Great American Taxi announce winter tour

“Fun! Look it up in the dictionary and Vince Herman’s name should appear somewhere in the definition,” wrote Elmore magazine in 2010. The fun continues for Vince Herman and Great American Taxi with a newly added leg of tour dates that kicks Great American Taxi into high gear in the New Year. To date, many of the most innovative and acclaimed players currently on the jamband/newgrass circuit have joined Taxi’s Reckless Habits Tour, which largely features the band’s signature style of country-, rock- and bluegrass-influenced Americana musical styles.

Taxi’s second and latest album, Reckless Habits, garnered impressive nods in 2010, appearing on several Best of 2010 lists. And the band’s energetic live shows have grabbed critical attention: “A few of my favorite shows from last year include any time Great American Taxi played Moe’s Alley,” said Beth Peerless at the Monterey County Herald. is currently featuring Reckless Habits as part of its Fill Your Player MP3 digital download promotion of critically acclaimed releases for only five dollars.

Railroad Earth will headline a string of January shows with Great American Taxi — RRE’s Tim Carbone produced Taxi’s Reckless Habits. In February, Great American Taxi teams up with the Emmitt-Nershi Band at Whisky Jack’s in Big Sky, Montana, and Todd Snider at the Nugget in Nevada. Taxi also backs Snider on his recent release, The Storyteller Live, which includes a bonus DVD of Taxi and Todd performing at the TPAC in Nashville, Tenn.

Artists joining Taxi onstage in the past year include: contemporary troubadour Todd Snider, the exceptional mandolin virtuoso and versatile vocalist Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon and his own Drew Emmitt Band), Billy Nershi (The String Cheese Incident), and the David Nelson Band, with their exploratory improvisational jam sessions. 

Reckless Habits appeared on several Best of 2010 lists; it peaked at #12 on the Americana radio charts in 2010 and finished in the Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Americana albums of the year, coming in at #54; it held the top spot on Colorado radio in April and May of 2010 and charted at #6 overall on Colorado radio for the year. The album was picked in a No Depression Top 10 of the year and continues to chart in the Top Ten for spins on radio.


Tues., Jan. 18   FAYETTEVILLE, AR   George’s Majestic Lounge, with Railroad Earth

Wed., Jan. 19   TULSA, OK   Cain’s Ballroom, with Railroad Earth

Fri., Jan 21    ALBUQUERQUE, NM   Sunshine Theater, with Railroad Earth

Sat., Jan. 22    FLAGSTAFF, AZ   Orpheum Theater, with Railroad Earth

Sun., Jan. 23   TUSCON, AZ   Rialto Theatre, with Railroad Earth

Mon., Jan. 24    SOLANA BEACH, CA   Belly Up, with Railroad Earth

Tues., Jan. 25    LAS VEGAS, NV   Hard Rock Cafe – Vegas, with Railroad Earth

Wed., Jan. 26   BAKERSFIELD, CA   Fishlips 

Thurs., Jan. 27   OAKLAND, CA   The New Parish

Fri., Jan. 28   SANTA CRUZ, CA   Catalyst

Sat., Jan. 29    NAPA, CA   Uptown Theater

Thu., Feb. 10  FT. COLLINS, CO  Hodi’s Half Note

Fri., Feb., 11   BRECKENRIDGE, CO   Three20South

Sat., Feb. 12   DURANGO, CO   Abbey Theatre

Wed., Feb. 16   PARK CITY, UT   Star Bar

Fri., Feb. 18   ALTA, WY   Trap Bar @ Grand Targhee Resort

Sat., Feb. 19   LIVINGSTON, MT   The Mint

Sun., Feb. 20   BIG SKY, MT   Whiskey Jack’s, w/Emmitt-Nershi Band

Fri., Feb. 25   SPARKS, NV   John Ascuaga’s Nugget, w/Todd Snider

Sat., Feb. 26   SPARKS, NV   John Ascuaga’s Nugget, w/Todd Snider

Wed., Mar. 2   LAWRENCE, KS   Bottleneck

Thurs., Mar. 3   ST. LOUIS, MO   2720 Cherokee

Sat., Mar. 5   GRANDVIEW, OH   Woodlands Tavern

Sun., Mar. 6   CHARLESTON, WV   Mountain Stage Radio Show

Thurs., Mar. 10   CINCINNATI, OH   Stanley’s Pub

Fri., Mar. 11   KALAMAZOO, MI   Bell’s Brewery

Sat., Mar. 12   CHICAGO, IL   Double Door

Thurs., Apr. 7   GIRDWOOD, AK   Alyeska Resort/Sitzmark

Fri., Apr. 8   GIRDWOOD, AK   Alyeska Resort/Sitzmark

Sat., Apr. 9   GIRDWOOD, AK   Alyeska Resort/Sitzmark

Sat., Apr. 30   HOT SPRINGS, NC   French Broad River Festival

Sat., June 4   BEAN BLOSSOM, IN   John Hartford Memorial Festival

Fri., June 17   AUBURN, CA   Party in the Park

Fri., July 15   LOUISVILLE, CO   Steinbaugh Pavillion

Fri., July 23   NORTH PLAINS, OR  Horning’s Hideout – Northwest String Summit w/Todd Snider

Sat., Aug. 6   WILLITS, CA   Dead On The Creek