Hey everyone. I’m still alive I swear. A few updates:
1. I’m not playing many solo shows before I leave for tour in late June, but you can catch me playing Twangtown Thursday at Balliceaux on May 23rd with my side project Sweet Fern.
3. I’m gonna have a new website soon
4. Just confirmed that I’ll be playing the Richmond Uke Fest Nov 1st & 2nd! along with Joshua Bearman (of The Hot Seats) we will be doing a bunch of fun songs with me on ukulele and Josh on who knows what….
5. I’ll be booking an exciting new orleans band in late July, look out for the blues and ragtime sounds of The Hokum High Rollers folks! still working out a venue and details….
unfortunately due to a time change by the venue, Chester River Runoff will NOT be playing twangtown thursday tonight. So it’s all Sweet Fern folks. see you at 10:30pm at Balliceaux!
Newish orginal song. recorded in my trailer during a thunderstorm. rough around the edges like woah
undressedanthology asked: hey bb how does i tumblrrr?
you can do it, put your back into it ;) ;) ;)
Well, that was a really smooth, great week of playing shows. No big problems except Brownbird breaking a string at our Sweet Afton show really…. I wanna give a shout out especially to The Grey Horse Tavern in bayport NY for being such a wonderful spot to play! I found them through a google search and emailed them not even thinking they’d get back to me and it turned out to be one of the best shows of tour! Also, Mona’s bar in NYC has some awesome jam nights, Monday is bluegrass night, and tuesday is hot jazz/ragtime. It was a wonderful place to spend my time off listening to some really bad ass musicians. I think I like NYC best in the springtime.
Can’t wait to get on the road again…..I’m going on tour at the end of June until mid July. Until then I will not be playing any solo shows in Richmond, but you can still catch me with some of my duet projects! I also am playing 2 shows up in DC this week! I’m taking a little break to concentrate on trying to get an album written. That’s right, it’s high time I released some new recordings so that will hopefully happen in June before Brownbird Rudy Relic and I’s tour! The album will be really different as it will mostly be originals and no ukulele, just the geetar…scary! stay tuned….
speaking of which, the best way to stay tuned will soon be MY NEW WEBSITE OMG FINALLY that is being done by my friend Marc Redmond. It’s about time I got a fucking dot com website going and stopped being such a scumbag slacker. Sign up and you will get an email when it’s all done!
April 16th in DC @ The Doll house with Tumbling Bones and Joe Overton (of Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line outta Nashville, formerly of The Clear Blue Sky outta Charlottesville) calling a square dance! https://www.facebook.com/events/293789190752619/
April 20th in DC w/Ghost Mice and Spoonboy @ 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. NW Washington, D.C. 20010 https://www.facebook.com/events/158368927664192/
April 21st @ Mint W/Grant Hunnicut You know the deal, mandolin and guitar together as one, harmonies and lots of waltzes. Come get some. Grant Hunnicut plays in River City Band and his sweet vocals are not to be missed!
Also, not my shows, but totally gonna be awesome:
April 17th @ Capital Ale House Miss Tess & The Talkbacks and The Hot Seats shortband. “http://www.misstessmusic.com/index/, “By blending her knack for melodic and rhythmic improvisation and interplay with elements of honky-tonk, western swing, and golden-era pop standards, she and her multifaceted supporting band have arrived at a style simultaneously refreshing and hauntingly familiar” https://www.facebook.com/events/152866874880011/
April 19th @ Mint Chelsea McBee from Shepherdstown,WV 10pm Free! Check out a recent interview here. I got the chance to see Chelsea McBee compete in the band competition at Watermelon Park Fest 2012 and she was so awesome I lurked her on facebook and told her that if she ever needed a show in Richmond to give me a shout, she did, and now she’s booked, come support touring roots musicians!
My first time in Long Island was awesome. Thanks to the Greyhorse Tavern for the hospitality and awesome food!
Sitting here in Baltimore with my two friends on the way to NYC. They were both kind enough to let me jump in their car on the way to new york.
Catch me up in NYC!
April 5th in brooklyn at Brooklyn Rod and Gun as part of Jackson Lynchs monthly showcase
6th in Philly 4pm early show at a house (see flyer)
7th in Bayport NY @ The greyhorse tavern 3-6pm
8th in Queens at Sweet Afton W/ Brownbird Rudy Relic
10th in brooklyn at The Jalopy Theater for the weekly Roots and Ruckus hosted by Feral Foster
11th in Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Free Farm w/ Blackbird Raum
Hope to see you, please help spread the word
Every single one of you should vote and reblog. This is incredibly low-effort and could be unfathomably high-impact.
RVAFARMS is competing in i.e’s annual startup competition, to win $10,000 to construct an urban farm in one of Richmond’s dozen food deserts. A food desert is a place in which the only food available for sale is convenience store fare and fast food, if that- there are no grocery stores, and to reach a grocery store, the frequently impoverished or elderly residents must travel long distances. From their description:
“RVA Farms will operate an urban farm in the city of Richmond, Virginia that sells fresh organic fruits and vegetables in food deserts. Our urban farm will feature hoop houses, an outdoor demonstration garden and learning pavilion. We will be Richmond’s first urban farm B-Corporation.
Richmond has 12 USDA designated food deserts, and a poverty level of 25%. RVA Farms will market to these communities using pop-up farmer’s markets that accept SNAP and WIC, culinary arts classes and other culturally relevant programming. We will also market to local restaurants, grocery stores and feature a CSA for the city.”
These folks are legitimate- they’re not gentrifiers, they know what they’re talking about (one of the key organizers is Duron Chavis, who works with the McDonough Community Garden), they explicitly connect the struggle for food access to the struggle for black communities to have economic power, and they’re really, truly needed in this city. They deserve your vote.
[[If you get an error message saying you’ve already voted, don’t worry, the website people have explained that you’re just getting the wrong message and your vote will be counted anyway.]]
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
this project is so important to so many people!
“These folks are legitimate- they’re not gentrifiers, they know what they’re talking about (one of the key organizers is Duron Chavis, who works with the McDonough Community Garden), they explicitly connect the struggle for food access to the struggle for black communities to have economic power, and they’re really, truly needed in this city. They deserve your vote.”
Finally. Please re-blog yall!
wrangler butts drive me nuts!