I’m writing from southern New Hampshire, where a horrific heat wave has finally broken, leaving in its wake a sort of dribbling mistiness. But there’s lots to report! Prepare for some hyperlinks.
1. I recently finished writing and recording keys, strings, and horns for an excellent band from Duluth called Diet Folk (website here and entertainingly active Twitter feed here). The new record, which sounds absolutely brilliant from start to finish, is called “Cold,” and you can pick it up on iTunes here. It also features significant contributions from some members of Saint Anyway, and was lots of fun to work on. I’m thrilled with how nicely the whole thing came out – listen especially to “Carry,” “Cold,” and “Bird of Mine.”
2. I got some really nice press from Harvard Magazine this week. Check it out here.
3. I’ve been playing all sorts of little shows all over New England over the last month or so, and have just a couple more (in Vermont this weekend and Maine the following weekend) before I leave on a gigantic cross-country tour in mid-July. Dates for this (at least for its first leg, from New York to California) are almost completely finalized and can be viewed on the performances page. Happily, many of these gigs were booked by my new friends at Boss Booking and Management, to whom I’m extremely grateful for relieving me of all the most annoying parts of setting up a tour. I’ll be returning to New England at the beginning of September and will be recording intensively and playing locally for a while after that.
That’s all the news for now. Stay tuned for more announcements, particularly about dates for the national tour as they get locked down. Hope to see you somewhere this summer!