Saturday, May 21, 2016

Pop Up Poetry Reading

I've very excited to be reading for this upcoming event, co-sponsored by the Poetry Foundation. Pop Up Poetry is a series of 30-minute lunchtime poetry readings marking the reopening of the new Contemporary Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago. The reading is Wednesday, May 25th at 12:00 noon. Meet in the Modern Wing's Griffin Court.

For more information, there's a Facebook event, as well as a Foundation event.

Hope to see you this Wednesday!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Upcoming shows!

In addition to hosting my monthly songwriter showcase, Folk You! this Friday, on Sunday I'll be playing a special solo set, opening the night for the 15th annual International Pop Overthrow Music Festival.

Hope to see you at both events!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Upcoming Appearances

Here's some springy musical and book events for your kind consideration...

On March 11th, The Injured Parties open for Dressy Bessy at the Empty Bottle. March 25th, I'll be appearing at a special Flint-centric edition of RHINO Reads!

April 15th is a (hopefully) untaxing Folk You! April 17th, I'll be playing a solo set for the International Pop Overthrow Music Festival at the Red Line Tap.

May 8th is the next edition of Excited Utterance; and on May 25th I'll be partaking in the Poetry Foundation's Pop Up Poetry series at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Hope to see you at one (or more) of these get-togethers!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Good Grief on sale September 25th

My 13th (!) solo album, Good Grief will be available as a download and on CD this Friday, September 25th! This long-in-the-works project started back in 2008 and after a number of pauses for reflection, personal crises, wranglings with various schedules, and intensive work periods, it's finally being unleashed. You can read about the whole enterprise, from its inception to conclusion, here, but manifold heartfelt thanks to the truly international cast of contributors, including Eric Block, Lee Bloom, Jimmy De Lauriea, Ned Doherty, George Friend, Mike Hagler, Lance Helgeson, Howie Kantoff, Lupe Martinez, Paul Morbeck, Wim Oudijk, Brian Stout, Chris Stamey, and Bobby Sutliff for making it happen.

Some reviews have already appeared in Alan Haber's Pure Pop Radiobabysue, Broken Hearted Toy, and Listen Here, as well as airplay -- sometimes multiple spins -- via This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio, Pure Pop Radio, The Razor and Die Show, Snap, Crackle, POP!, Plastico Elastico, UIC Radio, Radio JJ, Zero Hour, Radio One Chicago, CHIRP, and Radio Free Americana, with (hopefully!) more to come. I'll keep posting them regularly once the album is officially "live."

Thanks, as always, for your support, and wish me luck on the launch of Good Grief!

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