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US RAILS TO RELEASE "IVY" WITH EUROPEAN TOUR THIS FALL!

 

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

WXPN Radio Xponential Festival Live Broadcast

 

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

Ringing in the New Year

 

Wishing everyone the happiest, healthiest and most peaceful holiday and New Year! What a year it's been. 

October News

 

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"!

Saying Hello

 

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.

End OF The Year News-Circle 'Round The Sun

 

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"

Steel City Coffeehouse

Phoenixville, PA

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!

 

Please visit benarnold.com  (I’ve spruced it up a bit!)

Or,  stop by Facebook and Like Ben Arnold!

"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

Phoenixville. PA

 

In the world of US RAILSwe 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!! 

 

 

"Circle 'Round The Sun" Release

 

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!

"THANKFUL" VIDEO

 

Fall-Winter 2011-12: P4R, US Rails & New Recording

 

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.  

US Rails Tour & New Record This August

 

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.

Pistol fOR Ringo: BETTER LEFT BROKEN on iTunes now!

 

 

One of my other band projects, Pistol fOR Ringo has just release a 5 song EP "BETTER LEFT BROKEN" on Sonata-Cantata Records. It is available now on iTunes. PLEASE check it out! HERE!!

Pistol is....
Named after a classic Spaghetti Western and completely unrelated to the Fab Four (although if Ringo wants to roll around town 'strapped', we sure as hell aren't going to judge), 'Pistol for Ringo' is back after 2003's wildly successful "Solid State Neo-Hedonist". Featuring original members Brian Murphy, Shane Smith, and Steve Arm, Pistol for Ringo have really grown into an indie-rock collective adding Philly-based singer-songwriter, Ben Arnold, and band-mate Matty Muir. A perfect example of the 'rich getting richer' (but in a cool non-Reaganomics way). 

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 Concerts 2011

 

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. 

German Tour Dates Confirmed

 

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. 

SIMPLIFY on Blue Rose Records in Europe April 1st

 

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!

May Shows & Mountain Stage-PA

 
This month I'll be playing some great shows. Glad to get my summer off wiith a bang. Honored to be asked to play on NPR national broadcast "Mountain Stage" along with Ryan Adams, Martin Sexton & Cowboy Junkies. As well, my first time at Asbury Parks' WAVE GATHERING and opening for my favourite renegade Allman...Dickey Betts at The Colonial Theater in Phoenixville. Kind of a surf and gun theme goin' here. Hope we see ya!

"April Comes, She Will..."

 
Hope to see you make it out to Puck in Doylestown this Saturday, April 7th. Really fine new club slightly North of Philly and close to New Hope, PA. Full band show with special guest SCOTT BRICKLIN opening at 9p. Check it: http://www.pucklive.com See more April shows on the "Live" page.

March - April Newz...

 
As the sleet and ice fall I greet you with muted Springtime wishes! I wish this F-ING winter would just end!! That said... Baltimore show 3/16 is NOT happening tonight! RESCHEDULED 4/6/07. On the horizon, look out for the next full band shows in Philly area and NYC. I'll also be playing some great little acoustic shows in Jersey and the South. Out like a lion...Ben

JAN-FEB 2007

 
-I'll be back in NYC next Sat night the 20th with a great bill at Googies Lounge at The Living Room. If all goes well, it will be a multi-media event. Nuff said. -About 5 years agow, I filmed a set for Spotlight TV in Little Rock, AR. To my surprise they have re-posted the song "SO LO" to help me celebrate the release of my new acoustic disc "SOLO". Check out my greasy short hair! http://www.spotlighton.tv -As birds fly South (cheap Philly sports reference) so will I. Actually, I'll be driving and playing some shows South of the Mason-Dixon with Leona on keys and my good friend Andy Bilinski. Check him out at: http://www.myspace.com/andybilinski See some of these shows listed below, others will be added. Tell friends, help us fill rooms! -Did I mention I have anew disc out of old and new tunes played in the 'ol acoustic tradition. Buy "SOLO" right now, right here: http://www.benarnold.com/products.html

New Solo Acoustic Disc Available Now!

 
Just in time the Holidaze! It's the new solo acoustic disc! 13 new and old songs performed solo..and acoustic. Yeah...me on a guitar, a piano and singin' the hits and some future hits. Pick it up now! CD Available on "CD Store" page. See the itty bitty picture at left.... not shown in actual size!

TOO MUCH NEWS FOR THE END OF '06!!

 
Happy Holiday Seasons To All! A fair amount of ground to cover here but I wanted to take the time to fill you all in on all the upcoming stuff. NEW SOLO DISC I While taking the time to properly finish and mix the recording project I've been working on for the past year and a half, I took a couple nights to record a quickie SOLO disc. SOLO; meaning me, myself and I playing guitar and piano and singing....alone. Features new tracks "Timeless", "Never Mind My Blues", "Sundown" and good 'ol ones like "Firefly" and "Bluegrass" as far back as I can remeber the words. If ya like what I've been doing over the years, you're gonna want to have one. It is being pressed and printed as we speak and will be available in short order at shows and on-line only. NEW SOLO DISC II This one, not so SOLO, we'll be...

