I am very excited to share the details of a new collaboration between Hats in the Belfry and Mixed Business, a band local to Baltimore. Mixed Business has an Americana sound that resonates with so many of our customers. Not to mention the fact that the members of the band are hat lovers, and hat lovers always find their way to Hats in the Belfry.
In preparation for their upcoming album, Mixed Business had a photo shoot at our Fells Point shop wearing their favorite hats from the Belfry line. Even though it was a rainy day, the band got some great shots. Each member chose a hat that complimented their personality and personal style.
Brian Forte who sings, plays the guitar and picks a mean banjo chose the Belfry Jazz in brown. A classic snap brim style that looks great with the brim up or down.
Mark O’Dell who sings lead vocals while playing the guitar, mandolin, steel drum, or an obscure percussion instrument you haven’t seen since your days in the middle school band chose the Belfry Gibson, the favorite cap among many of our staff members.
Joey Mitchell a master on the 5 string upright bass chose the Belfry Volare, a great casual fedora style. This crushable fedora is great for someone who is looking for the fedora fit without being too formal.
Now for the exciting part…Mixed Business’ new album is set to be released in March. They will be performing at three venues close to our Hats in the Belfry locations. The first show is scheduled for Saturday, March 26th at Mick O’Shea’s in Baltimore. They are offering to wave the cover charge for anyone who wears one of their favorite Belfry hats to their show! And in support of the band, we are offering a 20% discount on the purchase of one hat to anyone who attends one of their release parties, or brings a copy of their CD to one of our shops.
CD Release Party
Saturday, March 26th
Mick O’Shea’s, 328 N. Charles Street
Free Admission if you wear one of Mixed Business’ favorite Belfry hats!
20% off the purchase of one hat with copy of Mixed Business CD
or attendance at the record release party!
We hope to see you at the Baltimore release party! To learn more about Mixed Business, visit their website http://www.mixedbusinesstrio.com. And check our Facebook page for upcoming details about additional record release parties in Washington, DC and Annapolis, MD.