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Thursday, May 12, 2005
Steve the 45 Queen will be playing select 7" 45 RPM records and more from his collection, Tuesday May 24th on the porch of Springwater. The duration of this event is from 6-8 or until the ledge behind the table holding the record boxes is full of empty PBR cans. Do come.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Steve is working with Tony Read at Battletapes Studio on what he hopes will become the next Altered Statesman release. Matt Bach, Eric Williams and Ben Martin play on all tracks using guitars, bass and drums respectively. Tony is doing a hell of a job getting the bulk of the sounds to Battletapes' beautiful Scully 1" eight track. Stay tuned for a preview.

Tuesday, March 8, 2005
A new tour date has been added to the Tour section, as we have put together a fabulous bill of rawkness for Sunday March 20th at Springwater (115 27th Ave N in Nashville, Tennessee) beginning at 9:30 p.m. and featuring the Altered Statesman, Wizard Fist, Nora Deniro and Blondes and Blacks.

Sunday, February 20, 2005
Altered Statesman's performance on February 16, 2005 at The Five Spot is currently being broadcasted in its entirety on BLE WebRadio.

Saturday, December 11, 2004
Willie and Tim are into their own, but Steve has finally pulled his head out of the sand and decided to do some shows anyway. Willing and able adjuvants include Matt Bach on guitar, Eric Williams on bass and that lovable drumming curmudgeon Ben Martin (click here to download a poster for the show).

Check back soon as this appears to be but he beginning of a new phase of experimentation for the Altered Statesman.

Saturday, May 8, 2004
We're certain you've assumed the worst. We haven't fallen off the face of the earth, aren't living astral or even coexisting in a parallel universe or another dimension. We're just taking a break before starting a new recording in June. Tingo's with Masha, Willie's all so low and leading the Tall Boys in Lex. Steve's uking and yodeling with the New Hardwood Legends and bringing the noise with Dave Cloud's Gospel of Power. Check back often for some of Steve's new songs to be posted as they're finished. Rock, rock on.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
A new review has been added to the Press section.

Monday, February 9, 2004
You take the good, you take the bad. You take them both and there you have the Altered Statesman. All live shows are off for the moment, but we have been busy. Look for several new releases soon: Bad Signals / Selfish Themes (limited edition cassette EP / DVD, cover photo by Joe Shea) and a version of Steve Wynn's 'Grace' with Deanna Varagona & Tye Bellar for a Steve Wynn tribute CD to be released in Holland.

Monday, January 26, 2004
On Monday, November 17, 2003, Altered Statesman performed at Springwater of Nashville, Tennessee with The Ladybug Transistor. Coincidentally, this evening was documented on video by one Michael Carter; the tapes have since been archived and mastered, and are currently on the shelf awaiting a release date (presumably to be released on DVD). However, in the meantime, you are more than welcome to download a sample recording from the DVD by visiting the Music section.

Specifically, please find "Bobby Rose (Live)" recorded at Springwater of Nashville, Tennesse on November 17, 2003 in the Music section.

Monday, December 1, 2003
Altered Statesman's newest LP "Past Is Prologue" was released as scheduled on November 27, 2003. You can order the new LP by clicking here, or download the sample track "Shoot the Curl" in hi-fi MP3 format.

To celebrate the new release of "Past Is Prologue," Altered Statesman will be performing Monday, December 15, 2003 at The Dame of Lexington, Kentucky with US Maple. For more information, please click here, or to order tickets, please click here.

Sunday, September 28, 2003
Looks like we are going to play some shows after all. Springwater in Nashville with The Ladybug Transistor, Mon Nov 17th and Southgate House Parlour with Captain of Industry and pezhed, Wed Nov 19. Do come.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Keep it movin' 'til we stop improving: Steve Poulton has just returned from a week of bassing with Andy Bodean and the Bottom Boys. Willie is playing better than ever or maybe than anyone. Steve Cherry is doing an excellent job as a new dad. Dave is playing some solo shows! Our record together as the Altered Statesman (as to be released soon by Epicene) is almost done. The recent additions of John Turner's horns and sound wranglings are not to be believed: the kind of shit you hear but can't see. We love you and promise it will be worth the wait.

Sunday, August 24, 2003
Well, we're late again. Like the rest of you, the good folks at Epicene Sound Systems are waiting patiently for our newest batch. We promise to come correct. In the meantime, please enjoy some still shots from our show at Springwater in Nashville.

Friday, June 27, 2003
Altered Statesman will be performing Thursday, July 10 at Springwater in Nashville with Flight Risk; please click here for more information.

