Dean Haakenson and I are hitting the road in mid-August and we’re kicking it off at The Sanctuary with Lyndsey Battle. I’m excited to introduce new material I’ll be playing for the first time in front of an audience. The Sanctuary in Arcata has a printmaking lab, ceramics studio, metal works stuff and it’s a music venue. It used to be a church. A perfect place for a summer, Sunday night show.
click the image to go to bandcamp where you can find a digital copy of Forest Creature
I teamed up with one of my biggest musical influences and longtime friend, Seth Faergolzia, to form a duo called Forest Creature. We started composing and recording our album in late 2012. It was released in March 2013 at which time we took it on a European tour. A journal of our experience can be found at our kickstarter page and all of the music can be previewed at the bandcamp page.
I played a house show in Seattle last May. The following morning my host was generous enough to record my most recent tune. He wrote baritone and alto saxophone lines and kindly added percussive accompaniment as well; cajon, vibraslap and some other great stuff.
This was recorded on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN in the summer of ’94 and distributed in the form of a few hundred cassette tapes which have disappeared for the most part. Thanks to my Dad, it has been preserved pretty well and thanks to bandcamp it can be yours for five bucks. Or you can download two tracks for free and be happy with that. Go here.
I went on tour from May 10 – 19 from WA to the Bay Area and to kick it off I released two free digital downloads of two albums by my former band, Barefoot Gravediggers. It’s mostly for the fans with lost CDs and eaten cassettes that have been emailing me for years but it really is good stuff.