SMALL HOUSES WEST COAST TOUR +House Concerts
Small Houses is planning a west coast tour throughout the month of January with Portland based band, The Harmed Brothers. We’re also considering some house concerts along the way. Shoot me a message if you’d be interested in hosting! CA, OR, and WA.
In an effort to start finalizing a work in progress, I’ve taped poems and words from songs above my desk. Once in place, I punctured the drywall with pushpins that highlight significant parts as if the wall were a map and I hoped to mention my favorite destinations from a recent trip. The pins will hold the yarn that mapped my route. I take the trip first, remember the way, later. Chords then words.
The record I moved to Atlanta to work on is taking shape, and with 20 studio days planned between now and the end of July, I think I can say something audible will take shape soon. I tried out one or two of the new tracks while at SXSW. A video of my time in Austin is posted below. Please, continue to excuse my absence, I’ll start running again sometime in 2014.
First off, I want to wish my good pal, Shawn Rosenblatt of Netherfriends, a happy album release day. I’ve been digging into this record all week and I think it’s fantastic. ‘Joey Vision’ is my personal favorite. Check him out at Netherfriends.us
Next, here is my SXSW schedule. I’ll be hosting a showcase along with my pals at ‘Action in Solitude’ and ‘We Listen For You’ on Saturday night. If you’re around, let me know. I love this festival for so many reasons and catching up with friends is the highlight, by far.
March 11 -
SXSW Overflow Fest
@ Super Happy Funland
3801 Polk St., Houston, TX
March 12 -
@ Cherrywood Coffee
1400 E 38th 1/2 St., Austin, TX
Midcoast Takeover Showcase
@ Shangra-La (Acoustic Stage)
1016 E. 6th St., Austin, TX
March 13 –
Sofar Sounds Showcase
@ Sofar Austin
https://www.facebook.com/SofarSoundsAustin for details.
March 15 -
‘We Listen For You’ and ‘Action in Solitude’ Presents….
1601 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX
w. Adam Arcuragi, Netherfriends, Joe Fletcher, and Christopher Paul Stelling
March 16 -
Hot Mess Bookings Showcase
@ Iguana Grill
2900 Ranch Road 620 N, Austin, TX
Small Houses takes to plane, train, and ferry in regions totally unfamiliar.
If you could, please tell any friends you might have overseas. Facebook Event Page.
04.09.13 – Cafe Rosenburg – Reykjavik, Iceland
05.09.13 – Ob.la.di Ob.la.da – Reykjavik, Iceland
06.09.13 – Ob.la.di Ob.la.da – Reykjavik, Iceland
11.09.13 – Klubi – Tampere, Finland*
12.09.13 – Kahvila Soppi – Rauma, Finland*
13.09.13 – 8raita – Turku, Finland
13.09.13 – Pikku-Torre – Turku, Finland*
14.09.13 – Korjaamo – Helsinki, Finland*
18.09.13 – Kampen Bistro – Oslo, Norway
19.09.13 – Landet – Hägersten, Sweden~
20.09.13 – Bruket – Varberg, Sweden~
21.09.12 – TBA – Malmo, Sweden
27.09.13 – TBA – Berlin, Germany
28.09.13 – Børneteatret – Copenhagen, Denmark
29.09.13 – YouAreAwesome – Bremen, Germany
03.10.13 – The Jet Lounge – Amsterdam, Netherlands
04.10.13 – SWAN – Amsterdam, Netherlands
07.10.13 – The Windmill Brixton – London, England
Pat Carroll, an amazing songwriter, passed away yesterday.
I really look up to this guy. His songs are a very progressive outlook on pop, country, and alternative music. Honesty is the focus in his writing, something I’m constantly afraid of attempting, therefore my respect grows with every listen. This, along with every other song he ever wrote, is a tremendous example of the naiveté and outlook of being the age we are, however old that might be.
Pat, I love and miss you.