The Summer Skies tour, the Gothard Sisters' Summer tour, has been completed and the band is back in the Northwest for some time off before their Christmas Tour begins in December.
This year the band visited 2 continents and 8 states, including Washington, Oregon, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, South Carolina and Montana. They also performed for eight weeks on a cruise ship, Stopping daily in European ports in England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Estonia, Iceland, Italy and Spain.
Over 200 concerts included festivals, schools, concert series, cruises, fundraisers and special events. The band is excited to be back home so they can begin new creative projects and learn some new songs to take on the road next year.
Several new T Shirts have been designed and released for the Summer Tour. Here is a note from the Gothard Sisters: Hello my dear people - We are currently enjoying the last few days at home before the Summer tour begins, and are excited to announce that we just put the finishing touches on the designs for some brand new T Shirts.
Every year we come out with a new shirt design, and this year we wanted to put out some really special ones. Shirts that were comfortable, soft, super cute and also artistic, creative, and which would go well with our upcoming music, shows, and videos. And so, we began searching for an artist who could help us out and we found her in Kelsey Lecky of K.A.K. Lecky Illustrations. Her art, illustration and creative vision matched our music so perfectly that we reached out on the spot and asked her if she would be interested in designing a shirt for us.
Long story short, she said yes and went to work creating not one, but two beautiful new designs for us, the adorable light pink girls' Hummingbird shirt (I may have to get these in adult sizes at some point because I want one) and the beautiful Soaring Owl design that reminded us immediately of the nature images in our official music videos. The sturdy black logo shirts are a design we've always wanted to have as well, featuring our lovely logo designed by none other than the amazing Jim Bockstall from Florida, who has also designed all of our album covers.
The new shirts are being printed as we speak and can be ordered NOW for immediate delivery as soon as production is completed. And yes, we do ship internationally!
We hope you love the shirts as much as we do and that you will get to wear them to a show in the near future, or simply on a lovely Summer's day while listening to one our albums and sipping a cup of your favorite Summertime beverage. Wishing you and your family a lovely upcoming Summer!
The Gothard Sisters' 2016 single release, instrumental piece "Hummingbird," was recently named a finalist in the Great American Song contest. Over 1700 songwriters from 42 different countries submit their songs every year to be judged, and the band is honored that their song made the top 20 in the instrumental category.
"Hummingbird" features a fiddle tune accompanied by lilting mandolin, piano, violin and bass accompaniment in an Irish-Americana style.