Early November

Hey everybody,

Daniel with the ol' Unaka seasonal update.  We had an excellent show at Murphy's with Pragmaddix on Halloween and an awesome house party the Saturday before.  Thank you all for coming out and being respectful of our space (whoever broke the glass bottle and swept it up immediately--you are the unsung heroes).

Other than a few shows, we've had a pretty quiet fall.  We're a little all over the place with some of us living in different cities and working on graduating, but we do have a few Boone shows in early December.  As of now, we've got Dec. 3rd at Murphy's as Prongmaddix, and Dec. 9th at The Local with Swim in the Wild (https://www.facebook.com/SwimInTheWild/).

If you haven't gotten in on it already, we are putting together a street team--which basically means that we'll send you free stickers if you promise to Tony Hawk Underground sticker slap them around your general area and send us pictures of your vandalism.  Fill out your info under the Street Team tab on the website, and we'll be in touch.

Personally most exciting news to share is that we are starting to record the new album in December!  We're heading to Nashville for about a week to track in our buddy Frank's swank recording studio.  It's crazy that we've been playing some of our songs for almost a year and still don't have them on a record.  We're hoping to do all of the album work in-house, Mike on the album art, and have everyone collaborate on the liner notes to make the product more of an expression of our personalities.  Dangerous territory for some of us... but keep your eyes out for goofy studio updates as they will undoubtedly come.

Anyway, as always, follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay updated.  We're working on some dates in Asheville, Wilmington, and Nashville for winter.  More expansive Spring Break tour in the works as well, so let us know what city you want to see us in!

Check out some of Mike's paintings on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mikewelshart/

Much love,


Unaka Blog

Unaka Portraits by Mike Welsh  (Top left to right: Mike, Chris, Nic.  Bottom left to right: Jonathon, John, and yours truly.)

Unaka Portraits by Mike Welsh
(Top left to right: Mike, Chris, Nic.  Bottom left to right: Jonathon, John, and yours truly.)

Heyo!  Daniel with Unaka Prong here.  We're starting up a blog on the website as a way to keep anyone informed about the going-ons of the band, as well as a way to get a little more personal with y'all.

Here in the end of August, the band is staying busy.  Some of us are starting classes again while others miserably grind away at our respective day-jobs (halfway kidding).  We have a few exciting shows this week.  Thanks to some of our friends in APPS at ASU, we have the privilege of opening up for Moon Taxi at their August 25th show at Legends in Boone!  We're pumped, the APPS crew told us their show last year was the best show of the year.  We're joining Swim In The Wild at The Rabbit Hole in Charlotte a few days later on the 27th.  The last time I heard them play was a few years ago at Black Cat, so I'm excited to hear how they sound now.

A few more dates off the top of my head:  
The Pilot Light in Knoxville, TN on Sept 3rd
Center 45 Climbing Gym in Boone, NC on Sept 24 (!!!!!!!!!!!)
TAPP Room in Boone, NC on Oct 29th

Just finished Harvest Boone--always a fun time at those festivals and so many talented bands!  We played Blossom earlier this year, and it's awesome to see more and more familiar faces.  We didn't quite make it to sunrise, but we played our hearts out to a dedicated group of hooligans til the wee hours. Thanks to Jeremiah, Jon Rush, and the entire community of individuals that make those festivals happen.

Chris will be doing an internship in Charlotte for the fall, but we're working on booking what we can in Boone and around the state.  Potential tour for winter break, so keep your eyes out for Unaka Prong near ya!  Feel free to drop us a line if you think you and your friends would like to see us in your town.  We're in the planning stage of the new album, and we're getting very excited about that.  Lots of new tunes have come out of the last month, and I think everyone's ready to spend some time really exploring and piecing them together into another product.

We'll try to keep y'all updated with news and whatnot as it comes!  Big thanks always to friends, family, and random beautiful souls that dig our music.  We couldn't do this without you.