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The Flutterbies August news

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Hey, y’all! Welcome to The Flutterbies August newsletter… This month: some exciting retail news, new pics and video for you, and more!

The Flutterbies On Sale at Amoeba Records

The last great record store! We’re pleased as punch to be on sale now at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CA. Our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis is shelved atop Ben Folds Five and Peter Frampton, and this month it’s also a featured pick at Amoeba’s website! We’re working on booking an in-store performance this fall, so if you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by the store, grab a CD, and ask when we’re playing!

In-Flight Flutterbies

Our single "Hummingbird Heart" is in regular rotation on Lufthansa Airlines’ Country/Folk/Americana channel. So should any of you be flying to or from Germany this month, you can tune into us on your in-flight radio!

We’re worldwide, baby.

New Pic, and Video… with Trombone!

The Flutterbies live! Pic taken by Chef Dion Trujillo at our summer residency "First Tuesdays" show last month at O’Brien’s Pub in Santa Monica, CA. Later that evening, our guitarist Adam Daniel began hurriedly packing up the Les Paul sitting on a stand in the center of the photo before it was kindly pointed out to him that the guitar, in fact, belonged to Brant Biles, soundman extraordinaire and rhythm guitarist for Bart Ryan, also on the bill that night. Alt-country outlaw, indeed…

And from the same show, click here to see video of the Flutterbies’ new friend Nick "Danger" Daley jamming improbably amazing trombone along with our new song "Shoot Me". Yes: trombone.

Video Killed the Radio Star

The Flutterbies are filming our first video, for our next single "How I Get Over You". The video will co-star our good friend Mindy Sterling from the Austin Powers movies, and S-Factor pole dancers Tracy Mueller and Christina Grance. Produced and directed by Dan Zacharias, the video will be shot August 28 at The Good Nite Bar in North Hollywood, CA. Thanks to owner/bartender Daniel for gifting us with his amazing room! Stay tuned…

Upcoming Gigs

We’re continuing our recession special with more FREE gigs:

TONIGHT! August 4
Last night of our summer residency at O’Brien’s Pub
2941 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
8pm: Sentimental Sinners
9pm: The Flutterbies FULL BAND
10pm: Bart Ryan
11pm: All-star jam!

And in September… The Flutterbies are hitting the road, playing a benefit for Soldiers R Us at the Cadillac Ranch in Phoenix, AZ (exact date and time upcoming).

The Flutterbies are Maureen Davis on lead vocals, Bart Ryan on guitar/lap steel/vocals, Adam Daniel on guitar/keys/vocals, Christopher Allis on drums, and Steve Whalen on bass.

Full gig info is always posted and current at our website’s Shows page.


This month’s review snippet comes from a fan posting at the Independent Music Awards website. We’re nominated for this year’s awards, and received this exciting and eloquent comment from NYC journalist Tammy Quinn McKillip:

The Flutterbies are city slicker country twang, urban hillbilly, rock-n-ride amazing! Maureen Davis has the voice of an angel and a body made for sin. Sexy, soulful and intelligent, the Flutterbies are everything that alternative country should be–down to Earth and transcendent.

Thanks, Tammy!

Flutterbies For Sale

Our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis is for sale, still and always, at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc. Buy us, baby, buy us!

Happy August, y’all!

Maureen & The Flutterbies

Hear The Flutterbies @ Laemmle Theatres — Buy The Flutterbies @ Amoeba Records!

Monday, July 20th, 2009

From July 10 to August 10, you can hear The Flutterbies coast-to-coast, in-auditorium at Laemmle and Angelika Theatres — and get a coupon to buy us at Amoeba Records and!

This month, The Flutterbies hit Amoeba Records — top shelf, alongside Ben Folds Five, Foreigner and Peter Frampton! Now that you know that:

1. See a movie @ Laemmle’s or Angelika Theatres in California/Texas/New York

2. Hear our single “Hummingbird Heart” on the big screen during previews

3. Get a $2 off coupon, and go buy THE FLUTTERBIES FEATURING MAUREEN DAVIS @ Amoeba Records

4. Bring your Amoeba receipt to our next show and get a crazy cool gift! Or scan your Amoeba receipt in, email to maureen@theflutterbies and we’ll email your treat…

See you online or in-person at Kulak’s Woodshed live international web stream July 30th!

The Flutterbies & Austin Powers’ Mindy Sterling @ King King June 18

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

(Hollywood CA)  THE FLUTTERBIES (featuring Maureen Davis) join ARTISTS UNITED musicians Taxi Doll, The B.O.L.T., Sabrina Taylor, Allison Geddie, Gerina Di Marco and Alestar Digby for LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY ( to help save dogs and cats from euthanasia. Hosted by Mindy Sterling ( from “Austin Powers” — Frau Farbissina — you know Dr. Evil’s girlfriend?). Clothing & jewelry & more….tickets $10 at — doors open 7pm, Flutterbies @ 9pm. 21 and over, please….

Come on — ya know ya wanna go ….all the cool kids are doin’ it…and get the EP — THE FLUTTERBIES FEATURING MAUREEN DAVIS at Itunes, CDBaby, Amazon, Digstation and all your favorite digital distributers.  Hear us on, indie 104/iRadioLA and all Lufthansa flights worldwide July/August! review — Belgium Loves The Flutterbies!

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

reviewer martin overheul writes:

I’m a sucker for sensual female voices, or – for that matter – for any exceptional female voice. Whether it’s Joni Mitchell, Dusty Springfield or less known singers as Lisa Mednick or Carla Cook, I really love the nuances and emotions they express with their voice. That’s why I’m so excited with the brand new self-titled EP by the American altcountry band The Flutterbies featuring the ravishing Maureen Davis. Trust me; this is a band with lots of potential.

Maureen Davis’ voice has all the great qualities of singers like Lucy Kalplansky, Pat Benatar (especially when she ‘belts out’), and Sue Foley while the guys in the band create a solid yet playful foundation.

Opener ‘Louder, Louder’ does what it promises: crashing guitars, a very tight playing rhythm section, and a fiery Maureen Davis deliver a powerful song with a distinct wink to The Pretenders. On the other hand a song like ‘Hummingbird Heart’ shows that this band also has a feeling for refinement. The delightful arrangement of this song offers Davis’ voice all the opportunities it needs to stand out.

‘How I Get Over You’ and ‘Kill Him With Kisses’ need to be played a full volume. These songs rock like a freight train gone berserk and Davis outclasses the likes of Pat Benatar by far. In between the band plays one of their two truly classy songs: ‘Faith In The Rain’, a superb country waltz with sparkling instruments and a dazzling voice. The second classy song is ‘Damn Glad’, a seemingly simple ballad with highly sensitive vocals by Maureen Davis.

The Flutterbies Named SBMA 2009 Country Artists of the Year!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

SOUTH BAY MUSIC AWARDS named The Flutterbies 2009 COUNTRY BAND/ARTIST OF THE YEAR! Thank you for all your votes!  We’ve also been nominated for BEST SINGER SONGWRITER  at the 2009 L.A. MUSIC AWARDS in November.  Life is good…. The Flutterbies are Maureen Davis-Lead Vocals; Bart Ryan-Guitars, Lap Steel; Steve Whalen-Bass; Christopher Allis-Drums; Jamieson Trotter-Keyboards.  The Flutterbies Featuring Maureen Davis EP was produced by Bart Ryan and engineered by Grammy-award-winning Seth Atkins Horan.

Again – many, many thanks y’all….