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W.W. Lowman + Thousand record new album in FR/Chicago, I’m coming for you/Patricia Barber dates/V Day cupcakes

I just arrived back in Brooklyn from a week of writing/recording a new album in Marseille, FR with my brothers, W.W. Lowman and Thousand. It was quite an amazing trip and I can’t say enough good things about the residency program we participated in at Montevideo. The staff there are just genuinely good people and took care of us, and everything we needed for the duration of our stay. As a result, all we had to worry about was making music, which is so rare in grown-up life. In the end, we wrote seven really solid songs from scratch, recorded them, and played a sold out show at the end of the week. And, of course, we had some amazing food and wine along the way! Oh yeah, and lots of Pastis. It was truly inspiring experience and I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of it. Thank you, Montevideo and W.W, Lowman!

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Bill and I trying out our new wine koozies


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View from our balcony

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the band!

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Milo soaking it all in right in front of our pad. The recording studio/bar/venue is in the building directly to the right of the frame. Very convenient :).

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writing/rehearsing.

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One of the many beautiful churches in Marseille.

Looking ahead, I’m really excited about getting back together with John Tate (bass) and Devin Drobka (drums) for a midwestern tour in a few weeks. Here’s the dates:

3/18–Skylark (Chicago)

3/19–Bar DeVille (Chicago)

3/20–914 New Music Festival (914 N. California) (Chicago)

3/21–The Jazz Estate (Milwaukee)

3/22–Tonic Tavern (Milwaukee)

3/23–The Fountain (Madison, WI)

I’ve really missed playing with Devin since he relocated to his native city of Milwaukee, so this is going to be special!

Looking farther ahead, I’ll be touring with Patricia Barber in May and June in North America and Europe. Click on her name for specific dates. I, for one, am very excited about Portugal and Norway! I’ll be touring with Ms. Barber through the duration of 2013, so keep checking back for updates.

In the middle of all this, there are a handful of scattered NYC/Brooklyn dates that I’m very much looking forward to with Swimmer and the Lena Bloch 4tet. Music music music!

Oh yeah, and I thought I’d be festive for Valentine’s Day, so I made these chocolate/cinnamon/coffee cupcake with Nutella buttercream frosting!

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Hitting the road with Patricia Barber / upcoming concerts in 2013

Patricia Barber – Monday Night Live at the Green Mill Volume II

I’m very excited to announce that I will be touring with Concord/Blue Note recording artist, Patricia Barber, beginning in April. My dear friend and her normal guitarist, John Kregor, is having a baby in the spring and will be staying off the road for awhile. I met up with Patricia when I was back in Chicago for the holidays. We played a little, talked a little, and decided it was a good fit! Patricia has a great new album, Smash, coming out January 22nd on Concord Jazz. She’ll be touring for it throughout the year and I’ll be stepping in midway. So far, it looks like we’re going to Germany, Turkey, Portugal, etc. I’m very much looking forward to it!

Check out everything Patricia Barber.

I’m also excited to announce some gigs I’ve got coming up with my own music:

1/17 – Dave Miller/John Tate (bass)/Billy Mintz (drums) @ Branded Saloon (Brooklyn)

John is an old old friend and my favorite bassist. Many of you know him. Billy is a veteran of both the LA and NYC jazz scenes and has played with everyone. I’ve been doing some gigs/recordings with him and Lena Bloch, which have been fantastic. Billy is an incredible drummer and just has that vibe, if you know what I mean.

1/31 – Dave Miller/Adam Cote (bass)/Shawn Baltazor (drums) @ Branded Saloon (Brooklyn)

Adam and Shawn are fantastic musicians and, coincidentally, my neighbors, too! Great dudes, great vibes…looking forward to making some music together.

3/14 – DM + TBA @ Lark Cafe

Jake Henry, a great trumpet player, is curating a new series at the Lark Cafe in Ditmas Park. The room is really nice and I’m free to do whatever I want, so stay tuned for details on this…

My NYC trio with John Tate and the great Devin Drobka (drums) will be doing a mini-tour in the midwest in March. These are my dudes!!! Devin has relocated to Milwaukee. We miss him, but he’s doing lots of great stuff out there, so if you’re around, check him out. We’ll be playing all of our originals and will probably have some very special guests. Here’s what we’ve got so far:

3/18 – Skylark (Chicago)

3/19 – Bar Deville (Chicago)

3/20 – 914 New Music Fest (Chicago)

We also plan to hit Milwaukee and Madison, so stay tuned!

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