Happy 2012, blog visitors! Here’s what’s new for the new year:
I HAVE A NEW ALBUM!
Available now, this 20-song self-titled retrospective collects my best songs from the past decade. Check more information here at my freshly updated and overhauled webpage.
I’VE POSTED AN EXTENSIVE VIDEO TRAILER IN SUPPORT OF THE ALBUM
View parts 1 and 2 of this mini-documentary on YouTube, below. I dug through 10 years of unreleased video and photos to trace the assembly of these songs from the Sound Theology era until the present. Check out some rather candid tour footage with Beki Hemingway and studio session clips with The Silos during the recording of the Public Library album, plus performance and travel clips from Finland.
MY SONGS ARE STREAMING, SHARABLE, AND DOWNLOADABLE AT BANDCAMP
I’ve been experimenting with this interesting online music service. Songs from my recent albums are posted for streaming, and can be shared and viral-ized by anyone on Facebook. Surf around my corner of Bandcamp and feel free to post your favorite tunes on your FB profile…I’d appreciate the traffic and the exposure to new listeners. And of course, visit my Facebook musician page, and “like” me there.
COAST-TO-COAST TOURS ARE BOOKED WITH KAIVAMA
2011 was an amazing year of writing, arranging, recording and performing Finnish folk music with violinist Sara Pajunen. Sara and I released our debut album as KAIVAMA back in June of last year, and since then have performed in Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, and Vancouver BC. In February of 2012 we’ll be back on the road with a tour of the Southern USA, and in March we’ll swing across the Midwest with Finnish multi-instrumentalist and composer Arto Järvelä. Check out the Kaivama webpage, see our tour schedule, and “like” us at our Facebook page.
That’s the update. Follow along on Facebook for up-to-the-minute details as the year rolls along...