KD JULY NEWSLETTER

VERMONT TODAY // NEW RECORD IN SEPTEMBER // FALL US TOUR



Full summer. The peas are history. The peach tree is so loaded up with fruit it is thinking about falling over. We have both baby foxes and baby chickens residing in or around the backyard, and we want to be friends with both of them, but it's awkward when your one friend wants to slay and devour your other friend, so we've had to choose sides. As all of this bucolic drama plays out, gears are turning for a busy upcoming season in music, as follows:

VERMONT TODAY: I have one show this month, and it's today. As a friend of mine wrote in the margin of her RSVP card to my wedding, which arrived around my first anniversary, "Is this information useful at this time, or is it too soon?" I'll be playing solo on the Woodstock town green at 5:30 pm for any Vermonters who knew about it already, are spontaneous about planning, or happen to wander by. Free show! Beer & wine for sale on site! Bring a picnic! Bring dogs! Information is here.

NEW RECORD IN SEPTEMBER: My album THE WILD is currently being pressed in both CD and LP formats and has an official release date of 22 September. I co-produced it with Esteemed Spouse Jeffrey Foucault, who plays and sings on it, accompanied by three bandmates who we both have a ton of history with: Billy Conway on drums, Jeremy Moses Curtis on bass, and Alex McCollough on pedal steel. There will be much more news about it soon including preorder information...for now here's a peek at the track list. 

1. ALL THE WAY AROUND
2. TEMPORARY EXISTENCE
3. THE WILD
4. RULES TO GAMES
5. I DON'T NEED TO KNOW IT ALL
6. MAGNOLIA
7. COLOR OF THE SKY
8. FOOLISH BLOOD
9. LONELY WEST
10. HOLLOW
11. TRACKS IN THE SNOW
12. THE LIGHT IN THE HALL
 

FALL TOUR: Starting in October and lasting through the end of the year, I'll be doing release tours for the new album as cobills with Jeffrey Foucault, taking turns fronting the band and playing on each other's stuff. My set will focus on introducing the new album and JF's will give him a chance to preview some of the great songs from his upcoming 2018 release, which promises to be a humdinger. Those of you who know our careers know that we tend to operate separately most of the time, but doing this record together looked like an excellent opportunity to hit the road together for once, and I can't wait to present the new songs in person with these members of my musical (and actual) family.

Further details for all shows, as always, are to be found on the tour page.

Yours in almost-ripe fruit, *kd

SUMMER SHOWS:
 

JULY 20 - Woodstock Town Green, Free show! WOODSTOCK, VT Info
AUGUST 25 -  Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare @ Co Tix

'THE WILD' ALBUM RELEASE TOUR with JEFFREY FOUCAULT
***All Shows Full Band Co-Bills***


OCTOBER 20 - Stone Mt Arts Center, BROWNFIELD, ME Tix
OCTOBER 21 - Once Ballroom, SOMERVILLE, MA Tix
OCTOBER 22 - Higher Ground, BURLINGTON, VT Tix
OCTOBER 25 - Gypsy Sally's, WASHINGTON, DC Tix
OCTOBER 26 - Rockwood Music Hall, NEW YORK, NY Tix
OCTOBER 27 - The Word Barn, EXETER, NH Tix
OCTOBER 28 - Shea Theater, TURNERS FALLS, NY Tix

NOVEMBER 2 - Ballard Homestead, SEATTLE, WA Tix
NOVEMBER 4 - Old Church, PORTLAND, OR Tix
NOVEMBER 7 - Arcata Players Theater, ARCATA, CA Tix
NOVEMBER 8 - The Palms Playhouse, DAVIS, CA Tix
NOVEMBER 9 - Freight & Salvage, BERKELEY, CA Tix
NOVEMBER 10 - Don Quixote, FELTON, CA Tix
NOVEMBER 11 - McCabes, SANTA MONICA, CA Tix
NOVEMBER 12 - Soho, SANTA BARBARA, CA Tix

DECEMBER 1 - The Ark, ANN ARBOR, MI Tix
DECEMBER 2 - Seven Steps Up, SPRING LAKE, MI Tix
DECEMBER 3 - City Winery, CHICAGO, IL Tix
DECEMBER 5 - CSPS, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA Tix
DECEMBER 7 - Cedar Cultural Center, MINNEAPOLIS, MN Tix
DECEMBER 8 - Stoughton Opera House, STOUGHTON, WI Tix
DECEMBER 9 - Colectivo, MILWAUKEE, WI Tix
 

Further info available on the tour page
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KD MAY NEWSLETTER

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ROCKPORT // THE WILD

It's the season to end hibernations, and in that spirit I'm starting a slow emergence from my non-touring respite. It's been enlightening, exotic, and deeply restorative to spend several months in a row based at my own house for the first time in 20 years - but I'm looking forward to a few nice shows over the summer and then a big record release tour in the fall.

ROCKPORT: I have one show this month which is a peach: the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in Rockport, Mass. This is a gorgeous seaside venue where the performers are often wearing tuxedos. I get to play it with my friend Tim Gearan, one of the best songwriters and guitar players that any of us can hope to hear during our lifetime. Dietrich Strause, no slouch himself in either department, will be on hand too to play a opening set. I do not expect tuxedos to be worn by any of us. In fact, the idea of all of us descending on the Shalin Liu reminds me of a time a few years ago when I scored a rare upgrade to first class on a cross-country flight, and as I was hoisting my little red gear suitcase, duct-taped to within an inch of its life, into the overhead bin, a flight attendant came running at me with barely concealed horror, saying "Oh no honey no no no, this is FIRST class, where is YOUR seat?!" That said, I can't wait to fill that beautiful room with the most beautiful sounds we all can muster, damn the tuxedos. 

THE WILD: As I mentioned, I have a new album coming out in October and that's what we're calling it. I'm excited to share more information about it but I need to keep it all under my hat for another month or so. Esteemed Spouse Jeffrey Foucault and I produced it together and stayed friendly to each other nearly the entire time, making it a marital as well as a musical accomplishment. We'll be playing the release shows co-bill style with a shared band throughout the fall...more on all of this in its own time. 

For now, yours in copious daffodils, *kd

MAY:
MAY 20 - Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center, ROCKPORT, MA w Tim Gearan

THE FUTURE:
JULY 20 - Village Green, WOODSTOCK, VT **free outdoor show 5:30pm** 
AUGUST 19 - Tina Packer Playhouse @ Shakespeare & Co, LENOX, MA 

Tickets and further details for all shows as always are to be found on the tour page.