Tempest will be on Bound for Glory tonight! This is America’s longest running folk radio show (48 years and counting). We’ll be playing our mix of fiddle tunes, swing, and blues, with Tim Ball on fiddle, Chuck Abell on guitar, Eric Metzgar on drums, Erik Stabnau on saxophone, and Abe Nouri on trombone. More on our website, http://tempestdanceband.com.
The show is broadcast live from the Cafe at Annabel Taylor Hall on the Cornell University campus. You can hear it on WVBR (93.5 FM) in Ithaca, streaming online at http://wvbr.com/bfg, or in person. Live sets are at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30pm.
I’m very excited to announce that I’ve just launched a Kickstarter project–Sophie Orzechowski and I are hoping to record a short album of fiddle music this summer, and need some help to make it a reality!
You can check the project out here:
My appearance at the Rochester Contra Dance on the 25th was canceled, on account of the foot and a half of snow that the region received starting that afternoon. The dance went forward anyway, with musicians who didn’t have to drive so far to get there.
Hopefully the snow will not be so bad this upcoming Sunday (March 7), when I will be returning to Rochester to play with Jane Knoeck and Rachel Bell for the English Country dance again. Nadine Dyskant-Miller, the fabulous flautist in Tunescape and Confluence, will be playing a concerto with the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra earlier in the afternoon at Eastman Theater, which is two blocks from the English Country Dance. Come hear her fabulous music as well!
Closer to home, the O’Shanigans are playing at the Friday contra dance in Ithaca on March 5th. The dance starts at 8pm, and there’s a waltz jam before the dance, starting at 7pm. The ever popular “To Be Announced” is calling; I guess we’ll find out who it is when we show up…
The Dance Flurry was amazing! I’m so glad I got to perform at it, since it would have been amazing just go to it to jam, dance, and hang out there. Thank-you Barb and Nadine for inviting me to join you! Also, thanks to all of the wonderful folks who I got to dance and play in sessions with.
This weekend the O’Shanigans bring their rollicking energy to Binghamton on Saturday for an early contra dance at 7pm. I’ll also be playing with Jane Knoeck and Rachel Bell for the Rochester English Country dance on Sunday, which starts even earlier at 6:30. Also on the horizon is another performance with Confluence, at the Rochester contra dance on the 25th.
Tunescape will be playing several places in central New York this weekend. After hitting the Ithaca Contra Dance on Friday night (Feb 5), we’re heading to a school gig up in the vicinity of Watertown on Saturday (I’m not sure if this is public—if it is, I’ll update this post with more information), before winding up with the Syracuse Contra Dance on Saturday evening (Feb 6). Be sure to catch one of these gigs; our next dance in northern/central New York isn’t until March!