Greetings from rainy Portland,
Last week Pitchfork premiered our video for the Deschutes River Conservancy. Through the good folks at Deschutes Brewery and North Inc, I gathered a group of my best musical friends, and had the opportunity and challenge of turning Oregon’s Smith Rock into a recording studio for the day to make an inspired version of the old American spiritual Down by the Riverside. We embraced the limitations and the advantages of the space, and I think, came up with something pretty special. You can watch the video here:
Also, last week, the sweet folks at NPR premiered a B-Side from La Grande called the Carob Trees. I wrote a short piece about the origins of the song. You can see that, and listen here:
We leave on a Western US tour Friday with good Portland buddies Typhoon and Lost Lander! Lost Lander (an amazing band that you will love) will be acting as my backing band for this tour, and I’m super excited for the set we are putting together.
Here are the dates. I encourage you to buy tickets in advance.
11.02 – The Shakedown – Bellingham, WA #
11.04 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC #
11.05 – Nyne – Spokane, WA
11.06 – Top Hat – Missoula, MT #
11.07 – Visual Arts Collective – Garden City, ID #
11.08 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT #
11.09 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO #
11.10 – The Carter Payne – Colorado Springs, CO #
11.11 – Low Spirits – Albuquerque, NM #
11.13 – Solar Culture – Tucson, AZ #
11.14 – Sail Inn – Tempe, AZ #
11.15 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
11.16 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA #
11.17 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA #
11.18 – G Street Wunderbar – Davis, CA #
11.20 – Wow Hall – Eugene, OR #
11.23 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR #
# w/ Typhoon & Lost Lander
Hope to see you soon!