When: Friday & Saturday, January 16/17
Doors: 6:30 pm Friday, 5:30 pm Saturday
I’ve been off the radar, having a lovely summer with my family and traveling a bit, but now I’m ready to rock again! Haha! We’re about to launch our KickStarter campaign in the next 2 weeks, so I’m gearing up for that. For those of you who don’t know what KickStarter is, it’s a crowd funding campaign so that I can raise the funds to make my next record. I have almost all of the songs finished, and I’m getting very excited to do this record, at long last! We’ll be sending out many more details, but in the meantime, to clue you in on a bit of what we’ll be up to, there will be various levels a person can contribute, from as low as $1.00 to $3,000 for many “rewards”, including recording a song for someone you love! (Yourself??!!) I’m also going to have several gold and platinum albums available, signed photos, new T-shirts, tote bags, the CD, of course, as soon as it comes out, and many more cool things you may like. This is all to help me record this album and to tour on it as well. We’ll see if I reach my goal, which I’ll tell you more about in the next few days as this all comes together… so stay tuned! I hope you’ll be a part of making this happen, at any level… it will all be greatly appreciated, especially now that the music business is so different. I really look forward to making a new record soon!
In the meantime, stay positive healthy, and I’ll be in touch soon!
If I’m not mistaken, I smelled an early Spring wafting through the screen door yesterday morning. It had rained slightly, for a couple of days, so I thought perhaps that was why I had this feeling… but no – it’s here again today. Can it be? January and February are often bleak, after the holiday season. Days of running on the beach seem a long way off… but not this year. Perhaps it’s because I have the European tour to look forward to! And my tremendous excitement about finishing the album, and trying out KickStarter or PledgeMusic, or one of those great indie launchpads. These things, combined with the beautiful black and green kale, the swiss chard, beets, arugula, lemons and herbs all exploding in our backyard make for a very promising month! We went hiking in a beautiful canyon overlooking the sea yesterday… a massive layer of fog made it impossible to distinguish whether we were seeing a tremendous steamer ship peaking out of the fog, heading to northern California, or a the top of a lone skyscraper (heading to northern California – just the top of the building – the rest would be staying put). A beautiful sight.
Off to work – hey, have you checked out Lizz Wright yet? What a luscious voice. Please listen to her!
I have gotten many comments from people asking why I’m not coming to Paris, London, Belgium, etc… on this brief tour. I’m still finalizing dates, so if we add anything, I’ll let you know, but this is kind of an interim tour. There will be another one to follow, probably when the album is done. Fall maybe? I’ll let you know as soon as I do, and I’ll keep you all updated on the status of the album, and as always, I hope to see you on the road! For those of you who can’t fly to Berlin, I’ll think about setting up another Stage It, or a video feed so that you can be part of all of this fun.
Have a great February!!