Back at the Triple Door with Loudon Wainwright III! 

Loudon Wainwright III is an absolute master songwriter and performer. Last year when I played with him I got taken to SCHOOL and I'm looking forward to another such formative experience this Sunday night at the Triple Door (there are still tix available!) when I open for him again. Don't miss this one - trust me! 

Loudon is not only a brilliant artist himself, but he also happens to be the papa of one of my musical heroes, Rufus Wainwright, and his two super talented sisters, Lucy and Martha. They're all playing a big Wainwright Family show in NYC this Friday, before he heads out West for our Triple Door show. Read all about it here in the NY Times.

Here is Loudon doing one of his *perfectly* heartbreaking songs...

See you Sunday night! 

-- Shelby

I Heart KEXP & 826 Seattle

Last week was AWESOME. I got to play a live set on KEXP 90.3 AND I participated in 826 Seattle's annual benefit event (amazing organization, btw. check them out if you aren't familiar!). Double score! Here are some pics from the respective nights, all shot by the lovely Victoria VanBruinisse! 

Two shots from the KEXP in-studio... 

With John Roderick and Cristina Bautista @ 826 Seattle's "People Eating and Giving"... 

More good times coming up this month... stay tuned for pics! 

-- Earl

Playing Live on KEXP Wed. May 2nd - Acoustic Set! 

Hey all! I'm playing a live, stripped-down acoustic set tomorrow night (Wed. May 2nd @ 8PM PST) on KEXP 90.3's The Roadhouse. I'll be joined by the fabulous Ben Obee on stand-up bass, Anna-Lisa Notter on vocals and percussion, and Emily Ann Peterson on cello. It's going to be a real pretty little set!

Tune in to 90.3 FM or at to listen! 

See you on the airwaves... 

-- Earl

MAY MADNESS @ KEXP, the Triple Door, Folklife Fest and more!

I'm keeping myself tucked away this month, finishing up a bunch of new songs and gearing up for what's shaping up to be a VERY busy May. Lotta cool stuff going on, but a definite highlight will be opening for the one-and-only Loudon Wainwright III at the Triple Door again. Here's a pic of Papa Wainwright and myself after our show together last year. He is the REAL DEAL and I can't wait to see him in action again! 

Here's a list of ALL the happenings... 


May 2nd - Live on KEXP 90.3's The Roadhouse w/ Greg Vandy @ 8PM PST

May 4th - 826 Seattle's "People Eating and Giving" at the Triple Door w/ Star Anna, Christina Bautista, John Roderick, Sherman Alexie and more! 

May 14th - "The Next Fifty" Panel Discussion at the Intiman Theater - Details TBA!

May 20th - Opening for Loudon Wainwright III @ The Triple Door!

May 26th - Folklife Festival - Indie Roots Stage (Broad Street) @ 1PM

As always, set times and other details are on my Tour page...

Hope to see you here, there or everywhere!

-- Earl

It's "Team McCready" Weekend! 

Tomorrow morning (Friday) I will play LIVE on the Bob Rivers Show on KJR Seattle at 9:35AM! I'm stopping by the show to talk about my participation in the Team McCready benefit show happening Saturday night, March 24th, at the Tractor Tavern. Team McCready is a division of the Wishlist Foundation, a Pearl Jam fan non-profit organization. Team McCready is specifically dedicated to supporting the philanthropic goals and celebrating the achievements of Pearl Jam lead guitarist, Mike McCready. He's a stand up dude! 

Saturday night's line-up includes all local Seattle ladies - Star Anna, myself and Kim Virant. Show starts at 9PM and tickets and info are available HERE

Hope to see you at the show or at least deliver a tune to your earholes over the airwaves on Friday morning! 

-- Earl