A big “thank you” once again to the Madison community for voting for me in Madison Magazine’s annual “Best of Madison” poll. This year, I am fortunate enough to win 3 first place awards: Singer-Songwriter, Folk, and Alt/Indie. I’ll have lots of shows this spring and summer, and I look forward to playing for you. Here is a link to all of the winners:
I feel so honored and psyched to have been a part of Appleton, Wisconsin’s “Mile of Music” festival for the second year in a row. So much heart, so much soul, so much kindness. If you haven’t been, plan on going next year! Kudos to you guys for paving the way for original music to be heard and appreciated. Thank you @MileOfMusicFest!
I am happy to announce that for the second year in a row I am a recipient of Madison Magazine’s “Best Singer/Band” award. Thank you Madison for casting a vote my way!
Also, I am honored that the good folks at Daytrotter included one of my songs (“Ashes”) in their list of the top 300 songs of 2013. I’m so glad they felt the performance went as well as I felt it did at the time…out of 5,000 songs by some top-notch artists.
This was definitely one of those special times that I feel lucky in my line of work to experience. A bit speechless…so many big, big names have done it, like Iron & Wine, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Bon Iver, MGMT, etc, and up-and-coming acts like my Wisco friends PHOX. All of the songs were recorded live in one take. Listen to the session here.
Extra special thanks to the musicians who accompanied me and lent their talents and personalities to the session:
Sophia Borgias (cello), Ela Mowinski (violin), Jeff Weiss (upright bass), and Roberto Garza (percussion, backing vox).
I’m excited to be a part of such an amazing lineup of bands as part of Madison’s “Communion”! Definitely come out on a Wednesday night for this. More info:
Every once in a while in my line of work, I get to play a show that is so extraordinary and energizing that it fuels me for the months to come. This saturday will be one of those. It will be held in the shared backyard of four great fans of mine, and great music fans in general, which is lovingly referred to as “Fairyland” for it’s amazing vibe, trees, and lighting (see the pic below). It is a legitimate concert, complete w/a stage. People bring their own chairs/blankets, as well as a dish to pass (potluck style) to make it a summer evening party. The energy and attentiveness from the crowd feeds the performers to be their best and savor each note. I can’t urge you enough to come to this show…it’ll be from 6-10 pm (food at 6, show at 7), at this address:
2215 Branch St.
Middleton, WI 53562
Please RSVP on this Evite.