It’s raining, which gives me a chance to sit down and write to you for a minute while the garden soaks it all up. I love watching the subtle changes out there from day to day, not to mention when we go away for a week of tour stops. It’s pretty nice to have some small, real thing to attend to in this increasingly digital world. I’m as excited about technology as the next person, but I think we all could agree that it can be a little crazy-making without something to balance it out! Thank heavens for the strawberries and the sweet peas.
We had such a great time in North Carolina with Owen Marshall in May. Great big thanks to all of the wonderful people who hosted, promoted, and attended the shows. Looking forward to getting back to that beautiful state down the road. I’ve never been in the south in the winter. Could be fun… In any case, I’m already excited to spend a week playing shows with Owen and Hanz in July in Maine. More about that next month.
I’ve been very fortunate to tour a bunch over the last year as part of Hanz Araki’s band and with Story Road, and I have been taking a bit of time away from traveling and playing my own music to give my head and heart a rest. Everyone knows that you can’t draw from an empty well, so after a bit of a break, I think it might be time to get back to making more music again. We’ll start in the Pacific Northwest in June, to shake off the cobwebs and see what new magic we can conjure with songs and tunes and then there are tours planned in July and September as well!
June 23 • Troutdale, OR • Edgefield Irish Tuesday
June 24 (noon) • Tacoma, WA • Listen Live at Lunch
June 24 (7:30pm) • Portland, OR • Abbie Weisenbloom’s House (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
June 25 • Olympia, WA • Traditions Cafe
June 26 • Conway, WA • The Conway Muse
June 27 • Sammamish, WA • Holmes/Robinson House (email email@example.com)
June 28 • Hillsboro, OR • Rock Creek Tavern
For those of you who have been asking about how the re-release of Linnet is coming, we’re nearly there! Our intrepid engineer, Jordan Leff, at The Secret Society Recording Studio here in Portland has begun mixing and we’re hopeful to have that part finished by the end of June. I’ll let you know that we removed one song from the original album and replaced it with a gorgeous new one. The incomparable Trevor Hutchinson is currently tracking a double bass part for it which I am dying to hear. Watch this space for updates. 🙂
Hope to see you soon. And thank you so much for your enduring support. I am so grateful for you.