Sunday, July 17, 2016

New single "Trip" released as digital only track

Yesterday, the band released a digital only track titled "Trip" which includes former drummer Steve Brown. This was likely recorded during the My Room In The Trees timeframe when Steve Brown last appeared on a one-off track "Rain (Setting Out In The Leaf Boat)".

It's currently available at and iTunes.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Working Musician Podcast interviews Mike Bitts

Working Musician Podcast is a new online podcast which launched in May and features Mike Bitts as their first guest.

Topics include:

•Early training on guitar, bass and drums
•College music pros and cons
•The business of jazz
•Performing in Japan

You can hear the episode here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"At Sea" comes to the US

The Japanese album release of Hello I Feel The Same sported a bonus track "At Sea". That track has found it's way onto the Korda 3 Komp CD. You can order the compilation CD from Korda Records or buy it digitally online here.

Monday, March 21, 2016

"Beginning the World" live

Last night on Facebook, I was chatting about a fan favorite, "Beginning the World" and it came up that there's no acoustic version.

Well, here are two live versions (you can right-click over each song to save the mp3's to your computer):

Live with keyboards - Hollywood, CA Club Lingerie 11/16/1991

Live without keyboards - Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA 4/9/1995

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Cancelled: Chicago and Minneapolis!

The Innocence Mission posted the following on their Facebook page regarding their upcoming Chicago and Minneapolis performances:

"Dear friends in the Minneapolis and Chicago areas, We regret that due to family health and scheduling we are no longer able to make our brief trip to take part in the two Ocean Blue and Korda concerts, where we planned to play a few songs. These concerts will still take place, but if you had purchased tickets specifically for us, a refund should be available to you through the ticket vendor. If not please let us know. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience."

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lancaster show review, photos and videos

So at the last minute I decided to go to Lancaster to see the show (Steinman Hall at the Ware Center). Karen's voice has strengthened since the last tour. After having an illness which affected her voice, it would seem that it's better than ever. Hopefully there will be some longer shows later this spring to announce. From what I understand, the seating capacity of 350 had filled up and some people had to wait outside until seats were made available.

Here was the setlist:

Brotherhood of Man
God Is Love
Tom on the Boulevard
Happy Birthday
Delware (Don Peris/Mike Bitts)
North American Field Song
Lakes of Canada
Beautiful Change

For the encore:

500 Miles
Bright As Yellow.

After the show, I met up with Don and Karen and there may be news to come regarding the demos from 1988-1996. Don shared this photo on Facebook with the caption: "Phase 1 of organizing and archiving. Cassettes! DATs are next."

He did not say for sure that the demos would be officially released, but he didn't give me a flat out no. So, fingers crossed, better quality versions of these may be in our future.

Photos from the show can be found here:

Here is a video of the entire show courtesy of Ray Reiff:

And here are scans from the festival magazine:

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ondarock interview

Italian website, Ondarock, has published a recent interview about Hello I Feel The Same with Karen Peris. You can check it out here.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Chicago show added to 2016 calendar

Update 3/3/2016: The Innocence Mission have cancelled and will not be playing with the Ocean Blue The Innocence Mission will be playing in Chicago with the Ocean Blue on March 19th at the Lincoln Hall. The show starts at 9pm and tickets can be purchased here.

Source: Chad Henson, Facebook.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Community site has been moved to a new Facebook group

I've moved the internal Community group to Facebook. It seems from an administration side and from convenience's sake it just makes sense.

Hit the "Community" button above or visit this link to join.

Friday, January 08, 2016 album review

Coachella Valley Weekly has reviewed Hello I Feel The Same on their website. Still haven't bought the new album? Visit the link here to read the review.

Exclusive bonus track on Japanese release

Exclusively found on the Japanese release of Hello I Feel The Same (PCD-24455) is the bonus track "At Sea" which has been released through P-Vine Records.

As this time, the album is strictly available in Japan. If a US Importer is discovered, a link will be posted. Currently, the album can be purchased in Japan through the Japanese iTunes store, HMV and Tower Records with a 45 second song sample available on each of the 3 sites.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Annual 2016 Fundraiser

You may have noticed here on the main news page that there's a Paypal link. Anyway, it's not free running a website like this and because this is not a commercial site. Also, I am not paid for the Innocence Mission related ads you may see. Later this fall, our WebHosting deal will need to be renewed. This renewal is for 3 years at a total cost of $144. We've had two donation already which will cover most of our costs (both the domain name registration and much of the hosting).

So with that in mind, we only need $30.00 to reach our goal.

Click the donate icon below to read the disclaimer and find out how you can donate to You can also see the annual operating costs and donations.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Korda 3 Showcase

Update 3/3/2016: The Innocence Mission have cancelled and will not be playing in the showcase.

The Innocence Mission have been added to the Korda 3 Showcase in Minneapolis, MN set for 7PM on March 18th, 2016 at First Avenue & 7th Street Entry.

For more information and for their upcoming performance schedule, visit our live page.

Source: Don Gordeto, Facebook