I'm thrilled to announce that my dear friend Robert Ellis and I are releasing Dear John, an album of John Hartford duets on December 8th, through The Refuge Foundation for the Arts. The Bluegrass Situation is premiering our first track for Song of the Week. You can pre-order a very limited edition of vinyl, out in time for Christmas, and find our tour dates below!
The last two weeks I have been working as a fellow with OneBeat, a collaboration project of 25 musicians from 17 countries. The mission of the project is to explore how the arts can renew and restore perspectives, spaces, and societies. Thus far, it has proven to be on of the most mind-opening and inspiring creative experiences of my life.
Last night was our very first show. We had our Sisters, OR audience up and dancing like I've never seen! All of that to say... come be with us if we're anywhere near you, it is a treat to witness all of these musicians from around the world playing together. I feel lucky to be a part of it!
The folks over at Anti-Heroine Chic just released a collection of poems from the first 6 days of my pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago this spring. I'm honored and excited to have my first snippets of poetry out in the world. The first is below and you can find the collection here.
This fall I am thrilled to be joining OneBeat as a fellow in their 2017 residency program. In a few weeks I will fly out to Sisters, OR to join up with 24 musicians and producers from 17 different countries. We will spend 5 weeks writing music together, creating work focused on social and cultural engagement, and touring it through ID, WY and CO. I feel honored to have been chosen as one of the five Americans in the fellowship and can't wait to share the work we make together!
Keep your eyes out for when we'll be in your area! I will share more tour and workshop information soon...