It's taken more than two years of hard work and playing nearly every place that would let them, but reggae rock band Treehouse is making a real push to branch out beyond the confines of the beach this December.
Over the next several weeks, the popular local trio of Jeremy Anderson, Matt Link and Trey Moody will embark on its first-ever regional tour, the 14-date Burn It Up Tour which continues through Dec. 18.
The tour kicks off tonight with the guys opening for legendary Bob Marley backing band The Wailers at Charleston's The Music Farm. While this will be the band's second time playing the venue recently, following a date opening for The Movement in November, it won't be the last — they'll also perform a special benefit show with SOJA on Dec. 30.
They'll wrap back through town this weekend with two non-tour shows featuring frequent collaborator Jay D Clark at Broadywat at the Beach's King Kong Sushi (Friday) and Berni's in Conway (Saturday) before hosting a local kickoff party for the tour on Dec. 6.
This show, which will take place at JC's Lounge in the North Myrtle Beach Bowling Center, 1105 Hwy. 17 South, will bring the band back to one of their first steady gigs and serve as a reminder of how far they've come in a short period of time.
From there, the band will head out on 11 back-to-back dates in cities throughout the Southeast region, including Charlotte, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Murfreesboro, NC; Columbia, SC; Athens, Columbus, and Savannah, GA; and Panama City, Orlando, and Tampa, FL.
Though the members would surely admit they have a long way to go as a band, it's safe to say they're content with their current progress, having release their self-titled album "Treehouse!" this spring and now moving out on first of many tours with their sites set on becoming a regionally-touring group.