Autumn in the Northeast, I’ll be there for it. Recalling chilly falls, harvest tables, men unearthing minerals, and the hot pink foliage of Vermont. I’m sitting down with AAA maps and a laminated calendar page, puzzling together pieces for a tour I think will begin in Charlottesville, VA, wend into Maine, over into New York State, then wind down south.
Please get in touch if you’d like to invite Diane to play in your town / venue / home.
I’ve made a fresh batch of Rosemary Salve; my new recipe employs organic oils of olive, coconut, evening primrose and atlas cedar. Fresh rosemary leaves steeped in olive oil for six weeks give the salve its light green color and fragrance.
Rosemary’s a powerful herb, one of my favorites, a sweet protector to massage over the heart and throat whilst traveling. This salve makes good love for the skin, can be used for moisturizing and aids in healing abrasions, bruises, et cetera*.
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*so says nature & traditional herbal folklore…not FDA approved…
A few shows I’ll be playing this Spring:
JUNE 2nd, NYC @ Roulette — tickets
First of several nights curated by WNYC Spinning On Air host David Garland, in a lovely Art Deco theater along with one of my songwriting faves, Devon Sproule
JUNE 4th, Boston, MA @ Club Passim – tickets
Classic folk venue with sharp-shootin’ accordionista, Audrey Ryan.
JUNE 11th, Lancaster, PA @ DECA — tickets
Intimate art gallery in downtown Lancaster, with CATAMT / Coyote
JUNE 20th, Charlottesville, VA @ Tea Bazaar — tickets
Sharing this evening with two bands I dig–Kid In The Attic (tenderhearted, NYC) + Klauss (tiny prog of mixed origin)
JUNE 21st, Arlington, VA (DC-area) @ Galaxy Hut — also with Klauss!
Countdown’s less than a week till I arrive in the UK, visiting friend-families and new coteries along the way, come say ‘hey’… thirty shows within a month’s time… haven’t been to Scandinavia in seven years… some beautiful new-to-me venues (De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, Upper Chapel in Sheffield, Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh, others) and many fine musicians–Rachael Dadd, Will Newsome, Lutine, Arborea, Chris Corsano… others… it’s a blasted honor to make these travels and to do this work. X! -D
Spring Solo Tour: UK & Europe
Fri April 24th / London, England / Café OTO w/ Will Newsome / tickets
Sat April 25th / London, England / Café OTO w/ Rachael Dadd / tickets
Sun April 26th / Bristol, England / The Cube Cinema w/ The Nervy Betters + Will Newsome + Ellen Southern / tickets
Tues April 28th / Cardiff, Wales / The Full Moon w/ Will Newsome / tickets
Wed April 29th / Manchester, England / The Eagle Inn / tickets
Thurs April 30th / Glasgow, Scotland / Nice ‘N’ Sleazy w/ Honey And The Herbs & Wounded Knee / tickets
Fri May 1st / Edinburgh, Scotland / TradFest Edinburgh @ Scottish Storytelling Centre / tickets
Sat May 2nd / Sheffield, England / Upper Chapel w/ Little Robots / tickets
Mon May 4th / Bexhill-On-Sea, England / De La Warr Pavilion / tickets
Tues May 5th / Brighton, England / Green Door Store w/ Lutine / tickets
Wed May 6th / Copenhagen, Denmark / Bremen Teater (foyer) / tickets
Thurs May 7th / Stockholm, Sweden / Rönnells, presented by Mother w/ Chris Corsano & Mette Rasmussen
Fri May 8th / Göteborg, Sweden / Järnhallen, presented by Koloni w/ Arborea, Father Murphy & Sheik Anorak
Sat May 9th / Oslo, Norway / Internasjonalen w/ Therese Aune / tickets
Sun May 10th / Freiburg, Germany / White Rabbit Club
Mon May 11th / Rosenheim, Germany / Kleine Werkraumgalerie (Heilig-Geist-Straße 4) presented by Bebop Schallplatten / tickets
Tue May 12th / Linz, Austria / Dokapi ÖH Café
Wed May 13th / Vienna, Austria / House Concert info: costacaspary (at) yahoo.com
Thu May 14th / Prague, Czech Republic / Potrvá w/ Daniel Meier / tickets
Fri May 15th / Berlin, Germany / Ausland w/ Dead Western / tickets
Sat May 16th / Nürnberg, Germany / LUX – Junge Kirche / tickets
Sun May 17th / Ulm, Germany / Jazzkeller Sauschdall / tickets
Mon May 18th / Fulda, Germany / Underground (HOERMAHL-Kost&Konzert)
Tue May 19th / Düsseldorf, Germany / Kassette w/ Scenic Route to Alaska
Wed May 20th / Brussels, Belgium / Huis 23 (sold out)
Fri May 22nd / Nijmegen, Netherlands / Extrapool
Sat May 23rd / Amsterdam, Netherlands / De Ruimte
Sun May 24th / Utrecht, Netherlands / KNG56
Mon May 25th / Brussels, Belgium / House Concert info: tamarapress1030 (at) gmail.com
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Jeffrey Lewis & I have added an NYC show to the end of our US East Coast Tour–Tuesday, February 17th @ Trans Pecos in Brooklyn/Queens.
Our first show of the tour at NYC’s Nola, Darling sold out entirely (thank you), so we’ve added this second show along with the amazing Kid In The Attic who’ll open the evening.
Preview from Time Out New York
I look forward to touring the east coast this February with fantastic songwriter/artist Jeffrey Lewis. We’ll be playing a solo-acoustic double bill–see tour dates here.
“The River“, “Travel Light“, “Finish Line” is a three-song EP Jeff & I wrote in his shack in Maine back in 2001, recorded at the infamous Balloon Heaven by Spencer Chakedis in NYC. Antifolk heyday. Preview and purchase here:
Thanks to Julian Booker of WXPN’s The Key in Philadelphia for including my album “Boneset” in his “Standout Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2014″:
“…in a year that saw excellent new releases from folk-tinged pioneers Linda Perhacs and Vashti Bunyan, it is best to consider Cluck in company with this class of artists who can’t be categorized–a solitary songwriter completely in control of her artistic destiny.”
I’m in good company with Dawn Landes, Mirel Wagner, Marissa Nadler and Leyla McCalla.
Read the full article →
I was recently interviewed for Anima Rising’s’Wild Women‘ series, sharing thoughts about traveling magic, artistic mentors & inspiritors, and the wisdom of the body: Read full interview here
Anima Rising is a collaborative project by Harper Cowan and Jessica Eve Watkins. Their documentary “Ways of Living” (tbr in 2015) focuses on their US travels in search of alternative and sustainable ways of living emphasizing “love and positivity” and “living freely with wide open hearts”.
Thanks, Jesse and Harper!