Summer Tour Dates!

It's here! Sunshine, sweating, al fresco dining, sugary tropical drinks, viscous humidity, IPAs/pilsners/kolsches, sunburn, public partial nudity.........SUMMER! This year, we've got an exciting, packed schedule with lots of festivals, outdoor shows, and a few free ones too! Check out our dates below and mark your calendars!


This weekend, we are kicking it off with the Xtreme Folk Festival (aka Xfest) at the County Creek Winery in Telford, PA! The festival runs Friday June 12-Saturday June 13 with camping, food, music, vendors, fun and friends.

BHM's set is 5pm on Saturday

Get your tickets here!

Xtreme Folk Fest Flier
Xtreme Folk Fest Flier

Lineup : Full Frontal Folk Spuyten Duyvil Burning Bridget Cleary Psych-a-billy Jersey Corn Pickers Adam Brodsky Punkabillys Th1e Wallace Brothers Black Horse Motel Dirty Daze Quartet Jason Ager Electric Man

Red Summer Spirit releases today!

Today is a big day in the BHM camp. A day that we have been working towards for several years. A day that we could not have reached without all the generous people who donated to our Kickstarter campaign. A day marked by personal victories, checks off bucket lists, butterflies in stomachs, sighs of relief, and uncontrollable smiles: Our full-length debut album, Red Summer Spirit, releases today!

CDs and digital downloads are available at either: Bandcamp or CD Baby. Plus you can download it from all the usuals: iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Music Store, Xbox music, Spotify, Rhapsody, and more are coming soon!

We hope you like it. Please check it out, tell your friends, and tell us what you think!

We are celebrating this wondrous day at our album release show tonight at Kung Fu Necktie with two other awesome bands - The Bailey Hounds and Hezekiah Jones!  There are still tickets available here.

Here's some vital info: Kung Fu Necktie - 250 North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA Doors 7:00pm, 21+ Lineup: 8pm – The Bailey Hounds 9pm – Hezekiah Jones 10pm – black horse motel

We hope to see many of you tonight!  If you can't make it, give the album a listen while cradling a picture of us. We are with you in spirit...Red Summer Spirit? Ok, that's enough.

- Megan

Miles For Days

We are very happy to be previewing another song to tide everyone over before the album release show on March 1st. Miles For Days is sort of a love song written to an ugly and drastic life transition (also during Black Horse Motel's drastic line-up change). I wrote it on the banjo while in North Carolina a year and a half ago, and a couple of months later we started building it to what it is now. This song is the perfect example of why this album was and is so important to us. It has been part of our set since Josh was in the "try out" phases of joining the band, and until now the only way to hear it was to come see us play it live (worth it!). We have been working so hard to make this music permanent and it is so great to be able to post a song like this up on the interwebs!

SO! Without further pointless rambling, I give you "Miles For Days". I hope you all enjoy!


and the album shall be named...

We are so excited, we can't contain ourselves anymore. We proudly give you the first bits of info about black horse motel's first album, Red Summer Spirit

album title

red summer spirit cover

Track Listing:

  1. The Apology
  2. Follow Me Down
  3. Water to Whiskey
  4. Devil That You Know
  5. Miles For Days
  6. The Mountain and The Rust
  7. Bristle and Pine
  8. Not Your Criminal
  9. Renaissance Man
  10. Elijah Craig
  11. Red Summer Spirit

More info on digital and physical release dates coming soon!

Sneak previews of some tracks also coming soon!

And don't forget, CDs, t-shirts and good times will be available at our album release show! Hezekiah Jones and The Bailey Hounds will also be there! March 1, 2013 Kung Fu Necktie - 1250 North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 7:30pm, 21+ Tickets are $8 – Purchase HERE (With awesome acts like these, this show will likely sell out, so get tickets while you can!)

Stay tuned as we gear up for the release. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! -Megan