Saturday, June 21, 2003
Hiding? Nah, WORKING. We have songs coming out or already out on various comps (Sponic zine is doing one in conjunction with Midriff Records, one on Epicene Sound Systems, and one on Keith Klein's Dayton After Dark) and are putting the final touches on a 10- song full length to be released by Epicene in a month or so. Keep tuned to the shows page. We'll be out and about before you know it.

Friday, May 30, 2003
Return to the scene of the crime 
This SAT May 31ST- Dayton After Dark CD Release Party W/ DAYS WITHOUT END, BUCKRA, and the POOR DEVILS at ELBO's 200 S. Jefferson St. - Dayton, OH

Friday, March 14, 2003
A reminder: We're playing at the Southgate House Parlour tomorrow evening with Andy Bodean and the Bottom Boys, the American Static and Tim Pritchard. Do come.

Tuesday, January 07, 2003
The AS with the Bygones and Two Cow Garage: Try a Statesman sandwich at Ruby Tuesday, 1978 Summit in Columbus, Ohio this Saturday when we play the middle slot between two of the capital city's soulfully finest. Show starts at 10:00 P.M. More info here

Friday, November 22, 2002
Anything Can Happen Night: The time has come... Will Dalgard Presents a Night at the Pic Picadilly Pizza 2667 S. Dixie Hghwy. Dayton, OH Classic Horror movies and free pizza from 6-9 p.m. Music from 9pm-2am featuring My Secret Service (Chicago), Ryan Roth, Will Dalgard, the Big Marauder, the Jackalopes, Jason Himes (Dayton, OH). This show is all ages. Kids: bring your kids. $3.00 For more info contact Will at (937)224-8192 Picadilli's Pizza (937)396-0919 Come get through this with us.

Friday, November 01, 2002
Everything's gonna be alright this morning: Yes I know. Cold weather means the Statesman have more time to hit tape, but hard. Looks like there are some actual opportunities to release some of the new songs we've been slow simmering in Willie's living room. As always it'll be something new and something blue, but borrowed? Nah. Keep tuned to the site for the evidence. Love to the lovers.

Friday, October 25, 2002
Altered Statesman with John Turner: Sunday October 27 Mia's 120 S. Upper Lexington, KY. Way back in the 90s, Steve and the current members of the Statesman (Tim Welch and Willie Eames)had a group called Lily Pons with hornist/ sound scientist John Turner, now living in New York City. They will gather on this night for a performance of a different kind: John all solo and then with the Statesman. If you've been to Mia's, you know that Sunday nights there are about as chill as it gets. Unfortunately, the local government feels that us "Goodtime People" should quit early on the "Sabbath" so the show starts at 8 p.m. See you there.

Thursday, September 26, 2002
The door keeps revolving: See that rare smile upon the Statesman's face? He's decided that he likes it down South. The food has something that he just found a-lackin' above the Mason-Dixon....FLAVOR! Accompanying him on some new recordage and future liveage are Sweet Licks Willie Eames and Tim 'Tingo' Welch. Finger licking good ya'll. Stay tuned to the calendar and ear candy sections of the site for the evidence.

Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Statesman duo @ Mia's in Lexington, KY 120 S. Upper: Sweet Willie Eames (from Club Dub, not Blue Lagoon) will join Steve for some duo-style pastoral guitar-o-rama. Sweetness is his strength, not his weakness. They'll have twelve strings and over twelve feet of heighth between 'em. Big fellas, big socks. Tall on tunes, long on soul. Ralph Jones closes the show which begins at 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Doin' it and doin' it and doin' it slow: While Steve is in Nashville, he's slowly working on a 'solo' CD, recorded on the hardrive, four-track cassette and mini-disc recorder at his empty house, inside a '61 Chrysler Imperial and at the park next to a Cumberland River pioneer home. It's minimal and maximal at the same time. Check back soon for some mp3 previews.

Thursday, July 04, 2002
No, really. Take these, please! We really want to give these away. You need them more than we do.

Wednesday, July 03, 2002
the AS on Derailleur Singles Club: Download two for free from Derailleur Records' July Singles Club. Enjoy! You are most welcome.

