Hickory Switch

Mixes are done! 


Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) has wrapped up mixing the record and we got a chance to hear the final mixes for the first time the other day and man are we excited for you to hear them!


The Early Favorites are happy to have been asked to perform at 3rd Turn Brewing's First Annual TWANGFEST music night. We will be joining Butch Rice and Mic Harrison & The High Score onstage starting with Butch at 8pm sharp! It's going to be a fun night!


Previous events

Pour Man's Escape From AmericanaFest Showcase

Pour House, 730 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN

Strictly Unofficial, Unsanctioned, Unrated Showcase presented by Rhyan Sinclair and the Pour House Nashville. Free live music all day! 3:00 - Songwriter Hour with Denise Reagan and Jon Conley 4:00 - Spotlight Artist: Matthew Douglas Simpson 5:00 - Happy Hour with The Chick'N Dix (Janet and Charles Cox and Sam Cooper) 6:00 - Dinner Hour with Rhyan Sinclair Trio Intermission Music by Paul Ivy 8:00 - Spotlight Artist: Dave Ernst + The Early Favorites



Cathedral of Christ The King Church, 299 Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY

Lexington's Premier Fall Festival. Oktoberfest features fun for all ages. Featuring German food offerings and delicious options from a variety of your favorite food vendors. Not to mention live music, kid’s games, the infamous Celebrity Cake Wheel, inflatables, BINGO, Black Jack and more.


Dave Ernst + Early Favorites - Birthday Party

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Cabel Street Bar, 1302 Story Ave, Louisville, Kentucky

Dave Ernst birthday bash! 😳 Come help us celebrate 🍾🍸 And then stay for the show! 🎸🎤

Where: Cabel Street Bar (Above Butchertown Pizza Hall on the corner of Story Ave & Cabel St)

Time: 8:00 - Opening Act - Butch Rice and Friends 9:00 to 11:00 - Dave Ernst & The Early Favorites will be tearing the roof off! Expect some surprise guests!

Come help us celebrate Dave's birthday with fab friends, food and drinks!

No gifts, but if you are feeling particularly generous...please make a donation in honor of Dave Ernst and his lovely daughter, Emma Kate, to Down Syndrome of Louisville. Thanks so much!


Dave Ernst + The Early Favorites @ HEADLINER'S MUSIC HALL


Dave Ernst + The Early Favorites w/ Tyler Warden

3rd Turn Brewing, 10408 Patterson Trail, Louisville, Ky 40299

Join us for a great night of roots rock and brew. Finely crafted beer and songwriting will be the order of the night as 3rd Turn Brewing welcomes back Louisville's own Early Favorites (ex-Starbilly/Big Wheel/Outspoken) and Eastwood Records recording artist Tyler Warden. FREE ADMISSION...just drink some Beer!!!

Dave Ernst + The Early Favorites @ Twangfest

3rd Turn Brewing, 10408 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, KY

Join us for a great night of roots rock and brew. Finely crafted beer and songwriting will be the order of the night as we welcome Knoxville's Mic Harrison (ex-V'roys) and his band The High Score; Louisville's own Early Favorites (ex-Starbilly) and Butch Rice back from Nashville to the beer garden. FREE ADMISSION...just drink some Beer!!! We will have Four Moore's Food truck out that night as well.