I Hope you’re having a GREAT Summer!
It’s been a ‘cool’ summer so far here in the Pacific Northwest—not so good for my tomatoes and peppers—but it’s been good to be back at home and write some new songs that I’m really excited about. I had some wonderful shows earlier this year in the northeast around Boston, then a great Midwest jaunt and finally this spring in Dallas, Tucson, Salt Lake City and in central Texas. So after that—and after a CRAZY 2015—where I crisscrossed the country, played in more than 25 states (and after the release of ‘What I’m Lookin’ For’, rose to #6 on the Folk DJ charts and ‘Oh Woody’, my tribute to Woody Guthrie, for a time rose #2 on the charts!), I was ready for a little break.
I’m really excited for this current crop of shows! I’ve been working some new songs into the sets, keeping most of the old favorites and even reviving some older ones. One new song in particular, titled ‘Ever Since Columbine’ has really been getting noticed, including a spot on the news in Tucson. It’s touched it nerve for the folks who’ve heard it and I guess there’s no finer compliment then when people are moved by your songs. Maybe the only thing that compares is when people take a night off to come out to a show and spend the evening with you. I feel so lucky to have played so many great shows and fun festivals and meet so many of you. That’s really STILL the best part of for me—playing the shows.
So I really hope to see you at a show soon! Bring a friend or 2, or tell a friend if I’m playing their town. Thanks!!
The ‘I Deal with Crazy ALL Day’ Summer/Fall Tour starts out most local with dates in Portland and in the world-class Willamette wine country (at Fox Farm Vineyards in Dundee and the Walnut City Music Festivalin McMinnville) then heads east for one of my favorite festivals to play—theTumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, WA, then south to California where I’ll be playing the fantastic American River Music Festival outside of Sacramento, CA (and of all things playing on the festival’s annual raft trip—-check it out!!). Then I’m heading back home for what’s become an annual tradition, an intimate show at Portland’s best venue, Artichoke Music, before heading back out again for shows in Utah and California…
I hope this finds you enjoying the long, warm days, and maybe taking some time off yourself. You know you deserve it!!!
The “I Deal with Crazy ALL Day” Summer/Fall Tour 2016:
Tues Aug 9th The Secret Garden, Portland, OR
Sat Aug 13th Fox Farm Vineyards, Dundee, OR w/ Jerry Towell
Sun Aug 14th The Ranger Station, Portland, OR w/ Karyn Oliver
Fri Aug 19th Walnut City Music Festival, McMinnville, OR
Thu Aug 25th Roots on the Rails, Portland, OR (*Private Show*)
Tue Aug 30th The Grant House on Officer’s Row, Vancouver, WA
Sat Sep 3rd Tumbleweed Music Festival, Richland, WA
Wed Sep 14th COZMIC, Eugene, OR
Fri Sep 16th American River Music Festival, Coloma, CA
Fri Sep 23rd The Big Easy, Petaluma, CA
Sat Sep 24th Goodrich House Concerts, Redding, CA
Sat Oct 8th Artichoke Music, Portland, OR
Sat Nov 5th Magpie House Concerts, Salt Lake City, UT
Sat Nov 19th Shoreline House Concerts, Pittsburg, CA
Lastly, I wanted to say ‘THANK YOU’ again for all the support. Every bit of ‘success’ I’ve has come because folks have embraced me and I’m just grateful to be able to chase my dream a bit. THE most rewarding part is playing the shows and meeting folks all over the country and getting to know them. I meet so many Wonderful people and your hospitality and kind words are what keeps me going. It’s as Simple as that. So ‘Thank YOU!’ for Listening, Reading, Sharing, and Helping me make this long, Crazy musical journey of mine possible…I’m really humbled by your enthusiasm and show of support.
Hey BTW–If you have a favorite local venue you’d like me to play at or would be interested in hosting a House Concert (which ARE the greatest things since sliced bread!), shoot me an email, let’s talk!!!
And one last BIG Thanks! to my crack team–my ‘Tribe’–of ridiculously Cool Friends, Fans, Independent DJ’s and just Wonderful People (You know who you are!!!) who keep sharing the songs and the CD’s with their friends, family, etc. It’s truly extraordinary and it means so, so much to me. Please Don’t Stop Now!