After nearly a week off from playing shows I’m getting prepared for my first KXLU Los Angeles Session (8/15) and then this Saturday (8/17) I’ll be playing Fix Coffee as part of Echo Park Rising, which I delighted about.
The last couple of shows were a lot of fun and I was joined at Ham & Eggs Tavern, in Downtown LA, recently by Yohei Shikano (My Hawaii), Ryan Fuller (Fort King) and the wonderful Ruthann Friedman. Ryan will be playing The Echo for Echo Park Rising (8/18) with Fort King so if you’re around town be sure to catch them!
I haven’t played with Yohei in what feels like a long time, so it was great to play songs together and also hear his new tunes. We will be both playing Fix Coffee this Saturday. He will be playing as My Hawaii.
Ruthann is also on the bill this Saturday at Fix Coffee and will be playing tunes new and old. Look out for a blog I’m going to be writing soon on her “Windy: A Ruthann Friedman Songbook” album that was just released on Cherry Red Records this Summer.
Incidentally, 90% of all these lovely live photos, press shots and all the visual treats that appear on my website are taken by my dear friend Alex Kinnan. I feel like I need to unveil the man behind the camera. Below he appears in all his glory……
I received a nice big parcel from AED last week full of vinyl and CD’s and did the rounds to the independent record stores in Los Angeles. You can buy my EP at Amoeba Music, Origami Vinyl, Vacation Vinyl and Mono Records LA so far. I will be hitting up the next round of stores later this week.
My first in-store show to promote the EP in LA will be at Origami Vinyl next Thursday (8/22) at 7pm where I’ll be performing with the full band minus Brandi as she’s still on her Holi-bags!
I will be writing another blog a little later this week about the first feature length film directed by ‘Feel Something’ visual director Paul Orehovec. ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ features on the soundtrack to his cerebral road movie ‘I Am Death‘ and I am happy to say that his movie has been selected to play at the Action on Film Festival this month.