Eight years ago, I created new choreography for Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. I am doing it again, along with a group of Vermont and NYC dancers – Paul Besaw, Chong Ho Kim, Nicholas Leichter, Winnie Looby, Avi Waring, Marc Wennberg. We gather at the Dragon’s Egg in Ledyard CT for a residency this weekend.
A free showing, this Sunday January 21st, 2018, at 1:30PM
We premiere it March 3-4 with Yutaka Kono conducting the Burlington Chamber Orchestra at the UVM Recital Hall in Burlington, VT.
The work on Celestials, the double album, continues. Recently, Rodrigo Alonzo, Nicholas Leichter, and Amy Larimer came to Burlington and we had two magical days working at Low Tech Studios with Gus Ziesing. We recorded Rodrigo’s beautiful song “Cincinnati Lover” – complete with finger snaps.
Seven tracks in, we are on our way with the new double album. When it’s all said and done there will be many talented folks guesting as part of this album – but so far, lovely to focus in with wonderful talents of Gus Ziesing and Ted Looby, and settle in at Low Tech Studios in Burlington. It’s an amazing place. Very comfortably low-key. Three rooms nestled into the northwest corner of the old Burlington train station, huge windows that pour out over Lake Champlain. There have been stunning sunset afternoons solo sitting at the piano, getting down the piano songs, and lovely sessions with Ted on electric guitar and me on vocals and acoustic, looking through the glass door between the two recording rooms – while Gus, capturing it all from the loosely organized control room, reigns over it all with a decidedly relaxed vibe. It’s pretty much heaven.
I head into the studio next weekend to begin….drum roll…a double album.
I might be kidding, but I don’t think so.
So happy to be working with recording engineer Gus Ziesing again, at Low Tech Studios on the Burlington waterfront. And also Ted Looby, who has brought magical sounds on electric guitar to my songs for the last couple years.
There will be more personnel involved as we work through on some celestial song celebrations. Will keep you tuned.
The Ireland tour is about to happen…
End of strawberry season…and good thing too! The music engagements are beginning to pile up thick on the horizon – July and August will be full of them, at home and abroad. Starting the month off with my monthly Acoustic brunch at Radio Bean. This Sunday July 9th 11:00AM – 12:30PM. I will be acoustic this month! But the fantastic Ted Looby will be joining me and electrifying things a bit.
This weekend – artists work out their stuff over the current regime. White Witch is making an appearance.
The Seed album release party events this Memorial weekend were so full, crazy and beautiful. Great to get the music out there, get it listened to – both on CD and live. At this point, Seed feels like it was recorded a long time ago, but it was a real pleasure to appreciate how it’s still relevant now in my creative process, and of course to play the music live with Ted Looby, Gus Ziesing, Remy De Laroque and Dan Strauss. We missed Bridget Wheeler and Chris Schroth, both off in the world doing great things!
Great to get some mention and feedback review in Seven Days too.
One of the biggest perks/pleasures was to play a couple radio shows in the weeks before – Exposure on WRUV 90.1FM at UVM, and The Rocket Shop on The Radiator 105.9FM – with Ted and Gus. I’d never done a radio show before! a whole different set of performance skills. Then the rest of the gang assembled from Brooklyn to share shows at the Light Club Lamp Shop on Saturday and Bagitos in Montpelier on Sunday. Watching sunset over Lake Champlain all together with take-out from Tiny Thai at Oakledge Park really rounded out the weekend just right. Wow, fun to be, like, a real band for a moment!
Hot off the press – the CD’s for “Seed” are here!
The CD Release party for is coming up this week at the Light Club Lamp Shop – this Saturday May 27th at 8:00PM. So happy to share the show with Ink the Octopus – indie folk duo otherwise known as Remy De Laroque and Dan Strauss. As lead up this week I’ll be doing my second radio spot – at the Rocket Shop on the Radiator 105.9FM on Wednesday May 24th at 8:00PM. Last week’s at UVM’s WRUV was a blast – so much fun to play with Ted Looby and Gus Ziesing, all the “Seed” songs plus six or seven new ones.