It's a spectacular spring
morning here in upstate New York, and I'm just back from a fantastic weekend in
the Boston area. As you can imagine, it was unsettling to head that way last Friday,
but the locations of my workshop and concert (Worcester and Concord) were not part
of the lockdown and were functioning normally. Then, of course, the manhunt ended
Friday night, which brought so much relief and gratitude...and my events on Saturday
were a real treat. In Concord I played in a beautiful living room to a warm and wonderful audience
of about 40 people, plus a puppy who was very curious about my cajon drum--she circled
around me, not sure whether to run away or pounce, while I played "Sycamore
do love house concerts and would like to incorporate them more often into my travels...
If you're inspired by the idea of inviting friends over for an evening of music
in your home, here's a simple guide to organizing an event like this.
In any case, now I'm
wrapping up the creative writing class I teach at Syracuse University, and gearing
up for a big show with the trio on Saturday 4/27 at the Steeple Coffeehouse in my hometown
of Fayetteville. We'll be unveiling some new songs, and saxophonist and bassist
Jason Fridley will be sitting in on a few songs. Can't wait!
I'll be spending a good
chunk of May in the U.K. (!), then coming home for a summer that includes several
outdoor performances with the trio. See the calendar for details.
Happy spring, thanks
for staying tuned, and hope to see you out and about.