I know a lot of people mourn the dwindling days of summer, but it's generally one of my favorite times of the year. As someone who is always trying to control his environment, I welcome the dramatic shifts into spring and fall. Whether I'm ready or not, it forces me into a change of surroundings which usually sparks a creative period. Sure enough, as the evenings start to cool earlier, I find myself filling notebooks with the raw material of future songs and feeling like anything is possible!
Meanwhile, there are live dates on the calendar to attend to. Here's what's on the docket for the creatively fertile months of August and September...
August 24 / The Blind Pig
A solo set opening for Canadian indie rockers Current Swell at a beloved hometown joint.
August 26 / Holler Fest
State Park returns to this pastoral festival spot in the Irish Hills of Michigan.
September 15 / Harvest Gathering
The last time I played at Earthworks' lovely Northern festival was 2011. This time State Park is coming along too.
September 23 / Flying Otter Vineyard & Winery
Another solo acoustic show and seasonal bookend to my April show at this beautiful Southern Michigan winery.