As always, we were incredibly honored to play live in studio on KEXP 90.3, the best radio station in the world. I also feel pretty damn lucky to have had such an amazing crew with me for this one. Click on the pic below to watch the full performance!
I am THRILLED to announce that KEXP has the world premiere of the new video for my song "James" (off the new album, THE MAN WHO MADE HIMSELF A NAME). The video was produced and directed by Oscar Contender (aka. Adam MacKinnon) and is an early-MTV era throwback with some Twin Peaksy murder-mystery vibes thrown in. Read more about it and watch the video right HERE...
I couldn't be happier to have my new album, THE MAN WHO MADE HIMSELF A NAME (produced by Martin Fevyear, The Spectacles and yours truly!) is finally out in the world via Nine Mile Records/Redeye. The reception has been amazing (we're already on our 2nd run of CDs & vinyl is moving fast too!), there's been loads of great press, and I'm about to hit the road to share the new songs with people along the west coast! If you haven't ordered the album yet, you can do so right here...
Or come to a show sometime soon! I would love to see your face.
As though my heart can handle any more excitement this week, NPR's Weekend Edition aired a beautiful segment about my song "Strong Swimmer" (off the new album, THE MAN WHO MADE HIMSELF A NAME, out March 10th!) this morning. Notes of trauma and healing have been streaming in all morning from around the country, and I am so moved and humbled. Thank you all for sharing your stories with me. And if you missed this radio segment today, you can listen to it here...
If you'd like to hear a live version of the song you can stream this recording of my performance on KEXP's Morning Show with John Richards earlier this week. <3
You guys know the amazingly talented Josiah Johnson (from that one little band...you know the one)... Well, that wonderful dude threw down the most STUNNING (read: heartbreaking) vocal performance on my new record.
The new album comes out March 10th and you can pre-order it RIGHT HERE!
File this one under "craziest things I've ever done:" John Richards of KEXP 90.3 invited me to stop by The Morning Show at 8:30AM (PST) EVERY MORNING THIS WEEK to play a live acoustic version of a new song off the new album, THE MAN WHO MADE HIMSELF A NAME, and I SAID YES! If you're in Seattle you can tune your dial to 90.3 FM, or if you're elsewhere in the world visit kexp.org to listen in!
More news coming soon...
BUY MUSIC AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE: for TODAY ONLY the wonderful folks at Bandcamp will be donating 100% of their cut on ALL sales, and I will be donating 100% of my digital sales, to the ACLU! That means YOU get to support independent artists, AND those fighting the good fight for human rights and equality, AT THE SAME TIME! This is what we call a win-win, folks!
You can also now pre-order my new album THE MAN WHO MADE HIMSELF A NAME (out March 10th through Nine Mile Recs/Redeye) right HERE on my Bandcamp page, along with the rest of my music catalog (and merchandise)!
Happy shopping, folks! And thank you for your good works.
I am THRILLED to announce that my new record will be released nationally on March 10th, 2017 via Nine Mile Records/Red Eye (more news of that + NEW SONG PREMIERES coming very soon!). I'm also excited to announce that tickets for our album release celebrations in WA State are ON SALE NOW!
- SAT, MARCH 4: TRACTOR TAVERN, SEATTLE, WA - OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE SHOW (Presented by KEXP) featuring SHELBY EARL & FULL BAND (+ special guest Josiah Johnson!), SILVER TORCHES & PLANES ON PAPER. Tickets and info HERE!
- FRI, MARCH 10: THE BARTLETT, SPOKANE, WA - Release Day Celebration w/ PLANES ON PAPER. Tickets and info HERE!
- SAT, MARCH 11: GESA POWER HOUSE THEATRE, WALLA WALLA, WA - Album Release Celebration w/ PLANES ON PAPER. Tickets and info HERE!
Looking forward to celebrating with all of you very soon!
It's been a quiet year on the "news" front because I've been holed up at home in Seattle making a new record and focusing on my personal life, but I'm excited to announce that I'm getting back in the world and out on the road! I'll play a band show this Friday in Seattle, at my home venue, Tractor Tavern (as a part of the fabulous Macefield Music Festival!). And then next month I'll hit the road opening for the talented the Felice Brothers. See below and on the TOUR page for details. Hope to see you around the bend!
"In May of 1941, Woody Guthrie was hired by the Bonneville Power Administration to write folk songs for a film about the Columbia River. He spent that month traversing Washington State and writing an astonishing 26 songs in just 30 days. On the 75th anniversary of this historic month of song, a whole host of musicians — including Northwest-based artists Sera Cahoone, Bill Frisell and Shelby Earl — will explore Woody Guthrie’s music and influence, including the aforementioned 26 songs. Other special guests for this event include John Doe, Ian Moore, Tim Easton, Gerald Collier, Dave Alvin and former Seattle mayor Mike McGinn."
It was an honor to be the very first musical guest on "The Scott Carty Party," a new show hosted by my talented pal Scott Carty featuring "a cocktail, a conversation and a concert." Episode 1, featuring Chef Ethan Stowell, Eric Beindorff of Collingwood Whiskey, Scott, and myself, is now LIVE on the Youtubes!
Check it out right here! https://youtu.be/vHznZjLd-RM