Hi there everyone! As usual, it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted an update about the musical happenings in my world, but this time I’ll make up for it with a couple pieces of big news!
First, I’m simultaneously very honored and proud to announce that I’ve been endorsed by Allegra drums. This company is based just across the river from us Portlanders, in Vancouver, WA, and they make beautiful, incredible sounding, masterly crafted drums. I recently received a beast of a 14” by 8” snare drum that they made for me, and I’m having a blast getting to know it. It’s got such a huge range of capabilities, from dynamics to pitch range to sensitivity to straight up thundering.
Second, I’m super excited to be touring Europe this year, in just under a week from today! I’ll be touring and playing with the newly formed Crow band, led by vocalist Earl Thomas and keyboardist Dave Fleschner. We will be promoting our new album, CROW, in such countries as Spain, England, Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium and Germany to name a few. Check out Earl Thomas’ website to get more details, listen to and buy the album! http://earlthomasmusic.com/index/ First leg of the tour we’ll be plane hopping back and forth between Spain and England. Here’s to summer touring across the pond!
Look, a new post! I have a couple big things to report. First, I’m back in school! This fall I started an approximately two year program at Marylhurst University here in Portland in order to eventually become a music therapist. It’s an incredibly powerful field, and even though I’ve basically just started I feel very inspired about the whole thing, and can’t wait to start an actual practice someday. But for now, I have to succeed as a student again, and learn how to play the darn guitar, so wish me luck!
Second, I have a couple important shows coming up in the next few weeks that I feel are worth mentioning here. The first is a Midnight’s Children show at the new fancy jazz club in Portland called the Jack London Review. We’re headlining on Friday November 24th, and we’re all very excited to play that night. Sharing the night with us will be Amirah, so check them out if you haven’t and be prepared for a party!
Finally, speaking of parties, my trio The Euge Organ Trio is finally releasing an album! Dave Fleschner, Teddy Presberg and I have all put in a lot of great time and effort into this project, and we’re proud of the result and excited to share it with all of you. Our CD release show is on Saturday December 2nd at Alberta St. Pub, and another neat thing about this show is that since we all teach quite a bit, we decided to opt for an early show in order to allow it to be all ages. We’ll play from 4:30-6:30, and if you pay the admission price of just $10, you get a copy of the CD. Bring the whole family!