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!
The first half of 2015 flew by as Rich and I got our recording studio and music education space Acme Hall Studios up and running. During off hours, we’ve been recording our new album. The arrangements for this next release 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. We 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.
The album will be released in spring 2016 with tour dates to follow. I’ll have pre-orders available in the winter. We are releasing one of the songs, “Snowing Sideways”, as a holiday single in early December. You can tell by the name that the timing will be perfect.
In other news: I 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.
On 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.