Tuesday, June 24, 2014

More Leonard Cohen

As I'm reading Sylvie Simmons' excellent biography of Leonard Cohen, I'm Your Man, I am reminded of this long-standing project I have of recording a tribute album of some of his songs. They have been such a huge influence and inspiration on my songwriting...Last fall I started to record some of the ones I'm planning on doing - little demos in my room and on my iphone...the sound wasn't so bad! Here is the first one I did, also the last one I learned:

The rest of them are on my SoundCloud page.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A poem

I will set down my rings
And bracelets
Take off my shoes
And stand there before you
of all necessities
My fingers through the air
Like wands
of destiny
Weaving a tapestry out of the small corners of time
Each gesture drawing me further into this palpable mystery  -
Gathering of stardust
Echoes of the wind
My body a transient carrier for
And the vastness of love

- Los Angeles, May 14th, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Studio Time

Some photos from the studio, where I've been spending some time...and of my awesome collaborators: Yohei Shikano (engineering/production), Chris Carlone (drums), Daniel Seef (bass), Kaitlin Wolfberg (violin)- also on back up vocals, Bart Davenport, Rob Danson and Charlie Clark (not pictured), and on trumpet, Dayna Richards (also not pictured). It's brewing!...

All from my Instagram account.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Sofar Sounds

Happy Thanksgiving my american friends! Here is a live video that was filmed last August by Sofar Sounds: Los Angeles, with Chris Carlone on drums. Love it! thank you to Sofar Sounds and their incredible audience. 

Tomorrow night I will be playing in the lounge at TAIX in LA - come chase that turkey with friends and music by the fireplace. Set time 10:30pm
1911 W Sunset Blvd, 90026

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Leonard Cohen - A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes

If you weren't able to attend the Leonard Cohen tribute in San Francisco, here's a phone video of my performance. I really love singing his songs. This one has so many layers in its writing, and always reminds me of Joseph Campbell's concept of the Hero's Journey. May it inspire you to be your own hero and share your talents and stories with the world...

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Solstice Skyline

This happened on August 3rd at the lovely Solstice Skyline event in Pasadena, CA.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

LA, there's a show coming on

Hello 2013!

This is L.A.-related but if you're not in Southern California, please tell your friends who are. This will be I believe my first L.A. show in a proper venue since I moved here in September, and it's at the Bootleg Bar. Coming up next week, January 30th! It's a little last minute but we're excited to play and hoping to see a lot of our L.A. friends there.
I even made a nice flyer to try and entice you.

Tickets and info: http://www.foldsilverlake.com/event/212483
I will be playing with Chris Carlone on drums, expect a couple of surprise guest appearances on other instruments as well...and my electric guitar came out of retirement! (for part of the set at least)