Help The Captain Midnight Band Record Their Next Studio Album November 20, 2017 10:48

America's favorite 'waterbed rock & roll' band, The Captain Midnight Band, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to engage with their fan base and raise funds for their next highly anticipated studio release. With just one week remaining in this campaign, the band is hoping to finish strong and take the next step towards the recording studio. As the revenue of album sales and royalties continue to diminish in this digital music era, the various expenses associated with the recording process are still very real. Every donation and every dollar makes a tremendous effect on the band's success. See below for the band's official press release, and click here to learn more about the band's campaign. 

Dear friends, fans, and freaks...

We've got some brand-new WATERBED ROCK & ROLL ready for your hungry ear holes! These are our best songs yet and we can't wait to share them with you! We believe that music delivered with positive intention and purpose is a powerful, healing force. Please help us take it to the street!

The Captain Midnight Band has always championed the undefinable energy that occurs between band and audience. Our combined efforts create magic together at live shows, so it stands to reason that a studio album, created by the same freaky team will yield special results.

The band has been road-testing this material getting it ready for the studio. After releasing 3 self-produced albums, and working these tunes out in a live setting, we're confident we can make this record sound great while working efficiently. Since much of our old home studio gear is broken, breaking, or no longer compatible, we're reaching out to you, our friends and fans to help us get this project completed.

The campaign consists of 4 parts...

  • 1. Recording - we've just recorded drum and bass tracks in a commercial studio here in Nashville. They sound killer, and by replacing a couple key pieces of gear in our home studio, we'll be able to finish the record ourselves, without cutting any corners in regards to sound, performance, or vibe. We need a new audio interface, monitors, a new vocal microphone, and a ProTools software update. A huge benefit of this is that we'll have the ability to use  this gear for future releases!
  • 2. Promotion - more live shows in new markets to spread the gospel of Waterbed Rock & Roll. We're also going to take advantage of some print, digital, and social media ads to make sure everyone knows about this record. We're long-overdue for a music video, so that's coming too!
  • 3. Packaging - printing up CDs with killer Artwork and having the tracks mastered for optimal sound quality.
  • 4. Rewards - These will range from simply pre-ordering the new album to private, full-band performances with lots of cool stuff in between. Participate at whatever level you're comfortable.

For over a decade, we've taken great pride and pleasure in bringing you a pure vision. We have no label or mgmt, but we're not fully a Do-It-Yourself operation. YOU, the folks who show up, buy albums and merch, book us for shows, and spread the love, and welcome us into your homes are the investors. You have always been the investors. As long as you keep showing up, we'll be there to play for/with/at YOU!

We're beyond grateful that you've taken interest in helping The Captain Midnight Band bring this dream to life. This new record is precisely what we need to continue the upward momentum. We truly can't wait to put smiles on faces by sharing this new music with the world.

Thanks for all you do.


Risks and challenges

The songs are written and halfway recorded. The real risk would be cutting corners or delaying a release because of financial shortcomings. This being our 4th record, we've figured out how to work more efficiently, and get great-sounding results without spending a fortune. We've already tracked the drums, and have priced the pieces of gear we need. We're ready to rock. Lets do this!

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Watch Captain Midnight Band perform "Jennifer In My Dreams" here:

Captain Midnight Band To Play DSO Afterparty In Birmingham February 7, 2017 09:24


Live & Listen and CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival will once again join forces to bring you a late night set from the Captain Midnight Band on Saturday, April 8th in Birmingham, AL. The show will be held at TomsSound immediately following Dark Star Orchestra at Avondale Brewery.  This will be the third DSO late night set on this run for Captain Midnight, who will also be playing afterparties on April 5th at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro (NC) and April 7th at Scruffy City Hall in Knoxville (TN).

TomsSound is located at 4013 1st Avenue South; just down the street from Avondale Brewery. Johnny's Bar-B-Que will be on hand serving up a wide variety of late night food right outside of the show.  Those who attended CukoRakko in October of 2016 will remember Captain Midnight's late night set under the pavilion on Saturday night, as well as the band's Dead set on the main stage Sunday afternoon.  A limited number of tickets to this show will go on sale next Friday, February 17th via the official Live & Listen ticketing page.

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Watch The Captain Midnight Band perform "Jennifer In My Dreams" here:

Watch The Captain Midnight Band's official promo video here:

CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival Reveals Final Lineup For Fall Fest August 15, 2016 11:53

Photo by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen

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CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival is pleased to reveal it's phase three artist announcement and final artist lineup for the 2016 Fall Fest at Horse Pens 40 on October 6th - 9th.  The phase three artist announcement includes a very special reunion performance from Mama's Love (Athens, GA), Dank & Friends (Atlanta, GA), Winston Ramble (Birmingham, AL), Bird Dog Jubilee (Atlanta, GA), and Seeds? (Huntsville, AL).  A variety of single-day and weekend passes to the festival can be purchased by clicking here.  CukoRakko is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly event located at one of the South's best kept secrets, Horse Pens 40.  Kids ages 10 and under are admitted for free.  Stay tuned for details on Live & Listen's official pre-party at Horse Pens 40 on Thursday, October 6th.  

CukoRakko's Fall Fest will be held at Horse Pens 40 in Steele, AL from Thursday, October 6th - Sunday, October 9th.  The lineup this fall will feature as diverse and exciting of a lineup as we have seen from the festival, including the likes of The Heavy Pets, Funk You, Col. Bruce Hampton & Madrid Express feat. Carter Herring, Backup PlanetWinston RambleDank & Friends, The Captain Midnight Band (x2), Maradeen, Mama's Love, The Stolen Faces, Jason Bailey Band, Boy Named Banjo, Royal & Toulouse, Bird Dog Jubilee, Seeds?and Harkestra's Grateful Gospel Jamboree.

Click Here: Purchase your CukoRakko tickets today!

In preparation for the October festivities, we have included video or audio footage from each of this year's performers below.  This lineup features a variety of amazing talent from across the Southeast, including many of the regions top up-and-coming acts.  Stay tuned for future coverage and exclusive content, including our annual interview series, "The Road To CukoRakko," which will be released in early October.

The Heavy Pets

"Dewpoint" - Live at The Georgia Theatre

"Keep Me Running" - Live at The Georgia Theatre

 Funk You

"Lets Dance" - Live at Terminal West

Col. Bruce Hampton & Madrid Express w/ Carter Herring

Entire set from Echo Mountain Studios

Backup Planet

Official music video for "The Road"

Winston Ramble

"Free State of Mind" - Live at Muscle Shoals Studio


Official music video for "Get Up"

The Captain Midnight Band

"Common Law Hussy"


Official Music Video - "She Treat Me Like a Real Man"

Mama's Love

Listen to "Catch a Feelin'" here:

Listen to "Wake Up Woes" here:

 The Stolen Faces (Grateful Dead Tribute)

Official Music Video - "U.S. Blues"

Boy Named Banjo

Listen to "Blue Hole Bridge" here:

Jason Bailey Band

"Adventures of Shannon Ceili"

Royal & Toulouse

Official music video - "One Direction"

Bird Dog Jubilee

Covering Twiddle's "Lost In The Cold"


Live at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, AL

Harkestra's Grateful Gospel Jamboree

Live from CukoRakko SpringFest 2015