Thanksgiving Eve Show & NYC!

 
Although it's been close to 70 degrees here in Philly over the last few weeks, the holidays are approaching. Y'know... Thee Holidays. Hope you'll be with us to welcome them in with a rousing set from me and my band on Wednesday November 22nd at Steel City in Phoenixville along with special guest Scott Silipigni. What It Is: Ben Arnold & Band Wed Nov 22nd 8pm All Ages/BYOB Steel City http://www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com/ Advance Tix Available Now Upcoming in NYC: Friday December 15 8:30pm Googies Lounge@The Living Room - NYC

Acoustic in Philadelphia!

 
On Saturday the 4th I am up before Folk Fest fave's Boris Garcia as they release thier new CD "Mother's Finest", with a groovy psychedelic show downstairs at World Cafe Live. Then on Tuesday eve the 7th I will be playing a WXPN Members Event at the spankin' new Johnny Brenda's in Fishtown with Gran Bel Fisher. This show is free but you gotta sign up! tix at: http://www.xpn.org/ Both show's I am on first, so if yer comin' to see me, don't be too late! WHAT IT IS: Saturday November 4 7:30pm Boris Garcia CD Release World Cafe Live-Downstairs 3025 Walnut Street Phila., PA 215-222-1400 http://www.worldcafelive.com/ (Discount tix available for WXPN Members!) Tuesday November 7 8pm 21+ WXPN Member Event Featuring Gran Bel Fisher Johnny Brenda's 1201 N. Frankford Ave Phila., PA For Tickets: 1-800-565-WXPN http://www.xpn.org/ For club info only: http://www.johnnybrendas.com/ 215-739-9684

Tin Angel - New Showtime!

 
I'll be returning to the music friendly Tin Angel next Friday night the 27th at 10:30 with the band. We'll be joined by my buddy Dan Montgomery from Memphis and others, playing some new and older stuff and, we won't be wearing any creepy-I-don't-know-who-the-----you are-costumes. See ya there? Yes. Ben Arnold & Band Friday October 27 10:30pm 21+ Tin Angel 20 So. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 215-928-0770 http://www.tinangel.com/ Advance Tix Available Now

Chaplin's This Weekend & Appear in the Video!

 
On Sat 9/30 we'll be checking into the brand spankin' new CHAPLIN'S MUSIC CAFE in Spring City, right near Phoenixville. Its a beautiful new room and opening will be Chris Kasper from The Lowlands. It's all ages and BYOB. Please come...gonna be some fun, gonna get it done. Sat Sept 30 Chaplin's Music Cafe 66 Main StreetSpring City, PA 610-792-4110 http://www.chaplinsthemusiccafe.com/ Advance Tix Now All Ages/BYOB Also...If you get out of work early by chance on Thursday Sept 28 come be part of a little live video taping! 4:30pm-6:30pm in West Philly. All Ages! If ya wanna come, for details email: ben@bosmusic.com

Tonights Show-Cancelled

 
Sorry...I never cancel. Due to illness, can't do it. See ya next show.

Sat Aug 26-Calmly Walk INTO The Building!

 
Yep, we'll be playing a band show at The Fire in Philly on Saturday August 26 at 10pm (or so). Great spot in the not-as-off-the-beaten-path-as-you-may-think area of 4th & Girard. 412 Girard to be exact. See ya then...

Steel City Roadhouse Show!! Phoenixville-Sat 8/5

 
August 5th we'll be playing a one time only "Ben's Roadhouse" show at Steel City in Phoenixville! What in the hoot does that mean!?! It means big upright bass, lap steel, mandolin, gin, bourbon and probably more than a few laughs along with some new tunes and some good 'ol faves. Git up and c'mon out y'all!!

Gorgas Park-Weather Update

 
At the moment it looks like cloudy skies tonight but no rain. So far we are going ahead with the show. Check this site for any further updates.

Summertime Blues

 
Tuesday July 11 The Living Room 9pm Sharp 21+ 154 Ludlow Street New York NY 10002 212.533.7235 http://www.livingroomny.com/ Full band-1 Set Thursday July 13 Gorgas Park Concert Series 7pm-All Ages-Free Ridge Ave & Hermitage Sts Phila., PA http://www.gorgaspark.com/ With guests: Scott Bricklin, The Lowlands, Joseph Parsons & Tom Gillam Sunday July 16 7pm 21+ Writers In The Raw@Wonder Bar Songwriters Series w/ Tom Gillam, Scott Bricklin & Joseph Parsons 5th Ave & Ocean Asbury Park, NJ Directions: http://www.wonderbarnj.com/ More Info: http://www.writersintheraw.com/ Tuesday July 25 The Living Room 9pm Sharp 21+ 154 Ludlow Street New York NY 10002 212.533.7235 http://www.livingroomny.com/ Full band-1 Set Too Much Information: http://www.myspace.com/benarnoldband/

SUNDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!

