Just wrapped up a 2-day music video shoot in and around my apartment. Jon DiMaio is directing/producing, and I think we bagged what we were looking for. I walked a lot, and tried to look no more melancholic and reflective than usual. We listened to Beyonce's Lemonade in between takes, but I don't think it's influence on this video will be too obvious.
Hey folks and friends. I'm lucky enough to get a lil' taste of summer and (hopefully) fall in the Great North Woods this month. Current plans: swim in lakes, record an EP about my summer drive up the Mississippi River, drink plenty of Bell's 2H, and play these shows...
A hearty thank you to family, friends, and former strangers who gave me shelter as I hawked Hungry Heartland across the Midwest and Northeast last month. My shows in Montpelier, Portland, Cambridge, and New York City were among the best I have played on my own. I sha'n't be gone long!
Here is a glimpse of what went down...
Thank you Ben Cosgrove for composing a haunting and beautiful string arrangement for "Emily." Thank you Jenn Fagre for performing all of it!
About HH: For many years, I've been accruing songs that couldn't necessarily move a bar full of people to dance but that I always thought were "pretty good." By some coincidence or not, these quieter and under-performed songs were written largely in and about the lower upper Midwest...even though I spent about 50% of my nights in Massachusetts during the time they came into my life. I've finally recorded this set, and am pleasantly surprised by how cohesive the thing seems to be. I hope you like the songs.
I'm emerging from my winter cave and some live situations are on the horizon once again. The first one is this Thursday night at Gulu-Gulu Café in Salem, MA at 9PM. The rest are listed on my shows page. I hope to see you out and around!