The cat’s out of the bag. Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper have been playing together as Puss n Boots for six years (so long that the band had a page on My Space). At first their shows were semi-secret, played under their own name, or under Shitstorm or Fangbanger. But for the past two years or so, they’ve not been so surreptitious.
Yesterday, Blue Note Records announced that the first Puss n Boots album, No Fools, No Fun will be released on July 15th. A single, the band’s live cover of Neil Young’s Down By the River, will be released four weeks earlier, on June 17th. No Fools, No Fun contains a mix of covers and originals and studio and live tracks. You can check the track list below.
There are also a number of live dates in the Northeast, including a show at The Bell House on July 15th. Tickets for that performance go on sale this Friday, April 25th.
I’ve noticed a number of searches landing here looking for information about Puss n Boots, so I’ve gathered the links to the coverage by Now I’ve Heard Everything (and another website I reported for before NIHE came into being) of Puss n Boots below.
Photos and Reviews
Christmas Spectacular 2013
June 9, 2013 at The Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Jan. 17, 2013 at The Bell House
Christmas Spectacular 2011
April 17, 2011 at The Rockwood Music Hall
July 28, 2009 at The Rockwood Music Hall
Down By the River (live)
In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town (live)
Move It on Over (live with Poundcake)
No Fools, No Fun Track List
1. Leaving London –Tom Paxton cover
2. Bull Rider (live) – Rodney Crowell tune made famous by Johnny Cash
3. Twilight – cover of The Band song written by Robbie Robertson
4. Sex Degrees of Separation – Sasha Dobson original
5. Don’t Know What It Means – Norah Jones original
6. Tarnished Angel (live) – Roger Miller tune made famous by George Jones
7. Jesus, Etc. – Wilco cover
8. Always – Catherine Popper original
9. Down By The River (live) – Neil Young cover
10. GTO – Jeb Loy Nichols cover
11. Pines – Catherine Popper original
12. You’ll Forget Me – Sasha Dobson original