August 2017 Newsletter - Thank You Video Release
Thank You Official Music Video Release!!!
I'd like to thank you! The time spent in a recording studio near San Francisco singing into microphones that translated sound waves into grooves on giant spinning wheels of tape (yes TAPE) could not have gone better. Recording 15 of your original songs can be sort of like looking into the mirror for 24 hours straight - often a humbling no more happy chemicals left in the brain type experience. This time I left the studio giggling. Most of the songs were recorded live on the first take, and thanks to the stellar musicians who joined me, it just felt like making music. Thanks for rooting for us, I heard you! I'm itching to share the solo record, but these things take time, and there is exciting news RIGHT NOW...
Thank You, the much anticipated album from my band, Odell Fox, comes out September 12. Above is the sneak peak music video for the album's title track. Directed by Kendall Rock it features Austin legend, "Sparkle Joe" Riddell.
I've played many a living room and backyard since the last newsletter and I'd like to dedicate this month's musings to the wonderful enthusiastic sloppy handed folks who slipped through the mailing list cracks. The ones who wrote a lot of straight lines that could have been interpreted as 1's or L's, the ones who forgot the @website part, the beautiful fans who will never receive these emails because I misread their penmanship on that fateful night! I dedicate this email to them and promise to have a typing solution for the mailing list problem from now on!
Congrats to you all for your legibility.
Q's that look like G's
Patreon Drive Continues
To those who already pledged, THANK YOU. It helps a ton! In the coming months Patreon subscribers will get exclusive sneak peaks from the new solo record.
What's Patreon??? A platform that allows a community to support artists with recurring monthly donations. A way to give me a little financial boost as I go all in to this album and beyond. Get more info and subscribe to my Patreon page - HERE.
September 21 - House Concert, Washington, D.C
September 22 - House Concert, Leesburg Pike, VA
September 29 - Location TBA, Bend, OR
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With Odell Fox
September 13 - Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett, NY, 8pm
September 14 - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, NYC, 8:30pm
September 24 - Backyard Festival - Nashville, TN
October 27 - House Concert, San Diego, CA
October 28 - Hotel Cafe, LA, CA, 8pm
November 3 - House Concert, Santa Cruz, CA
November 8 & 9 - Lost Church, SF, CA, 7:30pm
November 10 - Berkeley Hills Concerts, Berkeley, CA, 7:30pm
November 11 - Barnstormers Theatre, Grants Pass, OR, 6:30pm
November 12-18, McMenamins Al's Den Residency, Portland, OR, 7pm
More CA, OR, and WA dates TBA soon!
Medicine Man by Odell Fox - download the single track from our new album!
Comatopia Music Festival - great music, and still has that small family feel. Plus otter pops. Keep it on the radar for your summer 2018.
Don't have enough folk music in your life??? - sit back, make some tea, and check out this groovy video featuring Justin Vernon, Damien Rice, Sam Amidon and others! I especially recommend Damien's performance of "The Professor."
PS. West Wind #2, a poem by Mary Oliver
You are young. So you know everything. You leap
into the boat and begin rowing. But listen to me.
Without fanfare, without embarrassment, without
any doubt, I talk directly to your soul. Listen to me.
Lift the oars from the water, let your arms rest, and
your heart, and heart’s little intelligence, and listen to
me. There is life without love. It is not worth a bent
penny, or a scuffed shoe. It is not worth the body of a
dead dog nine days unburied. When you hear, a mile
away and still out of sight, the churn of the water
as it begins to swirl and roil, fretting around the
sharp rocks – when you hear that unmistakable
pounding – when you feel the mist on your mouth
and sense ahead the embattlement, the long falls
plunging and steaming – then row, row for your life