Someone asked me to do one of these yesterday, and it reminded me of one of my favorite music review sites, The Venn Review. The primary difference between music and writing for me is the payoff: one pays the bills, one feeds the soul. Lucky to know I love them both.
Postcards from the Swamp reprise
7pm, Friday, Nov. 13
Doodad Farm in Greensboro, NC
Featuring The Mighty Gospel Inspirations
I just got this one. Ideal for rocking lake-side. But you’ll also need some cigars and seltzer to rock it out swamp-side this October. Next month, I’m reprising the six song series Postcards from the Swamp at Doodad Farm. The band will feature Ben Singer and the fine fellows from Wurlitzer Prize. The evening also features special guests The Mighty Gospel Inspirations, all the way from Durham, NC.
If you’re not the outdoor type, I’ve got some indoor things happening, too. Hope to see you there.
9.10—bring a chair and take a stand
Laurelyn Dossett hosts an evening of songs focused on issues of social justice for this s Songs of Hope & Justice: A Fabric of Freedom Concert. I’m joining up with some of North Carolina’s preeminent singer/songwriters: Bhi Bhiman, Laurelyn Dossett, Alice Gerrard, Rhiannon Giddens, Django Haskins & emcee Preston Lane. Presented by 17 Days.
Plan to bring: A lawn chair
7 pm, Thursday, September 10
The Railyard in Greensboro, NC
I am stoked to announce a new collaboration with songwriter and DJ Anna Luisa Daigneault, aka Quilla. We’ll debut a few new tunes at the DiMuziou Bros. show at the Blind Tiger.
Plan to bring: Your groove
9 pm, Wednesday, September 16
The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC
9.22—a seat in the kitchen
Back with the Wurlitzer Prize trio in the best-tasting musical venue in Greensboro: Lucky 32.
Plan to bring: Your appetite
6 to 9 pm, Tuesday, September 22
Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in Greensboro, NC
9.26—you’ll need more than a camping chair
The ramble continues. Possum Jenkins debuted the festival last year in the GPS-navigator-challenged mountains outside Boone, NC. This year, the festival deck is certainly stacked to be better than the first Ramble.
Plan to bring: Camping and cold weather gear
All day, Saturday, September 26
Family and fool-friendly
In the never-ending search for pictures that tell 1,000 stories, I followed these low-light photo tips to take this shot. Much thanks to the writer (go Alex Trice!) and to the busker on the corner of Walker and Elam Streets in Greensboro, NC.