Hello Friends, Old And New!
It's been a while since my last newsletter and we have quite a bit of catching up to do!
I spent a few weeks traveling down to Texas and back, hung out in Nashville for a spell, drove up to Canada, and I've just returned from the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in upstate NY. I learned a ton about myself, and about being a traveling singer/songwriter.
Over the past few months I have also been finishing up my EP. For those of you who just joined me, I ran a Kickstarter campaign in December to fund the project. It is different from my first album 'Crimson', which is still available on all online platforms, as well as CD Baby where you can order a hard copy. Or just come hang out at a live show and I'll sign it for ya! The EP (Extended Play) contains 6 songs. I'll get into detail about the recording process when I release it, but I am thrilled about these songs and how they developed. I'm sending it out for mastering this coming week. As I say to my guitar before every gig, stay tuned!
Before I go on, I want to tell you about a few upcoming dates.
My Birthday is this weekend! I will be singing with my friend Toby Tobias at Mac's Steakhouse from 8-11. If you are in or around Huntington, Long Island, tomorrow night 8/12, come celebrate with us!
Aug 16 - LIVE At Deepwells w/ Rachael Kilgour // Saint James, NY
- Aug 25 - Greenwich Village Showcase // New York, NY
- Aug 31 - Pianos w/ Mike Tedesco // New York, NY
Sep 6 - House Concert w/ Mike Tedesco // Cambridge, IL
Sep 7 - Uncommon Ground w/ Mike Tedesco // Chicago, IL
Sep 8 - 10 - House Concert w/ Will Pfrang and Mike Tedesco // Milwaukee, WI
Sep 15 - Burlap and Bean w/ Mike Tedesco // Newtown Square, PA
Sep 16 - Great Eastern Music Festival // Montauk, NY
Sep 23 - Common Ground Coffeehouse Supporting Pesky J. Nixon // Hastings-On-Hudson, New York, NY
I'm looking forward to seeing you out there! In September, Mike Tedesco and I are doing a mini tour to Wisconsin and back. You can help us out by telling your friends in the area that we are passing through - More details can be found on my website - Follow this link TOUR PAGE
I would like to send a quick shout out to my new friends in Canada! Thank you for welcoming me into the Mariposa Folk Festival family! It was a beautiful weekend and I will be making plans to return for a tour next year.
As I mentioned, I am fresh off of a weekend at the Falcon Ridge Festival. (See the image at the top, taken by Neale Eckstein under the Big Orange Tarp, a late night showcase hosted by Alan Rowoth). The festival has been an oasis for me since the first time I attended in the summer of 2012. So it was especially poignant for me to return as a Most Wanted Artist, and share the main stage with Kipyn Martin and Bettman & Halpin. Welcome new Falcon Ridge friends! I look forward to seeing you throughout the year, and of course at Falcon Ridge 2018. I know some of you are already packing ;)
The last thing I want to mention in this newsletter is the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference. For those of you who are not familiar, it is a musicians networking conference where you can schedule and submit for opportunities to play for venue owners and radio DJs. I have been attending for three years and in many ways I have grown up in this community. This year I am thrilled to announce (and by thrilled I mean I jumped up and down in the living room when I heard the news) that I have been selected to play a Formal Showcase. Thank you to all my folk spirit guides for helping me find my way. You know who you are.
Well, folks...I'm sure there's more, but it's Friday night and I have tours to plan! I'll see you when I see you!