 
If you're looking for something to do on Sunday nights, stop by The 'ol Dawson Street Pub where we play a late night set with some special guests and friends. Music starts around 11p. Drinking starts at noon! 105 Dawson Street in Manayunk http://www.dawsonstreetpub.com/

Got Milk!?

 
SATURDAY MAY 20th 9pm BEN & BAND MILKBOY COFFEE 2 E. Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA http://www.milkboycoffee.com/ 610 645 5269 ALSO.... Fri May 19 - Sellersville Theater 8pm Guest Appearance with Phil Roy Band & Others 24 W. Temple Ave Sellersville, PA http://www.st94.com/ http://www.philroy.com/

Goings on and on...

 
You all remember the great times we had at The 'ol Point in Bryn Mawr, right!? Well, the time has come for me to make my first appearance at the brand new and very cool spot on the Main Line called MILKBOY COFFEE. (That was a mouthful. Or at least a very big sip.) It all happens Saturday night May 20th at 9pm. I'll be there with my new-esque band and The Jason Loughlin Trio. SATURDAY MAY 20th 9pm BEN & Band MILKBOY COFFEE 2 E. Lancaster Avenue Ardmore, PA http://www.milkboycoffee.com/ 610 645 5269 ALSO.... Thu May 12 - Cafe Arabica Last minute acoustic show with Jason Loughlin Morristown, NJ http://www.cafearabicanj.com/

Live at the Living Room is NOT in W. Philly!

 
Whoops! Sorry...it is in fact in Mount Airy...my bad...

March/April 2006

 
A couple fairly busy months ahead. First of all, I will be headed back over to Europe for a few weeks where I'll be recording a new combined effort a la 4 Way Street, yet not. More TBA at a later date. Then it's back to the Tin Angel in Philly for a show on April 7th with some buddies Kalai King and Ian Thomas. Following that I will start a short stretch of dates including NYC, Boston and a few college dates. Check the Live page for more. I also intend to have the new record out by summer sometime. Just dredging up some funds and support to finish it up. So keep yer ears open.

Ben To Play XX Winter Olympics!

 
YES! Barring any unforseen blizzard-like conditions, the band I will be taking to the slopes of Valley Forge to the stage of Steel City TONIGHT, Sat February 11th. Call ahead if you like to be sure. http://www.steelcitycoffeehouse.som/

Happy New Year 2006!

 
Well, the hangover is gone but the pictures remain! Thanks to all of you revelers who showed up at the big 4 Way Street bash at the Painted Bride on New Years Eve. For those of you who couldn't make it, there is a rather large post of great live photos at: http://www.skylerbug.com/ Probably one of the best rock 'n roll shots of drummer Matt Muir ever. Check it....

WXPN On Air with Helen Leight & SloMo

 
This Tuesday Dec 6 around noon I'll be on the radio playing a couple new tunes with Mike "Slo Mo" Brenner on dobro. We'll be talking and singing. How's that for good radio! Check it out in Philly on 88.5 FM radio or all over the whole friggin' universe online at: http://www.xpn.org/

NEW SHOWS!!

 
I have a bunch of shows coming up. Some with the band, some acoustic. (Which have been really cool lately. Relaxed and affordable!) Hope you'll check out the "Live" page to see what's new! Like...New York, The Newly purchased Tin Angel, 2 New clubs in Harrisburg and Mullica Hill. (I'm told that's in New Jersey!) AND... for NEW YEARS EVE, 4 WAY STREET plays a new venue - The PAinted Bride. Come one, come all.

"Heaven Next Time"

 
Check out a preview of the 633TV acoustic, smoke and whiskey version of a song from the sometime-to-be-released new record. More 633TV will be launched out into a cyber space near you soon. http://www.633tv.com/ben.html

"All Together Now!" Tuesday Sept. 20!

 
Philly Music Community Concert for Hurricane Disaster Relief In an unprecedented banding together of forces, a coalition of Philadelphia’s music community has come together for the benefit of those whose lives were effected by Hurricane Katrina. Businesses and organizations including promoters, venues, publicists, media personalities and especially musicians will donate from performances on September 20th. If you’ve spent your time wondering, "What can I do to help?", now is your chance. Please join us! 100% of your ticket price goes towards Habitat for Humanity, MusiCares and Noah’s Wish. Tuesday Sept 20, 2005 7:30pm World Cafe Live-Downstairs 3025 Walnut St. Philadelphia PA 215.222.1400 http://www.worldcafelive.com/

What Can Be Said?

