I wanted to give you a little rundown on what I've been up to this year, along with a bunch of links (lots of 'em!) to various bands, projects and organizations I've been working with. Please check out these links, as most of these artists, venues, festivals and magazines could use your support!
In 2012, I played 120 gigs! Highlights of my own shows included a co-headlining show with David Gans
at the Freight and Salvage
in Berkeley, three gigs at the brand spanking new Sweetwater Music Hall
in Mill Valley, several showcases at SxSW
in Austin, and a Fall East Coast tour of Vermont, Upstate New York, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.
Film and Video...
in 2012, my video of the Garcia/Hunter song "Standing on the Moon"
made it into the top ten in the Grateful Dead's "Cover Project".
The video was featured on the Dead's homepage and has garnered almost 9,000 views so far. Thank you Joshua Smith
and Daniel Ford for videography.
This past year I also traveled to Jamaica and Haiti with a group of mostly Bay Area-based musicians to record music with singers, songwriters and instrumentalists from both countries. The resulting full length recording and a documentary on the trip will be available soon. To Learn more about JHAM (Jamaican Haitian American Musicians), check out the facebook page
Acoustic Guitar Magazine
included me in a feature story on "Real World Rigs"
of performing guiatrists. Also included in the article were friends Mokai, James Nash, Nina Gerber and Jackie Greene. To accompany the article, we also recorded a video
of me explaining my pedal board and looping technique.
Also this year, I had two pieces of writing published, a review onjambase
at the Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco, and an article in Surrender to the Flow
the social networking group of LGBTQ Phish Phans.
A live version of "Colors in You" was included on "Live from Berkeley Volume 2"
, a collection of recordings from KPFA studios in Berkeley. The proceeds from this CD will benefit KPFA
Thank you so much for your support of independent music. The most important thing you can do for someone like me and my indie friends is spread the word to your friends and family about what we do. Like ourfacebook page
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, tell people to check us out on spotify, and come to our shows!