We’ve been driving around the fair state of California for more than two weeks now, with shows in Arcata, Redding, Chico, Davis, Folsom, Sacramento, Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and San Luis Obispo. After three more days of shows in Los Angeles and San Diego, we’re going to start jetting northeast for about a month before winding up in Philadelphia on October 5th. We haven’t been swimming as often as we’d like to (every day), but we are well-rested and writing some awesome new songs. Stay tuned.
My new record is officially out today and the first round of reviews that have come in have been extremely complimentary. You can check them out in full below.
“This Seattle singer-songwriter’s 2nd album is an often-gorgeous set of classical-influenced avant-pop with dynamic, intricate arrangements featuring piano, sumptuous strings, tricky melodies and her own fluttering, opera-trained vocals, which are reminiscent of Joanna Newsom at times – try 1, 3, 5, 6 & 8.” Don Yates, KEXP
I’m so looking forward to flying out to Boulder next Saturday and opening the evening for Zoe Keating (in my hometown of Boulder, of all places). I’ll also be playing a show on the 12th in Denver with Ian Cooke, one of my favorite composers in Colorado. I know that I have been going back to Colorado a lot lately, but this has definitely shaped up to be my favorite trip back yet (show-wise, at least).
It’s so beautiful here. The first show of my tour with good friend Zoe Boekbinder is tonight, with a lovely girl named Sara Quintana opening up the evening. We went to her apartment in the French Quarter last night for lentils and sausages and a bit of music-noodling.
We’ve been running around City Park for the last couple of days. There’s an old tree full of giant iron wind chimes there. It’s called The Singing Tree. This afternoon Zoe took me to the Tree Of Life, which was beautiful and covered with spanish moss (which I don’t believe I’ve ever seen before). It is conveniently located next to the zoo, where we watched two giraffes nuzzling each other’s heads for about ten minutes. We ate shrimp and oysters for lunch and are going to circle through the 9th Ward and hit up a daiquiri drive-through on our way to the venue. Afterwards I believe we will head to Cafe du Monde, since all of my friends recommended it to me (I hear it’s the exact right kind of tourist trap).
May 4 - NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Mudlark May 6 - MEMPHIS, TN - Otherlands May 7 - FARMINGTON, MO - The Vault May 9 - SAINT LOUIS, MO - Off Broadway May 10 - RUTLEDGE, MO - Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage May 11 - FAIRFIELD, IA - The Beauty Shop May 12 - WARRENSBURG, MO - Cafe Blackadder May 13 - WICHITA, KS - Kirby’s Beer Store May 14 - DENVER, CO - The Dikeou Collection May 15 - BOULDER, CO - The Laughing Goat May 17 - DENVER, CO - TBA May 18 - FORT COLLINS, CO - Artlab May 19 - LOGAN, UT - House Show May 21 - RENO, NV - Biggest Little City Club
Recordings of my April 2nd show at The Triple Door with the Seattle Rock Orchestra are now up on Bandcamp. Purchasing a full download includes four unreleased cover songs as well. I’m so happy with the way that this show turned out.