a July of cover songs and collaborations

Oh dear readers, thanks for your patience. If you've been wondering where I've been all month long, well, I've been on tour and playing shows (and vacationing, too). And I don't travel with a laptop and rarely get a chance to even check email from the road, so I thought I'd best throw out a blog to get you all updated.

This month of July has been filled with great opportunities to play with some wonderful musicians, and these performances all featured fun and surprising covers. (A "cover song" is a song written/performed and made famous by some other band/artist.) Quite a variety of venues (and genres) were represented...huge electric rock band on a festival stage, Finnish fiddle demonstrations, acoustic show in a pizza place, under a tent in a rodeo arena, etc. Rather than get into the gory details of all the fun gigs of the past four weeks, an overview of covers and collaborations should get the job done. Here are dates, venues, collaborators, and cover songs:

JULY 3rd
COMMUNITY PICNIC/CONCERT, downtown Minneapolis
with John Kerns and Scott Stivers
"Rock and Roll Music" by Chuck Berry

JULY 8th
JAVA JACK'S COFFEE CAFE, uptown Minneapolis
with Beki Hemingway
"Stay Up Late" by Talking Heads

(here's a photo from that show)

JULY 10th
LIFEST, Osh Kosh, WI
with Bob Bennett
"Can't Find My Way Home" by Steve Winwood / Blind Faith

JULY 11th
LIFEST, Osh Kosh, WI
with Beki Hemingway
"Same Changes" by Sam Phillips

JULY 12th
LIFEST, Osh Kosh, WI
with Echelon
"500 Miles" by the Proclaimers

JULY 19th
with Jeff Krebs and John D. Beck
"White Freightliner Blues" by Townes Van Zandt

AND, with Bette Premo and Carl Rahkonen
"Masurkka Hautakankaalta" by T. Alakotila

JULY 23rd
by myself
"Go Insane" by Lindsey Buckingham

JULY 24th
with Ninni Poijarvi Trio
"All My Tears" by Julie Miller

JULY 26th (yesterday!)
with Ninni Poijarvi Trio
"9 to 5" by Dolly Parton

Here's hoping my upcoming months are as full of delightful musical craziness and fun. Thanks to everyone for sharing the stage with me!


Joe Johnson said…
I don't suppose there's any hope that those sessions were recorded (and/or available). It sounds like a great tour.
I'm a huge fan of Bob Bennett and always happy to see that he's still out there. I usually describe him as the Roy Orbison of Christian music; perhaps the most gifted singer/songwriter with an unmarketable image - an impeccable guitarist and perfect voice.
And "Go Insane"? Sweet.

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