March 29

We’re very excited to announce that Fight the Big Bull will be joining Megafaun and Justin Vernon to perform our reinterpretation of Alan Lomax’s seminal collection of field recordings, “Sounds of the South” in Australia! The shows will take place on June 1st & 2nd, as part of the Vivid LIVE festival at the Sydney Opera House. Tickets go on sale March 27th, and can be purchased here:

“Sounds of the South” was originally commissioned by Duke University in 2010 and the project was performed again in 2011 at the MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati, OH. We’re absolutely humbled by the opportunity to share this body of work overseas in 2013!

Date: June 1-2
Time: 9pm & 4pm
Price: A $79 / B $59
Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

February 3

Our own trombonist Reggie Pace is going to be on Saturday Night Live tomorrow night with Bon Iver! No amount of exclamation points do that sentence justice. Watch this promo with host Channing Tatum and SNL’er Kristen Wiig and be sure to watch live tomorrow.

January 27

Fight the Big Bull has been asked to play at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on Wednesday, February 1! We’re extremely excited to play at one of the greatest and most esteemed performing arts centers in the country, and hope our DC fans (and anyone else up for a little trip to the district) will join us. More info on the live page.

UPDATE: CapitalBop interviewed Matt for the occasion. Check it out here.

Aug 4th

Don’t miss us at Hopscotch this year! And to boot, bandleader Matthew White will be debuting his solo project at the Hometapes Friend Island party earlier the same day!

July 6

We’ll be at The Stone in NYC on Saturday night at 8:00. Don’t miss it!! We’re followed by our old friend Ken Vandermark, don’t miss that either! More info here

April 27

Bon Iver announced plans for a new tour today. That means that I can announce that the one and only Reggie Pace is joining his band!! Who wants to make Reggie a custom built Fight the Big Bull stage outfit?! We couldn’t be happier for our band-mate, go find him on the road and give him a giant hug for us.

April 19

Busy!! Megafaun horns last night. Pinson and I hit the Road with KarlBlau next week. Off to MusicNow Fest with Megafaun in May and then June shows at Balliceaux and Duke! NYC shows in July!!

Live Slow Die Old

April 13

Pinson debuts his solo project tonight at yet another fine Spacebomb Records show

New show at Duke added this summer! June 8th!

Best quote I’ve read in awhile: “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club” - Jack London

March 29

Pinson rockin a cowbell post VCU win on ESPN. Guest appearances by Bryan Hooten and Reggie Pace!

Also, in secondary news we are VERY proud to announce our inclusion in the 2011 MusicNOW festival. We will be performing the “Sounds of the South” material that we performed earlier this year at Duke University. Buy Tickets! Come Watch!

March 22

New video courtesy of Spacebomb Records

the inimitable Brian Jones on conductions