The new CD is very close to being complete, but the remaining steps in the process require a big pile of money. To help defray some of that cost, I’ve created a Kickstarter that will run from now until December 1st (but no longer!) so that you and any other interested parties can each chip in however much you feel like chipping in if you’d like to help support the album.
If you feel like checking out the page, you can do so by just clicking on that little image above. On it you’ll find a lengthy discussion of the ideas behind the album, an explanatory video (featuring audio of “Lafayette,” one of the new songs), and a slew of prizes and rewards you can earn by giving slightly more than your fellow backers.
Thank you so much for your support. Hopefully the campaign will be successful and I’ll have a brand new CD for you before long!
Big news, everyone: I’m releasing a new album this winter, and today I’m excited to offer you the first taste of it.
This first track is called “Little Rain,” and like the rest of the music on the album, it’s inspired by a particular landscape. In my mind, this one is meant to evoke a dry, mountainous place with confusing and overwhelming topography; the wind is howling and maybe the protagonist is lost or disoriented, and yet there’s a determined melody at the core of it that makes it out, battered but okay, at the very end.
I hope you enjoy the new music. Stick around for more announcements about the new record to follow in the coming months!
I’m back from this summer’s long national tour (pictured below is a scene from my show in Boulder last month) and have reinstalled myself back in Cambridge for the second year of my artist residency here. The tour was a great success, and lots of fun — thanks again to everyone who helped me out along the way and guided me through all the new places I got to check out on this trip. Getting to meet, and re-meet, all of you is always the best part of touring.
There’s a lot to look forward to this fall, though. The tour schedule will be cooling off a bit as I hunker down and put the finishing touches on a new record, but there are a few 90MP shows on the immediate horizon, and a handful of shows scattered all around New England after that. And in November, I’m delighted to report that I’ll be serving as the Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park, where I’ll be writing a piece inspired by the soundscape of the park and giving a couple of public presentations about music, sound, and place. I am incredibly excited about the opportunity, and I’m sure I’ll have other details to report as this residency-within-a-residency approaches. I hereby invite you all up to go on some cold hikes with me.
In the meantime, I’ll be here in the city. Come visit, everybody. And thank you again for a memorable tour this summer. It was good to see you again, America.