First off, welcome to my new site and... happy new year!
There's quite a bit coming up for me this year and I can't wait to see where it takes my music. I'm really grateful for how much progress I made in 2008 and all the opportunities that arose. I found several venues to perform at, including a regular gig at the Harvest Restaurant in Pomfret, CT. I also found some wonderful musicians to share the stage with - Marc Douglas Berardo and Brian Jarvis. I was fortunate enough to find an accomplished and unique producer, Jason Rubal, to work with on my next album - I wouldn't work with just any record producer, but I believe Jason will bring a lot to the recording process.
I also had the opportunity to talk to Brian Jarvis's booking agent, Kris Shewokis, co-owner of Unlimited Entertainment. This year I hope to work with Kris to find some great new venues for my music. I plan on recording my album with Jason sometime towards the summer. I also hope to continue performing with Marc and Brian, as well as some other local singer/songwriters: Zach Lussier will be opening for my show at Victoria Station Cafe in Putnam, CT on January 16th and I plan to play some shows with up and coming singer/songwriter Alina Ostrow - check her music out at myspace.com/alinaostrow. I'm hoping to do quite a bit of co-writing this year. Its something very new to me that I am determined to master. Sharing and playing music with fellow musicians is always an incredible experience; to commit to creating a finished product may be more difficult, but all the more rewarding.
As for my show schedule, here's what I have coming up:
As I said, I'm playing at Victoria Station in Putnam, CT on Friday, January 16th from 8-10 pm. Grab a coffee and listen! The show is free - the coffee, very much worth the money. Zach Lussier is opening - very thought-provoking songwriter with lots of talent.
My next scheduled show is as an open mic feature at The Space in Hamden, CT on Tuesday, January 20th. Show begins at 8 pm. Musicians, come and play! If you've never been to this venue, I highly recommend it. An artsy venue that features music 7 days a week.
On January 31st I'll be returning to Java Madness in Wakefield, RI. Brian Jarvis, one of my favorite local singer/songwriters, will be performing as well. Show starts at noon!
On Friday, February 6th I am performing as the open mic feature at the Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret, CT. Great food; come for dinner or dessert and drinks. Check out the venue if you're interested in performing! I'm a big fan of the Vanilla Bean open mic.
In March I will be returning to Borders Books and Music in Hamden. I'll let you know when I have more details on that.
As a reminder, I also perform at the Harvest nearly every weekend. Come hear me there anytime and grab some drinks at the wine or a delicious, high quality dinner!