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There’s a New Album Coming

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 my songs, which have never been available on record in this form before. I knew that if I released them I wanted the recordings to be live, I liked the idea of combining geographically disparate performances, given the themes of the music. So to make this record, I recorded basically all my shows from the last year and have hand-picked my favorite performances. Here are thirteen songs, each recorded in a different place and time. One was recorded at a cafe in Arizona, another in a living room in Tennessee, another on a boat(!) in Michigan, and others from Vermont, Maine, Oregon, Nebraska, and more. Four of the songs have never been released before at all.

Preorder Solo Piano and view more details 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
10/10 Plymouth, NH
10/17 Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
10/21 Zanesville, OH
10/22 Iowa City, IA
10/23 Boulder, CO
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
11/5 Lincoln City, OR
11/7 Portland, OR
11/11 Dallas, TX
11/14 Fort Worth, TX
11/16 Austin, TX
11/17 Indianola, MS
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.

Ben

Announcing the Summer 2013 National Tour

Summer tour plans are gradually shaping up, and I’m excited to tell you about what we’ve already booked. So far, my dates for June-August include shows in Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Michigan, and New Hampshire, and more are being added to the schedule every day. Keep watching the performances page for details!

And that’s the official poster above. Can you see the piano?

The dates:

5/31: BRATTLEBORO, VT – Metropolis, 8pm
6/1: PORTLAND, ME – Blue, 6pm
6/20: WESTERLY, RI (with 90-Mile Portage) – The Malted Barley, 9pm
6/21: BRATTLEBORO, VT – Metropolis, 8pm
6/22: SALISBURY, MA (with 90-Mile Portage) – Pettengill Farm, 2pm
6/22: CAMBRIDGE, MA (with 90-Mile Portage) – Toad, 10pm
6/27: CAMBRIDGE, MA – Lily Pad, 8pm
7/14: HARMONY, PA – The Center of Harmony (Opera Hall), 5pm
7/16: MADISON, WI – Crescendo, 6pm
7/17: MADISON, WI – The Froth House, 7:30pm
7/18: PARK RAPIDS, MN (with Saint Anyway) – Second Street Stage, 6pm
7/19: DULUTH, MN (with Saint Anyway) – Beaners Central, 8pm
7/20: BEMIDJI, MN (with Saint Anyway) – [private]
7/21: DULUTH, MN – Amazing Grace, 7pm
7/22: IOWA CITY, IA – Uptown Bill’s, 7pm
7/23: WICHITA, KS – The Pumphouse, 6pm
7/25: ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Blackbird Buvette, 7pm
7/26: FLAGSTAFF, AZ – Firecreek Coffee, 8pm
7/27: TEMPE, AZ – Extreme Bean, 8:30pm
8/9: SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Dolores Park Cafe, 7:30pm
8/11: LOGAN, UT – Caffe Ibis, 12pm
8/16: FRUITA, CO – Cavalcade, 7:30pm
8/17: FORT COLLINS, CO – Spotlight Music Cafe, 3:30pm
8/17: BOULDER, CO – The Laughing Goat, 8pm
8/18: LINCOLN, NE – Meadowlark, 7pm
8/19: MINNEAPOLIS, MN (with Saint Anyway) – 331 Club, 10:30pm
8/20: MINNEAPOLIS, MN (with Saint Anyway) – Hell’s Kitchen, 6pm
8/21: MINNEAPOLIS, MN (with Saint Anyway) – KFAI Studios, 5:15pm
8/21: MINNEAPOLIS, MN (with Saint Anyway) – 331 Club, 7pm
8/22: GRAND MARAIS, MN (with Saint Anyway) – Gunflint Tavern, 7pm
8/23: ONTONAGON, MI (with Saint Anyway) – Porcupine Mountain Music Fest, 2:30pm
8/23: HOUGHTON, MI (with Saint Anyway) – Continental Fire Co
8/23: CLOQUET, MN (with Saint Anyway) – Annual Barn Dance
8/26: MADISON, WI – Indie Coffee, 7pm
8/28: SALEM, OH – Salem High School
8/30: BRATTLEBORO, VT – Metropolis, 8pm

See you out there,
Ben