Hello from Dublin!
It’s been a wonderful few weeks here with friends and colleagues playing music and beginning the new record.  Hanz Araki and I spent two weeks playing and singing with folks in our home away from home in West Kerry.  We are so grateful to Chef Trevis and Caryn Gleason for the care and welcome whenever we find ourselves in the Kingdom.  It’s funny how you do end up with family all over the world, when you travel as we do.  The Gleasons are no exception.

Have a look at Trevis’ gorgeous new book, Dingle Dinners!  We have an advanced copy because we are so spoiled and we absolutely love it.  I can’t wait to start cooking from this incredible collection of work.

We’ve had three days in the studio working on the new album and I am happy to report that everything is going well!  Most of the songs we thought we had have made the cut, some have been tabled, and some others have been added – all very exciting!  I’ve been posting a bit from the studio on my Instagram page if you’d like to see what’s going on over here.

We’ve made it to about 65% of the goal set for pre-orders of the new album.  If you think you’ll be buying one or would like to get your St. Patrick’s Day shopping done, please click here and order yours and maybe a t-shirt!  For folks who would like to buy a few copies, you can select “no-perk” and send me a quick email about how many copies or t-shirts you’d like, rather than enter in your card information more than once.

colleen, peter mckinney, aidan brennan, trevor hutchinson
Story Road on tour in California!

The gents and I are doing a swing through California starting next weekend at the KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace in gorgeous Nevada City and extending all the way to San Pedro in Los Angeles.

I hope you can join us for a show while we’re there!
Sept 30 • KVMR Celtic Festival, Nevada City
Oct 1 • KVMR Celtic Festival, Nevada City
Oct 2 • Studio Concert, Cottonwood
Oct 4 • Carl Cherry Center, Carmel
Oct 5 • Don Quixote’s, Felton
Oct 6 • The Grand Annex, San Pedro
Oct 7 • The Red Barn, San Luis Obispo
Oct 8 • St Lukes, Jolon

We’re looking forward to playing and singing and carrying on for a week, in true Story Road fashion.

Northeast Tour – The Hanz Araki Band

I am thrilled to be able to join Hanz Araki and our dear friends Genta Fukue from Okayama, and Elly Marshall from Portland, Maine for a tour of the Northeast from October 12th to October 24th!
Oct 12 • Southwest Harbor, ME
Oct 13 • Yarmouth, ME
Oct 14 • South Portland, ME
Oct 15 • West Kennebunk, ME
Oct 18 • Portland, ME
Oct 19 • Boston, MA
Oct 20 • Providence, RI
Oct 21 • Harvard, MA
Oct 22 • Nashua, NH
Oct 24 • Belfast, ME

Wow you guys.  That is a lot for the month and I am proud of you for making it all the way to the end of this email!  Congratulations!!

You can find a whole bunch more information on the facebook page, if you go for that sort of thing.  And I hope I get to see you in person before too long.

with love,
c