In 3 weeks, Jeremy, Anna and I will launch a monthly night
of music in the main bar at Aces & Eights in Tufnell Park.
We're really excited about it! We'll be playing our own
songs along with some of our favorite covers. We named the
night after Emperor Norton, who proclaimed himself Emperor
of the United States and Protector of Mexco back in the
1860s. Most of the people in his home town of San Francisco
went along with it and he was treated in accordance with his
noble title. I'm not sure if he was in fact a whiskey
drinker but Aces has plenty of varieties for you to try.
Free entry and we're on from 9 til 11. We'd love to see you
there! read more »
Got a chance to play 12 Bar Club the other night for the
last time before it shuts down and moves to Holloway Road.
It was great to have so many people make it out for the big
night. I lost track of how many times I performed at 12 Bar
over the last few years but I really appreciate Andy Lowe
letting me play there one last time. I'll have to check out
the new 12 Bar when they move in a couple of weeks. read more »
I've been working on some song ideas I've had for a while
and it feels great to just sit down and actually put them
together. It's amazing the amount of distractions that come
up vying for my attention when I'm trying to focus on this.
Sometimes I feel this impulsive desire to go to the woods
with a guitar, notebook and tape recorder for 6 months
straight. I'm not quite doing that (yet) but am trying to
schedule in more time for writing. You can't really schedule
in inspiration but songwriting is like any craft and
scheduling it in helps make it actually happen. Instead of
not happening. Right? read more »
Wow, we sure had a great time at Maverick. We got to play in
the Barn, which really is a barn. Got a lot of positive
energy from the crowd and it was pretty wild to play on such
a gigantic stage. Made me realize I need to get some bigger
stage moves going. Shane Kirk, the stage manager, wrote a
review calling us, "band of the festival - all great tunes,
Tele lead breaks and backing harmonies over solid grooves."
Thanks so much, Shane! read more »