The Love Hangover 2021

February 17, 2021

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.

You can watch it here until March 1st. My song is about 48 minutes into the Blue Chapter (there are 3 chapters, all very good!). It’s free but any donations will go to a  great mental health organization called Sounds of Saving. 

2020

January 7, 2020

Happy New Year!

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 February 10th, I’m hosting another songwriter & writer night at my favorite bookstore/performance venue in Echo Park, Stories.  Songwriters include Ward White, Elena Dell’Innocenti, Stevie Weinstein-Foner, Adron, Deenah Vollmer (reading), Beth Wawerna and me. It’s free. Hope you can make it!