May 2018 Newsletter
Last night my Aunt asked me a simple question, “How’s Buffalo doing?”
Good question! I've been head down releasing the thing on both coasts, and haven't really had the time to take stock. So here goes: Buffalo, the new record, by the numbers…
Since being released on April 6th
Buffalo and I rode
5 airplanes, 9 trains, 4 buses, 5 borrowed/rented cars, 1 bicycle, 0 buffalos
13 living rooms, 6 music venues, 1 lawn bowling club
2 Socks, 1 Water Bottle, 1 Beanie, in 1 Fayetteville forest
Not enough gas station ice cream sandwiches
5 different band arrangments
1 toothbrush into an airplane lavatory toilet
60 CDs on Bandcamp & 133 physical CDs
1 river (the New in West Virginia)!
0 bottles of gatorade
113 new subscribers to this mailing list community!!!
How I feel about it? I feel like we made a thing that if you give it the time of day it gives it back in a big way. I’m proud of it. It’s music! I remember a time when the thought of recording an album that sounded like real music was flabbergasting.
To all you folks who listened, wrote me, and came to the shows, you rock. I feel excited to be in the writing room again, and to take this month for a long exhale.
And looking at the rather ridiculous numbers above, I'm overwhelmed with thanks to you for the kindness, hospitality, and tireless support that made all those numbers add to the answer to my Aunt's question - awesome.
AND I do see why the tour van is a thing.
From 30,000 feet in the air (as per usual),
and for emma,
May 18-22 - Gourmet Food and Memorable Music on the Rogue River, Merlin, OR - More Info
May 30 - Red Barn Music Series - Los Osos - CA - 7pm *with Hans Bilger
May 31 - Hotel Cafe - LA - CA - 9pm - Tickets *with Hans Bilger
June 1 - House Concert - Santa Barbara - CA - 7:30pm (message for details) *with Hans Bilger & Susan Rakov
June 2 - River of Song Benefit - Fresno, CA *with Hans Bilger, Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, Thompsonia, & Blame Sally
June 3 - House Concert - Larkspur, CA - 4pm - (message for details) *with Hans Bilger
June 5 - Airbnb Experience - Stowlake Boathouse - SF - CA Tickets
June 7 - River of Song Benefit - Freight and Salvage - Berkeley, CA - Tickets
June 8 - House Concert - Berkeley - CA - 7:30pm (message for details) * with Satya
July 1 - Prachtwerk - Berlin - DE - 7:30pm
July 6 - Drochtersen - DE
Stay tuned for more tour dates in Bend, Portland Seattle, & Colorado.
Buffalo Release Tour Playlist - On Spotify. Favourites of the tunes I’ve been listening to this month. And a few buffalos snuck in there.
Cannibis cream: I developed some overuse tendinitis in my right forearm from playing the guitar. My cousin gave me medical cannibis balm to try. It's been the most effective swelling and pain relaxant. Doesn't get you high. The magical bud!
One pair of pants while traveling. Inspired by Hans. Try it, see if you miss the other pairs or simply enjoy the lack of ever having to make bottom half of your body decisions.
PS. "Water–the ace of elements. Water dives from the clouds without parachute, wings, or safety net. Water runs over the steepest precipice and blinks not a lash. Water is buried and rises again; water walks on fire and fire gets the blisters. That’s love." — Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume