MOUNTAIN STAGE // FALL SIGHTINGS
I won't get on stage in September, which is probably for the best considering the fact that every horizontal surface in my house is currently covered with tomatoes, cucumbers, and raspberries that need dealing with. But back in July I played some songs on West Virginia's Mountain Stage and that show will air on the radio the week of September 22, and on their podcast the week after that. The whole night was wall-to-wall great music, with inspiring sets from Hiss Golden Messenger, Nicki Bluhm, and Teddy Thompson, and I can't wait to hear it again. I managed to rope the house band into playing a few of my songs with me, including one new one I haven't recorded yet, and they jumped right on board like they'd been playing them for years.
After the taping most of us went down to one of the universe's best bars (The Empty Glass) and sat in with one of the universe's best bands (The Carpenter Ants) on songs by the Staple Singers, Neil Young, and I don't remember what all else. There will be no podcast immortalizing this event, but it was a big slug of musical abandon and joy, and several of us were in danger of quitting our lives and staying in Charleston forever.
The rest of my fall will mostly be about songwriting and other musical projects, but a few shows will pop up here and there. One imminent and very exciting one is Zachariah Hickman's SONGS AND STRINGS show on October 9 at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, featuring performances by Rose Cousins, Dennis Brennan, Dave Godowsky, Dietrich Strause, and yours truly, all backed by a string quintet(!). I've been working on string settings for some of my songs in spare moments here & there, so we'll do one of my arrangements and a couple more created by Zack. Just having this batch of people on a show together would be a treat in and of itself, but the string format is bound to send it over the line into the realm of the Truly Kickass, so those of you in the area should get your tickets while a few remain.
Down the line I'm playing a short run of midwestern shows in December with the most-excellent Sam Moss opening the nights and then sitting in with me...more on this later but tickets are already available for the Evanston & Minneapolis shows, if you're a planner.
If you're hankering for live music while I'm laying low, I recommend going to catch Esteemed Spouse Jeffrey Foucault and his righteous band as they continue to play release shows for his new record BLOOD BROTHERS, with dates both East and West this fall.
Yours in Alarming Vegetable Onslaught, *kd
OCTOBER 9 - Songs & Strings with KD, Zachariah Hickman, Rose Cousins, Dennis Brennan, Dave Godowsky, Dietrich Strause, and string quintet, CAMBRIDGE, MA Tix
DECEMBER 11- Evanston SPACE, EVANSTON, IL* Tix
DECEMBER 12 - CSPS, Cedar Rapids, IA*
DECEMBER 13 - Cedar Cultural Center, MINNEAPOLIS, MN* Tix
DECEMBER 14- Heart of the Driftless, VIROQUA, WI*
DECEMBER 15 - Three Springs Barn, LANCASTER, WI*
*Sam Moss opens
MARCH 8-18, 2019 - EU Tour - confirmed dates here
Ticket links and info for all shows available on the tour page