What a joy to be back on tour in the USA again for the first time in four years, and to see the kind of autumn colour that New England does so well. Here are just a few photos — see my Instagram page for lots more:
Speaking of autumn leaves, one of the many highlights of the tour for me was getting the chance to appear on The Martha Bassett Show, a fantastic concert series hosted by an absolutely brilliant singer, songwriter and guitarist called, you guessed it, Martha Bassett, at the historic Reeves Theater in Elkin, North Carolina and recorded for broadcast on 88.5 WFDD Public Radio. The show’s house band — Martha herself and Sarah Howell-Miller on backing vocals, Ben Singer on Hammond B-3, Russell Kelly on electric guitar, show producer Pat Lawrence on double bass, DaShawn Hickman on pedal steel and Rex McGee on fiddle — joined me when I performed “Autumn Leaves”, and what a thrill it was! Thanks so much to the show’s staff photographer Sam Schumacher (Steel String Photography) for this wonderful photo of me onstage:
Having been home now for just over a week, I’m about to set off on the road again — the first gig of my 23-show November-December UK tour is tonight — so I’m busily printing out download code letters and tucking them into my St Buryan Sessions double LP sleeves, ready for the merch table ... and by the way, it’s Bandcamp Friday tomorrow, when Bandcamp waives its fees to help artists impacted by the pandemic — so if you can’t get to any of my upcoming shows and have been wanting to buy an LP, CD or other merch from me (or anyone else for that matter), tomorrow would be a really good day to do it! Visit isitbandcampfriday to check when it starts in your local time zone.
Keep an eye on the Tour page of my website for updated information and ticket sales links for all my shows including the UK in November-December and January, the EU in February-March, Ireland in April-May and the USA again next autumn …. and please buy tickets in advance if you possibly can.
Hope to see you down the road!
All the best,