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Recording + May U.S. tour

Posted on April 5th, 2012

Hey folks,

It’s been too long. I’d like to thank my friend Karli Ingersoll for giving this website a quick 1-2 , it was lookin’ pretty fugly there for a while!

Some updates. I recently spent about 4 days in b50 recording studio in Ballard starting a 2nd record. I decided to scrap the sessions I did there, but it was a good learning experience. I have a much better vision now for how I want the recording process to go for the next album, and plan to resume serious recording in June. I have some videos from the studio to share of me playing 5 songs. Those will get posted soon!

The big news is that I am going on tour. The best part is that I am going on tour with one of my heroes, Rocky Votolato. I’ve been a fan of Rocky for almost 10 years. I saw him open for Pedro the Lion in 2003 at the Graceland (now El Corazon) and have been following him ever since. Mixtapes/Cellmates was the first tune of his that I fell in love with, but since those early days he was released MANY tunes that have been very influential to me. I opened a show for him in Spokane about 6 months ago, and that along with some good luck and persistence got his people to let me do this. May is going to be ridiculous! 16 cities in 19 days, then another final show at Neumos in Seattle on June 9th.

My amazing brother Curran Long will be joining me on stage for the first 7 shows (pdx through abq).

Here are the dates, hope to see ya there:

5/02 Wed – Portland, OR – Mississippi
5/04 Fri – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
5/05 Sat – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
5/06 Sun – Upland, CA – The Wire Music and Art Venue
5/07 Mon – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
5/08 Tue – Phoenix AZ – Rhythm Room
5/09 Wed – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits Bar & Stage
5/11 Fri – Austin, TX – Lambert’s
5/12 Sat – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
5/13 Sun – Norman, OK – The Opolis
5/15 Tue – Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
5/16 Wed – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
5/17 Thu – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern
5/18 Fri – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
5/19 Sat – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
5/20 Sun – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar
6/09 Sat – Seattle, WA – Neumos

Tour Map