Friday, September 29, 2006

On tour with Hem

I've been out on the road for a few weeks with Hem. The shows have been great. Whatever it is that happens that makes playing music a real joy happens consistantly with these guys. For most of the tour we have been traveling with a clarinet, harp and violin player. Its really working. If you make it to a gig make sure you say hello.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Some local NYC gigs this fall

I'm doing as many gigs as I can around town in the weeks coming up.

Weds sept 6
Dawn Landes at Mo Pitkins 8:00
Sunday sept 17 Shotgun Shack 12:00 noon at Atlantic Antic. Its a Brooklyn street fair.
2:00 with Jan Bell and the Cheap Dates in Riverside Park and then its Hank's later unless something screws up.

Sept 21 8:00 I'll be playing with Sunny's wife Tuna at Sunny's in Red Hook.
Sept 23 its Hem at Irving Plaza. If you haven't seen Hem yet you gotta check it out. Its some sort of Jewish holiday so it should be easy to get tickets for this one.

I may fly in to play a gig at the 55 Bar on oct 17th. Its the 7:00 to 9:00 slot. It with this new music band that just got going called "A Thousand Oaks" unless we come up with a better name before then. Pretty killing players doing something unique. Jonathon Haffner: Alto, Chris Lightcap: Bass,Dan Weiss: Drums and they let me tag along and play my Pedal steel.

Smokey's Western Combo will be back at it once the dust clears also. We may try to pinch off a little gig if I get 2 consecutive free hours while I'm in LA with Hem on the 13th of sept.

Hem Fall Tour

Here are some of the dates for the Hem fall tour.
We just put out a new CD called Funnel Cloud and I think its our best yet. I'm really proud of it. We are touring with a full band and sometimes very full band.

September 09/06 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
September 10/06 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
September 12/06 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
September 14/06 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
September 15/06 San Diego, CA House Of Blues Side Stage
September 20/06 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
September 23/06 New York, NY Irving Plaza
September 25/06 St Louis, MO Blueberry Hill
September 26/06 Chicago, IL Martyr's
September 27/06 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
September 28/06 Madison, WI Cafe Montmartre
September 30/06 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
October 01/06 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
October 02/06 Ann Arbour, MI The Ark
October 04/06 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
October 06/06 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
October 07/06 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theater
October 09/06 Louisville KY - Phoenix Hill Tavern
October 11/06 Asheville NC - Grey Eagle OR Orange Peel
October 13/06 Pittsburgh PA - Mr Smalls
October 14/06 Annapolis MD - Ramshead matinee
October 16/06 Toronto ON - Horseshoe Tavern
October 18/06 Philadelphia PA - World Cafe Live
October 20/06 Falls Church VA - The State Theatre

Friday, September 01, 2006

Monday Sept 4th

I'm Playing with "A Thousand Oaks" at Barbes at 10:00 monday night. Its a new music improv band with:

Jonathon Haffner: Alto
Chris Lightcap: Bass
Dan Weiss: Drums
Bob Hoffnar: Pedal steel

Come on down and hear something different !