, 2012, under Baseball, News, Shows and Tours

On April 13, 2012 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Baseball Project will perform at a unique, exciting event.

Here’s the info:

In honor of the Jefferson R. Burdick Collection of more than thirty thousand baseball cards—dating from 1887 to 1959—Spectrum has organized an exciting Friday night event. Starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, early-comers can meet Bill Rhoden and be treated to a pre-show signing of his book Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete.

At 7:30 p.m., enjoy a lively panel discussion about our card collection and its relationship to baseball. Panelists include:

Sean Kirst, columnist at the Syracuse Post-Standard and author of The Ashes of Lou Gehrig and Other Baseball Essays
Dale Murphy, retired Major League Baseball player
Bill Rhoden, sports columnist at the New York Times
Sharon Robinson, educational consultant, author, and daughter of the great Jackie Robinson
After the panel discussion, the supergroup The Baseball Project (Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, and Linda Pitmon, with a special guest appearance by Mike Mills) will perform a very special set, with songs inspired by the Museum’s baseball card collection.

In honor of the event, Spectrum has commissioned Hero Design to create a limited-edition print that will be available for purchase.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Breaking the Color Barrier in Major League Baseball.

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Video: “All Future and No Past”
by dcrommett on Feb.27, 2012, under News

Ah, the things we do to kill time while we endure those agonizing days from the last out of the final game of the World Series until the first pitch of Spring Training. The Baseball Project spent some time in our own version of the Winter Baseball Mexican League, aka Peter’s fabulous festival in Todos Santos (you should all make a point to come next year). And Steve learned a few tricks in iMovie and came up with this video for “All Future And No Past,” Scott’s ode to the giddy optimism that fills every team as they report to camps in Florida and Arizona (you can find this track on our limited edition “Broadside Ballads” CD, a collection of rarities and outtakes that you can purchase right HERE). Stay tuned for more rare tracks and videos throughout the season.

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Buckfest in Mexico
by dcrommett on Nov.11, 2011, under News, Shows and Tours

In January 2012, The Hotel California in Todos Santos, Mexico will host the first ever Todos Santos Music Festival, a charity concert featuring Peter Buck of REM and a number of his many musical friends including: Steve Wynn, Robyn Hitchcock, and Scott McCaughey. All proceeds from the festival will benefit The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C.

The event promises to be a fun filled music festival spanning 3 weeks, featuring live music 4 nights per week. Each week will feature a special guest artist and Peter Buck of REM will play in every band. Admission is free. A limited number of reserved tables will be available for every show through The Hotel California with a suggested charitable donation of $5 per seat. For more information and reservations contact Hotel California at [email protected]

Here’s the schedule:
JANUARY 5-8, 2012 – STEVE WYNN and THE BASEBALL PROJECT
(Featuring Peter Buck, Linda Pitmon, and Scott McCaughey)
JANUARY 11-14, 2012 – ROBYN HITCHCOCK & THE VENUS 3
(Featuring Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin, and Scott McCaughey)
JANUARY 18-21 2012 – SCOTT MCCAUGHEY and THE MINUS 5
(Featuring Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin, and John Ramberg)

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Sign the emailing list & get a free download
by dcrommett on Nov.10, 2011, under News

Sign up for The Baseball Project emailing list and get a free download of the new song “C’mon Prince (Stay in Milwaukee)”

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“C’mon Prince (Stay In Milwaukee)”
by thebaseballproject on Nov.01, 2011, under Baseball, News

The Baseball Project was all set to go to Milwaukee for a huge MLB party the day before the Series commenced. Only one problem: the St. Louis Cardinals! Still, we had a couple swell Brewers numbers in the works for the show, and this is one of them, hastily assembled in our subterranean left coast bunker. ”C’mon, Prince (Stay In Milwaukee)” quite obviously addresses a beloved player’s impending free agency, and the way we hope it’ll play out. Robin Yount agrees with us totally! And yes, we’re working on the alternate version: “C’mon Albert (Stay In St. Louis)”…

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The Baseball Project: now on vinyl
by thebaseballproject on Oct.07, 2011, under News

It’s only fitting that a band that can sing about 100+ years of the Grand Old Game would be well represented on the musical medium that is somehow both very old and also very new and hip. And with that, we’re proud to announce that our Volume 1: Frozen Ropes And Dying Quails is now available on vinyl (along with Volume 2: High and Inside which, strangely enough, was released FIRST on vinyl, but that’s another story). You can find both of these fine artifacts up on The Baseball Project’s online store. Stay tuned for the release of The Broadside Ballads on 78, coming soon!

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Battling the Elements: The Road to New London
by thebaseballproject on Aug.25, 2011, under News, Shows and Tours

It’s easy to talk about The Baseball Project using metaphors from the game itself. We had a Spring Training tour last March, a regular season tour in May and now it’s time to embark on–what else?–our Pennant Race tour. Yes, six months after the release of “High and Inside” and about 60 gigs into 2011 and we’re still in the running, trying to take it all the way, giving 110%, stressing the fundamentals and…okay, sorry about that. The long-lapsed sportswriting in me was rising to the surface once again.

But we are a team and we do, in fact, have one of our players on the Disabled List. As you might know by now, Peter Buck injured his back a month ago and is going to be out for our summer touring season. We brought Miracle 3 bass guitarist Dave deCastro over to Europe for shows in Holland, Italy and Croatia (they just love baseball in Croatia!) and now we’re in the van and on our way up to New London, CT for a 10-city run with Sal Maida on bass. Sal has toured with Roxy Music (I actually saw him play at the Hollywood Palladium as a wide-eyed high schooler back in 1976) and Sparks and is a current member of Cracker. Oh, and he is a lifetime, hardcore Yankees fan.

Much like most of the East Coast (and this includes many baseball teams), we are being thrown a curveball by Hurricane Irene and tonight’s show has been moved from its original outdoors location to the indoor and much drier Crocker Music Hall. We are also crossing our fingers for Sunday’s show on Cape Cod as that location and that day are set for a home plate weather collision. We’ll just have to see what happens. My fingers are crossed since I never like losing a gig and also know that the Beachcomber is a blast and that the Spampinato brothers (with Joey from NRBQ) will be opening. Rain, rain go away, etc.!

But enough about that. If you live anywhere between Virginia and Maine, you’ll have your chance to see us battle the elements and maybe even play a Roxy Music cover or two. Oh, and baseball songs. So, pack your poncho and come on out and join us for a night or two. We’re taking it all the way to the post-season.

– Steve Wynn