March is when winter starts to get a little old around here, and people dream of getting away to warm and beachy locales. Sometimes however, trading one’s own version of a bleak late-winter landscape for someone else’s equally bleak version is the best one can do. In that spirit I’ll soon be heading over to the Netherlands and northwestern Germany to bask in their their own trademark versions of grey skies and chilly drizzle.
This will be the first time I’ve gotten to bring the songs from THE WILD overseas, and I’m looking forward to introducing them around. Every time I tour this part of the world I’m amazed at how many great venues there are, all within an area not quite twice the size of New Jersey. Throw in healthy proportions of bikes, small weak beers, and stroopwaffels, and you have a recipe for tour contentment that is hard to beat.
My friend Austin Nevins will be backing me up on electric guitar on all of these shows. Austin is an old friend of mine who has also toured extensively with our mates Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, and Anna Tivel, among many others. He’s a great accompanist and listener, always super attuned to supporting the song - and he’s also unfailingly up for tour adventures in the very few hours we’re not driving, playing, or sleeping - whether it be a hike in the redwoods or a visit to the International Mustard Museum - so we can always count on a few unique cultural experiences along the way.
When I get back Stateside my first move will be a cobill with my friend and neighbor Erin McKeown wherein we’ll each play our own stuff as well as cook up some collaborative vibes at the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn NY.
In the meantime, yours in exotic drizzle, *kd
MARCH 8 - Xinix Rootscafe, NIEUWENDIJK, NL Tix
MARCH 9 - 't Keerpunt, SPIJKERBOOR, NL Tix
MARCH 10 - Paradiso, AMSTERDAM, NL (**early show 16:00**) Tix
MARCH 11 - Meneer Frits, EINDHOVEN, NL (cobill with Krista Detor) Tix
MARCH 12 - Private Event, HAARLEM, NL
MARCH 13 - Wilhelm13, OLDENBURG, DE Tix
MARCH 14 - Luxor Live, ARNHEM, NL Tix
MARCH 15 - Music Star, NORDERSTEDT, DE Tix
MARCH 16 - Industriemuseum, ELMSHORN, DE Tix
MARCH 17 - Huis Verloren, HOORN, NL Tix