At my show where I opened for Guided by Voices in April 2018. Photo by Kat Dalton.

At my show where I opened for Guided by Voices in April 2018. Photo by Kat Dalton.

November 4, 2018

In April of this year, I got a call from my good friend Robert Pollard, the founder, songwriter, singer, and band leader of the legendary band Guided by Voices. They would be playing in my hometown of Ithaca, NY, and I would open for them.

I had met Robert through the music scene in Dayton, Ohio, when I was in high school. Even though I was a high school punk at the time, and he had an established band, he always treated me like a like rock brother, and we have been friends ever since.

I was especially honored to play the show in Ithaca, because they normally don’t have opening bands, because their own show is 2 ½ hours long. (He has released over 100 albums so has a long repertoire.) But they made an exception for me. 

Well, we had so much fun, and he got such a kick out of the material that I had honed in Berlin and while touring Europe with Johnny Dowd, that he took me on tour with them in the summer and fall. We played all over the eastern US, as well as in Toronto, Canada. The shows were fun, and I got great responses from the Guided by Voices fans.

Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback and also thanks to Robert Pollard for allowing me to be a part of another great chapter in rock history! Looking forward to the shows in October (schedule below).

Just finished mastering the tracks for my new 7-inch vinyl. Here they are for your listening pleasure. Mixed and mastered by Rob Kuhlman.

OCTOBER 2018 shows - support for Guided by Voices: 

October 17: Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes 

October 19: Washington, DC - The Black Cat 

October 20: New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom 

October 22: Boston, MA - The Sinclair 

October 23: Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts

October 25: Toronto, Canada - Lee’s Place

October 26: Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall

 Also at the Guided by Voices show in April. Photo by Kat Dalton.

Also at the Guided by Voices show in April. Photo by Kat Dalton.


July 28, 2018

I had a great time and wonderful reception from the Guided by Voices family on tour in June! Cool experience to see the American south and meet some rad people and make new friends.

We are going to do it again in August — this time up the east coast (schedule below). 

Below are photos from the June tour, and you can read a review of the Mohawk show in Austin Town Hall HERE and see more photos by Raphael Umscheid.

Thanks again GBV!

 

AUGUST 2018 shows - support for Guided by Voices: 

August 8: Birmingham, AL - Saturn 

August 11: Jacksonville, FL - Intuition Ale Works 

August 13: Richmond, VA - The Broadberry 

August 14: Baltimore, MD - Ottobar 

August 16: Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House Outpost at Industry City 

August 17: Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes

 
 

June 14, 2018

Hi Folks. The pre-release tracks from my new album, Welcome to the Folk Atomique, are available now on my “New Album” page HERE. Enjoy! 

I’m headed out on the June tour today.


 
 

May 24, 2018

After the positive show opening for my friends Guided by Voices in my home base of Ithaca, NY, they decided to take me on tour in June and August as their support act! I’m looking forward to more rock adventures with my friends. See the dates and clubs below. Before that, I am headed back to Lucey’s Lounge in Brooklyn on May 27 for another fun show there. Looks like a great summer of rock!

Summer 2018 shows - support for Guided by Voices: 

June 16: Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird

June 19: Dallas, TX - Trees Dallas

June 20: Austin, TX - Mohawk Austin

June 22: New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks

June 23: Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s

August 8: Birmingham, AL - Saturn 

August 11: Jacksonville, FL - Intuition Ale Works 

August 13: Richmond, VA - The Broadberry 

August 14: Baltimore, MD - Ottobar 

August 16: Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House Outpost at Industry City 

August 17: Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes


May 4, 2018

Had a great show at Lucey’s Lounge in Brooklyn and am definitely going back in the summer! 

I also enjoyed talking rock with DJ Ignats on WRFI in Ithaca. Here is a tricked out version of “Lost in the Transfer” I did live on air.  

Supporting Guided by Voices in Ithaca was fantastic — great response from the crowd and the band, super positive vibe at the show all around. Another chapter in the adventures with my rock brothers! Thanks to Kat Dalton for taking these awesome pics.

On to the next adventure!


 Photo by Ganesh van Boggelen. Taken at de Peppel Pop and Cultuurpodium, Zeist, NL, in October 2016.

Photo by Ganesh van Boggelen. Taken at de Peppel Pop and Cultuurpodium, Zeist, NL, in October 2016.

April 3, 2018

Had another great trip to Berlin in February! Check out the Berlin Chronicles page for tracks from my shows at Lagari in Neukolln and Maze in Kreuzberg.

Here is a new track, “Lost in the Transfer,” from my upcoming album Welcome to the Folk Atomique, coming soon.

In April, I’m headed to Brooklyn to perform at Lucey’s Lounge. In Ithaca, I’ll be doing a live performance on the radio (WRFI) and open for my friends Guided by Voices at The Haunt!

 

SHOWS

April 15: Lucey’s Lounge; Brooklyn, NY
April 19: WRFI Radio, Ithaca, NY; live performance (4:00-6:00 PM)
April 20: The Haunt; Ithaca, NY (support for Guided by Voices)


June 19, 2017

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I am working on a studio record of material I performed live on the Johnny Dowd European tour (based on loops, beats, and soundscapes) called "Numbered Sky" and will post tracks as I complete them. Here's the first one (at right).

I'm planning my next trip to Germany (Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden) which will be in October. More details to come!

Below are photos and videos from my tour with Johnny last October.

 

"Broken Dreams," performed at El Lokal, Zurich, CH

"If You Don't Say It Right," performed at Kulturrampe, Krefeld, DE


 Site opening photo and above by  Kat Dalton

Site opening photo and above by Kat Dalton

 
 

September 25, 2016

My autumn European tour is fast approaching. If you're in any of the cities on my schedule, please come to my show. I'll be performing pieces from my "Berlin, Ohio," and "Woody Guthrie Meets the Sun" projects. I'm on the bill with Johnny Dowd, so you can catch his show, too. I promise you will have a very interesting evening.

European Tour

October 12:  Patronaat, Haarlem, NL
October 13:  Music Star, Norderstedt, DE
October 14:  Kulturrampe, Krefeld, DE
October 15:  De Peppel, Zeist, NL
October 17:  El Lokal, Zurich, CH
October 19:  The Thunderbolt, Bristol, UK
October 20:  Dumbells, Liverpool, UK
October 21:  Edgemoor Hotel, Bovey Tracey, UK
October 22:  The Band Room, North York Moors, UK
October 23:  02 ABC2, Glasgow, UK