Tuesday, November 14th, 2023
Thank you to all who came out to any of the gigs last week. NYC, Rockaway, Wilmington, Delaware, Westport and Worcester , MA. I drove over 800 miles, and thoroughly enjoyed every single one of them. I got back into the car on Sunday feeling triumphant. Then I turned on engine and the hazard light alerted me to a slow puncture. Nailed it. An unexpected overnight at the Comfort Inn Sunday night. My first trip to a Town Fair Tire on Monday morning. “You should probably replace the other front tire at the same time.” Indeed.
At breakfast in the Comfort Inn I met a man who’s apartment had burned down that night. He also told me that the fire engine had smashed into his car on arrival. I kept my mouth shut about my minor inconvenience. He was reduced to the clothes he was wearing and grateful to be alive. I encounter such kind and resilient people in my travels. Constant reminders of my good fortune.
Write it down. Don’t ever forget. Tuesday in NYC with Anna Tivel. Wednesday down the road at Sayra’s Wine bar. Friday opening for Nellie McKay at the truly inspiring Arden Gild Hall. Lead Belly played here in the 40s. An impossibly magical and restorative house concert on Saturday. A walk in the woods on Sunday morning. Then, finally, another beautiful gig at Boland’s in Worcester on Sunday afternoon. Thank you to all who helped make these gigs happen. I feel a deep sense of nourishment from these gatherings. Thank you.
I’m back at Sayra’s Rockaway on Wednesday and Thursday I’ll be hosting Big City Folk Song Club at the Vale, NYC with featured artist John Cathal O’Brien.
An ever expanding list of US, Swiss, Irish and German dates can be found on the calendar page.
The world is so full of horror right now. I hope for Peace for all. Especially for the children who made the apparently unforgivable mistake of being born in the wrong place and time.