FRIDAY APRIL 4 - OAKLAND CA
I’ll be celebrating my recent landing back in the San Francisco Bay Area with a full band set at the beautiful little venue Studio Grand in Oakland! Balkan jazz outfit La Pêche will start and end the night, and Madeline Tasquin Band (for lack of a better name), will be the sandwich meat in between. To begin, La Pêche will accompany the projection of Georges Méliès’ 1904 silent film Voyage à Travers l’Impossible with a live original soundtrack they’ve composed. For my set I’ll be joined by Dan Cantrell (accordion & saw), Chris Lauf (drums) and Paul Martin Sounder (bass). There’ll be some cameo musical appearances too, and moving image will also form part of our set. It promises to be a sweet night of sight and sound, beginning just after the Oakland Art Murmur.
Full info is here: http://bit.ly/voyage0404
I spent my last day in France biking about 45km from fougeres to rennes, through beautiful countryside and tiny towns. Ate the best bread of my life, en route. #bretagne #tartine #velo #bicycle My knee doesn’t seem to like long bike trips. note to self: .. major relaxing of my IT band is needed before I attempt another long haul. I spend today in Copenhagen. Then back to the bay tomorrow! Excited to soon be #homesweethome #blog
Brno, Czech Republic! Great concert of Les Gars d’en Bas gestern abend. Round 3 of tour starts tonight! I’ll be playing in Bohumín ce soir (Tuesday), Ostrava Wednesday, Kopřivnice Thursday and then Prag Saturday night. Et ensuite, on va en Bretagne. Event details are here: http://www.facebook.com/manamaddymusic/events #blog #tour #europa #ČeskaRepublika
Woke up in Basel to find a Steinway grand in my host’s livingroom. So, I’ll be spending the better part of my Basel day in my pajamas. Last night’s show & exhibition at Parzelle403 was great! Met so many excellent humans, drank beer, and fantasized about which Simone Näf piece I would buy if I had the dough. #treasurehunt #tour #blog
A whole lotta snow in Maloja. 3 days of writing relaxing eating playing chess and making slides in the massive banks of snow (aka Poor Man’s Snowboarding). En route to Basel where I’ll play at Simone Näf’s exhibition opening @ Parzelle403 this evening. Switzerland has been very good to me… Feels bittersweet to be leaving soon… Munich & Czech Republic next. New songs abound. #ilovemyjob #humansaregreat #schweiz #blog #tour #instamood #inspired #switzerland