Saturday, June 22, 2002
The AS at Andyman's tonight, then out: Yes, yes, I am at Andyman's tonight 887 Chambers Road, Chambers Road Columbus, OH 614-294-2264. I am then hereby exiting Dayton for a summertime experiment in Music Business City US of Asses. Keep in touch as you always have. I'll miss you.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002
We're not in this for our health anyway: The weekend's shows with Drexel went well. We gave those hoosiers what for and they responded in kind. Thanks to master hornist John Turner of NYC for joining the fellows in the van. Steve is out of Dayton for the summer, down in Nashville playing some soloesque, but will be back in the Buckeye on the 22nd at Andyman's in Columbus, hitting the Detour in Lexington, KY on the 25th. Two songs will be featured (finally) on the Derailleur Records Singles Club for the month of July. See for details.

Monday, May 20, 2002
Another record getting more play than my face: Finally out and about is the, Vol. 2 and hells yes but we do have a number on it, along with Geraldine, Moviola, Orchestraville, the Vincents, Di Di Mao, Ruby Vileos, Bob City and a bunch of others. See CRINGE for more.

Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Gotta get loose from the noose that keeps me hanging around, so I'm fixin' to. Check out the shows page to see where we'll be in the next month or so. More to be added.

Friday, May 03, 2002
Ya'll leave me no choice but to respond in kind: Dayton makes me sad. Is it just my admittedly vivid imagination or do you folks here just hate on everything that is different from you? The fact that most of you live in the suburbs (Hey, why not just go join the Mormon Church? They don't like blacks or homosexuals either) supports this theory. Whatever, I still love you. The more you beat me, the more I shall fawn upon you. That's why I am strumming and crooning all solo at Canal Street on Sunday at the Songwriter's at 8 p.m. just for ya. Yeah it's a fucking ridiculous scenario but it's better than sitting around just hatin'. Come out and buy me a drink.

Monday, April 15, 2002
Several several awaits you there/ all about the comp purposes, I'm swalking about, talking about. We got more shit on the shelf than the Forrest and Main murder mart. Want you to know that the Statesman have been asked to donate a couple for the May edition of Derailleur Records' Singles Club. They're out of Columbus so it's guaranteed safe, even for you Daytonians. We promise you won't have to think too hard or even look beyond the borders of your great state to enjoy 'em. Advanced students will have the skills and enough fingers to count the chords. Yeah, two free ones and great art for you oh-so-deserving folks in Ohio and beyond at, coming 5/01. We've one working its way out on a compilation next month, as well. Thanks to all who sent in for the Sugary Tea cassette compilation. We've a few left so holler if you needs. We appreciate you and your continued support, even if we don't comprehend.

Sunday, April 14, 2002
I promised not to tell our drummer's ladyfriend that we were up until the birds began to sing back to us and the sun came up on our rubbery mugs after Friday's show at High On Rose in Lexington, KY. Thanks again to Steve and Yuka and the fellas in the Hub (nice van, ya'll) for having us, and to all the folks that showed to hear us boom-bap and croon (Gordon G., Chan, David White, J.T. from NYC, Carla B. and Tingo, especially good to see ya'll). Frankie: Sorry I missed you. Good luck in France. I know you'll represent. To my brother, Joey B.: Thanks for allowing us to take over your place and letting us play your great guitars (Dude, why do I always get stuck on mandolin, am I your clown?)and 78's. As usual, you outlasted us all. "The moon grows pale as I sit here, each little star seems to whisper and say that your true love has found a new love, and now she's far far away". To the Tally-Ho: CHANGE THE OIL IN THE FRYER. Okay Julie, we kept your boy up, but we weren't drinking very much and definitely not smoking, I swear. A couple new pics from EL Diablo and an MPEG from our sparsely attended testification with Drexel at Galaxy Discs in Hamilton are now up.

Thursday, April 11, 2002
BUSFARE TO KENTUCKY by Skeeter Davis is one of my all-time favorite country songs. Coincidentally, the always courteous folks at Greyhound have one-way adult fares from Dayton, OH to Lexington, KY for only $32.25, probably less if you happen to be a veteran or active member of any branch of our nation's military! It's a lovely 2 hour and 45 minute ride- a great opportunity to make new friends! Maybe tomorrow we'll just hop the Hound, leave the driving to them, just party, you know? Our show with the Hub is at High On Rose, 301 E. High St. in Lexington, KY at 10 p.m. sharp. Need more info? Call Yuka @(859)388-9999

Saturday, March 30, 2002
Every wide spot in the road: The Altered Statesman (along with our friend Mortified Mike) are down in Hamilton at Galaxy Discs today at 2:30 p.m., a free show with Dayton's own Drexel and tonight at Taffy's in Eaton with the Brazilian Army of God and Todd Weidner of Shrug at 8:00. Ya'll come.

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