Hey, folks. I am excited to announce that I will be heading across the pond again this Spring. The tour has shows planned for Germany, Italy and Switzerland.  Between club dates I will be finishing up recording a new album for the German-based Blind Lemon Records. It is scheduled to be released in this fall. These shows will be performed solo and with special guest. Please visit the tour page on the website for complete show listings and details.



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  • Thursday October 29th



    The Pigpen had another great year folks. The group toured the Southeast, the West Coast,    the Midwest twice, played some great festivals, toured in Europe, recorded a brand-new album in Germany and that album will be released by the German based record label Blind Lemon Records. Now, we are back down here in New Orleans until the Spring. Looking forward to spending time here soaking up the music in this city and working on new material. You can find the group at several clubs around the city and like always busking on the streets each week.

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  • Friday August 21st

    Europe official

    All right folks. Todd Day Wait is heading overseas once again to cause some trouble. Blind Lemon Records is bringing Wait over to Germany to record a new album for it’s label. Mr. Mike Collins Jr. will be accompanying Wait on harmonica and banjo. These two fellows will be traveling for three weeks performing in England and Germany.  They will have guest sitting in for some shows on upright bass, fiddle and pedal steel. Keep an eye out for these fellers and help spread the word to check these two hillbillies out.

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  • JUNE 12th, 2015



    All right folks. Looking forward to a great Summer and Fall. The Pigpen just did a three week run out to the West Coast and had a great time performing at the Gator By The Bay Music Festival in California and had a blast playing up in the Central Valley and Portland, Oregon.

    Coming up we have the Pat Reedy & Todd Day Wait tour. Going to be hitting the Midwest with some great original country music. Going to have a top act backing band to play behind us and make the songs come alive.

    After that Todd Day Wait heads to England and Germany for around of shows and to record a new album. It’s going to be recorded by Blind Lemon Records in Germany. This will be a blast and some long lasting memories.

    To top it off, the group will be doing a large fall tour in the Southeast and Midwest. Glad to be asked back to the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Music Festival and to hit my old stomping grounds in the Midwest. Keep up with the shows on our tour page and hope to see you all this Summer and Fall.


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  • November 12th, 2014


    Another Great Year

    All right folks, the Pigpen is wrapping up another great year touring in America. The group had a blast touring the Midwest, Southeast and California this year.  We were honored to perform at two great music festivals the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and the Roots N’ Blues N BBQ Festival. Thank you to all the folks that set up the shows, the fans that came out to the events and everyone that helped support the group.

    The band put out an E.P. called “Travelin’ Blues” and has their song “Early Morning Blues” featured on a compilation album of New Orleans street bands. There is one more “special album” that is going to come out here in a few weeks, stay tuned folks.

    The group is going to end the year with a bang.  We have been invited to perform at The Umbria Jazz Festival in Orvieto, Italy for their New Years Celebration. This will be the first trip for the group across the pond.

    Thank you to all the folks that enjoy the music and help the group keep moving along. See you either in New Orleans this winter or your neck of the woods when the snow melts.

    Todd Day Wait and the Pigpen.

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  • September 17th, 2014


    Howdy Folks,
    We have had an amazing time touring the Southeast once again, promoting our new Album “Travelin Blues”!  And the band is honored to be playing 2 Festivals this weekend; The Edinburg Ole’ Time Festival, and the legendary Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion!

    This Festival of music, arts, crafts, parade, entertainment and great food!  Come see us play Saturday (Sept 20th) at the CHARTER SCHOOL STAGE from 2pm-4pm, right after the parade!

    BRISTOL RHYTHM AND ROOTS REUNION 2014:Every third weekend in September State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA is amped to the beat of Appalachia’s past, present & future. It digs down deep into the roots of the traditional Appalachian sound and lifts its branches to new heights! We have 2 sets at this city-wide Festival on Sunday (Sept 21st)!  We’ll be pickin’ and grinnin’ on the STATE LINE STAGE from 12:45pm-1:45pm.  Then we’ll be making ya’ll dance at O’MAININ’S PUB STAGE from 4:15-5:15! See Sundays full schedule by clicking here.

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  • August 14th, 2014

    Fall 2014 Final

    Hello Folks,
    We have an exciting update for this month: Our new album is finally ready! The album is entitled “Travelin’ Blues,” and we have physical copies ordered and on the way. We will have the album available at all of our upcoming tour stops and it will be available online, coming soon.

    Our upcoming tour to promote the album is right around the bend, and will be traveling through the Midwest and Southeast. We would love to see all of our friends come out to the nearest show! You can see where we will be on the tour poster below. We are excited to be part of amazing lineups for two big festivals, Bristol Rhythm and Roots and Columbia’s Root and Blues.

    One more note, Todd just got a new tour bus. It is a Dodge Sprinter, just about the best vehicle we could imagine for a touring band. It’s so long to the good ol’ veggie bus, hello new ride at will get us where we need to go.  Pictures coming soon!

    Hope to see everyone somewhere along the road!

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