Happy mid-spring! Jeez, those first 4 months of 2019 blew by… Hope you’ve all had a great year so far and are enjoying the energy of things growing around us again…
A lot has been growing so far this year here in my little Nashville studio… I produced an album for Delta Rae in January, one for Megan Slankard in February, and one for Paul Freeman in April. It's been exhausting but also incredibly energizing as they are some of my favorite artists around and I feel like we pushed each other to do some of our best work yet. I can’t wait for you all to hear all the new music!
There is also quite a bit of motion in my solo album world right now that I’m very excited to share with you soon, but I wanted to focus this missive on a couple of very special events coming up over the next few weeks…
NYC SOLO SHOW MAY 14 - “ON YOUR RADAR” SPONSORED BY WFUV
I’m excited to get back to NYC with my solo music for a special show at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3). The evening is curated by John Platt of WFUV and features Jesse Terry, Alan Fish, Emily Mure and myself. I will be playing songs from my solo album as well as premiering songs from my and Jesse's upcoming duo EP. Here are the details:
TUESDAY MAY 14 7PM
ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL STAGE 3 NYC
GET TICKETS HERE
For those who don’t know, Jesse and I wrote and recorded an EP inspired by the story of Kivalina, a town in Alaska that has the unfortunate distinction of being one of the first places in North America that will be completely submerged within 10 years due to rising sea levels.
After reading this article on Kivalina in late 2015, I was compelled to learn more, and what I found had a strong emotional impact on me. I was really affected by the personal stories of the inhabitants of the town who are being forced to face a strange and tremendous decision... do you abandon your homeland and the spaces that define your heritage or do you try to preserve your culture in spite of your land literally disappearing before your eyes? It seems likely that that the same questions facing these villages will soon be confronting some of our biggest coastal cities as well, such as the one where my family lives. It is painful to imagine having to make these life-altering decisions about my own home and loved ones.
The record doesn’t come out until September, but you can learn more about the project and preview the album now when you sign up to my Patreon page.
THE PAPER RAINCOAT MUSICAL DEBUT PERFORMANCES - JUNE 1 & 2