Friday, June 3, 2016

Elmore Mag, NC dates, Lucky Guy out 6/14!

Elmore Magazine is premiering the video of "More Than a Friend" from our upcoming album, Lucky Guy, out on June 14! Wrote this song for my wife, Ruby. It's the story of how we met.

Only two weeks to go in our PledgeMusic campaign for Lucky Guy. If you haven't pre-ordered or pledged yet, we sure could use your help to reach our goal. Take a look here to peruse Lucky Guy on vinyl, CD, and digital and check out some righteous exclusive offers: vinyl test pressings, t-shirts, original drawings, lyric sheets, set lists, Skype lessons, house concerts, digital music catalog, signed guitar, and more.

The Lucky Guy tour hits North Carolina this month, with record release shows in Winston-Salem on June 10, Charlotte on June 17, and Raleigh on June 18. We're back in New York later in the month with record release shows in Trumansburg on June 24 and Brooklyn on June 30. Excited to play for you and celebrate this new recording we are so proud of.

Our full tour schedule is below. We'll be hitting spots up and down the East Coast all summer. Get your tickets early and bring your friends! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
More soon,


June 10 Winston-Salem NC Texas Pete Twin City RibFest tickets
June 17 Charlotte NC Double Door Inn tickets
June 18 Raleigh NC Pour House Music Hall tickets
June 24 Trumansburg NY Rongovian Embassy
June 30 Brooklyn NY Live At The Archway Concert Series  
July 1 Ashland VA Ashland Coffee & Tea tickets
July 2 Wilmington NC Bourgie Nights tickets
July 4 Durham NC Festival For The Eno tickets
July 5 Kill Devils Hills NC Bonzer Shack
July 6 Augusta GA The Soul Bar
July 8 Atlanta GA Venkman’s
July 9 Fayetteville GA Southern Ground Amphitheater* tickets
July 28 Isle of Palms SC The Windjammer +
July 29 Brevard NC 185 King Street ^
July 30 Greensboro NC The Blind Tiger ^
Aug 19 Bethel NY Main Street Stage
Sept 3 Hector NY The Big Splash
Sept 23 Brooklyn NY Brooklyn Americana Festival

* Supporting The Commodores
+ with Occasional Milkshake (Mark Bryan, Hank Futch, Gary Greene)
^ with Mark Bryan of Hootie and The Blowfish



Side 1:
Lucky Guy
Sayin' What You Mean
Golden Bone

Side 2:
So Fucked Up
More Than a Friend
All Because of You
Someday I’ll Have My Due

Song-wise, the Lucky Guy LP tells a story of a happy time in my life. I met an amazing woman, moved to NYC, had a son, got married. The album is also a manifestation of our trio's musical relationship. These are tunes we've worked out over our two years of playing together. The second track "Crosstown," a co-write between myself and our talented bassist Matt Brandau, is really the musical collaboration that led to the forming of our Electric Trio with drummer Keith Robinson. 

We recorded the basic tracks at Overdub Lane in Durham NC with my old friend John Plymale. We crafted the recording further at Keith's Brooklyn studio. Erik Deutsch played some fantastic B3 organ and electric piano for us over at Grand Street Recording. Keith mixed, Greg Calbi mastered. A lot of love and care was put into this recording! We hope you enjoy it. Available June 14 on vinyl, CD, and digital. Pre-order here.