New Shows in the Winter and Spring

Hi All,

 

I’ve got a bunch of shows in the coming months.  You can get the info at my tour page.  There are also two new record projects:  A release of originals and a couple classics; and an album of covers of songs by my friends.  Stay tuned

 

thanks for keeping in touch

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If I could kiss you, Los Angeles, I would…

with compliments to Lizzy Eggert and Olentangy John Atzberger
...just right...

My visit to Los Angeles was phenomenal.  This was my 4th visit here, but the first where I really got it.  It the past it just struck me as a dissipated, sprawling lamesville, but it turns out I just wasn’t hanging out with the right people.  My dear friends Olentangy John and Patrick Bourland, along with the always excellent Lizzie Eggert welcomed me with carrots, absinthe and a show in a funny french restaurant.  The night grew surreal after John went to bed, leaving Pat and I to roam Sunset Blvd in Echo Park playing guitar and mandolin.  We quickly found our third bandmate in the form of a kindly Mexican homeless man pushing a shopping cart.  He established himself as bandleader, calling La Bamba, Guantanamera, and finally, a rubato, experimental Ave Maria (recordings will be posted later, as I have 25 minutes of iPhone voice memo to edit down).

My adventures continued, to be chronicled in bullets:

  • Had lunch with Michael Skloff, writer of all the music for “Friends” (including the clap clap clap clap thing).  Totally sweet guy writing beautiful Jewish liturgical music these days
  • Met with Seth Kaplan at Evolution Music Partners–maybe a licensing deal is in the cards?
  • Played beautiful custom guitars at Old Style Guitars, which lead to a wonderful show with Kelly Jones and Mike Viola.
  • Played mandolin and drums at a Tom Petty sing-along
  • Jammed with Charlyne Yi at said party
  • Sang an Aliyah in my cousin’s Bar Mitzah
  • Met a man who writes music for Barbie-themed straight-to-DVD releases from Mattel (a very nice man)
  • Finished the weekend like I started it: Pacifique, Olentangy, Pat, Lizzie, a guitar, and many many songs: Some originals, some Joni, some vintage Elephant Army, some jazz standards and LOTS of Gillian Welch.  I recorded a spontaneous arrangement we did of Ruination Day.  If it sounds good I’ll post it.

LA, you have been abundant with your gifts on this trip.  Thank you.

 

 

     

New Video!

We’re off to see the Wizard!

Check out Akie Bermiss and I singing with Mark Wixom thumping that bass

New Jazz Project with Mark!

I’m so excited about this new jazz project I have going with Mark these days. You can hear some of what we’re doing here. Have a listen!

If you need acoustic jazz for an event, celebration, restaurant or marriage proposal, please think of us.  We will not let  you down!

Brooklyn!! October 15th (Co-headline show including Trevor Dunn’s Band!)

 

Please Join Us for a very special night!

 

On October 15th, We will be very excited to share a bill with Pat Hull and Camp, Noriega & Dunn. I used to freak out with my roommate in college listening to Mr. Bungle, so it’s pretty exciting to be on a bill with Mr. Dunn, not to mention the other wonderful talented folks on this bill. Just tell ’em you’re there to see us 🙂 The show is at the Brooklyn Ethical Society at 53 Prospect Park West (at 2nd St). Show at 8, doors and 7:45.

Two Hudson Valley Gigs in October! (10/1 and 10/14)

Greetings! This early fall has been very active with a number of projects, and I’m happy to announce that I will be doing some Generous Music shows with the full band in the coming month.

You can hear the whole band (including special guest Akie Bermiss) at the mid-Hudson Valley’s best listening room, The Falcon Center, on October 14th at 7PM.  Located in Marlboro, NY, The Falcon is a delight for performer and audience alike–cozy, friendly atmosphere, great restaurant and bar, clean air and roaring waterfall just outside. Read what the NY Times had to say about The Falcon here.

We are delighted to be opening up for a good friend (and my former landlord) Ryan Keberle with is double quartet.  Ryan is a fantastic trombonist, and he’ll be leading his wonderful band through material from his recent release, “Heavy Dreaming”.  Ryan is also featured on “Full Moon” from my first record, “Generous Music.” Listen here.

Earlier in the month, on October 1 at 9pm, you can catch Mark Wixom (our delightful Bassist) and I playing a duo set at Market Market Cafe in Rosendale, NY. Opening for us will be Seth Davis We played here in April and it was one of the most fun concerts we’ve done. The room is cozy, with a country/hippie cafe feeling–and they have the East Coast’s finest IPA, Keegan Ales Hurricane Kitty, on tap. This will be a wonderful evening.

Philly Tonight! 8/20/10 at 7:30 PM

Please join us tonight at Naked Chocolate Cafe, located at 31 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.  We’ve got the trio featuring Mark Wixom on bass and Zach Dunham on drums.  This is a powerful band, and if you’ve never heard us, now’s a great time.  We go on about 7:30.  See you there!

Asheville NC and Atlanta GA

I’ll be making a brief southern swing, with shows in Asheville and Atlanta. Details below. I sure hope you can make it!

August 7, 9pm
The Boiler Room
11 grove st
Asheville, NC

August 9, 7pm-9pm
1000 hills coffee House @The Warehouse
5095 Post Rd
Cumming GA

Monday, june 21, 1pm at Make Music New York

Come on out on your lunch break and hang with me and the band at JJ Byrne park (aka Old Stone House park) in Park Slope on Monday June 21 at 1 pm! We gonna have a funky good time, some new songs, some old songs, and some surprises too! Playing as part of the make music new York festival, celebrating the beginning of summer!!!!