Friday, July 4th, 2014
Steel Bridge Songfest Recap / American Songwriter Magazine! / Summer Dates (BIRTHDAY SHOW @ JOE’s PUB 8/23!!) / NEW record in the works!!
Well it’s hot in NYC…REAL hot! There’s no denying that summer is officially here, and i’m ready to sizzle down with the rest of you!
Had a terrific time in Wisconsin at Steel Bridge SongFest a couple weeks ago. This was my 9th year performing at the festival and attending the Construction Zone songwriter event at the Holiday Motel.. it’s always cool to see how the event evolves each year – this year the new studio/performance space – The Tambourine Lounge (a.k.a. the “Collaboratory”), and the Steel Bridge Radio, were AMAZING additions. I got to co-write songs w/ some incredible talent! Especially proud of the song i wrote w/ Graciana Holland, and Jimm McKever, and also one w/ the fabulous Louise Goffin… Speaking of Louise, she was recently interviewed in American Songwriter magazine to talk about her new album coming out this month, and she mentioned me and a song called “Deep Dark Night of the Soul” we co-wrote together (w/ Corinne Lee) last year at Steel Bridge as being her favorite on the record. Was quite an honor and a thrill! Can check out the full article -> HERE
IN OTHER NEWS, I am excited to announce that i’ll be spending much of the summer months in the studio working on a new record! I started up last week @ Galuminum Foil Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (where i’m now residing incidentally), and things are coming along really nicely! I’ve been posting updates (pics/vids) on Facebook & Twitter so go and follow if you wanna keep up with all the updates as they come.. If all goes to plan, i’ll have a new album to release before the year is up!
Hunkering down on the record I won’t be doing any proper tours this summer, though i will be getting out of town for a couple of regional festival dates.
*****AND, don’t forget the end of the summer BIRTHDAY SHOW @ JOE’S PUB!!!
Tickets are onsale NOW and can be purchased -> HERE
Facebook EVENT PAGE is -> HERE (PLEASE RSVP and invite friends!!)
Here’s all the summer performances coming down the pike!
July 9th Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2), NYC. *this is a benefit show for Circle Camps for Grieving Children
July 19th Huntington Folk Festival (Huntington,NY)
Aug 9th Hudson Music Festival (Hudson, NY)
Aug 14th Puck (Doylestown, PA) *Songwriters in round
Aug 15th @Central Park, NYC, Play-diem event @ Naumburg Bandshell
AUG 23RD @JOE’S PUB, NYC (BIRTHDAY SHOW!!!)
For more details go the SHOWS page or click->HERE
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Greetings all! May has turned into quite the action packed month of shows! This past week we performed for Boom Done Live, a live fun interview/performance show. We taped at the Guitar Store Showroom in Chelsea on monday….stay tuned for footage coming soon!
This next Tues i’ll be performing w/ the band for Toasted Almonds, a gathering of creative professionals from all walks, at “The Bar” @ JWT on 46th st. For anyone wanting to attend the event (they’ll be free alcohol and snacks), I’ll have a special discount code… hit me up!
And MANY more shows coming at ya this month and the next couple, including the band’s return to Rockwood Music Hall on Jun 18th, AND, the big BIRTHDAY SHOW @ JOE’s PUB (our DEBUT!!) on Aug 23rd! MARK THAT DATE!!!
Check below or the SHOWS page for more details… have a great May!!
322 E 86th st
solo set, free.
Port Washington, LI
2 sets…originals and covers.
tbdSturgeon Bay, WI
9pRockwood Music Hall
band show, @ Stage 1, no cover, 9p sharp!!
7-930Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2)
“Circle Camps offers free overnight camping experiences to young girls who have experienced the death of a parent.
Our mission is to offer our campers the adventures and fun of living and playing together at overnight camps, while
providing supportive environments in which they can share their grief. As the camp is entirely free, it is from the generosity of donors and fundraising efforts that we can offer this service to our campers. This year’s New York City fundraiser will be a Battle of the Bands. All of the money raised will be donated to Circle Camps in memory of Claire Blackman, my best friend’s mother, who passed away last year from a rare form of Parkinson’s disease. She was passionate about music (specifically Adam Levin and Paul McCartney) and was the
inspiration behind making this year’s fundraising event a Battle of the Bands.
