Hi! I can't wait to play Green Man! I've wanted to do it for years. Thank you for the recommendation. I will check her out. For music - She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Torres, Cass McCombs, Zachary Cale, Marissa Nadler, Meg Baird, Hotel Lights, Doug Keith and Heather Woods Broderick... Authors - Milan Kundera, Anais Nin, Ray Bradbury, Carson Mccullers, Joan Didion... Artist - Alex Prager, Rebekah Kolp, Cynthia McAdams, Francis Bacon... Too many to name!
Well... I have a glass of wine before a show... and breathe deep... have my bandmates make me laugh... I am usually very nervous, but as soon as I start singing it usually goes away. Sometimes I have to close my eyes to center my self in the middle of a song or set... but I usually can find myself. I try to tell jokes too, but sometimes if I am really nervous I can't stop talking and that can be dangerous. Ha. But breathing I think is the best. And just going for it.
Will you continue to come to Philadelphia area as much as possible in the future? Still have yet to see you; had tix once but weeknights are difficult because husband at work & I have 3 young boys at home. One has Autism & loves music as we all do so I keep them listening to your true, down to earth style. Thanks for being you!! Hope some of the Philly clubs can get you into some more weekend shows!!
Coleen M. Downey
I will be back. I love Philly. I am sorry you weren't able to come. I will try for weekend if I can next time.
ha! I will! I promise. Tour dates are coming soon!!!!!! xoxo
I will return to the UK this year. Just confirming dates now. There will be an announcement soon. Thank you for caring! x
Don't have a question, just a massive thank you for your music & lyrics, very inspiring and moving. I saw you at the Glee Club in Birmingham and I thought you were amazing. What you do means so much to so many people, I just wish you well and look forward to seeing/hearing you again.
Aw shucks. Thanks, Steven. We had such a good time when we came through and we are excited to come back through. We are just confirming dates now and there will be a big announcement in the coming weeks! ah!
I drew a picture of you playing some guitar in pencil. This was a couple years ago when you played at the Phoenix in Toronto. I just wanted to know if you ever got the picture. Thanks! You're amazing.
P.S. Any new songs that we can be looking forward to hearing soon?
I did! And I have it a memory box somewhere. Thank you for that. I finished a new album and there will be an announcement soon! Ah!
If you happen to be in Europe July 24-27, please consider being a part of Siren Fest, a music and arts festival on the Adriatic Coast of Italy. The National are our headliners. We've also asked about your availability and were told that you probably would not be in Europe at this time ...
We just have a splash page up right now on the website:
New artists will be announced next week.
But there is an album on our Facebook page:
DNA Concerti are our partners in organizing Siren Fest.
Here's a link to a PDF on our public DropBox account, a summary of what we're doing. Lots of pictures and you can get an idea of what we're trying to do:
Even if you can't play, you can just come and hang out! :- )
Man! That sounds amazing. I will see what I can do... but if not this year, next year please! I know we are just confirming dates now. But thank you for reaching out. I want to play Italy!!!!