10423265_10153283391970100_1669943876429020045_nHello folks,

The first half of 2015 flew by as Rich and I got Acme Hall Studios up and running. Our awesome instructors taught eager music students a semester of lessons in guitar, bass, cello, voice, ukulele, piano, and drums and the recording studio hosted some amazing clients.

During off hours, Rich has been hard at work producing and arranging for my new record! We are now in the midst of recording at the studio. The album will be released in early 2016 with tour dates to follow. I’ll have pre-orders available in the fall.

The arrangements for this new album build on the sound we’ve created touring as a live duo over the past few years. With the guitars as the driving force, our approach is more intimate and acoustic. 10325329_10153283391995100_2877204975449114156_nWe are so excited to be welcoming in special guest musicians Spencer Cohen, Serena Jost, Greta Gertler Gold, Emily Hurst, Dan Shuman, Deidre Struck, Karen Dahlstrom, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and many more, to add layers of harmony voices, upright bass, cello, and percussion to the record.

In other news:

11108854_10153099842770100_945624943656828029_nI had a fantastic time opening for Shawn Colvin around the northeast in April. Just as spring was springing, we got to get back on the road and see trees blooming. We played to wonderful audiences of dedicated music listeners and worked out many new songs including our cover of “Heatwave” by The Blue Nile, which will be on the new record.

CJGSiRJWcAAUMr3 2On July 4, I had the honor of singing with a small choir at the one and only Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island. I don’t think I have ever experience an event that embodied Brooklyn as much as this one. It was awesome to be a part of it. In case you’re wondering, Joey Chestnut ended his 8 year winning streak by being beaten by a newcomer who ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes.

Thanks and enjoy these (hot) dog days of summer!


Excited to announce that I will be supporting the wonderful Shawn Colvin on several of her April tour dates in the northeast! I’m also doing a show of my own in New York in the midst of these dates. Here are venues and ticket links:

04/08/15     Annapolis, MD  Ram’s Head On Stage tickets *
04/09/15     New York, NY  Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 tickets +
04/10/15     Chatham, NJ  Sanctuary Concerts tickets *
04/16/15     State College, PA State Theatre tickets *
04/17/15     Sellersville, PA  Sellersville Theatre tickets *
04/18/15     Sugar Loaf, NY Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center tickets *

* supporting Shawn Colvin
+ just me doing my thing