Happy summer, marimba mailers!
Hope you're enjoying the season -- I did my first bit of real gardening today since the 1990s, and it was a treat. A variety of worms and caterpillars were somewhat irritated by my gung-ho digging.
Michael and I bought a house in Vermont. The marimba, of course, occupies the largest room. This means I can now practice without hitting any walls. Huzzah!
No more day job for me -- I quit the law firm and am going 100% freelance as a musician and writer. No better time to do this than when freshly be-mortgaged, eh?
No June gigs as I will variously be gracing Iceland, England and Scotland with my presence, but the calendar is filling up for the rest of the year. July sees solo marimba performances and the debut of my live-drums+rave project, which I'll be delivering as a drum clinic in Brooklyn, New York. I still need a name for this project -- all suggestions gratefully received! In August I'll be piano/marimba duelling in the Northeast and studying marimba ragtime in Delaware with Bob Becker of Nexus. September sees some marimba action over in Europe, and US touring is shaping up for the autumn/fall and early 2011. I'm stocking up on plasters and Sudocrem already.
Until next time, take care,