Happy to report that my new record Only Daughter has received 4 stars in the current issue of Maverick! My prior release Viewfinder also received 4 stars from Maverick back in 2011. Thanks very much to the good folks at Maverick for these great reviews and also for including my song “Rise Up” on a recent compilation sent out to subscribers. Read the full review.
I’m also excited to report that “Rise Up” will be included on the New Arrivals Vol 5 compilation put out by Mpress Records. Comes out October 29 and all sales go to Hurricane Sandy Relief organizations! Also on the CD: Lucy Wainwright Roche, Paula Cole, Rachael Sage, Antigone Rising, Ari Hest, and many others.
After doing 50 shows in the first half of 2013, I’m gonna stay home and order a few pizzas. In spring we’ll have more US dates and a return tour in the UK. Until then, I’m gonna settle back into New York City, where it’s just about back-to-school time and soon we’ll be voting on a new mayor for the first time in 12 years.
After our big summer tour in July, I barely thought about music for the month of August. Rich and I went to Maine, way up north, where the accents are strong and the lobster is unbelievable. Learned about buoys and picked wild blackberries.
Nice reviews for “Only Daughter” are still coming in, most recently from Sing Out! and PopMatters. If you don’t yet have the record, you can get it at Nine Mile Records, Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp. And don’t forget about Rich’s solo guitar EP, available digitally via Bandcamp or at shows.
And if you haven’t seen our video for “Better That Way” c’mon over to YouTube and watch!
Hope everyone enjoys these last days of summer.
P.S. Most creative and ridiculous fan gesture yet! An animal sanctuary in Vermont rescued a number of former fighting roosters. A lovely fan of ours sponsored two roosters and, as their sponsor, got the naming rights to the birds… Pronsky and Bennett are doing well and are integrating nicely.