Wow! The Pledge Music campaign for my next album reached 100% funded in 3 days. Thanks to everyone who joined in. I am stunned and grateful. Thank you!

The Pledge Music page now becomes the place to PRE-ORDER the album. By pre-ordering you’ll not only get the album the moment it’s released, you’ll get access to all the exclusive updates along the way. So far the updates have included videos and audio of 3 of the songs. I plan to present all of the songs over the next month or so. I’m also working on a covers CD that will only be available to Pledge Music folks. We’ve finished the basic tracking and are moving into overdubs and mixing. I am aiming for an early fall release. Well, so there’s the pitch. Click on the image below to get to the Pledge page and you’ll find more information there.

I’m playing with Robbie Fulks at the Hideout on Monday, April 21st at 7pm.

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I have launched a Pledge Music campaign for the recording and releasing of a new album with Funeral Bonsai Wedding. That’s me with Frank Rosaly (drums), Jason Roebke (bass) and Jason Adasiewicz. Please stop on by my Pledge Music page by clicking the image below, and have a look at the project info and the exclusive bonus stuff offered. Funeral Bonsai Wedding plays at the Old Town School of Folk Music on April 12. Tickets on sale now at the OTS website.
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Here are acoustic demos for two of the songs that will be on the new album

I couldn’t be more excited about this show on April 12. It’s with Funeral Bonsai Wedding – that’s me, Jason Adasiewicz on vibraphone, Frank Rosaly on drums and Jason Roebke on bass. We’ll be playing all the new songs that we’re working on for our debut album. Shelley Miller and the BCC will play the second set. We play at 8pm sharp for a little over an hour. Advance tickets (recommended) are on sale now at the Old Town School website. I hope to see you there!

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I am working on a new recording project with the amazing Funeral Bonsai Wedding: Frank Rosaly on drums, Jason Roebke on bass and Jason Adasiewicz on vibraphone. We begin recording in late February and will continue through March and April. The songs are mostly written. We play Sunday Feb 16 at Simon’s and we’ll debut a bunch of the new stuff there. I’m very excited about this project, it will be unlike anything I’ve ever done and I am lucky and grateful to have these brilliantly gifted musicians join me. We play Saturday, April 12 at the Old Town School of Folk Music as well.
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Sunday, January 26th:
Diane and I sing 2 songs at the Old Town School of Folk Music’s concert of Beck’s Song Reader Did you know Beck released an album of songs on sheet music? No audio. Come hear the album as interpreted by Old Town School staff and special guests. 7pm. Szold Hall, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago.

Monday, February 3rd:
I’ll sing a bunch of the new songs I’m working on at the Acoustic Explosion at Silvie’s Lounge. 10pm. FREE 1902 West Irving Park Rd, Chicago.

Sunday, February 16:
The return of Funeral Bonsai Wedding at Simon’s!! I will be making a new album with this incredible band: Jason Adasiewicz on vibraphone, Jason Roebke on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums. You will be hearing a lot about this project soon. I am VERY excited about it. On the 16th we’ll play 2 sets beginning at 9pm. FREE! 5210 N. Clark St, Chicago.

Saturday, February 22:
“From Old Town To Greenwich Village: Songs of the American Folk Revival featuring Ed Holstein and Steve Dawson.” The Hideout. 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago, 3pm. (note early time!). Mark Guarino is curating a concert series that explores the music of the early 60′s folk revival in Chicago and New York. I am very honored to share the stage with the great Ed Holstein! All ages welcome.