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AUTUMNAL HAPPENINGS 10.25.13
This month has been blazing with color here in Boston! With leaves lining the streets and carved pumpkins glowing in the evening light, this is truly New England in all it's glory! With that said, I've not been in town much. I just arrived back from the Netherlands and while it may be short on pumpkin ale, the lamp lit streets and serene canals more then made up for my seasonal cravings!
November and December will be busy months for me. I'm playing a solo (and free) Ostinato Project recital at the Berklee College of Music on Tues Nov 12th at the David Friend Hall. I'll then be joining up with my dear friend and innovative percussive dancer, Nic Gareiss for a small West coast tour that will bring us from Seattle WA down to Ashland OR and then back for a BOSTON show at our favorite venue in the whole world, Club Passim in Cambridge.
Back on the east coast, I'll be playing a limited seating house concert in NYC with my Ostinato Project (and some sizzling hot guests) before going on to join members of Solas, Mariel Vandersteel and Moira Smiley as part of the WGBH Christmas Celtic Tour that runs from the 13th-22nd Dec. Phew! There's a full listing of dates on my schedule page.
Other big news for me is my upcoming move to NYC in January. It's been an incredible four years here in Davis square and I'm very grateful for the rich community of friends and musicians that have surrounded and inspired me during my time here. It hardly feels like I'm moving as I'll be commuting back every week, continuing to teach at the Berklee College of Music. A shift will be good for me, get my gears moving and my creative juices flowing and I'm excited about the next chapter of my life.
One more thing - a lot of folks have been emailing me about skype lessons. Although I've shied away from the idea this far, it's something I'm going to start exploring in the upcoming months to solidify come January. If you are interested in taking skype lessons with me, send me an email with SKYPE LESSONS in the header and we'll be in touch.
I'll leave you with this video of Nic Gareiss and I performing a tune I wrote for him called 'The Sandhunter'. Enjoy!