The Family Stand Are Back!

The Family Stand – Peter Lord, V. Jeffrey Smith & the Mack Diva herself, Sandra St. Victor – will release their fifth studio album, ‘In A 1000 Years’ on September 7th.  Released in conjunction with music blog Boldaslove.us, (run by my good friend and fellow blogger Rob Fields) the group will let their fans decide how much to pay for their album beyond the five ($5) minimum that’s been set for it. $1 from each download sold will be donated to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The set is available exclusively through their website to http://thefamilystand.bandcamp.com.

On Tuesday, September 8, they will perform an acoustic set at Brooklyn’s Southpaw (Showtime 9pm; 125 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217).  Sandra St. Victor will also be doing two shows TONIGHT (8/30) at The Blue Note in New York City.  Finally, on Friday, September 3rd, you have two chances to hear The Family Stand perform live on WBAI (99.5 on your New York radio dial and http://www.wbai.org for the rest of the world): ‘Sister From Another Planet’ with Andrea Clarke, which airs from 10pm to midnight; and ‘The Creative Unity Collective’, which airs from midnight to 3am.  Yes, The Family Stand will perform live in the studio for both shows!  I’m going to be co-hosting The Creative Unity portion, so I’m really excited about this!

I’ve had the honor of hearing the new CD and it’s going to be a mother…’He Loves Me’ DESTROYED ME.  Sandra crushed me with that one.  Wow…

I’ll have a more in depth review a little bit later.  But until then, come out and support an amazing band!

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About earldouglas

Author of the book, 'Black Rock Volume 1', which is available now at Blurb.com and as an e-book on Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon.com. Executive Director of the Black Rock Coalition New York Chapter. Photographer, music fan, Yankee fan, supporter of the arts!
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