US RAILS returns with a brand new album and tour this fall!! Confirmed dates include:
Oct 21-Finsterwalde, Germany
Oct 22-Furstenwalde, Germany
Oct 23-Enschede, Netherlands
Oct 26-Castenray, Netherlands
Oct 28-Olsberg, Germany
Oct 29-Finnentrop, Germany
Oct 30-Wesel, Germany
Oct 31-Heilbronn, Germany
Nov 2-Bad Salgau, Gemany
Nov 3-Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
Nov 4-Waldkraiburg, Germany
Nov 5-Thalgau, Austria
Nov 8-Kircheim-Teck, Germany
Nov 9-Hamburg, Germany
Nov 10-Frelsdorf, Germany
Nov 11-Ludwigsfelde, Germany
Nov 12-Neustadt a.d. Weinstr., Germany
Nov 14-Berlin, Germany
Nov 15-Bad Brambach, Germany
Nov 16-Eppstein, Germany
Nov 18-Lugagnano (VR), Italy
Nov 19 Montelbelluna, Italy
Nov 21-Cantu, Italy
Nov 23-Correzzola (Padova), Italy
Nov 24-Vignola, Italy
Nov 25-Bologna, Italy
Nov 26-Montebelluna, Italy
Really looking forward to my 5th appearance at WXPN Radio's Xponential Festival this Saturday July 23rd at 12:30pm sharp! I'll have most of The 48 Hour Orchestra in tow this time playing a set from "Lost Keys"! I'll also have the brand new "Lost Keys Live" DVD on sale. Other featured performers on Saturday include Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., Josh Ritter,Preservation Hall Jazz Band and many more!! To my friends and fans in EUROPE and anywhere else for that matter...This performance will be broadcast live on the web: Audio only at www.xpn.org and LIVE STREAMING VIDEO BROADCAST WORLDWIDE AT http://www.vuhaus.com/live
Wishing everyone the happiest, healthiest and most peaceful holiday and New Year! What a year it's been.
Very excited to be heading back to Europe on a duo tour with Scott Bricklin from US Rails and playing some songs from my new Blue Rose Records release "Lost Keys"!
I Haven't forgotten you!! I am in the last throws of completing a brand new record for spring release (I hope!). It's a pretty fantastic throwback to the sounds of Motown, Stax, Philly Soul and Doo Wop. What?? Yup. Bet I got yer attention.
Hey Friends and Fans!
I have a lot to look forward to in the next few weeks!
First and foremost, I am so excited to finally release my new record “Circle ‘Round The Sun”! And fittingly, after one full spin around the Sun, I will be celebrating with a release party/New Years Eve hoedown at Steel City in Phoenixville on, well, New Years Eve o’ course! I’ve been making NYE at Steel City a tradition, only this year the band will be performing a large block of material from the new album live on New Years Eve and "Circle 'Round The Sun" will also be available for sale at the show. I really think it’s one of my best. I think you will too. Check out a tune! "Float Down Stream"
These recent songs explore some strong emotions and honest conversation while the music draws on piano and guitar driven slightly psychedelic folk-rock, blues and even a little gospel. It all began with a 2 week trip to LA with friends Zach Djanikian (Amos Lee), Shane Smith (Los Lobos/Feist) andJesse Honig and finished up with a little help from friends from around the Philly scene including Ross Bellenoit, John Lilley and Rob Hyman of The Hooters as well as Matt Muir and members of my regular working band. It is the culmination of a year’s work and a collaboration of both music and art as I finished it all with some beautiful collage on the cover by Canadian turned Philly gal Alison Dilworth. And…away we go! Hope to see you this New Years Eve or sometime soon!
Mon Dec 31st 9pm All Ages Advance Tickets Suggested
WXPN Presents: New Years Celebration and Record Release Show
For "Circle 'Round The Sun"
Special Guest: John Francis
Please contact WXPN Radio to request songs from “Circle ‘Round The Sun” 215.573.WXPN Locally, or around the world right HERE! This is the radio station which supports me and so many other independent musicians in the US!
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"Circle 'Round The Sun" in not yet available on iTunes and CD Baby but will be in the very near future!
IN OTHER NEWS:
IN THE POCKET will be releasing “I Ain’t Searchin” by The American Dream. A great new single, this January 11th at another big show, also in Phoenixville at The Colonial Theater. Learn more about IN THE POCKET.
Fri Jan 11th 8pm All Ages
In The Pocket at The Colonial Theater
In the world of US RAILS…we have just released a brand new Live DVD/CD package. “US Rails – Live Europe 2012” which was recorded and filmed last Winter in Germany. You can get it, no matter where you live, right here! We are also in the midst of planning an extensive European tour for this spring which will go hand in hand with a brand new US Rails record on Blue Rose in Europe.
