'THE WILD' RELEASE TOUR HEADS WEST
We spent the better part of two weeks in a borrowed van, crisscrossing the Northeast during the absolute holy-shit peak of fall foliage. We played music in nightclubs and theaters and barns. We tweaked the setlist and the stage setup and the song arrangements, drank a lot of coffee, watched some crazy late-night baseball, and laughed to the point of physical pain. And like a beautiful little blur, that's the first chapter of the release tour behind us. Our task now is to repack, power through some trick-or-treating, and then get our strung-out, oversugared nine-year-old to the airport by early Wednesday morning and launch for Seattle, where our west coast run begins.
The shows have been a dream thus far - sweet rooms, sweeter audiences. So many new songs - of both mine and Jeffrey Foucault's - to wander around in and get to know. We recorded THE WILD very quickly, and it's been great to have a chance to spend more time in each song, unpack our bags and live there a little. I'm playing my brand-new (to me) viola in JF's set, which is a fun challenge not lessened by the fact that all his new tunes are in non-string-friendly keys (E-flat anyone?). But it's exciting to have that instrument out on the road and find places for it in the sonic landscape created by this tremendous band - Billy Conway on drums, Jeremy Moses Curtis on bass, and Eric Heywood on pedal steel.
We are looking forward to playing more music for more people. Our kid is looking forward to finding out what kind of snacks they have in West Coast green rooms and what all the hotels and Airbnbs look like. Morale is high across the board, this crazy tour will almost certainly never be repeated, and we hope you'll come join us at a show.
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Thanks everybody and see you out there.
Yours in E flat,*kd
NOVEMBER 2 - Ballard Homestead, SEATTLE, WA
NOVEMBER 4 - Old Church, PORTLAND, OR
NOVEMBER 5 - 7 Devils Brewery, COOS BAY, OR
NOVEMBER 7 - Arcata Players Theater, ARCATA, CA
NOVEMBER 8 - The Palms Playhouse, WINTERS, CA
NOVEMBER 9 - Freight & Salvage, BERKELEY, CA
NOVEMBER 10 - Don Quixote, FELTON, CA
NOVEMBER 11 - McCabes, SANTA MONICA, CA
NOVEMBER 12 - Soho, SANTA BARBARA, CA
DECEMBER 1 - The Ark, ANN ARBOR, MI
DECEMBER 2 - Seven Steps Up, Spring Lake, MI
DECEMBER 3 - City Winery, CHICAGO, IL
DECEMBER 5 - CSPS, CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
DECEMBER 6 - Three Springs Barn, LANCASTER, WI
DECEMBER 7 - Cedar Cultural Center, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
DECEMBER 8 - Stoughton Opera House, STOUGHTON, WI
DECEMBER 9 - Back Room @ Colectivo, MILWAUKEE, WI