It was great to come back from Brazil and collaborate with my good friend Shawn Fogel in NYC and Philly. An instrument-swapping, foot-stomping good time! Of course, I had to flee the country the very next day. So, where did I go off to this time? Cuba. I just got back from a humanitarian aid trip to the island. Based on US-Cuban relations right now (and for the last 50 years), you have to be very careful what you say and where you go. But come see me and talk to me after a show, I’d love to tell you about it. It was VERY interesting. The bottom line: I’m back and on the grid, and ready to hit the ground running… all the way to TEXAS!
The band and I have been heading down to Austin for the past 2 years for the South By SouthWest Music Festival. This festival is the biggest music conference in the country, with every band and their grandmothers descending on Texas for a week of music, BBQ, and business-card swapping. With 6 shows over 5 days, this year promises to be our biggest yet. Check out the list below and spread the word to anyone you know who might be down in Austin for the week. As always, i’ll be blogging and tweeting all our crazy adventures, so stay tuned.
Live in Austin
*all events are free and open to the public*
at Jo’s Hot Coffee Good Food
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The Bent Compass Party
at Club Rain on 4th
217B West 4th Street
also appearing: Viva DeConcini’s Rock & Roll Burlesque, Joanna Burns, Rob Teter, and other LGBT artists;
with drink specials from 9pm-Midnight)
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Texas RockFest Showcase
at Blue Moon Rock N Blues
422 East 6th Street
2:00pm – 5:00pm
(Unique house concert at the famed Ham Jam House, open to the public;
special appearance by Shawn Fogel of Golden Bloom;
Cape May Singer/Songwriter Fest 2011 and other huge shows coming your way! Stay tuned for spring tour dates, coming soon.
Viva la revolución!