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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.

Snowbound

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!