After nearly 3 years of drought in Los Angeles the rain finally came down in abundance this week, it’s been rather quite nice and very much needed. I’ve fallen out of rhythm with my blog posts recently so now the rains on and The Oscars are over it’s probably a good time to sit down and write an update.
Last month Brandi Emma and I launched our new project ‘Broken Arrow’ at the world famous Hotel Cafe. We played with Miranda Lee Richards, Son Of The Velvet Rat and Rachel Goodrich. We had an incredible night and for those of you reading this who came, thank you very much indeed. I am pleased to announce we have been asked to do a Hotel Cafe residency starting May 14th and ending June 11th so, click on the shows section of this site for more details. We are going to have some very special guests and friends joining us over these 3 special dates and we will be doing something different for each night so more news on that soon.
Next Saturday, March 9th, I’ll be heading back out to the desert to play a solo show with Tracey Newman, Broken Arrows very own Matt Van Winkle and dear friends Son Of The Velvet Rat. We are all performing an early show that is part of a monthly songwriters-in-the-round event at the Radio Free Joshua Tree Listening Lounge curated by Phillip Rosenberg.
Later this month I’m doing a live webshow on Concert Window, which starts at 4:00pm EDT on March 23. I’ll performing the ‘Feel Something’ EP in it’s entirety and also playing some new songs. I’ll be joined by Brandi Emma, Eric McCann, Joel Patterson and Matt Van Winkle for this performance.
The next Broken Arrow gig before our residency at Hotel Cafe will be at Harvard & Stone on March 24th. I’ve been lucky enough to have started working there this year and I’ve been working with some really talented local bands. This show on the 24th will be the final date with Son Of The Velvet Rat before they head back over to Austria for a few months. It’s been a treat to play so many shows together and we promise to give them a special send off. Check out their new record ‘Firedancer’, you will not be disappointed.
I’ll be doing a solo show with Tall Tales & The Silver Lining in Ventura at Bombay on March 28th.
In other news Matt Van Winkle who plays guitar and sings with Broken Arrow released his own fantastic new record, Sunshine National Dust, last week and I was lucky enough to make it to his shows at The Standard in Hollywood and record release party at Origami Vinyl in Echo Park last Friday. Check out Matt’s record it’s a cracker!
In between working, playing and writing I managed to start demoing some new material which I’ll be posting on Soundcloud. I’ve put one new song up so far, ‘I Always Need To Remember‘ and I’m finishing another just now called ‘Chain Smoking Cigarettes’ which should be up later this week. More news soon.