Dolly Varden at Square Roots and the return of the Jesus Christ Trio!

Dolly Varden will play our first show of 2016 at the Square Roots festival in Lincoln Square Friday, July 8th, at 9pm, headlining the south stage at Montrose and Lincoln. AND I’ll join Robbie Fulks and Diane Christiansen at a benefit concert for the Chicago Shambhala Meditation Center on Friday, July 29. We’ll sing songs from the Jesus Christ Trio songbook – it’s true, we said it would never happen again, but, well… it is – Robbie’s songs, my songs, Diane’s songs and choice covers we all like. Advance tickets highly recommended

the thread

I am very happy to announce the release of “the thread,” a long-distance songwrting collaboration project with the remarkably gifted ellen cherry, from Baltimore, MD. The project actually has roots all the way back to 2005 when I was on tour for “Sweet Is The Anchor.” My band played a show to exactly two people in Baltimore – one of which was ellen cherry. We struck up a friendship then and there and at some point got the idea to try to write a few songs together. Between our busy schedules of touring and making our own albums we managed to meet up in Chicago a few times – and once in Baltimore during Hurricane Irene – to write, re-write and record. The album comes out tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3rd. You can listen to the title song in the video below, featuring Diane Christiansen’s animation, “the monkey mind in full recline.” The full story of the project and more is here: CLICK HERE TO BUY THE THREAD WE CELEBRATE THE ALBUM’S RELEASE WITH 2 SHOWS: FRIDAY, MAY 6: The Four Hour Day Lutherie 4305 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD  8pm SATURDAY, JUNE 4: Friendly Folk Festival at The Friendly Tap,  […]