Wednesday, September 8, 2010
So enough of my pontification. I need to listen to the news a lot less.
I am scheduled to start another US tour with Cleemann in a week. We have about a month's worth of dates culminating in New York. I am so looking forward to this. The day to day business of touring is tiring and hard, but the total experience outweighs the tedium. Having everything you do be about playing music is just the best.
The lineup will be different again. This will be my third round of playing dates with Gunnar Cleemann. The first time we played he had a pianist named Michael travel with him from Denmark. This spring we went out with a drummer, my good friend Gary Foster. It looks like we'll be going out as a trio with a pianist named Andy Butler. I think I've met him but don't quite remember.
I have truly been enjoying playing Gunnar's songs with him. Even though I am in fact working, it is such a joy to play music.
I'm also quite happy about my ongoing music work with Nik Fackler, the film director. His debut album is about to be released on Team Love records and I play on several tracks. It remains to be seen what all will transpire with this project. I know I am open to touring with Nik. We recently played some of the album live and it worked pretty well.