 
Louisiana 1927 Music and Lyrics by R. Newman What has happened down here is the winds have changed Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain Rained real hard and rained for a real long time Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline The river rose all day The river rose all night Some people got lost in the flood Some people got away alright The river have busted through cleard down to Plaquemines Six feet of water in the streets of Evangelne Louisiana, Louisiana They're tryin' to wash us away They're tryin' to wash us away President Coolidge came down in a railroad train With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand The President say, "Little fat man isn't it a shame what the river has done to this poor crackers land." Louisiana, Louisiana They're tyrin' to wash us away They're tryin' to wash us away

NEW SPACE AT MY SPACE

 
Apparently I'm the only one in the world that didn't really know much about myspace. So, nnow I know and so do you! Please visit and exchange ideas for curing all of the world's ills (as well as the music biz' ills!) at: http://www.myspace.com/benarnoldband

World Cafe Live & WXPN

 
Hey you counter-culture, neo-hippie, public radio supportin', liberal music lovers! I'll be at World Cafe Live playin' a free lunch time show this Friday August 12th at noon 'a course! And....I'll be back on that same stage doing a full band show at 9p that night with Charlie Colin ( of Train) and Tom Luce (of Luce) opening acoustic. Good night 'o guitars. THEN....Or...also....I'll be doing the shore band thing at Bubba Mac in Somers Point, NJ on Saturday night at 11p. Sorry...no "Brown Eyed Girl" or "Margaritaville". Pertinent web addresses.... http://www.xpn.org/ http://www.worldcafelive.com/ http://www.bubbamac.com/

Europe 2005

 
Bonjour, Guten Tag.... Just returned from a great adventure through some of the small towns and bigger cities of France and Germany. Had a fantastic time playing some small acoustic shows along with Joseph Parsons as well as opening for The Hooters in Germany with the grreat slide player Billy Goodman, some shows with Scott Bricklin and a night with the legendary Eliott Murphy. Check out thier stuff at: http://www.billygoodman.com/ and http://www.elliottmurphy.com/ Y'know...the best pictures are always taken by somebody other than me, but if you like, take a peek at the couple I posted in the gallery!

Blacklight Ringtone!

 
Be the 2nd on your block to have your very own "Blacklight" ringtone! Now available at: http://scifidelitymobile.com/

CALICO Finds God Again!

 
The song "Deeper Truth" appeared in episode #20 of CBS TV' "JOAN OF ARCADIA" last week. Thanks for their continued support of my music!

European Solo Tour

 
May 23-June 23 I will be touring as support to my good friend, Joseph Parsons in France and Germany. If you have friends or family there, send them on out! Should be a really special run of dates.

Recording - Los Angeles 2005

 
I just returned from LA where I cut 10 new tunes for the next record. As well as 3 great tracks with my band, I had the good fortune of recording with some fantastic musicians including David Kalish, Sheldon Gomberg, Tom Brechtlein & Neil Larson of The Rickie Lee Jones band as well as Barrie Maguire, George Stanford (Townhall), Jim Stager and others. A cool moment was recording a song called "Nevermind My Blues" with Pete Thomas of The Attractions on drums. Sweet & funny guy, resplendent in hawaiian shorts! See some pix of the dudes in the gallery! I'd also like to thank the people at Sings Like Hell for putting on areally special night up in Santa Barbara. They know how to do it right.

For my next trick...

 
So, I know it would appear that I just released a record last year, but, in fact it was recorded almost 3 1/2 years ago today. In the meantime, I've written some new stuff and I'll be recording in the next couple months to see about getting a fresh one out soon. I'll also be playing a show or two in Southern CA. MAybe we'll see you there! Otherwise, I have a few shows in the East up until summer then I'm headed to Europe for a month of solo shows. Keepin' busy. Keepin' on.

email list

 
So...maybe some of you got a fairly indecipherable email from me last week. Sorry 'bout that. It was supposed to be a test, but ended up being a test of my patience instead! That's what a little distraction can do. Alright now, focus! I have an entirely new email system now. Users can delete, add, or edit their own info. Yay! my apologies for email sins of the past. - BA

Live Photos!

 
Check out the "Gallery" section for some great, very up to date live shots of my band as well as 4 Way Street. And, if you happen to take a few at a show yourself please feel free to send 'em to me!

Free Music!!

 
I dunno, just feelin' generous I guess! Thought you might like a little free demo...kinda like how all the people havin' babies lately wanna show ya ultrasound pictures of thier kids. Have fun "Suckin' Honey" on the Tunes page.

CALICO makes WXPN's Top 50

 
Very glad to see we made it to at least one station's top 50 this year. Thanks to WXPN Radio - Philadelphia!

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