I’m pleased to announce I’ll be playing a few live concerts in March. This came about because I was invited to appear at South By South West (SxSW) in Austin, Texas. If you’ve never heard of this, it’s an annual festival that the entire indie music business converges on, and literally hundreds of bands try to make a name for themselves. I’ve been offered a showcase at the Elysium Club on the Strip, and it’s a great opportunity to get my show in front af a new set of influential people that might not otherwise have come.
As SxSW is unpaid, I asked my agents to string together some dates around it to cover the cost, and this is what they came up with. There are several towns I’ve never played before. Don’t expect to buy LA tickets in advance, it’s a private function but they tell me walk-up on the night will be no problem. We’ll put more info on the web site closer to the day. (And as I mentioned in a recent blog, you’re probably a year too late and a few grand too poor to come to TED!)
I’m also delighted that the Jazz Mafia Horns will be appearing with me, as featured in my current podcast. It’s a lot of fun when they join me onstage and focus on some of my funkier tunes. We’re hoping to add a couple more songs into the set to feature the brass more.
Here are the dates, starting with the TED Conference:
Wed 7th March TED–Monterey, CA
Thu 8th March TED–Monterey, CA
Fri 9th March TED–Monterey, CA
Sat 10th March Santa Cruz–Kuumbwa (2 shows)
Sun 11th March Redwood City, CA–Fox Theater (2 shows)
Mon 12th March Sacramento, CA–Harlows
Tue 13th March Los Angeles, CA–Henry Fonda Theater
Thu 15th March Austin, TX–SxSW–Elysium
Fri 16th March Austin, TX–SxSW–day show
Sat 17th March Austin, TX–SxSW–private party
Sat 18th March Dallas, TX–Rockhouse Live
Thu 22nd March Fairfax, CA–19 Broadway