Coming up on a busy couple of months as 2018 comes to a close. I have been laying pretty low performance-wise this year up til now. I’m just back from a wonderful short tour of Germany with friends from St Louis, Adam Reichmann, John Wendland and Andy Ploof. Super cool to play songs for such good listening audiences! Here’s what’s coming up: Oct 22 (M): Acoustic Explosion at Sylvie’s: I’m playing a set at 9:30, trying out a bunch of new songs live. 1902 W. Irving Pk Rd. Also on the bill are a bunch of the all stars of the Kernel / Old Town School songwriting community: Rob Lambert, Kathy Greenholdt, Chrissy Johnson, Natalie Gaza and Jack Higgins. Wow! You won’t want to miss ANY of those great songwriters. Show begins at 8 and it is FREE! Nov 3 (Sa): Pig and Weasel House Concert with Tommi Zender: wonderfulContinue readingFall 2018 Update – a bunch of shows coming up
House concert style at Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery – old and new songs surrounded by green and growing things – along with our friend, Nancy Burke, reading from her new novel, “Undergrowth.” 8pm Advance tickets and full info here
Friday June 8: FitzGerald’s Sunday June 17: SPACE Friday June 22: Cultivate in Evanston Saturday June 30: Friendly Tap
Michael Miles and I will play songs written by Bob Dylan, songs that influenced Dylan and songs that were influenced by Dylan, on the night of his 77th birthday. Come celebrate with us, won’t you? The Hideout Th May 24th 9pm 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago
It’s mid April in Chicago and we woke to an inch of snow on the ground and it’s been snowing pretty much all day. Despite that, though, there is the feeling of spring happening: robins are patrolling the frozen backyard for potential worms, flowers are stubbornly poking up through the ground and it feels like it’s time to make new music. I have a pretty sizable and growing batch of songs that I’ve been working on since the last record, “Funeral Bonsai Wedding,” came out 4 years ago. (Four years ago?!?) So the question is how best to proceed and, honestly, that’s been the thing I’ve been stumbling over for the last year or so. It seems like it must be important to record and release these songs but I have had the darnedest time actually convincing myself of that. I’ve begun a bit of home recording of a fewContinue readingSpring?