It’s been great conversing with so many of you over the emails. Thank you so much for reaching out. Both albums are coming along nicely, and to that end, I went to Nashville recently and recorded the one and only Jerry Douglas on two songs, “Jetty” and what has been called “When The Snow Comes” but which Jerry and Carmella insisted should really be called “We Ain’t Dead Yet.” And we ain’t, right, kids?
On April 25th I’ll participate in the remarkable Monica Passim’s Harmony Swap Musicals Edition at the Treehouse. I’ll take a crack at “So In Love.” The recorded version is almost done, featuring Ben Stivers(piano), Richard Hammond(upright), Gary Schreiner (accordion) and Larry Saltzman(mandolin). There will be a monumental number of beautiful singers and songs on this Treehouse evening. Bring your lawn chair and settle in for theatrical bliss.
We are very excited about the festival coming up at the Schimmel Center on May 10th and 11th: The first annual Crossing Bridges Music Fest, curated by extraordinary artist/producer Paul Guzzone. Our set will be on Friday night the 10th, along with Vance Gilbert, The Kennedys, and Jonathan Coulton. On Saturday at noon I’ll participate in a songwriters in the round, hosted by WFUV’s John Platt, along with Abbie Gardner, the Kennedys, and Dom Flemons. Saturday night May 11th, please don’t miss Dom Flemons, Adam Ezra Group, Abbie Gardner and Paula Cole. I’ll no doubt be making an appearance onstage that evening as well.
I sincerely hope you’re having a great start to the warm season, and that our paths cross very soon. Humanity and humility, and then reach out and touch somebody’s hand.