Early Autumn and the New England Trail

Hi everyone — I’m happy to announce that throughout the next several months, I’ll be working in part as an artist-in-residence in collaboration with the New England Trail (NET), a 215-mile footpath linking New Hampshire to Long Island Sound that in 2009 became the newest addition to the National Park Service’s system of National Scenic Trails. The trail is managed by NPS in partnership with the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Connecticut Forest & Park Association — I’ll be working with those groups in and out throughout the year to write and present new music about the landscape of southern New England and about this singular way of moving through it, and I’m excited to get started. On September 27th, I’ll be giving a performance at Wesleyan University where I’ll talk more about this whole project, and I hope you can make it to that.

I’ve got some other shows coming up around New England, too — see if you can get to one of these:

9/24 COLEBROOK, NH – Tillotson Center, 2pm
9/27 MIDDLETOWN, CT – Wesleyan University, 7pm
9/29 CUTTYHUNK, MA – Cuttyhunk Writers Residency (with Stephanie Jenkins), 6pm
10/5 CAMBRIDGE, MA – Lilypad, 7:30pm
10/12 & 10/13 BOSTON, MA – HUBWeek Festival
10/19 TAMWORTH, NH – Tamworth Lyceum (with Honeysuckle & the Western Den), 6pm
10/21 WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT – Open Door, 7pm
10/22 PETERBOROUGH, NH – Bass Hall, 3pm
11/17 BURLINGTON, VT – Light Club Lamp Shop, 7:30pm

More shows and all details are listed here. You might also like to check out a couple of essays I’ve recently published in the magazines Orion and Taproot.

Finally, I’ll leave you with a recent review of Salt that I was thrilled to see in one of my favorite publications, and with this highly enjoyable interview I did with Brian Farrell at WCLZ in Maine last month.

Thanks very much, everybody. I hope to see you soon.

Ben Cosgrove