Feb. 2015 East Coast Tour: Jeffrey Lewis & Diane Cluck

I’m excited to be putting together a February tour along the east coast with the fantastic Jeffrey Lewis (solo-acoustic double bill–see tour dates here.) Please get in touch if you’d like to suggest a venue or host a house show in Richmond, VA.

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:

“Boneset” Included in “Standout Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2014″ List

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

Diane’s ‘Wild Women’ Interview for Anima Rising

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
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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!

 

Original Drawings from Diane: Gift Idea

Around the edges of my days, I like to draw. I accept commissions for small pieces of original art; they make sweetly powerful personalized gifts. I enjoy creating a drawing based on someone’s idea, feeling, or intention. Please inquire about specifics, cost, etc. if interested.

My most recent commission was “Seeds of Autumn” (7″ x 7″, acorn person w/ red energy spiral, framed with bamboo from my backyard) pictured below:

More art can be seen here →
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Contact Diane to commission an original drawing

FOR SALE: Small-Batch Rosemary-Comfrey Salve

 

I made a small batch of Rosemary-Comfrey Salve, fragrant & delish for the skin as weather
becomes dry & cold. *Travelers*: Rosemary Salve is my favorite protector to wear over the

1oz. jar $12, ships within continental US only
(follow link to order →)

Ingredients: rosemary & comfrey (harvested during a summer trip to Asheville, NC),
organic olive oil, beeswax, organic atlas cedar oil
rosemary salve med

AUCTION: “Noneday”, Original Drawing (ended)

Many of you enjoyed my Noneday–the do-nothing eighth day of the week post. This was my inky musing around the idea:
Noneday.-by-Diane-Cluck-1100-light (1)Hand-framed with bamboo harvested from my backyard + silk & hemp thread. Ballpoint pen on printer paper w/ construxn paper, watercolor, tacky glue. Approximately 4″x 6″.

(Auction ended @ 12 noon EST on Friday, October 31st / Hallowe’en.)
WINNER: F.R.

My thanks to each of you who bid, encouraging me as a maker. I plan to offer more of my work for sale in future; commissions are always welcome! (View some of my past creations→)

“Grandma Say”, New Release for Song-of-the-Week Project

gmasayThis week I released a new recording of “Grandma Say” to Song-of-the-Week subscribers.

Listen to preview of “Grandma Say”, read how the insanity of multi-tasking inspired the song, find lyrics, hear my grandmother’s advice for eating and storing peaches…

This is the 13th song to be released through the project, which will run for a duration of 24 songs. More info about Song-of-the-Week, how to subscribe, etc→

September 2014 Solo Tour: Northeast US + Canada

Tour begins in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heading north I’ll visit familiar regions and many new-to-me venues in Pennsylvania, New York State, Canada, and New England.

My tour/travel mate Ken’s Last Ever will be opening several shows, weaving his amazing live, improvised sound collage. I look forward to meeting local musicians and playing with special guests along the way, such as Otto Hauser, joining me on drums in Hudson.

Please investigate our tour route (see below) and come out for a show if you fancy! This may be my last tour for a good while as I focus on finishing my Song-of-the-Week project and other areas of interest & study.

Northeast US + Canada, September Solo Tour:
We are needing accomodation for two travelers for dates marked with a ♥.
If you’d like to help, please email Diane.

Thurs / September 4th / Charlottesville, VA / The Southern w/ Fire In The Belly + Ken’s Last Ever / tickets
Sun / September 7th / Harrisburg, PA / The Makespace
w/ CATAMT/Coyote / Doors 7:30pm / $8 sugg. donation / all ages
Wed / September 10th / Philadelphia, PA / Trinity House (email for location info) w/ SM-R / Doors 8pm / $7-10 sugg. donation / all ages
Thurs / September 11th / New York, NY / Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 / tickets 
Fri / September 12th / New York, NY / Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 / tickets
Sat / September 13th / Hamden, CT / The Outer Space w/ Olive Tiger / tickets
Sun / September 14th / Saratoga Springs, NY / Caffè Lena / tickets
Mon / September 15th / Ithaca, NY / Chimney Swift Collective Land Trust w/ Ken’s Last Ever / 6:30pm potluck, 7:30pm show / $7-10 sugg. donation / all ages
Tues / September 16th / Toronto, ON / The Music Gallery 
w/ jordaan mason / tickets
Wed / September 17th / Buffalo, NY / The Ninth Ward at Babeville w/ Ken’s Last Ever / tickets
Thurs / September 18th / Rochester, NY / Seth’s house (email for location info) w/ Seth Faergolzia + Ken’s Last Ever / 6:30pm potluck, 8pm show / $7-10 sugg. donation / all ages
Fri / September 19th / Hudson, NY / Spotty Dog Books & Ale w/ Liv Carrow / 8pm / $7 / all ages
Sat / September 20th / Montreal, QC / POP Montreal Festival @ Ukrainian National Federation w/ Hiss Golden Messenger + Katie Moore / tickets
Sun / September 21st / Burlington, VT / Radio Bean / 7pm sharp / by donation / all ages
Tues / September 23rd / Pawtucket, RI / Machines With Magnets
w/ Glenna & Willa Van Nostrand + Ken’s Last Ever / 9pm doors, 10pm show / $8 / all ages
Wed / September 24th / Somerville, MA / The Loft
: public house show @ 438 Somerville Ave, #4, w/ Passerine + Thick Wild / 8pm, $5-10 suggested donation / 21+
Thurs / September 25th / Portsmouth, NH / Red Door Lounge w/ Passerine + Tell Stories
Fri / September 26th / New Ipswich, NH / The Zoloft
(private house show)
Sat / September 27th / Montague, MA / Montague Bookmill / w/ Ken’s Last Ever / 8pm / $10 / all ages
Sun / September 28th / Biddeford, ME / The Oak + The Ax Fest the final weekend for this wonderful venue…

Tour Decompression… Upcoming Plans

Reintegrating at home after longest tour ever. Sending thanks to Sebastian at Paper & Iron Booking, and to my traveling companions–cellist Isabel Castellvi, tour manager Marine Cama, and west-coast tour-mate Sondra Sun-Odeon.

Travels were beautiful, stretching, I learned a lot. People gave generously, supporting us and the music we make in ways that inspired me every day–local lore, personal stories, homecooked food, comfy beds. Thank you thank you thank you!

Photo below: me with Marine and Isabel in an olive grove in Spain. (I picked a buncha leaves to brew for tea.)

DMI Spain

I’ll be resting a bit, returning to my Song-of-the-Week project, and planning tour dates of the Northeastern US & Canada for September (see here).