November Updates: Calumet Show, Featured on CivilNet TV, Dancing Wizard

Come one come all to the Thursday, November 8th show at Calumet.  We start at 9:30pm. 1000 AMD entrance.  The poster:

And some footage from our last romp at Calumet…

The great people at Straight To The Village and CivilNet TV invited us to perform in the school of a beautiful, little village called Chinchin and included a snippet of the performance at the end of their report.  Check out the episode!

Today I witnessed a wizard and magical musician at a fantastic community food fest and fair put on by USAID and Counterpart International at Yerevan’s Lover’s Park.  SEe for yourself…

 

 

October Performances!

Friday I will be performing at the one and only Green Bean Café, a new establishment with a green-friendly mantra and absolutely spectacular food, drink, atmosphere, and message.

A few weeks back I was fortunate enough to play in the village of Chinchin (population of about 500) in northeast Armenia’s Tavush marz, and then down south in the city of Kapan, the center for Syunik marz.  This was thanks to a few amazing groups of people, including the Straight to the Village crew at Civilnet and of course the one and only Mr. Tim Straight, and also Mr. Aleksander Shagafyan at the United States Alumni Association of Armenia. One of the fascinating things about Armenia is the fact that most “states” (marzes) border one of the four (or five, or six…it’s complicated) surrounding countries, so it is not unusual to be within eyeshot (no pun intended, though snipers are considered a legitimate threat along certain main roads) of Azerbaijan (closed border), Turkey (closed border), Iran, and Georgia (and Nakhijevan, and Artsakh?). Below are some photos from both shows, and video from the Chinchin performance at the local school  Enjoy!



 

Album Art Preview!

Mixing at The Bunker is complete (250+ hours), mastering is underway in Virginia at Wolf Productions, (we’ll also be preparing a purely instrumental version for those who wish to utilize PUSHKIN STREET for a variety of media purposes – gaming, … Continue reading

Rehearsal Footage – August 2012 Promo!

Sunday, August 19th

The 8×10 (10 E. Cross. St., Baltimore, MD)

8pm-9:15pm; $12

My last night before Armenia alongside some of Baltimore’s finest players!

We will be performing original songs from the forthcoming album PUSHKIN STREET and some choice covers, including…

Rehearsing “For The Love Of Money” by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, and Anthony Jackson (as recorded by the O’Jay’s), with Julian Rosenberg (bass), Milton Russell (vocals), Mike Gambone (drums), Brian Kooken (guitar), and Jon Tippens (keys). Sunday, August 19th at The 8×10 (10 E. Cross St., Baltimore, MD).