And we’re back! Many thanks to Maurizio Liberato for building the new website. Things have been busy but I’ll try to catch up a bit on the news front.
Norton Money had a fun run of shows in December: our monthly Emperor Norton’s Whiskey Symposium at Aces & Eights, Spit & Sawdust, our Holiday Spectacular in the basement venue of Aces and What’s Cookin’. Jeremy and I also got to play a couple of Bay Area shows when we were back there in October.
Before that, Grace and I were in New York playing some shows there, including one at the Bitter End with Alan Merrill. We even got to perform “I Love Rock & Roll” with him. Good times! We had a live tv performance on MNN (Manhattan Neighborhood Network) with Ginger Broderick and Clyve Aguarde. We also got to see GE Smith perform our first night in New York with Ginger at Iridium. Even got to talk shop with him after the show, talking old Fender amps and speakers. We also had a few days in New Orleans to get inspired by all the incredible music there. Brass bands in the street, Preservation Hall, the calliope on the Natchez steamboat. What an amazing place!
Over the summer Norton Money and Broken Islands both performed at the Maverick Festival. Such a great festival on a farm in Suffolk. Norton Money rocked out on the Peacock Stage Saturday night and Broken Islands were the first act of the festival on Friday in the Barn, along with performances both Saturday and Sunday. So fun to be back on the farm with so many friends!
The next Norton Money gig is on Saturday, January 25 at the Green Note in Camden. We’re really looking forward to playing there. It’s a nice treat to play to a room where people are super attentive to the music. We’re going to play some of our more fragile, quiet tunes, the ones that don’t quite work at our usual honky tonky type gigs. Then Grace and I have a duo gig in Milan on January 31. It will be my first Italian gig since Norton Money played at thr Ferrara Music Festival a couple years ago.
Also getting the new Grace Solero mixed to release later this year. Busy times!