It's been two months since my last update on the site. Sorry for leaving you in the dark, but I'm sure if you're connected with me on any other social networking site, you can see that I've been quite busy. Within the past fews months , I finished up some preproduction at the studio for the next full length, and went on a five week tour out to Folk Alliance in Memphis, down to New Orleans, and back up the east coast, stopping to visit friends, and play some of my favorite venues. I ran into a bit of financial trouble due to car issues early in the tour, but thanks to technology I was able to stream a house concert from Atlanta through a nifty app called Ustream on my Iphone. Many of you watched, and donated kindly to my paypal account so I was able to continue the tour back up the east coast! I am so grateful for all your help! The car is running beautiful now, so I don't expect to be in such hard times again, knock on wood.
Folk Alliance in Memphis was inspiring as always. I see so many friends running around from hotel room to room, guitars knicking corners, headstocks smashing faces, upright basses cracking kneecaps.. It sounds awesome, right?! I had a formal showcase with Wepecket Island Records, and only one other showcase in a hotel room the rest of the weekend. I prefer it that way, so I can leisurely walk around discovering new music myself, rather than hussling to the next showcase with a voice of gravel.
The Canadians impressed everyone again with their incredible showcases, and hotel room suites. Special thanks to Jack Radcliffe, Anna Creek, Joelle May, and Buckman Coe for making the conference really special! Buckman Coe and I left Memphis together to tour our way down to New Orleans, where we spent several days singing at parties, gigging Frenchman Street, making new friends and connections throughout.
The rest of the tour took me to Atlanta (thanks so much Trinh for hosting the concert!), New Bern, NC, Johnson City, TN, Charleston, WV (special thanks to The Carpenter Ants for being my backing band!! There is talk of cutting a CD together...), Thomas, WV (with the Steel Wheels!!), and lastly, crazy times as always in Baltimore, whew!
Now I'm back in the Philly area for the next few months, running my fundraising campaign for the new album. I'll launch it by the end of the week. I have lots of goals to meet, and I'm anxious for you all to hear what I've been working on. In the meantime, I do have some shows in the Philly area, so sign up on the mailing list if you haven't already!! I look forward to crossing paths soon.
All the best,