River Song Website
The River Song Quintet website is live! Check it out at http://www.riversongquintet.com. We’re going on another west coast tour this month… I’ll put up the schedule in a separate post. Stay tuned.
Here is a nice blog post about the CalArts Large Ensemble concert I am co-directing with Lauren Baba this Saturday. Thanks to Paul Fraser for writing it up!
The River Song west coast tour was a huge success! I can’t wait to do it again. Here’s a video of us performing at the Camellia Lounge in Portland, OR… music by guitarist Greg Uhlmann and words by singer Alina Roitstein. Stay tuned for more from this band, including audio/video from our show at the Blue Whale in LA and a fancy schmancy website.
River Song West Coast Tour
I’m about to head out on a west coast tour with River Song, a chamber/jazz ensemble I play cornet in along with Alina Roitstein (voice), Lauren Baba (violin/viola), Harrison Kirk (trombone), and Greg Uhlmann (guitar). I love this band! Here’s the itinerary:
Monday, Jan. 7 - Sacramento, CA - Midtown Village Cafe (8pm, free show)
Wednesday, Jan. 9 - House Show in Olympia, WA
Thursday, Jan. 10 - Masterclass at University of Oregon (2-3pm) in Eugene and then a show at the TeaZone and Camellia Lounge in Portland, OR with Caleb Paul (8pm, $5 cover)
Friday, Jan. 11 - Eugene, OR - Morning set at Off the Waffle (11:45am, free) and then again in the evening at the Jazz Station with Yama Yama (8pm, $5 cover)
Saturday, Jan. 12 - San Francisco, CA - Precita Park Cafe (8pm, free)
Tuesday, Jan. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Sharing the evening with David Roitstein and Larry Koonse Duo at the Blue Whale (9pm, $10 cover)
Say hello if you can make it out to any of these shows!
The Storytelling Band performing in Blue Diamond, NV, July 1, 2012
Tim Carr (Charango, Guitar, Voice), Caitlyn Conlin (Storyteller, Voice), Steven Kai Van Betten (Guitar, Voice), Lauren Baba (Violin, Voice), Andrew Rowan (Cornet, Voice), and Mike Lockwood (Percussion, Voice)
We (+ Kassanda Kocoshis) had the pleasure of performing last month at REDCAT.
Playing with the Vinny Golia Large Ensemble at the Blue Whale on June 27, 2012… truly honored and inspired to have shared the stage with so many of LA’s greatest.
Photos from the Capitol Studios recording session of Siren.
” …. The questions of which instrument or which style of music is preferred are unanswerable. I enjoy music that is barely audible and I enjoy music that makes my ears ring and I would go crazy if I had to focus on one or the other. And what a collection of people I have been introduced to! Music has taken me to strange and wonderful places, and I am sure that many of the social microcosms I have traversed will never cross each other’s paths. I have become privy to more ideology than I care to absorb, but piece by piece, I absorb, react, reject, and accept. If there is one thing I hope to retain, it is curiosity. It is easy in this day and age, with worries of income, the drudgery of business, and the pain of excessive travel, to forget why one became interested in music in the first place. Despite any misgivings, as a musician in the 21st century I would be hard-pressed to ever find myself bored. The appetite I have been awarded and the unreasonable goals I have set are enough to remind me why I chose music, and that cannot be put into words.”
Trevor Dunn, “For and Against Technique” from Arcana II: Musicians on Music