I was so happy to participate in this year’s Love Hangover. In normal times, the show happens in multiple cities and people sing duets. I’ve done the New York show many times with Benjamin Cartel and also with founder, Richard Alwyn Fisher.
This year, I covered a beautiful Mary Margaret O’Hara song called The Cry of Man. The lyrics were written by “hobo poet,” Harry Kemp. I filmed it on my phone in my living room (see above high-tech screenshot). I wish I had a better AV situation…There are many illustrious performers in this year’s show including Lloyd Cole, Michael Cerveris and many lovely (and illustrious) friends including Claudia Chopek, Renee LoBue, Verena Wiesendanger, Kendall Meade, Susan Hwang, Dave Derby, Charlie Nieland and of course the hosts Gary Burton and Richard Alwyn Fisher.
For my first show of the new decade, I’ve put together a benefit for Musicambia‘s west coast programming on January 13th at Gold-Digger’s in LA. My band will be playing as will talented friends Bird of Youth, We Are the West, Brett Farkas and Deenah Vollmer (reading). Doors open at 7. Everything starts at 7:30. There’s a $10 suggested donation at the door. All proceeds will support Musicambia’s new programming in LA and San Francisco. It just so happens that I am also the Executive Director of Musicambia.
I hope you can make it!
Flyer by Scott MX Turner. Photo taken by me a couple years ago from the Griffith Observatory.
On November 19th, my band is opening for my friends Jim Andralis and Larry Krone at the 11th Street Bar in NYC. This is my first full-band show in NYC since May. I’ll be sharing some new songs I wrote in California.
Jim and Larry will be celebrating their 50th birthdays and will have a few fancy musical guests (besides me). We’ll be singing on each others songs too. Come hang out with us and help Larry and Jim celebrate turning half a century!! This is a free show. *** This show has now happened. Thank you New York Music Daily for the great review (which you can read here). ***
On December 4th I’m hosting another holiday concert/party with non-holiday music. I’ve asked several friends to each play a few songs. It was really fun last year and I’m sure it will be again. Come to Mirror in the Woods on Wednesday, December 4th at 7pm. This is also a free show.
Sunday, September 22nd, I’m participating in the Bushwick Book Club show at Barbès. Everyone’s writing songs inspired by Mira Jacob’s new graphic novel, Good Talk. Many great performers. Come along!
October 9th, I’ll be performing on a Hushe Clubbe bill at the Hyperion Tavern in Los Angeles. My friends Bird of Youth are also on the bill. I love the Hyperion Tavern. It feels like its own strange universe. It’s a free show and I’d love to see you there. Doors open at 9. Music starts at 9:30.
On Wednesday, August 7th I’ll be performing on a Hushe Clubbe bill at the Hyperion Tavern with special guest singer Elena Degl’Innocenti on harmonies, Naren Rauch on guitar, Brian Griffin on drums and Whynot Jansveld on bass. It’s always a fun, weird time at the Hyperion Tavern and I’d love to see you there.
Also, Benjamin Cartel and I recorded a couple of duets a while ago that are now out in the world, thanks to Mother West Records. David Gould provided some additional instrumentation, Charlie Nieland recorded and engineered, Charles Newman mixed and Tom Rogers mastered the tracks at Atomix Studios. You can hear the songs here!