I love writing these missives to you guys every month and letting you know what I’m up to. I don’t have too many shows right now, but I’m going to Kansas City on the 17th for 5 days. It’s the big International Folk Alliance Conference, where I will do a bunch of “showcases”. Practically every venue for folk artists will have a representative there and it’s where most of us get booked for the coming 12 to 18 months.
Then, on March 4, 5 and 6, I’m traveling to Texas to do 3 rather unique shows. As most of you know, even though I’m a songwriter, as a matter of philosophy, the preponderance of the songs I do are from other songwriters. NOT THIS TIME… I’m doing these three shows with Karen Mal (my adopted daughter!) and Will Taylor… they are both incredible musicians and singers. It will seem strange to do only my stuff… but I’m really looking forward to it. You can find all of the details on the shows page of my website.
I’ve been told that my Ireland tour, which is June 26 – July 5 this year has only three slots remaining. If any of you would like to join us for the trip of your lifetime, please, check out my Ireland tour page.
And last, but certainly not least, I pride myself on presenting shows that are absolutely nonpolitical. I want my shows to be about things we can share and have in common, not things that divide us. Having said that… this year has been such an unfathomable year politically that my friend Eric Schwartz and I have written a song which we hope everyone will find funny, no matter which end of the political spectrum you’re on. We recorded it and did a really low-tech video of it… we’ve been sitting around giggling at it… but then perhaps that says more about me and Eric than anything else. We’re gonna release it on our Facebook pages, asking people to share, if they like it. It will also be on YouTube and any other medium we can think of. Here’s the video:
Let me know what you think…
Thanks, and hope to see you soon!