SUMMER SOIREES and HOUSE CONCERTS
My Northern California mini-tour was wonderful, not only because I got to play in a lot of cool places, but I loved re-connecting with so many longtime friends as well as making a whole lot of new ones. Special thanks to Mark Pittaand his Tuesday Night Comedy show in Mill Valley, where I got to appear with the CREATOR of the Daily Show, Lizz Winstead.
Along with the wonderful Chappell and Dave Holt, I played the Occidental Center for the Arts to a small but mighty crowd, all of whom jumped on my mailing list and bought my CD. Got to hang with one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Teresa Tudury, who also lives up there. More on that later, as I am appearing with her in September at the Coffee Gallery Backstage.
Speaking of the Coffee Gallery, we’re doing a REMATCH AUGUST 23rd, (Friday night) of the show I did with Cynthia Carle and Bill Berry last May. We’ll have lots of new songs, and surprises. We sold the joint out last time so I’m hoping all of you who couldn’t make it last time will come and join us in one of SoCal’s most comfortable venues.
AND I’m doing my FIRST HOUSE CONCERT on August 17, Saturday night, at Westlake Canyon Concerts! Hosted by the fabulous Donna Mason Adams and Matthew Burke, I’m sharing the bill with my pal Eric Schwartz, one of the funniest songwriters ever. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK (Here it is again), and reserve a spot at the show (they will send you the address once you have RSVP’d). It will be a no-holds-barred, uncensored evening of fun and melodic mayhem, that’s for damn sure.
When I was in NoCal I stayed at my juggler friend Scotty Meltzer’s house, with him and his lovely writer wife Kat. The person with him in the juggling video isn’t his wife, it’s his partner Katrine Spang-Hanssen. It’s obvious that Scotty manages to keep all his balls in the air, and so does Katrine (see what I did there?).
One more piece of very cool news: I was selected as one of the Official Showcase Artists at this year’s FAR-West Conference. This is where so many unique performers get together to meet up with concert promoters, learn valuable tools for being a touring musicians, and generally have an awesome time playing music together. It’s in October, so I will write more about it soon.
But for those of you who are geographically well-placed, I’d be tickled pink to see you at one of these shows this month. And for those who aren’t, I’m coming your way soon, I promise.