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Autumn

Happy fall, everybody. This is my favorite season, and I’m thrilled to be able to spend so much of it in northern New England this year. I’ll be headquartered in Vermont for much of the late fall, but there are also several shows around the northeast scheduled between now and December, which I’ll encourage you all to attend:

10/3 CAMBRIDGE, MA: Cambridge Queens Head, 5:30pm
10/10 CAMBRIDGE, MA: Toad, 10pm (with 90-Mile Portage)
10/16 STOCKHOLM, ME: Eureka Hall, 7pm
10/17 BURLINGTON, VT: Radio Bean, 8pm
10/18 MONTPELIER, VT: Montpelier Arts Festival, time TBA
10/20 PORTSMOUTH, NH: The Red Door, 9pm
10/24 MILFORD, NH: Clarks, 7pm
10/25 PLAINFIELD, VT: WGDR Studios, time TBA
10/30 MORRISVILLE, VT: The Bee’s Knees, 7:30pm
11/16 MONTPELIER, VT: The Skinny Pancake, 6pm (with 90-Mile Portage)
11/22 FITZWILLIAM, NH: Fitzwilliam Inn, 7pm
11/23 SOMERVILLE, MA: The Burren, 8pm (with 90-Mile Portage)
12/6 PORTLAND, ME: Blue, 6pm
12/7 CAMBRIDGE, MA: Lilypad, 8pm
12/8 BROOKLYN, NY: Pete’s Candy Store, 10pm
12/10 NEW HAVEN, CT: [house concert]
12/11 SALEM, MA: Gulu Gulu Cafe, 8pm (with 90-Mile Portage)
12/13 MANCHESTER, MA: Manchester by the Book, 7pm
12/19 PORTSMOUTH, NH: The Red Door, 9pm

A few of those will be really fun – I’m especially excited to return to Blue and Lilypad in December. Watch this space for additions to that list, and for announcements concerning a big pile of shows coming this January in the south, the Rockies, the southwest, and the west coast. And in other news, Field Studies is now up on Pandora, for those of you who are into that sort of thing.

Hope you’re all well. Enjoy the weather. Talk soon.
Ben

Spring 2014 Midwestern Tour

I’m calling it a spring tour, but maybe that’s an optimistic way of describing a trip that will be taking me through a few of the wintriest places there are. In just a week and a half, I’ll be heading out to some favorite stops in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Ontario, just to make sure I’m not missing any opportunity to enjoy the snowiest, iciest driving conditions this country has to offer.

You’re invited to come, say hi, and warm up at some of these shows though, because they should be a lot of fun. Many are at great new venues I’m excited to see, and I’ll be bringing a few cases of Field Studies outside of New England for the first time since the album’s release last month. If you don’t already have a copy, you can get the album here on this site, or download it from Bandcamp or iTunes.

Here are the midwestern dates! A very classy tour poster can be downloaded here.

3/14 GUELPH, ON: Community Music Guelph, 9:00pm
3/15 SOUTH HAVEN, MI: Foundry Hall, 7:00pm, tickets here
3/17 MADISON, WI: Crescendo, 6:30pm
3/18 ST PAUL, MN: Black Dog, 7:00pm
3/19 DULUTH, MN: KUMD 103.3 FM, 2:00pm
3/19 DULUTH, MN: Lake Avenue , 9:00pm
3/20 TREMPEALEAU, WI: Historic Trempealeau Hotel, 7:00pm
3/21 MADISON, WI: Indie Coffee, 7:00pm
3/22 BLOOMINGTON, IN: Rachael’s Cafe, 7:00pm

Midwinter, Volume Two

Hope you’re all enjoying the winter. I’ve taken a break from mastering the new album (Field Studies, which you all successfully funded via Kickstarter, will be available early next year) to work up some new seasonal tunes for the second volume of Midwinter, a series of EPs I’m adding to each year.

As of this morning, the 13 songs from volumes one and two are available for your streaming, downloading, and purchasing pleasure here.

Enjoy the new music, today’s snow, and winter in general! And keep an eye on my performances page: I’ve got a few stops in Vermont in the coming weeks, and then I’m heading south — very south — in January before I come home to release the new album. Hope to see you somewhere out there.