EARLY BIRD TICKET SALE ENDS TONIGHT AT 11:30PM!!!! I’m coming to the Emerald Isle to do a few shows with Irish master of stringed things, Clive Barnes. We are playing Belfast on Thursday, Oct. 6th, Dundalk on Sunday, Oct. 9th, and Ballymore Eustace on Monday, Oct. 10th. We are looking for “pop up” house concerts on Friday, Oct. 7th and Saturday, Oct. 8th. We have the sound system and it is setup and play! Get in touch if you would like to host a house concert!
Get your tickets now! Thursday, Oct. 6th-Belfast, Northern Ireland-The Errigle Inn-This will sell out, so don’t wait. Get tickets. Sunday, Oct. 9th-Dundalk, Ireland-The Spirit Store-one of the best venues around.Get tickets. Monday, Oct. 10th-Ballymore Eustace, Ireland-Mick Murphy’s Bar-nearest we will get to Dublin. Get tickets.
It took me 30 seconds of listening to Clive play on Youtube to initiate contact a couple of years ago………he is incredible. Come join us.
Would you like to host a house concert in the coming months? 16 years ago when I started doing house concerts I would get some strange looks, especially from artists that were on the more traditional path. Now, it seems everyone wants to do them. Why? Because they are awesome. I bring a small sound system, set it up in a living room, or whatever space is appropriate, and do a show. The host brings their friends, co-workers, family, etc……and we have a party…….with a human cd player…….me.
I will go anywhere. I’ve been as far as the Outback of Australia…….where I traveled 13 hours…….7 of it down a dirt road……to get to a farm where I performed on a flatbed trailer for folks that had driven from as far away as 250 kilometers. I went there after a fan bought the cd on Amazon and then got in touch about hosting a house concert!
At this point……..I’ve probably done 300 house concerts. Four 50 States in 50 Days tours brings that number up to 200 alone.
After last year’s break from performing…………I’m getting back out there with renewed energy.
This summer I’ll be in the US for a bit……..but i’m open to literally going anywhere. SO, get in touch and host a house concert?
Here are some photos from prior house concerts…………happy people, happy times. Dallas! Kentucky! Iowa! Maine!
“Another Long Stary” recorded on the 2012 50 States in 50 Days tour……………some good imagery from the house concerts along the way…………
So, let’s do this! Get in touch! Host a house concert!
I guess I don’t listen to enough music anymore, but in my defense…….sometimes life gets in the way. Put iTunes on and am listening to some great stuff as I write this. Reminds me of why. I need to listen more. Anyway, I’ll be making some new music soon as well…….again, “life” sometimes gets in […]
One of my all-time favorite gigs is The Greys in Brighton. A lauded music venue that almost went the way of so many other venues around the world that put on live music……….but some folks stepped in to show their commitment to keeping it alive. I’ll be there on Monday, June 20th! It is a […]
So, I just booked an afternoon/dinner gig in Kenley, England at a lovely little OLD SCHOOL Italian place called Santini’s. Doors are at 4pm……..music starts at 4:30pm. There will be a three course meal interspersed with music. I’ve been allotted 10 tickets to make available to my fans/friends. This show will be about as intimate […]
On the way up to play Scotland last month i stopped into The Junction Pub in Saint Helens, Merseyside for a meeting and meal with Stephen Manley. I was blown away by the atmosphere the owner has created. He is a musician and that very night they had a traditional session downstairs and about 100 […]
Tomorrow night (Friday, March 11th) I’ll be playing my first show in Cardiff, Wales in about 10 years. I’m looking forward to it. Beau will be my merch guy for the first time! If you missed the Bristol show, then come over if you can. Sean Snook will be with me on guitar. Come and […]
On the eve of the mini-Scottish tour……I sit here with so much on my mind. The day Buddy Holly died was 57 years ago tonight. Dad passed away at 77 a couple of Decembers ago. I think a lot about death lately, and the fleeting time we have on this earth, and what it all […]
The first show of the mini-Scottish tour will begin next friday in Kinross, Scotland at the lovely Backstage at the Green Hotel. Joining me on the tour will be Scott Poley on steel guitar, lap steel, and guitar………basically, anything with strings. The kid can play. Most of ya’ll know I’m a huge Jackson Browne fan, […]
So, i’m about to hit the road in a couple of weeks with two of my favorite musicians…..Scott Poley on steel and Johnny MacKinnon on piano and vocals. Scott completely nails Al Perkins’ steel parts from “2:30am” and Pettibone’s steel from “Another Long Story”……the kid put the time in to learn. It is a pleasure […]
It has been a long time since I’ve played in Wales. I’m returning to Cardiff on Friday, March 11th. Tickets are on sale now. I hope you can come. Get on the blower and tell your friends. Bring a neighbour……have a drink. I’ll try to not disappoint. Get your tickets now! “Some Comfort” from the […]
Very happy to announce that I’ll be returning to Bristol, England for a show in the Alma Tavern Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 27th. This is a new venue for me, but I’ve heard it is great. So, there are 40 tickets left at the moment. Grab your tickets today! UPDATE-THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT!!! […]
I’ve said it 1,000 times…….I love Scotland. I’ll be playing three shows with Scott Poley on stringed things, and Johnny MacKinnon on piano. I hope you can make it. Tickets are on sale, but seating is limited, so grab yours now! Friday, Feb. 5th-Kinross, Scotland-Backstage at the Green Hotel-Awesome hotel and two nice restaurants on […]
This is a special spot in the world. The Gordon Arms was the first place I played in the Scottish Borders and it started a love affair with this area of the world and the wonderful folks that populate it. I’ve had fantasies of buying the Gordon Arms myself and living out my years in […]
Update-I’ve added a third show in the Scottish Borders on Sunday, Feb. 7th. I’m back. This has been a pretty hellacious year. This is a new chapter. I’m ready to make some music with my friends. So….. I’ll be playing two shows in early February. Scott Poley will be joining me on steel guitar […]
So, on a Sunday evening walk at dusk when I ran into Don Henry. An old friend and one of my favorite humans. Supremely talented. I asked Dad one time how long a publisher should keep a songwriter if they were “in the hole”……..he replied, “well, with someone like Don Henry you keep them forever, […]
Finding the words is hard……..especially when it is so new. I loved Dad very much, and it has been a difficult thing to see him pass on to the next journey. I’ll miss him. I’m fairly good with putting words to music……………but the words fail me. Luckily, my sister, Echo Montgomery Garrett, is a professional. […]
I’ll be in Nashville are this Friday for a house concert. Sammy Barrett will be singing with me……she sang on “Fireworks”……it is in a private home, but you are invited. Space is limited so reserve your spot now! House concerts are awesome. Kids are free and welcome if they can shut up during the performance. […]
UPDATE–as we had hoped……the studio has been saved by conservationist Aubrey Preston!!!! Great work Nashville!!!!! Imagine Memphis without Graceland, or Sun Studios……or Abbey Road being leveled to build a Starbucks or a high rise condominium. This is what is happening right now to Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A. RCA Studio A was literally the epicenter […]
In 1994, I toured 70 US cities with Peter Himmelman. He is the most brilliant live performer I’ve ever seen. He has the quick wit and spontaneity of Robin Williams, and his music has strains of Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan. He’s also Bob Dylan’s son-in-law, but that has no real consequence in […]