Live recording of a Townes Van Zandt song I covered on KEXP last week. Engineered by Kevin Suggs.
Very excited for my next show at St.Mark’s Cathedral on December 7th with three of my favorite songwriters. Buy advance tickets here.
I played in Brooklyn at Pete’s Candy Store last night and it seemed only appropriate to pay tribute to the life and music of Lou Reed. This was the song my wife and I chose for our first dance at our wedding, so it holds an extra special place in my heart. Thank you and farewell, Lou.
"Touchy Feely" opens THIS FRIDAY 9/13 in Seattle at the Harvard Exit and in Los Angeles at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in West Hollywood. I’ll be playing songs at the Seattle Q&A’s on Friday and Saturday with director Lynn Shelton, hosted by David Schmader of the Stranger.
Also this week, USA Today is doing a giveaway of the “Horses” 7-inch single.
And finally, here is a new still from TF of some dashingly handsome gentleman giving Ellen Page a sunflower.
The most compelling moment is a musical interlude in which Jenny and Paul attend a performance by Tomo Nakayama, the lead singer of the Seattle band Grand Hallway. Delivered by Mr. Nakayama in a plaintive cry as he accompanies himself on guitar, his ballad “Horses” distills the inchoate longings of these likable characters more effectively than any spoken words. “Is it a blessing or a curse to be found?” the lyrics wonder. “Is it a burden or a gift to be bound?
Stephen Holden of the New York Times reviews “Touchy Feely”
Touchy Feely opens tomorrow (9/6) in New York and Portland, and in Seattle and Los Angeles on 9/13.
Excited to hit the road next week for a few shows down the west coast!
8/19 - Axe&Fiddle, Cottage Grove, OR
8/20 - Cafe DuNord, San Francisco, CA
8/21 - Armadillo Music, Davis, CA
8/22 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
8/23 - The Warehouse (venue tba), Tacoma, WA
8/24 - Columbia City Theater, Seattle, WA
Touchy Feely is out now On Demand and on i-Tunes. It’ll be in theaters 9/6!
Director/Screenwriter Lynn Shelton, along with her cast and crew, premiered Touchy Feely during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival (top photo). Cinematographer Benjamin Kasulke and actor Rosemarie DeWitt were also along side Shelton for the 2012 Festival premiere of Your Sister’s Sister (bottom photo).
Touchy Feely will be available on demand Thursday, August 1 and opens in theatres on September 6.
Photos by Sonia Recchia and Stephen Speckman