The End of One Season Brings Rest... But Then What?

Archive:  August 15, 2012

Many of you have been following my journey through Nashville, out of Nashville, to Portland, through Portland, and now to… well… Portland.  I am happy to announce that after 1 1/2 years of homelessness and sojourning around the country (and Portland, really) I will be getting my things together in 10 days and settling in a home with my guitar player Tyson, his wife and my keyboard player Jessica, and our friend Michael.  It’s a cute house, well situated in SE PDX and has a place for us to set up a practice space, a craft room, and dare I say it:  My own bed?

I come to this time with joy and a great deal of hesitation.  It will be the first time I have ever set up a new home with 3 other people.  Usually my roommates have already moved in, or I have had the whole space to myself (once it was a 3 story, glorious loft), but I haven’t yet had the slightly scary opportunity to choose paint colors with a group of friends, unpack and have to decide what stays in boxes and what homes out and sees daylight, but I also haven’t had the opportunity to build a creative space for music in my home, or to live with my band members.  Even better?  Two of our neighbors are deaf.  I wonder if I’ll ever experience silence again with so much freedom to be noisy.

I can not wait to see my grandfather’s kitchen table again.  I can not wait to put my art on the walls.  I can not wait to have friends come and visit from Nashville, from Fresno, from San Francisco, from ???.  I can not wait to stay up till all hours of the night and just write.  Pen and ink.  Legal pad an inky fingers.  It’s going to be glorious.  I can not wait for Daisy to have her own home.

Until then though, there are things to do and things having been done.  I leave on a short Northern Californian tour tomorrow.  I have 4 days with the road and 4 days planned with my mom in Napa.  I am pretty tired, and a lot overwhelmed so I am going to try and get some sleep.  Sorry to cut this rant short everyone!  Here are those tour dates you’re looking for!

Upcoming Shows:


Thursday, August, 16, 2012

Sacramento, CA

The Naked Lounge


1111 H Street

All Ages


w/ Jeff Campbell

& Natan Rodriguez


Friday, August 17, 2012

Tuolumne, CA

River Ranch Festival



Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sonoma, CA

The Epicurean Connection


112 W Napa Street

w/ Ezekiel Hampton


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sonora, CA

The Greater Good

1 E Linoberg



w/ Minor Birds


Monday, August 27, 2012

Portland, OR

Hawthorne Theater Lounge



w/ Emily Wilder


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Corvalis, OR

The Wild Goose Festival

More Info TBA



Friday,  September 7, 2012

Fresno, CA

FUSE Festival

Fulton 55

The Coffeehouse Stage

875 Divisidero St.



Weirdly enough, after that, I don’t have anything planned.  The goals in place are to take 2 weeks off and breathe deeply.  No band practices or anything.  Then, I want to figure out when the new record is coming out for sure and get into some deep practices.  I love my band but we have A LOT of work to do if we’re going to be at the place I’d like for us to be.  Until I can catch a moment to get my breath and SEE what’s coming.  I am not saying a word.  Until then, hopefully I’ll see you at one of these tour dates.

Much love everyone!