PrawnSong Newsletter that was released today: BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL Oysterhead AND Les Claypool are both performing! Oysterhead - featuring Les Claypool, Trey Anastasio and Stewart Copeland will be making their first concert appearance since their 2001 tour! Les Claypool and his fancy band will also be playing at Bonnaroo this year. The festival takes place June 16-18 in Manchester, Tennessee. Get your tickets now before they sell out... www.bonnaroo.com LES CLAYPOOL New Album and Tour Dates A brand new studio album from Les Claypool is due out in May on Prawn Song Records. Les will also be on tour in late Spring/early Summer (dates TBA). In addition to their Bonnaroo performance, Les and his fancy band are also playing the Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival which takes place June 8-11 in Lawrence, Kansas. Get tickets and all the details here: www.wakarusa.com SOUTH OF THE PUMPHOUSE The Debut Novel from Les Claypool A dark, clever tale of two brothers, a fishing trip, misconceptions, drugs and murder, South of the Pumphouse skillfully combines classic motifs of epic struggle and intelligent layers of imagery, reminiscent of The Old Man and the Sea, and the raw, tweaked perspective and hallucinogenic tutorial of a Hunter Thompson novel. Look for Les' first novel "South of the Pumphouse" to be released in July 2006! More info soon... ELECTRIC APRICOT Quest For Festeroo - The Movie! Les Claypool's directorial debut "Electric Apricot: Quest For Festeroo" will be unveiled for select festival screenings. Written by and staring Les, the movie takes you on a comedic ride with Electric Apricot as they navigate the jam scene, making their first record and their debut appearance at the one and only Festeroo. The movie features jam band legends including the Grateful Dead/Ratdog's Bob Weir, Mike Gordon from Phish and Warren Haynes and Matt Abts from Gov't Mule. There are even comedic cameos from Seth Green, Arj Barker and South Park's Matt Stone. The film will be screened at the Tiburon Film Festival on March 15th and the Portland Lonbaugh Film Festival on April 6th. For additional info see: www.electricapricot.com he's a busy guy! I'M PUMPED.