I hope this post finds you well.
It's been an action packed summer with performing, traveling, some radio appearances and even some great news for my diabetes. In case you don't know I was diagnosed (late onset) with Type 1 Diabetes a few years ago. Not very fun but I'm getting better at managing it and especially now that I have the Dexcom G5 sensor which basically monitors my blood sugar every few minutes and displays the info on my phone. If I go too high or low, I get an alert. Super helpful.
In musical developments, I was fortunate to be able to appear on WKCR three times this year with different groups. Once by myself to promote Stars Are Far and be interviewed. Then with Anders Nilsson and Francois Grillot. Finally a duet with my old friend Brian Settles. See below for links. WKCR/Columbia University is a massively important radio station for many types of music-all of them being good. My most favorite station. I'll likely be back on again soon!
Orion Tango is starting to really gain some steam after our WXPN Key Sessions appearance and then at Ortlieb's in Philadelphia where I did double duty with Giant Dwarf to open the show. The Ortlieb's performance resulted in a great live album which is now being prepared for release on 1k Recordings, Tim Motzer's eclectic label based in Philly. Very excited for everyone to hear it - and also psyched for a Giant Dwarf tour (with special guest Irwin Menken from Lee Ranaldo's group) on bass throughout Europe in February.
This month I'll be doing several performances with Cosmos Sunshine, Matt Lavelle and the 12 Houses Orchestra as well as Vincent Chancey's quartet-check the calendar for more details.
Writing starts soon for a new solo album so stay tuned for that and I hope to see you at a show soon!