In just about a week, I’ll be in NYC! I was there last year singing and playing on my friend Haviland Stillwell’s album, but I haven’t played a show there in quite a while. I’m happy to return to one of my favorite venues, Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 1), at 6 pm on Thursday, September 6. Last time I was there, I had a great time, and I look forward to the same. If you’re in NYC, please come say hi, and if not, tell your friends to come on out! I’ll be playing solo with my trusty looper, playing brand new songs and trying out some special new covers JUST for the occasion!
Tuesday, 4/29 – Burlington, VT
In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that this was a weird one. Burlington is an adorable city and things are beautiful this time of year (though cold. There were snow flurries while we were there, whoa!). And the venue was cute. But we had to do our own sound for the first time on the trip, which basically means Mike did it, and it was no big deal but I always feel bad when he has to worry about the PA and his own bass playing at the same time. The crowd was very reserved, very quiet, which made me wonder if they were digging it at all, and I kind of assumed they weren’t that into it. But when I played my last song, people were like, ‘no, play some more…’ Go figure. So I guess they liked it well enough after all… Read the rest of this entry »
Mike’s aunt (in New Jersey) fed us entirely too much.
Yay for friends in NYC – Regan and I smile pretty in Union Square.
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Here are a couple more, as promised, from James Crafford.
The first couple were kind of impromptu, before the show, and the last is a ‘live’ shot.
I was extra hyped up about this NYC show, I think, and admittedly a bit nervous, because 6 pm is such an early time to play (no such thing as a 6 pm show in LA!) that I wasn’t sure anyone would make it. Rockwood Music Hall is known to be a very hip venue these days, and I always find hip intimidating. But Ken was very welcoming and the space itself is really lovely and warm(figuratively – though it’s always warm onstage!). It’s tiny and a really charming mix of brick, wood and windows, there’s great sound (again – go Ken), and a stage takes up a chunk of the room, with tables oriented towards it in a clear emphasis of what the room is about – music. Some of the tables are so close to the stage you can, as the performer, set your glass of water on the table and just reach down and grab it when you need. All of that seems to encourage people to be very, very quiet. This is definitely the first true ‘listening room’ that we’ve played on the trip, and it was jarring at first to have people indeed really listening to all your lyrics. But then, of course, that’s exactly what a songwriter really wants! It was great. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh, so first off, I forgot to mention, in my last blog, Matt Jones – he performed after us at Rockwood and completely rocked it with his band. He’s very soulful and is a very nice guy to boot, so check out his music.
There were actually a few people photographing the show yesterday, which was pretty funny – with all the clicking at the beginning in particular, I felt that it was a high-profile media event rather than our lil’ show…
I’ll share all of them eventually, but for now, a few courtesy of Adam Jason Photography:
Love this one!
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