Tuesday, November 5, 2013

NYC and Philly this week!

Back in the city. I'm whupped, but I'm happy! Two more shows this week to round out the Bohemia fall tour.

Tonight, Wednesday November 6, I'll be at NYC's Rockwood Music Hall Room #3, doing a special 8 pm duo set with my good buddy (and excellent singer-songwriter / guitar picker) Jon Shain. We'll be doing each others' songs, just like we used to do on Jon and Maria's porch in Durham. Advance tickets are available!

On Saturday, November 9, I'm opening for Jim Boggia at Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville PA near Philly. I caught Jim this summer in London, at a show we did together at the 12 Bar along with our mutual friend Mick Terry. I was blown away and I'm sure you will be too if you make it... you can pick up advance tickets here.


Thanks to everyone who made it out to a show! It warmed my heart to see so many friends and fans over these past couple of weeks. North Carolina is beautiful this time of year. Although not every show was packed, I got to play for some sweet and appreciative crowds big and small. I'm lucky you're on my side.

Just wanted to take a moment to thank some amazing musicians I got to play with on this tour. First up, Tania Elizabeth (of the Duhks and The Stacks) killed it at our duo set at BB Kings opening for Donna. Catch her before she blows up... she just performed on Letterman last week with the Avett Brothers.

Secondly, I'd like to thank the funk 'n' soul musicians who came together and made last week's HOBEX and Q-BEX shows so happening: Andy Ware, Jeff Sipe, Doug Largent, Dan Davis, Robert Cantrell, Tim Smith, David McCracken, and Cyril Lance. Your musicality inspires me... thanks for lifting me up when we play together. Looking forward to the next time.

Thanks to Big Fat Gap's Miles Andrews, Jamie Griggs, and Jon Hill (as well as Josh Moore) for sharing the stage with me last Tuesday at Carrboro NC's Second Wind. You guys have the most fun. Thanks to Jamie for fixing my guitar as well – love my Griggs guitar.

Thanks to my talented sister Ann Humphreys for coming out and singing with me at Second Wind and my show at the Garage in Winston-Salem. Here are a couple of youtube vids she posted of us sangin' together... old fave Windows and Jerry Jeff Walker's Charlie Dunn. You just can't beat sibling harmony.

Thanks to my Dillon Fence bandmates Scott Carle and Kent Alphin for surprising me in Wilmington NC at the Satellite. I recruited them for an impromptu late-night second set that a few old Fence fans were lucky enough to hear. You guys are the best. Thanks to Jones Smith for adding some mandolin to a few tunes as well.

Finally, thanks to the folks that put me up along the way – Marcos and Emily, Devin and Madonna, Brooke and Hilary, Jay, and Jeff! Couldn't do it without your help. 

Until next time,




"...a perennial pleasure, an ever-blooming example of what dedication to one’s art and a fierce resistance to abandoning exposed heart and simple, sincere emotion can produce." – Dennis Cook, Dirty Impound

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Check out the music video for the song "Across The Ocean, Mama," the third track on BOHEMIA. Buy BOHEMIA on iTunes herePurchase a hard copy via PayPal here. Have a listen online here or here


Bohemia is a 9 song puzzle.  Some tunes are newer; some were written during a couple of summers spent in Prague, CZ and the EU. They fit together just so.


It's about leaving, and arriving.  You could consider it a love letter (or goodbye note) to my home state of North Carolina.  You could also consider this LP a musical warm-up, setting the stage for new adventures in New York City and beyond.


Bohemia 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 Ross, and a song co-written drunk on a roof in Prague with Montana singer-songwriter Jessica Kilroy


It's of a piece with my previous three 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.





1. 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