Ahoy! A few exciting announcements today:
I am hitting the road with Mirah! We have a short tour lined up for the East Coast, and I am super excited to get out and play a bunch of shows again. It has been far too long! We will be sharing a band, and our band will be a string quartet! We will both be performing our own sets, and I will also be doing special arrangements for Mirah’s music. It is going to be a super intimate (yeow!) evening of music, and both Mirah and I will be debuting some new music, as well as some tried and true numbers, all arranged specifically for this tour! I have had the pleasure of arranging strings for Mirah in the past, and I look forward to digging into her songs, and making some really fun and surprising arrangements for them. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. We hope you’ll come join us, and please, tell a friend you think might be interested. It really helps a lot!
DATES Fri, May 05 - Brooklyn, NY - BRIC House BallroomFri, May 06 - Baltimore, MD - Creative Alliance Sat, May 07 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle Sun, May 08 - Jersey City, NJ - Monty Hall Mon, May 09 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery Wed, May 11 - Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston Thu, May 12 - Boston, MA - Cafe 939 Fri, May 13 - Burlington, VT - Arts Riot Sat, May 14 - Providence RI - Columbus Theatre
And in case you haven't heard, I also have a couple other shows coming up in the next few weeks:
Friday, March 11 - I will be performing two shows with the incomparable Kronos Quartet at the Strand Theater in San Francisco. We will be premiering a new piece I wrote for them, as well as playing some other songs I have written for them in the past. There will be two sets - one at 8:30pm, and one at 10:30pm. The 8:30pm show is sold out, but there are still a few tickets left for the 10:30pm show, so grab 'em while you can! More info here.
Tuesday, March 29 - As a warmup for our performance at the Radio City Music Hall David Bowie Benefit, Amanda Palmer and I will be performing a very intimate concert at City Winery in New York City. We will be playing our recent collaboration, Strung Out In Heaven: A David Bowie String Tribute EPin its entirety with a string quartet, as well as some more tunes. We will also have some very special guest singers. There are only a handful of tickets left, so be sure to get your's soon. More info here.
And last but not least, my good buddy Amanda Palmer just dropped a new track today: “Machete.” I posted a long blog about it earlier this year when we were working on it. She says it’s the first real song she’s put out since her last record, so it’s pretty exciting. I played bass, arranged the strings, and produced, mixed and mastered the track. It was a lot of fun to make, and I want to thank Amanda again for including me in her always exciting art making experience. The whole project was funded by her Patreon folks, so a big thanks to all of them as well! You can listen to "Machete" here and read Amanda's blog about the song here.
That's it for now, but I will have a lot of exciting news to share with you a bit later this month. Hope to see you soon!