07.06 – Iota Art Gallery (Washington, DC)
07.07 – Zebulon (Brooklyn, NY)
07.08 – North Star Bar (Philadelphia, PA)
07.11 – The Cake Shop (New York, NY)
07.12 – House Party (Pittsburgh, PA)
07.13 – House Party (Columbus, OH)
07.15 – Uncle Fester’s (Bloomington, IN)
07.16 – Al’s Bar (Lexington, KY)
07.17 – J’s Bohemia (Chattanooga, TN)
07.18 – Little Kings Shuffle Club (Athens, GA)
*All Dates w/ Madeline and the White Flag Band
Forming originally in 2003, The Ginger Envelope was comprised of long-time friends Patrick Carey and Matt Stoessel. In due time, their synergy developed and grew as fellow musicians Jason Robira (percussion), Jason Trahan (guitar), and Steve Miller (bass), joined the pair. The added trio came from the Lafayette, LA based art-rock group Urbosleeks, which relocated to Athens in 2000 on the wings of a ten year creative run. With a new lineup in tow, Carey led the band into newer material, wound together with Stoesselâ€™s phrasing on the pedal steel; (Stoessel has also appeared with Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Summer Hymns, and Don Chambers and Goat).
In 2005, the band entered Asa Lefferâ€™s DARC Studios in Athens, GA to record their debut full-length record, later mastered by Glen Schick in Atlanta and subsequently given the title Edible Orchids. The album was met with warm acclaim from both national and over-seas press and became a favorite on many playlists with songs highlighted by NPR, Spin magazine, and Pitchfork.
With a second batch of songs written and ready to record in the winter of 2007, the band decided that they would build their own makeshift studio in the basement of friend Patrick Bozemanâ€™s house in Athens, GA and produce the effort themselves. Over three long winter nights, the band holed-up in a cozy basement and recorded what would be the bulk of their second album, titled Invitation Air. Recorded to sixteen-track analog tape in a rather quaint and intimate setting, Invitation Air is a warm and expansive collection of strong sentiments, dusty imagery and subtle intricacies, with guest appearances from friends Page Campbell (Hope for a Golden Summer), world acclaimed fiddle player David Blackmon, and others that lend their talents and camaraderie to this lovely second collection of songs.