Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"The Lament Of Tumbleweed Hawk" wins BEST AMERICANA ALBUM at the 2012 San Diego Music AwardS

           James Conway                    Ed Kornhauser                 Jesse LaMonaca              Melissa Barrison

Its official! Our second album "The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk" was honored with a win last night at the 22nd Annual San Diego Music Awards in the category of Best Americana Album.

We are still in shock, and still very stoked. Wow. Thank you so much to our families, friends, fans, the San Diego Music Academy, The Lost Ark Studio, the music community of San Diego and to everyone who had a hand in helping us make this album. 

If you don't have it already, please go right ahead and download the album for free:

.....and then if you don't mind, please share and pass it along.  We appreciate all the support.  And we are excited for what's to come.

Thank you. 


Thursday August 23 
opening for The Tumbleweed Wanderers
doors at 8PM, show starts at 9PM
$8 advance, $10 day of show
get your tickets here

Saturday, July 14, 2012

new track "Holding Onto Nothing" now available

This past Sunday evening we previewed our new track on FM 94/9 with host Tim Pyles, and now the day has arrived. "Holding Onto Nothing" is now available for free download.  The track was recorded at the Lost Ark Studio in San Diego, and produced by Mike Butler.

The photo above is from the actual recording session-  Jesse, Mike and Ed working out the piano part together.  

Click on the link below to listen to the song, download it for free, and if you dig it, please spread the word and share it with your friends. We really appreciate it.

The Lost Ark Studio has a bunch of great tracks available on their SoundCloud page from some truly amazing bands, and every single track is FREE.  They release a new song each week, so if you are looking to discover new bands and new music, this is a great way to do it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

nominee BEST AMERICANA ALBUM, 2012 San Diego Music Awards

"The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk" has been nominated for BEST AMERICANA ALBUM for the 2012 San Diego Music Awards!!!  Thank you so much to the San Diego Music Academy for the honor, and to our families, friends and fans for the love and support that made this album and all we do possible.  This is our third year in a row being nominated, and we couldn't be more excited about it.  Congratulations to all the other nominees, we  are looking forward to seeing all of you at the awards extravaganza on August 13.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Video: The Lament Of Tumbleweed Hawk

Jesse LaMonaca & The Dime Novels - The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk from Kevin Joelson on Vimeo.

"Directed by local filmmakers-extraordinaire Kevin and Rebecca Joelson, “The Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk” boasts more gorgeous shots of the woods than Bon Iver could shake a stick at. The video’s premise is simple yet effective — a pensive-looking LaMonaca ambles through the forest — allowing the song’s elegance and beauty to take center stage."- Chris Maroulakos, Owl and Bear