PARLOR ROOM & MIDWEST DATES WITH SAM MOSS
We acquired a tiny green piano and put it in the kitchen, and already life without a kitchen piano seems like an unacceptable idea. November is when New Englanders really get down to business, with the distractions of sunshine and living plants, etcetera, out of the way, and I plan on spending a lot of these cold dark nights cooking up songs with the newest member of the household.
Speaking of new friends: all of my December shows will feature the Cambridge-based guitarist and songwriter Sam Moss, who I first had the pleasure of hearing last year when he opened a few shows for me. He's a lights-out player with songs that stay with you, and although his recordings mostly use a very small, restrained sonic palette, you can hear tremendous breadth in them, wide ears. I've been waiting for the next chance to play music together, and now it's right around the corner. We'll play a homeland show to get warmed up on Dec 5 at Northampton MA's Parlor Room - and then we'll descend on the upper Midwest together for a few shows, in which Sam will open with his own songs and then join me to back me up playing mine. This junket will hit Evanston IL, Cedar Rapids IA, Minneapolis MN, Viroqua WI, and Lancaster WI, and we would love to have all of these great venues stuffed to the gills with great people. If you live in greater Chicago and you're the kind of person who needs a lot of mental preparation to go out on a Tuesday night, maybe you can start gearing up now.
The world is feeling pretty overwhelming these days, and the best medicine I know is being in a room with people and letting music open the doors to the layers of existence above, and below, the tasks and trials of day-to-day living. We'll meet you there.
Yours from the kitchen, *kd