whoa - i just accidentally remembered i have a tour journal. dang. so much to catch up on.
rod clements, steve duda, and i spent july, august, september, and half of october traveling through england, scotland, netherlands, belgium and france playing a shit ton of gigs, laughing, driving over 8,500 miles in total, crying, yelling, singing, sleeping, schleping, tuning, talking, counting to ten, quitting, making up, laughing, loving, and playing more gigs. it was exhausting and wonderful … once again.
i’ve been touring overseas every year since my debut cd in 2007. and this was the 3rd major tour - i’ve been touring in europe 3 months of each year for the past 3 years. truth be told, i barely make a living as a musician. but i love trying. and i get to travel the world doing what i do. and other people seem to love it too. so i keep going.
unfortunately i had too much going on (including a new record, CELILO FALLS) last tour to really keep up the journal. bummer. but the upside is that i now have a new record out, my 4th one, and all’s going great with it so far. it released in europe nov 22, in the uk on jan 17, 2011, and the US feb 15.
for now, i am taking the winter off the road, only playing a handful of tiny local gigs. i am working now on writing songs for the next record, and am trying to put together a local band - more on that later if it manifests.
we’ll be in tennessee in february for a time. but the next real touring will be a northwest release tour in the spring after the release of CELILO FALLS. then i’m taking a trio overseas in april for a release tour there. dunno yet if we’ll get to the mainland at that time. but another europe trip is penciled for august/september 2011. before then though, we’ve applied to every festival in the US for this coming year and i do anticipate a northeast US tour in about may 2011.
hope to see you out there somewhere.
be well, and take care of those around you.