MTV’s “Awkward” premiers Tuesday July 19th at 11:00pm ET/PT. My song “Raven Fly” will be featured at the beginning of its second episode, which will air the next week, Tuesday July 26th at 11pm ET/PT. Here’s a sneak peak of the series:
external link: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/663095/awkward-trailer.jhtml#id=1665672 In other news, I’ll be playing on stage in Portland tonight at the Laurelthirst with SF musician Brian Belknap along with his guitarist for this show, Mike Coykendall, who has recorded M. Ward and Bright Eyes in his home studio, which is where we are rehearsing tonight. Yay!! Mike is also playing a set at the end of the night… so exciting!
Waking up at Grandma Tiger’s house in Folsom California, home of Johnny Cash’s infamous prison blues. We are on day two of our Northwest Tour and… it is hot. We’re heading up to Chico tonight, playing an all ages shows with a couple local bands. Should be fun!
Things rolling along as normal, nothing to see here! Just kidding, I’m hiding big news up my proverbial sleeve (I prefer T-shirts, not great for hiding things)! My band is playing a big show at the Freight and Salvage announced for Sunday August 21st. All ages, featuring some great 60′s British music (sorry Beach Boys). We’re also going on tour, to the Pacific Northwest in June, and to Austin and back in August. Show dates will be released soon! Mr. Andrew’s birthday is just around the corner. Come celebrate with us June 3rd at 50 Mason! Busy, busy…
No, it doesn’t smell like garlic. Not in the springtime, anyway. But our friend Andoni, a life-long Gilroy resident, tells us that the “Garlic Capital of the World” is perfumed like garlic and onions in the weeks after late summer’s harvest, when the surrounding factories process the pungent bulbs. Away from downtown Gilroy, the abandoned shop fronts and the perma-music playing from lamp posts, we set up on stage inside a beautiful little church hidden under a great green drapery of old oak trees. This church, built in the 1930′s, hosts one of the oldest congregations in I-don’t-know where. A lovely lady named Kat informed us that they had been congregating since the 1880s! Churches are usually a pleasure to play, quiet and attentive with great acoustics, and the Gilroy United Methodist Church was no exception. We’re the first of a four-act series of artists who are playing this and next month to benefit the church. In two weeks will be our friend J.J. Schultz. Andoni Bundros, by the way, plays and writes beautiful piano music. Hearing him play in the church, in addition to everything else that day, made this one of my favorite gigs in recent memory!
I’m performing live on Pirate Cat Radio today, an independent radio station with a long and fascinating history (at least according to this Wikipedia article). Located at 21st and Florida SF, hosted by Diamond Dave, who doesn’t have a Wikipedia article but should, since he was allegedly Bob Dylan’s spiritual adviser many years ago. Listen online here.
Tomorrow (Friday) 4pm I’m being featured on Diamond Dave’s show/open mic on Pirate Cat Radio(Facebook), and live at Pirate Cat Cafe at 21st and Florida Mission SF. Come on out, I hear it’s going to be a beautiful weekend!!
My new video ‘Model in the Media’ is being released online TODAY! So if you missed the big screening last night, you can now watch the video in it’s awesome entirety right now:
Directed by Aaron Blumenshine, filmed at the (aptly named) Vertramp Warehouse in Bayview San Francisco. Story by Girl Named T.
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Thank you to the people who bought Mr. Andrew’s or my CDs or donated money at the Duboce Park cafe show. We were able to donate $40 to help with Japan’s relief effort using this organization: Peace-winds.org . This is a very cool non-profit that has detailed blog posts about the specifics of the work they are doing on the ground in Japan, delivering stoves, hot meals and other relief items to shelters in the effected areas. CD sales from my next (at least) two upcoming shows will also go to the victims in Japan.