Wow, what a great time last night at The Queen. Thanks to those who came out, and to the other acts - it was an absolute pleasure to share the stage with such an eclectic and extremely talented group of musicians from the area.
(Thanks Kait for the photos!)
If you were there last night, I hope you were able to grab one of the small little business cards. If not, please keep checking back; my Kickstarter project will be live very shortly - the recording of the new album is beginning in the next few weeks with producer Ross Bellenoit and the good folks at Turtle Studios in South Philly.
4-24-13 Tickets Available for May 10th
Tickets are available to purchase directly from us for May's installment of The 6, held at World Cafe Live at the Queen Theater in Wilmington on May 10th. We'll be sharing the evening with Ashley Leone, Orion Freeman, Sarah Donner, Sheltered Turtle, and Victoria Vox; all from the area.
Please shoot us an e-mail at email@example.com, or let us know on the facebook page if you would like tickets!
The lease has been signed. I will be moving operations a short distance from Wilmington to Philadelphia next month.
But that's not the biggest news...details to follow, but a major project is on the horizon. Without giving too much away, I have been working on some new songs, and revisiting some old ones, and I have recently met with a producer named Ross Bellenoit out of Philadelphia. Keep an ear to the ground, and an eye on this news feed.
12-19-12 Holiday Season
Happy holidays to all, and merry end of the world this week! A new show for 2013 has been added. On January 18th, I'll be performing at Eeffoc's Coffee in the Trolley Square neighborhood of Wilmington (my stompin' grounds). This is about as local as one can get for a gig. It will be a 2 hour slot, between 7pm and 9pm, so I'll be doing my music with some covers mixed about. This is a bit out of the norm for me, but I'll take requests if you plan on stopping by - leave me a note on the Facebook page for what you would like to hear.
Be on the lookout as well for some big plans in the new year about a new record...
In all seriousness, enjoy the holidays, and best to you and all of your loved ones.
7-30-12 Some Video
I had posted to this to the Facebook page a few weeks ago, but absent-mindedly forgot to put it up here as well. Our closing tune from the Milkboy Philadelphia gig.
6-25-12 Saturday Night
Went to Milkboy Philadelphia today to drop off some promo material. Really great place. A guy selling puppies outside. Nice.
The headliner for Saturday night is now Erin Willett, from "The Voice." We're still slated as the opener, so be sure to stroll on by around 8:30, and stay for the evening.
Also, The Man with the Big Soul got the first airplay on Hometown Heroes last night. Thanks Mark!
5-28-12 A Different Kind of Milkboy
Check out the new gig date - June 30th at Milkboy Philadelphia. We'll be peforming in support of The Fleeting Ends,along with Earthquake Lights. Doors will open at 8:30, and the show begins at 9:30. I've played twice at the original Ardmore Milkboy location, and I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to rock this space in center city.
More details to come on the "Live" page, but in the meantime, check out the Milkboy Philly site for this show.
2-21-12 Home Grown Cafe Info
Erik Mitchell and the Mighty Heroes have been gracious enough to give me a spot of their time to play a set at Home Grown Cafe in Newark this Friday night. Erik Mitchell and band are scheduled to start around 10pm, after dinner ends, and I will be performing during their intermission around 11:15, 11:30. Bring your best good times cap.
2-12-12 For the Local
Listening to the Homey Awards on 93.7 WSTW right now...
And a cool bit of news for the good people of the Delaware Valley: Subtle Histories is available for purchase at Fresh Thymes, an organic restaurant in our neck of the woods of Wilmington for $3. Fresh Thymes is located at 1836 Lovering Ave. in the "40 Acres" neighborhood of Wilmington.
Homey > Grammy
2-2-12 Up for a Homey
Thanks to the support and e-mails from friends and friends of friends and family and the such, I have been nominated to win a "Homey" in the category of best "Male Solo Artist." This is a local recognition awarded by Hometown Heroes, a radio show hosted by Mark Rogers from Delaware Valley's 93.7 WSTW.
It's now up to the judges, but if you sent an e-mail, thanks so much, it's honor to just make it to the nomination round.
Updates on the website soon to follow, but in the meantime keep in touch over at the Facebook page!
10-2-11 Last Minute Gig
Can you believe it's October already? Man oh man, it's been a crazy and exciting last few months.
It's right up the road from Wilmington (literally, right up rt. 202, about 15 minutes from downtown Wilmington), and just a stone's throw from Philadelphia, near the Chadds Ford area. They have an intimate listening room set up there, so a different gear from the last few shows we have played. This will most likely be the last gig I play for a while, thus I hope you can make it out.
And remember. Eat pumpkin in moderation.
9-7-11 Quick Reminder
Just a quick reminder...if you haven't gotten tickets for this Saturday's show at Milkboy Coffee, be sure to do that this week! You save two dollards per ticket if you purchase them online. Below is the link.
Also, an update for this show: Alice will in fact not be joining us on this one. No worries, something has just come up last minute. She will be back for the September 30th "Happy Hour" gig at The World Cafe Live Queen. It is confirmed however that Nave Strauss and Jess Yedwab will be there on stage with Chizz and I on Saturday. Nave will bring his guitar talent and Jess her voice and cello. I am excited to have the Commack crew together on stage for this one.
8-18-11 Tickets for Milkboy Show on Sale!
On Saturday, September 10th, we will be performing at the renowned Milkboy Coffee in Ardmore, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. The evening will be shared with Chris Bruni and Sam Vile, two outstanding local artists. Tickets are on sale now at this address: 9/10/11 Milkboy Coffee Tickets!. Tickets are $8 if you purchase them ahead of time from the link, and are $10 if you wait until the day of the show. So be sure to make your plans for September 10th to come on out to Milkboy Coffee, and purchase tickets for you and your friends now!
Kyle Swartzwelder, with whom we shared the evening with back on July 5th, has invited us to perform as a featured act at the open mic he hosts at Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square, PA this coming Thursday night (7/21). Alice and I will be playing an extended set in between the first and second half of the open mic. Burlap and Bean is a fantastic coffee shop, created to be conducive for musician and audience. We're looking forward to the opportunity to peform there for the first time, and to hear some of the local acts perform during the open mic. I have been playing at open mics pretty regularly since the days of living in New York (Deepwells Mansion, Cool Beans, The Village Lantern, these great little nooks of my early twenties), and continue to be a huge supporter of them. I have yet to hear any musicians from this area of PA before, which makes Thursday night that more exciting to me.
We'll be there from the start of the night, at 7:00pm, till the end. If you have the time, come on by Burlap and Bean, hang out and with Alice and I, listen to some music, and have a cup of joe. Heck, I'll even buy you a cup.