Although the year is still young, I've been on the road already, playing shows in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. I'm excited about what's coming up in February so I wanted to take a moment to let you all know about it.
I'll be doing a series of shows with my incredibly talented friend Jesse Terry, who was just named 2013's House Concert Artist of the Year at Concerts In Your Home.com. On Feb 1 we'll be at The Landhaven in Barto PA, where we'll be doing an On The Road & In The Round along with the fantastic JD Malone. I hope some of you can make it out to this very cool venue because another dear friend, WXPN's legendary folk DJ Gene Shay, will be hosting the evening, and the Tommy's (Hampton and Geddes) will be there to accompany us, too.
Then on Feb 14 we'll be doing our third annual Valentine's Day Concert and Wine Tasting event at Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square PA. Jesse Terry and I will be singing plenty of songs in the romantic vein just to make sure your evening ends on the right high note. You're welcome. Once again the fabulous Gene Shay will MC the evening and the Tommy's will join us onstage. Expect special edible treats from Tara Endicott, Burlap's charming owner and barista.
On Feb 21 Jesse Terry and I will be at Songbox House Concert in Seaford, NY. Please call the venue for info as they've asked that we don't publish the address (the link with info is above). I'll also be playing a solo show at the Barrington Coffeehouse in Barrington NJ on Feb 21.
In case you missed the announcement: I've recently launched a Crowd Funding Campaign through Pledge Music.com so I can finish, release and promote my new CD. I'm excited about the new record, but I want to do this right and you can help! This campaign is unique because it includes humanitarian and philanthropic "give backs" on my part. In addition to the usual perks for pledges (signed CDs, handwritten lyrics, etc.) I'll be doing something good for the world at every pledge level. As far as we know this has never been tried before with a crowd funding campaign. So far we've reached about 22% of our goal, but it's still early. Here is a link to my campaign page: PledgeMusicCraigBickhardt. I hope you'll all check it out and consider contributing what you can. You can pledge as little as $15 for a download of the CD. Stay tuned for more updates about this!