I said I was getting good at saying my goodbyes but here I am getting all tear-ed up. I’m moving back West for who knows how long. My last show in New York City for a while will be at City Winery April 16th.
No openers. I’ll have my BIG BAND– that is to say 2 drummers– Justin Veloso and Dan Rieser. 2 electric guitarists aside from myself– Indigo Street and Adam Brisbin. Sean Cronin on bass, and some assorted guests. My band is godawful cute. Come bask in the noise and the cuteness! See this.
On Saturday, February 25, Jolie Holland, along with bandmates Carey Lamprecht and Keith Carey, stopped by to play a few songs on Sedge Thomson’s NPR broadcast of West Coast Live. You can stream it for the next week here and Jolie’s performance starts around the 60 minute mark.
I’m playing at a small private space in San Francisco these nights, with friends opening–its bound to be some great nights. The space is magic, and the piano has a good heart. My band will be comprised mostly of the trio with Carey Lamprecht (violin, voice) and Keith Cary (pedal steel through Leslie speaker, tololoche, mandolin, etc). We’ll have some special guests on various undisclosed evenings–Ralph Carney and Lemon DeGeorge will be sitting in, as well as David Mihaly, Indigo Street, Sam Levin, and assorted badasses. I’ll be playing different songs every night, with minimal exceptions.
998 Valencia at 21st Street in the Mission District of San Francisco– a very beautifully designed gallery/vintage/antique store called VIRACOCHA.
The openers will start at 8, and then I’ll start playing at 9. The tickets are on sale at this site–go to SHOWS… all the tickets are priced on a sliding scale, so that if you feel like being an eccentric hundredaire (like myself) or if you are a legitimate eccentric thousandaire or etc, we present you with the opportunity to play patron of the arts.
Mon Nov 26 Shy Hunters (NYC)
Tues Nov 27 Keith Cary with Amber and Carey Lamprecht
Weds Nov 28 David Mihaly
Thurs Nov 29 The Creole Belles
Fri Nov 30 Will Sprot (of the Mumlers)
Sat Dec 1 Tango No. 9
Sun Dec 2 Zoltan DiBartolo with Allison Lovejoy
I’m honored to be working with the Portland Cello Project performing two of my own new unreleased songs, “The First Sign Of Spring” and “Palm Wine Drunkard.” It has been a thrill to collaborate with Douglas Jenkins, the Maestro of the PCP, in arranging my songs for large ensembles including about 8 cellos!
On these nights I’ll also be joining them in performing songs from the newly released Beck Song Reader. Beck, in partnership with McSweeney’s, has put out 20 new songs in sheet music form only. PCP is performing All the songs over a two day period at the Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR. Its an incredible band with lots of fantastic guest singers.
Doug has been recording all those Beck songs with these large ensembles–So far I’ve sung on 4 of them.
The Beck Song Reader is over the top brilliant. Beck’s bringing it all back home for us. I’m so impressed and it feels strange to say, but I am so grateful to him for being such a genius.
Every Sunday in January, I’m woodshedding new material at an intimate, out of the way venue in Brooklyn, NY. We wanted to have a cozy place to experiment with the songs for the next record. The new songs are largely improvisational, so I wanted to have shows in order to let them come together in a natural way. In the past I’ve had to record brand new material that hasn’t had time to be played, so I wanted to remedy that situation. This is the largest ensemble I’ve ever put together, with some of my favorite musicians in the world. There are a lot of us– seven all told, including two drummers–Dan Rieser and Justin Veloso, Indigo Street (electric guitar,) Doug Wieselman (electric guitar, clarinets,) Tim Luntzel (bass,) and Patrick Holmes on clarinet. I’ll be singing and playing guitar, piano, and violin. We come from backgrounds encompassing the worlds of experimental, rock, jazz, noise, and traditional American music. See the “SHOWS” page for more information…