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Early Autumn and the New England Trail

Hi everyone — I’m happy to announce that throughout the next several months, I’ll be working in part as an artist-in-residence in collaboration with the New England Trail (NET), a 215-mile footpath linking New Hampshire to Long Island Sound that in 2009 became the newest addition to the National Park Service’s system of National Scenic Trails. The trail is managed by NPS in partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Connecticut Forest & Park Association — I’ll be working with those groups in and out throughout the year to write and present new music about the landscape of southern New England and about this singular way of moving through it, and I’m excited to get started. On September 27th, I’ll be giving a performance at Wesleyan University where I’ll talk more about this whole project, and I hope you can make it to that.

I’ve got some other shows coming up around New England, too — see if you can get to one of these:

9/24 COLEBROOK, NH – Tillotson Center, 2pm
9/27 MIDDLETOWN, CT – Wesleyan University, 7pm
9/29 CUTTYHUNK, MA – Cuttyhunk Writers Residency (with Stephanie Jenkins), 6pm
10/5 CAMBRIDGE, MA – Lilypad, 7:30pm
10/12 & 10/13 BOSTON, MA – HUBWeek Festival
10/19 TAMWORTH, NH – Tamworth Lyceum (with Honeysuckle & the Western Den), 6pm
10/21 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT – Open Door, 7pm
10/22 PETERBOROUGH, NH – Bass Hall, 3pm
11/17 BURLINGTON, VT – Light Club Lamp Shop, 7:30pm

More shows and all details are listed here. You might also like to check out a couple of essays I’ve recently published in the magazines Orion and Taproot.

Finally, I’ll leave you with a recent review of Salt that I was thrilled to see in one of my favorite publications, and with this highly enjoyable interview I did with Brian Farrell at WCLZ in Maine last month.

Thanks very much, everybody. I hope to see you soon.

“Salt” — Now Available

I’m happy to announce that as of today, Salt is finally available for purchase as a physical CD, as a digital download, and as streaming audio; you can order CDs right here, and if you head on over to my Bandcamp page, you can stream half of it for free and purchase a digital copy to hear the rest. Check out this thoughtful and big-hearted new review of the record by Sound of Boston, this interview with Red Line Roots, or this conversation I recently had at WGDR studios in Vermont if you’re still on the fence and want to know more.

Many thanks to all the people who helped me out while I was in the process of making this thing. I’m deeply grateful for all the support, and I can’t wait to hear what you think.

New Video / Preordering “Salt” / Interview at Red Line Roots

Hey everyone, four things!

1. The title track for Salt now has a video, which you can check out above. Like my last video, it was filmed and directed by my friend Max García Conover, who really is great at this kind of thing.

2. The full record’s release is just around the corner. If you haven’t yet, please know that you can preorder a digital version of the record here and/or preorder a physical copy here. When you order the digital album on Bandcamp, you’ll even get a download of the first song, “Champlain,” right away, and then the whole album on May 16th when it releases. Physical copies will be released on June 5th.

UPDATE (5/16): The album is now available to stream/download here.

3. The track list is here.

4. Finally, last week I had a great conversation with Ken Templeton at Red Line Roots about some of my thinking behind the album; you can read that here if you want to know a bit more about why and how I put this thing together the way I did. Another really nice and thoughtful review was just published by Sound of Boston as well, and that one goes into a lot of detail about the different sounds on the record.

More soon. Thanks for your support, everybody. Working on this record has meant a lot to me, and I can’t wait for you to hear it.