February has gone by in a beautifully disorganized blur (there’s a metaphor for my life in that sentence somewhere…) with 8 shows promoting ‘Who Asked You Back’ between San Francisco and my home town of Frazier Park in SoCal. The cold, losing my voice for a few weeks and dumping rain in Half Moon Bay had me very much looking forward to taking some time away, and I’ve been on the North Shore of Oahu on a 2 week visit since this past Sunday.
I’ve put together a few places to play while I’m over; a house concert in Hawaii Kai, on the Makaha side at a taco joint the evening (7-8:30ish) of Sunday the 25th, and opening for the metal-meets-bagpipes band Celtica at two Irish pubs in Honolulu, from 7:30-8:30 Thursday the 29th and 8-9 Friday the 30th.
I will return to the Bay just in time to play at Hotel Utah supporting Christina LaRocca on the 1st, and again in the city April 6th supporting my good friend Cassie Levy at her second album release show for her new album ‘Tides Rising‘. I’ve also been accepted to play the San Francisco Free Folk Festival in June, will share more when I know more.
April 1: Hotel Utah, San Francisco
April 6: El Rio, San Francisco
April 14: Caledonian Society Tartan Ball, San Ramon
June 9: San Francisco Free Folk Festival, San Francisco
‘Who Asked You Back’ has also gathered a review at a music blog called Divide and Conquer, lovely to read the kind words. Click here to read
As of February 3rd, ‘Who Asked You Back’ has finally been released! The first release party/concert went smashingly Saturday, and with a mention in both the HMB Review and the SF Chronicle, there were nearly 100 people coming and going throughout the evening. We only had 50 chairs, so that was fun!
The album is now up on itunes et al, and you can buy a physical cd here.
Here’s a shot of the Chronicle article (read online here).
I was also chosen as Folk Alley’s January open mic artist of the month, read more here
‘Who Asked You Back’ is finally getting released! After an unexpected move and general holiday madness, I decided to put off the release until I had some time to breathe and perhaps a slightly better chance at brain function. I at least have time to breathe now so here we go!
It will be officially released (and on my website, itunes etc.) February 3rd, with release party/concerts Saturday, February 3rd on the coast (337 Mirada ART: 337 Mirada, Half Moon Bay) and the following Saturday, February 10th in the city (Sand Studios Shop: 449 Bryant st, San Francisco). Both with be from 6-10 with music from 7-9, and featuring some awesome musical guests as well as myself.
There’ll be wine and cheese, I’m making some t shirts that I’ll be screen printing on and it’s looking all very exciting! Tickets are by donation at the door, hope you can make it!
I am wrapping up recording my first album, of original music. It’s wonderfully, weightily stressful. And expensive and terrifying and exciting. Assuming things go as they go, it should be done by the end of August.
I’ve finally put up the video for my song ‘Dirty Money’ which you can find on youtube.
Most Thursday evenings I play traditional Scottish and Irish music outside of New Leaf, Half Moon Bay. Busking status. The other day a lady gave me a bag of steamed broccoli while I was there. It was weird.