May 2019 Newsletter
"I mean, what are you doing in analysis? You're trying to take all this misunderstanding and loathing, and you're trying to turn it into love – which is the wonderful thing that happens when you're trying to make music out of the rough, hard, bad things. You're trying to turn it into love." – Bruce Springsteen
Music or any other medium, it is a worthy goal, and mission statement as I close my fifth 12+ hour day in a Brooklyn recording studio. It's 3am. I'm in the control room. The beautiful Lawson White is adding high hat clicks to "Buffalo." Mmmmmm
I hope the flowers or whatever equivalent you have in your corner of the world are smelling delicious. See you soon California.
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May 16 - Berkeley, CA - The Back Room - 8pm - Tickets
May 17 - Los Osos, CA, House Concert - 7pm
May 18 - Santa Barbara, CA - The Loft Upstairs, 821 State Street - 7:30pm
May 19 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Crepe Place - 9pm *with Quatlebaum and Jessica Malone
May 20 - San Francisco, CA - The Lost Church - 7:30pm - Tickets *benefit for Tuolumne River Trust *with Scott Shoetgun
May 21 - San Francisco, CA - The Lost Church - 7:30pm - Tickets *with Quatlebaum
May 22 - Palo Alto, CA - House Concert, Edgefest VI, 7pm
June 6 - Washington DC - House Concert, 7:30pm *with Cuchulain Kelly
June 4-11 - Cassiopeia Songwriting Camp, Washington DC
June 13-16 - Rogue River, OR - Music, Gourmet Food & Rafting Trip - Book Now
June 18-21 - Rogue River, OR - Yoga, Music, & Rafting Trip - Book Now
June 17 - Grants Pass, OR - House Concert
June 27 - July 2 - Main Salmon, ID - Music and Rafting Trip - Book Now
July 10 - Coloma, CA - South Fork Fest *with Dangermuffin
July 12 - Berkeley, CA - House Concert *with Dangermuffin
July 13 - Fair Oaks, CA - House Concert *with Dangermuffin
July 16 - Bend, OR - House Concert
July 18 - Portland, OR - Patagonia Store *with Motherfish film screening
July 19 - Walla Walla, WA - House Concert
August 1-6 - Cassiopeia Songwriting Camp with GOALS, Green River, UT
October 20 - Willimantic, CT - Bread Box Theatre
October 25 - Asheville, NC - Isis Music Hall
November 23 - Bend, OR - House Concert
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White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo – "Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism." It's really cool and rare to have a blind spot so eloquently pointed out. This book is important and foundation rocking, and I'm so grateful to Kevin Beals fo recommending it to me. To ever continuing learning!
John Pearse Guitar Strings. The whole thing about dreams in the last newsletter...another one came true! I'm officially a John Pearse ambassador. I've been playing JP strings since I heard the way Vince Semonson's Yamaha acoustic guitar sounded 10 years ago at Strawberry Music Festival. I use the light gauge phosphor bronze 600L set.
As Far As I Can See by Phil Cook. The new Phil Cook instrumental record. I put this one on on repeat. Phil is my favorite, a behemoth of a musician. I love the mood this record puts me in.
"One day – to be able to eat soup without burning the roof of the mouth." – Anonymous