Sunset and The Byrds

Sunset and The Byrds

I spent my Saturday afternoon doing homework. Learned the last verse to a Gordon Lightfoot cover I’m going to try. Decided what my new song is going to be about, and it’s kind of fun, can’t wait to hear how it ends up. Now listening to The Byrds live records and to the sunset. Fragmenting and running on sentences. But there’s this:

Best,

SJ

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Memorial Day Rain City Rock Concert

Memorial Day Rain City Rock Concert

Dear friends in the Seattle area, we’re performing at the Rain City Rock Concert at the Nectar Lounge on Memorial Day, May 26th!

Saint John and the Revelations Rain City Rock Concert

It will be a great night of live music, and the proceeds go to benefit a local college honor society scholarship. The Nectar Lounge has a cool outdoor patio with a full view of the stage, perfect for live music on Memorial Day!

See you there!

Best,

SJ

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Writing Cello Parts

Phil Hirschi and I had a fun rehearsal last night, we’re working on cello parts for one of my newer songs, ‘ Suite: Maid of the Guillotine’. Since I don’t write music notes, this is often my view of Phil as he tries to make sense of what I’m looking for while I’m singing smatterings of melodies and using nonsensical words to describe how it should sound. Fortunately, Phil is very clever, and can…

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Plectrum Plethora

I know it may seem like a small comfort, but having a bunch of guitar picks makes me feel like I’m rich.

I strum too chaotically for non-flexible picks, these are Jim Dunlop .60MM nylons, in case you’re curious. If you’re not curious, you should still come and listen to me use them:

http://www.sjatr.com/shows

Best,

SJ

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May 22nd at the Buffalo Gap in Portland OR

May 22nd at the Buffalo Gap in Portland OR

Dear Portland friends, I’m coming to see you on Thursday May 22 at the Buffalo Gap for a fun show, and I have some new tunes to try on you:

Put it in your calendar and invite some friends, see you soon!

SJ

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Great Deal?

I just got an email from a show booker in Los Angeles asking me to sell 50 tix for a show at $15/ticket. I wouldn’t get any of the ticket money, BUT I’d get to keep 100% of my merch sales. Sounds like a great deal to me. Maybe they’d also let me wash the dishes after? Bookers like this are why LA is a live music wasteland.

Would somebody please throw Dobby a sock? (Harry Potter friends will…

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Rooftop Ukulele

It’s a glorious day for rooftop tea and ukulele noodling in the sunshine. This is a really nice planet, we need to be a little nicer to it and enjoy it more. SJ

Rooftop Ukulele

It’s a glorious day for rooftop tea and ukulele noodling in the sunshine. This is a really nice planet, we need to be a little nicer to it and enjoy it more. SJ

Cherry Garcia

I know. Eating Cherry Garcia ice cream at 3AM after a fun night of singing songs and hanging out with cool people is a little excessive.

But I also wonder how many servings of fruit there are in Cherry Garcia?

SJ

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Bruise Blues

Perhaps I stomp my feet too much when I’m playing guitar, especially when I’m having fun on stage. I just noticed a huge bruise on the bottom of my foot, it’ll heal quickly, but I should probably restrain a little.

Maybe I’ll just wear thicker socks.

SJ

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Sunday April at the Jewelbox Theater

Sunday April at the Jewelbox Theater

Hi Seattle friends!

I have a great show at the Jewelbox Theater (in the Rendezvous) in Belltown this Sunday, April 13, 9PM. Phil Hirschi will be playing some rock-and-roll cello with me!

Come by and have a fun night with us!

SJ

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