scwrpHello good folks,

How ARE you? I want to tell you what an insane snowstorm we had here, but the truth is, I went to Mexico for a week and completely missed it. Best timing ever!

A bit last minute, but in just a couple weeks, we will be heading out to the Midwest to do a few shows supporting the wonderful Shawn Colvin:

Tue Feb 16 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark tickets
Wed Feb 17 Рday off: Grand Rapids, MI РWonder Wagon House Concert
Thu Feb 18 – Grand Rapids, MI – St. Cecilia’s tickets
Fri Feb 19 – Evanston, IL – Space tickets
Sat Feb 20 – Evanston, IL – Space tickets

I haven’t played in some of these places, well, ever. So that’s exciting.

RP_COVERThe new record “Known Objects” is nearly done. Release date is May 3 with copies available at shows and via pre-order in April.

We’ll get back on the road again in spring to do CD release shows. I’ve booked a few so far and more are to come. If you have a venue you’d like to see us at or a house concert you recommend, please get in touch.

Until then,

New holiday single “Snowing Sideways” and music video out today!

Buy the song on Bandcamp, iTunes, eMusic, and many other digital music outlets.

I’m so excited to share with you my first release of new music in nearly three years. “Snowing Sideways” is the first single from our new record which will be released in full in late spring.

There’s also a music video for the song, which I put together using archival footage of snowy home movies and ski lodge scenes from the 50s and 60s:

“Snowing Sideways” was recorded at our new space Acme Hall Studios and produced by Rich Bennett. Rich plays a variety of instruments on the song including acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, octophone and octave guitar, as well as piano. We were joined by Dan Shuman on upright bass and Spencer Cohen on percussion.

Here are some other things that have been going on:

This American Life holiday show

I opened for Madeleine Peyroux earlier this month. It was a real treat to share the stage with her. Her cover of Elliot Smith’s “Between the Bars” has haunted me for over a decade.

Sang with Lucy Wainwright Roche at a holiday comedy show hosted by NPR’s This American Life and Ira Glass. The show featured some incredible comedians including members of the cast of SNL. An honor.

Booked my NYC CD release show for Friday, April 15 at the Jalopy Theatre!

We are continuing to work on our new album and have had so many wonderful special guests in to record with us. Here’s who came in during November: Karen Dahlstrom from Bobtown, brilliant guitarst Ben Monder, cellist and songwriter Serena Jost.

Thank you so much for checking out “Snowing Sideways.” I’ll be in touch after the new year about pre-orders for the new record.

I’ve booked a couple of record release tour dates so far but am looking for more northeast shows the last week of April and other areas over the summer. Do get in touch if you’d like to host a house concert or put us on at your venue.

Have an excellent rest of 2015 and happy holidays!