Spring is just around the corner. Thank god! It's been cold in the city – I've been fighting off various bugs since i got here. It's been great to spend time with my sweetie, see old friends, and get to know the neighborhood, though. The view from our roof is spectacular. Had a nice respite from the cold down in Miami FL last week at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival. Thank you to the festival organizers, volunteers, and attendees for such a good time.
Just added an NYC solo show this week: Thursday, March 7th, at The Bowery Electric's Map Room. It's for a new series curated by my friend Anthony DaCosta. I'll be sharing the stage with Aly Tadros and Dewey & The Decimals – my set is at 8:30pm. Playing another DaCosta-organized show at The Bowery Electric on Sunday, April 14th, if you can't make this one.
Headed out to Austin, TX! Phil Hurley and I will be playing a 1:30pm duo set on Saturday, March 16 for the Folk Alliance SXSW Day party at Threadgill's World Headquarters. There's a great lineup of artists and SXSW wristbands are not required – please come say hello if you're in town.
DILLON FENCE IN RALEIGH NC
Our Dillon Fence set at The Showdown in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, March 23rd is almost upon us. This LoneRider Beer-sponsored event in Moore Square Park will benefit Nourish International, a non-profit fighting extreme poverty. I'll be joined by Drummer Scott Carle, Guitarist Kent Alphin, and Bassist Chris Goode for our 9:30pm DF set. LiLa, Jack The Radio, Debonzo Brothers, and Dark Water Rising will also perform, and the event starts at 5pm.
Other upcoming NC shows: I'll be back at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival (April 18 – 21) for a solo set, and HOBEX is booked to play two NC shows in June. More details at the tour page...
Very happy with my new LP Bohemia! I've been holding off on a release date to shop it around a bit; Not afraid to admit that I'd appreciate some help marketing this sucker. As I've seen with my past three solo LPs, it can be a struggle these days to get reviews, airplay, etc. on a self-release. Sorry for the delay, but I promise you'll enjoy this album.
Bohemia will be released in early 2013 and features musical turns from very talented guests Matt Brandau, Phil Cook, and Lizzy Ross. There's a song co-written in Nashville TN (and on Interstate 40) with Lizzy and a song co-written drunk on a roof in Prague with Montana singer-songwriter Jessica Kilroy.
Bohemia is 9 songs. Some are new, some were written during my last couple of summers spent playing music in Prague, CZ and the EU. It's about leaving, and arriving. You could consider it a love letter or a goodbye note to my home state of North Carolina. You could also consider it a musical warm-up, setting the stage for new adventures in New York City and beyond.
It's of a piece with my previous solo albums Trunk Songs, Realign Your Mind, and People You May Know; mostly acoustic. Mostly recorded at my studio in Durham NC, with help from friends. Check out the cover above and stream an early version of the track Sayin' What You Mean from the album.
BOHEMIA1. Someday, I’ll Have My Due 2. Sayin’ What You Mean 3. Across The Ocean, Mama 4. While You’re Away 5. Jubble on, Jubbly 6. Shelby, I Told You 7. Hush 8. Sweet La Rue 9. Railroad Bill
Until next time,