I carefully planned a southern tour for February in the hope that as soon as I got below the Mason-Dixon line, New England would just be ravaged by blizzards for the duration of my trip so that I could arrive back to find winter receding and spring bursting forth. It was my most cunning and ingenious plan ever, and it completely failed. Throughout the month, Massachusetts had an unusual string of cloudless, gorgeous days with temperatures in the 60s-70s and I got snowed on in Virginia. And to add insult to injury, I somehow managed to arrive back just in time for the first real snowstorm of the season up here.
The tour was brilliant though. I can’t thank you all enough for coming out and supporting me in these new locations, and I’m glad to have made so many new mid-Atlantic and southern friends along the way. I had a great time wandering down the coast, and as usual it was lots of fun to crash around North Carolina and Tennessee with Saint Anyway at the bottom of the trip. I’ll be joining them again in Minnesota at the end of April, and I’m eagerly looking forward to it.
I’m local in March, however, and will be playing a cluster of shows up here in the next couple weeks. I’m doing a set in Shelburne Falls at the one-of-a-kind Mocha Maya’s on Sunday, and shows in Vermont and New York City next week. I’m also being featured in a completely outrageous local showcase run by a group called RAW: Boston, and will be playing alongside various other local musicians, artists, fashion designers, filmmakers, and more in a sort of artistic circus being held on March 8th. The event is ticketed, but one ticket gets you in for the whole insane thing. Please come! For one thing, I am required to sell a certain number of tickets by March 5th, so I’ll really appreciate your help even if you’re not sure you can make it. Here’s the link: http://www.rawartists.org/boston/stimulus/?artistid=48787.
Hope to see you on the 8th, Boston. But many thanks to the rest of the east coast for a great February!