And...coming up soon in January I'll return to The Saint in Asbury!!
Thu Jan 17 10pm 18to enter/21 to drink
The Saint (Re-Scheduled)
"Light of Day: First Note" (more about L.O.D.)
Asbury Park, NJ
MUCH APPRECIATION FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF MY ART AND MUSIC! PLEASE HAVE A VERY HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON!!
Looking forward to a New Years Eve release of my new record "Circle 'Round The Sun"! It will be available just after New Years on iTunes and CD Baby. Mostly can't wait to play it live!
I've had a pretty busy year so far and there is a lot of good stuff on the horizon. At the beginning of November I will head West to do some shows with the gents of Pistol fOR Ringo. Looks like mostly California, but CA is a big state! Glad to get to see some parts of it which I haven't seen yet. We'll be playing tracks from our new EP "Better Left Broken" as well as some newer stuff we recorded last year. Come hang with us in some dirty little rock clubs and check out my alter-ego!
In December the plan is to head out to Cali again and get the basics at least done on a new recording project I will hopefully have ready for spring. It will be all sort of psychedelic folk songs written over the last month on my newly rediscovered Gibson 12 string which was all but forgotten until recently. It has now become my songwriting slave. This will be a smaller scale, more personal and direct record which I will record with my old buddy Shane Smith, who also is a founding member of Pistol fOR Ringo.
After the new year, US Rails will be heading over to Europe for our longest tour yet. That will all take place the latter part of January on through the end of February. Gonna go heat up the winter in Germany, France and The Netherlands.
So...looking forward to making some new friends, creations, adventures and destinations. Keep checkin' in for all the particulars.
The saga continues...my international gang, US RAILS is excited to have our new record "Southern Canon" available at all shows on our Philly regional tour dates in advance of a January worldwide Blue Rose Records release, when we will also launch an extensive European tour. Clocking in at 13 new original tunes by myself as well as Scott Bricklin, Tom Gillam, Joseph Parsons and one from drummer Matt Muir too. "Southern Canon" was recorded last November in Germany.
The U.S. dates will kick off at the 50th Anniversary Philadelphia Folk Festival on Friday afternoon August 19th and include stops at many regional venues including Burlap & Bean, Steel City, The Queen, The Note & Tin Angel as well as The Saint in Asbury Park, Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, The Bitter End in NYC and more. See the "TOUR" page for all dates and ticket info. We're really looking forward to playing an all new show and songs from our first record as well. We hope to see YOU at a show! To listen to some samples of the new record, take a minute to visit our Reverbnation page.
Playing everywhere from hipster joints in the 213-area code to opening for an S&M show in Vegas (not joking), Pistol 4 Ringo's live shows are as unpredictable as their music. Just one of many reasons they have endeared themselves to indie rock fans and the college music charts.
Soooo, what's the future for Pistol for Ringo you ask (and we're glad you did)??? Working with famed producer Manny Nieto, along with musical contributions from the likes of Dave Catching and Rob Barbato, Pistol for Ringo proves they are indeed not "Better Left Broken."
Summer's here and the time is right for...sneezing. Yeah I got the allergies again. But nasal passages be damned, we'll be playing in the great outdoors again this year in many family friendly locales near you including Gorgas Park, The Bay Music Festival in Maryland, Princeton, Kennett Square and of course, The Devon Horse Show! Hope we'll see you at any one of these great spots. For all the info, see the "Tour" page. Keep an eye and an ear peeled for a string of US RAILS shows coming up towards the end of this summer as well with a new cd on Blue Rose Records, lots of new songs and loads of great venues to play.
I will be returning to Germany in a couple weeks for 10 dates along with Scott Bricklin, who will be accompanying me. Will also be performing some of Scott's great songs and debuting some new songs which were recorded for the upcoming summer US Rails release. Hope we see you there! See dates on the "Tour" page.
My latest record, "SIMPLIFY" will be released April 1st on Blue Rose Records in Europe. Very exciting news. It will be my first solo release in Europe since 1995. US Rails is also on Blue Rose. The disc format will be in all new packaging complete with full lyrics and an 8 page booklet. It will be available on vinyl as well by special order from Blue Rose. I will be kicking off the release with an acoustic duo tour with my good friend Scott Bricklin April 20-May 2. We'll be playing most of the whole new record as well as some of Scott's great songs and some new and old US Rails tunes. Scott and I will be switching off on all manner of instruments and singing and backing each other up. And driving...a lot. Watch for pics, vids and news from the road!