Huntington’s Heckscher Park
“All Keyed-Up” song swap near the AcousticMusicScene.com tent during the Huntington Folk Festival at Huntington’s Heckscher Park
7p Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette St
BIRTHDAY SHOW w/ #CGBand + guests!!
JOE’S PUB DEBUT!!!
tickets – $15
Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Well HELLOOOO, April! So nice to see ya!!
I’m back in town after an awesome time at the Cape May Songwriter Fest! Had really GREAT shows to near packed houses both Fri and Sat night….. we may be back there before too long–possibly for a weekend over the summer…keep ya posted!
NEXT up with the band is Rock n Roll Resort THIS weekend up n Kerhonkson, NY. Can’t tell you how excited i am for this festival!.. On the bill with some truly amazing acts, inc. Dumpstaphunk, the Motet, Everyone Orchestra (w/ Steve Kimock, Jennifer Hartswick. et al). Gonna be epic! Check the FB event page, and/or website for more info!
And later in the Month, I’ll be heading out to LA for pair of shows and to attend the ASCAP conference…… sooooo excited! Check the scoop!
Mon Apr 21 2014
Songwriter Series LA (presented by David Harvey
The Coffee Gallery Backstage
Songwriters in the round=
Sat Apr 26 2014
(double bill w/ Kalen, who plays @ 8p. www.kalenmusic.com/)
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Sat in w/ the one and only Jerry Joseph on his tour ending shows the last 2 nights in NYC – at Rockwood in the LES on Sun, and last night up in Harlem at Shrine. Both EPIC shows! And confirmed a couple more dates of my own in the next month (see below)…. see you out there!!
Fri, 3/14,@ Caffe Vivaldi in w.village, i’ll be doing a few and accompanying John Mollica, 8p
Tues 3/18 @ The Bitter End for the The “Leave A Lasting Mark” Concert Series benefit show (Tribute to 1969, NYC’s Fillmore East. Foundation Fighting Blindess), playing piano and singing on one.
Thurs 3/20 @ The Studio at Webster Hall – First-At Music Showcase
Fri 3/28 & 3/29 @ Singer-Songwriter Cape May Fest in NJ (w/#CGBand)
Sat 4/5 @ Rock n Roll Resort Fest in upstate NY (w/#CGBand)
Sat 4/12 @ The Producer’s Club (musical guest at comedy improv group IRTE show)
Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Jungle Jam in Costa Rica / Rockwood return Feb 26th! / “Royals” Cover / SPRING Festivals in NJ, upstate NY!!
Well, it’s been a hot minute! I’m back in the big apple after a great trip to Costa Rica last month. I went to attend Jungle Jam Fest in Jaco, and wound up getting in to play a set on their acoustic stage. Also, got into a jam session at the “wrap party” of the fest, playing drums (yep) backing up a couple of incredible musicians, Ryan Montbleau and Zack Deputy. Was a hell of a good time!
After CR, i spent some days in Florida on a writing retreat, and finished some new music I’m really excited about!
I’ll be debuting 2 of the new songs at the upcoming CG Band show at Rockwood Music Hall on Feb 26th.
I’m especially excited to be performing for the first time at RocknRoll Resort Festival, happening in Kerhonkson, NY on Apr 5th. It’s an AMAZING lineup, including Dumpstaphunk, Everyone Orchestra (w/ Steve Kimock, Jennifer Hartswick, et al), The Motet, Turkuaz, and many more great acts! Deets on all the upcoming shows below…
Oh, and at our last show at Rockwood the band and I worked up a cover of the Lorde song “Royals”. Well, it received quite a response! Was overjoyed to have it be posted and tweeted about by Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s!
Check it out and share it!!
MARCH/APRIL CG BAND DATES!!
Singer-Songwriter Cape May Festival – Brown Room, Congress Hall
Congress Hall (Brown Room)
Cape May, NJ
Singer-Songwriter Cape May Festival – The Boiler Room
The Boiler Room (Congress Hall)
Cape May, NJ
3 day fest! w/ Dumpstaphunk • Motet x2 • Everyone Orchestra • Cabinet • Turkuaz x2 • Conehead Buddha •and MORE!