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There’s a New Album Coming.

…and it’s going to be a little different from my previous ones!

I’m happy to announce Solo Piano, my first live album. While the music I write is generally pretty lush, I’ve always performed it live on just one instrument. That decision ultimately resulted in these distinct piano versions of those songs, which have never been available on record before. In keeping with the theme of the music, I liked the idea of combining geographically disparate performances, so to make this record, I recorded basically all my shows from the last year and have hand-picked my favorite performances. Here are twelve songs, each recorded in a different place and time. One was recorded at a cafe in Arizona, another in a living room in Tennessee, and another on a boat(!) in Michigan. Four of them have never been released before.

Preorder Solo Piano here.

I’m also heading out on tour! If you live near one of the places listed below, check out details here. More dates will likely be added in the next few days. I hope to see you somewhere out there.

9/30 Yarmouth, ME
10/1 Salem, MA
10/2 Burlington, VT
10/3 Brandon, VT
10/4 Plainfield, VT
10/10 Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH
10/17 Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
10/21 Zanesville, OH
10/22 Iowa City, IA
10/23 Boulder, CO
10/24 Santa Fe, NM
10/25 Flagstaff, AZ
10/26 Aurora, UT
10/27 Grand Teton National Park, WY
10/29 Helena, MT
10/30 Great Falls, MT
10/31 Helena, MT
11/4 Portland, OR
11/7 Portland, OR
11/11 Dallas, TX
11/13 Fort Worth, TX
11/16 Austin, TX
11/19 Knoxville, TN
11/21 Knoxville, TN
11/24 Portland, ME

Thanks, everybody. Stay tuned for more information about the live album, which will be out in just a few weeks.


White Mountains, the Midwest, and Tennessee

I’m back in New England, where for the last month or so I’ve been bouncing around for various shows in the region and generally basking in the glories of northeastern life. I’ll be heading back out to the Midwest and Tennessee in mid-late August though, for a handful of unique performances that I’m pretty excited about. Details about all my shows are here, but here’s what August will look like:

8/2 WESTPORT, MA – Deedee Shattuck Gallery, 5pm
8/11 SOUTH HAVEN, MI – Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, 7:30pm
8/13 BEMIDJI, MN – Brigid’s (with Dedric Clark & the Social Animals), 8pm
8/14 CARLTON, MN – Black Bear Casino (with Dedric Clark & the Social Animals), 8pm
8/15 DULUTH, MN – The Red Herring Lounge, 10pm
8/16 ST. PAUL, MN – The Black Dog, 7pm
8/19 TREMPEALEAU, WI – Trempealeau Hotel, 7pm
8/27 JOHNSON CITY, TN – Acoustic Coffeehouse, 10pm
8/28 CHATTANOOGA, TN – Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 7pm

I’m also thrilled and honored to have been selected as the artist-in-residence this year at White Mountain National Forest. These mountains are one of the most beautiful, dynamic, and historically fascinating landscapes in the country and the Whites are an area that has always been very close to my heart. I’ll be in and out of New Hampshire all this month and then based up there pretty solidly for a while in the early fall. Their site has a few words about what I’ll be up to while I’m there.

Finally, I’m pleased to report that there’s some new music coming soon. Prepare for an announcement in the coming weeks…

Talk to you then. Be well in the meantime,