Hope you like pictures! There are pleeenty more where these came from. I mean, hundreds. A bit overkill. Maybe.
I just haven’t been able to get enough of this beautiful country. I landed in Switzerland on the 18th of September, met by my wonderful, generous host Jean-Luc Berkovits. If you’re wondering at all how this trip was made possible, it is because of this guy, and his investment in music. I met Jean-Luc in Nashville almost two years ago now while he was studying with Brett Manning to become a vocal coach. Now, he has been back and in business at JLBStudios here in Tannay, Switzerland guiding folks of all ages to more knowledge about their own voices, as well as organizing a show series called “Nashville Nights”.
Annalisa Nutt (Arkansas, soon to move to Nashville) and I were the lucky ones for the 2nd of what will hopefully be…
This trip has been amazing so far. The generosity of the people here is so mind-blowing to me, especially of Alan Clark, and The Admiral Fallow boys.
Louis, Joe, Liam, and I got together Friday afternoon for our only rehearsal from 12-3, and then went on to play for a full house just hours later at Broadcast. It was amazing. These guys are the real deal, and so fun and nice as well.
Yesterday, we drove up to Loch Lomond for lunch. Everything is bluer and greener here, its like a cartoon, or a fairytale. or both.
Yesterday was spent catching up with my friend Lucie in Edinburgh and we had “a wander around” as they say and looked at her beautiful artworks, and brainstormed a bit of working together on a collaborative project sometime.
Tomorrow the plan is to drive up to Glencoe, and camp out there before I must tear myself away to go to Switzerland for the “Nashville Nights” shows.
Welp, just arrived in Amsterdam, where I have a layover before going on to Glasgow. I stopped to get a coffee, and realized I never authorized my debit card for international use. Just yesterday I gave away two coffees to … Continue reading →
So, I’ve been fairly MIA as far as blog updates go, and I apologize. Fret not, however, because it is not for lack of hard work on new things to come!
First- here is a link to our Daytrotter session recorded with Joshua D. Niles at Big Light Studios. Big ups to Sean Moeller for being so cooperative and patient while we worked and reworked schedule conflicts, and for having us come record at all. I think we’re all really happy with the final product!
The other fantastical things in the works are both a trip overseas, and a fall tour state-side with Courtney Marie Andrews who is absolutely one of my favorite songwriters these days.
September- Ill be returning to Scotland, to join Little Fire and Marie Collins, as well as some of the Admiral Fallow boys for a show in Glasgow on Friday the 13th. A gallery show of sorts is also in the works with textile artist Lucie Whitmore, in Edinburgh. (date TBD). From Scotland I’ll be heading to Switzerland to reunite with my friend Jean- Luc Bercovitz who has set up a series of shows called “Nashville Nights”. More info to come on that, I’m just beyond excited to be in that country at all. Cant wait.
Fall dates will be announced soon for the October tour with Courtney- as we are still ironing out details.
I’m always more than excited to return home to Nashville, whichever way I come. Rolling in on I-65 and seeing that familiar skyline does so much good for my heart. Nashville folks can relate, or I guess anyone with a fondness for their hometown. Its a great feeling to be excited to come home, even after a really wonderful trip, like this last week in Seattle and Washington. That magical city and state, with so much to offer and it just fills me right up each time I go.
Deli and I spent the last week playing shows in and around Seattle- Twice at Fremont Abbey- once for Round 94 with Star Anna and Jason and Kevin (of The Maldives) and poet Garrett Potter, and again the next night for Ballard Sessions Live #2 with Courtney Marie Andrews and surprise headliner Damien Jurardo. Im gonna have to consult my trusty thesaurus in a minute because the only words I have are “Magical” and “Wonderful”. Here are links to each of the Ballard Sessions up so far from that night:
The next three nights were great gigs put together by the dear Amanda Sue Winterhalter. Thursday night we reunited with Graydon Holden in Olympia at The Northern. Friday we drove up to little hidden gypsy joint, The Conway Muse, in Conway, WA. There, I got to connect with Stephanie of the (Melodic Caring Project)- a really neat non-profit that live-streams private concerts to children in hospitals. I’m really looking forward to connecting with them more as they grow and expand (hopefully in Nashville!). For our final show, we snagged a cozy little houseshow with some of Amanda Sue’s good friends in Kirkland, WA, and then a little last minute set over at Soulfood Books in Redmond. Still with us? haha.
It was a really full week, and I’m really looking forward to returning to Seattle again, hopefully sooner than later.