New York City! Last night was so much fun at City Winery. Wow wow wow. I met so many cool musicians. David Wax Museum! So good. Laura Cantrell yes! Grant-Lee Phillips! Wesley Stace is a legend! Great Authors and poets and jugglers and dope dealers and pizza delivery people. A carrier pigeon flew inside City Winery in NYC and delivered some lyrics to me. And then the pigeon pooped on me. Good luck? It ruined my new cowboy shirt. In this picture below we are ready to hit the stage with a fervor not unlike that of a rugby scrum.
I love you New York
Thank you for you cussy energy and late night cookie delivery services. Today I read and meditate. xo
I’m a headed to NYC
Tonight I stand on stage and pound on my git fiddle and yelp and howl like a wild coyote. The place where this is set to happen is The Turning Point in Piermont New York. Yeah. Facking kool mate. Don’t be late. 8 eight 8.
And then tomorrow on Friday. Fry day. Fish fry. Fridayyyyy.
I will dance on stage at City Winery NYC. This is a special heshel show. You remember John Wesley Harding? Great singer songwriter. Well / he has a thing he puts on a few times a year in nyc and it’s called Wesley Stace’s cabinet of wonders. It’s a thrill ride of music featuring ing ing heaps of cool artists. It truly is a Cabinet of wonders. I’m part of the action ride. You’ll see me on stage solo AND with a band that he provides full of Cracker Jack musos. You will freak out and go into shock because it’s going be scintillating. AND – it’s a Friday night in nyc. In the fall. Come on! Are you kidding me?
See ya in the big schmapple.
Hey dudes and dudettes -This is where I’ll be this week.
Come find me. I want to look in your eyes and freak you out and then I want you to carry me around and pretend that you’re ants and I’m a piece of graham cracker that a 4 year old dropped at a picnic.
Thurs Sept 29 Piermont NY The Turning Point
Fri Sept 30 NYC City Winery Cabinet of Wonders
Wed Oct 5 Austin Tx Strangebrew
Thurs Oct 6 Denton Tx Dan’s Silverleaf
Fri Oct 7 Mineral Wells Tx Crazy Water Fest Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Sat Oct 8 Mineral Wells Tx Crazy Water Fest -Famous Water (courtyard)
Sun Oct 9 Nashville City Winery opening for Toad The Wet Sprocket
Tues Oct 11 Nashville City Winery Upstairs Lounge Residency w/ many special guests!
Photo by good noise
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Thanks to all the kind folks who packed out The Blue Door in Oklahoma City last night. What a joyous raucous night. This is one of the finest venues in America and I’ll stand on Bob Dylan’s coffee table in my cowboy boots and shout it to the high heavens.
My pal Jerry Joseph was traveling through town on his own tour and I brought him up to sing 3 songs and he wowed the crowd. Then he snapped this cool pic. Thanks Jerry!
Then I sang my lil heart out and jumped around the stage and sweated and yelped and hollered and spun yarns. We had joy we fun we had seasons in the Blue Door. Good times. Huge blessings to Greg Johnson for running such a great venue. Lord knows I love me some Oklahoma.
Tonight the tour continues. I play Tulsa Oklahoma. It’s Monday but don’t let that stop you. It’s gonna be a hoot. I play at The Woody Guthrie Center.
I told em I wanted my name billed above trivia. They complied. I have powerful attorneys. #folklife
Lawrence Kansas is a cool town. I used to play there in The Rugburns. Memories. Last night brought back memories.
Tonight (Sunday) I get to play The Blue Door in Oklahoma City! I love that joint.
Monday night I play The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa Oklahoma.
I’m lucky. Picked a good job.
Thanks for last night in Lawrence Kansas. That was the greatest show I’ve ever played. 🙂 I dig Lawrence Kansas. I forgot how cool that town is. I’ll be back. Bottleneck is a fun venue.
Tonight? Sunday Sept 24? I travel to Oklahoma City to play one of my favorite venues on the planet. The Blue Door! See ya tonight.
Photo by Gina Frary Bacon
Got to hang out with Mojo Nixon and Bullethead last night in Nashville. Tonight I play a show in East Nashville at The 5 Spot.
I go on at 10pm.
Last night. Fun fun fun. With James McMurtry for #americanafest in Nashville. We celebrated with Jenni Finlay for the release of her book Kent Finlay -Dreamer. A wonderful read about her legendary father.
I played some songs and people smiled and tapped their feet. One nice woman handed me some bloodstained money. She said “I want you to have this money”.
“Because I want to buy your soul. I like it and I want to own it.”
“Ok. What do I need to do in return?”
“Walk down highway 31 and wait for a man in an ice cream truck to come by. He has a tail but don’t let that scare you. Just get in his truck and do what he tells you. He will put your soul in a jar and give it to me.”
I didn’t go because I was scared so I gave the money to someone else. A passing stranger. He smiled and accepted the cash. He said he was “looking for a miracle.”
This morning when I woke I went outside to feel the air I looked down on my porch and there was an envelope with the bloodstained money inside.
Maybe I’ll buy James McMurtry some breakfast with that money because I still don’t want to see the man in the ice cream truck.
hey compadres –
I’m in Nashville for #americanafest and tonight at 5pm I play at City Winery Nashville in the upstairs lounge along with my friend James McMurtry. This is going to be pretty cool. It’s to celebrate a boom about Jenni Finlay’s stellar father Kent Finlay.
I go on at 5pm tonight. Don’t be late!
My official showcase is Friday Sept 23 at the 5spot at 10pm.