What a way to start a summer...
Coming to you a little earlier than normal with a note about the month to come and riding a high from a great night last night.
Taking a liiiiitle break from regular touring to enjoy a few weeks in San Francisco that started with an in-the-round show last night at Hotel Utah, hosted by the always amazing Heather Combs that was fantastically crashed by none other than John Mayer. He gave us an awesome treat by playing some new material, some solo/acoustic versions of some favorites and then joining the rest of us onstage to jam on our tunes with us.
To say that it was a fantastic experience would be an understatement. John was amazing to play with, awesome to hang with and a super mellow all-around person that made us feel like his peers onstage. What an honor.
Here are some fan/iPhone videos taken of us doing one of my tunes, "It Stopped Raining", on which John threw down some serious acoustic guitar shreddery and then one of him doing one of my favorites of his, "Slowdancing in a Burning Room", on which Heather and I got to jump up and sing backup vocals.
Wish you all could have been there in that small room with us, soaking up one of the best musical experiences imaginable. Thanks a ton to John for swinging by.
Bay Area friends, the band and I would be honored to have you mark your calendars for Friday, May 24th for a show of ours happening at the Starry Plough in Berkeley. This is a co-bill with 90s hitmaker Freedy Johnston. We're very pumped about this one and hope you can all come join us! Check out the Facebook Event Page for mo' deets.
Philly Area friends, I'll be back for a bit this summer doing some writing and recording (and for some time down the Shore!) and will be heading to Picasso in Media, PA on Friday June 28th to be part of the "For the Record" showcase series, hosted by Kevin Schramm and Steve LaFashia. TheFacebook Event Page for this one is also available for your viewing pleasure and for gathering of details.
Lots more to come this year, including but not limited to recording an EP with 6 time Grammy Winning Producer John Shanks this summer at Henson Studios in Hollywood, a fall performance (date TBA) on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, lots more touring Nationwide and in-general tom-foolery. Keep your eyes on the DATES page for those updates.
Thank you all so much for taking this ride with me. I mean that in a metaphorical sense, of course. However, it gets pretty lonely out there on the road sometimes so if you ever wanna really take a ride, jump on in. I can only afford to eat things out of cans most of the time though, so don't expect any nice chicken dinners or anything.
Lots of love,