New An Historic Videos

Birthquake Records head honcho Max was at the last two An Historic shows and got some nice video. You can check them all out HERE but here are a few of my favorites:

Stitched Together/Duke Barbatos


Briefest Eye

Thanks Max!

Upcoming Events

First off, two exciting bits of news:

I had a proposal for a short opera accepted by the Baltimore based company Rhymes With Opera, to be performed in the summer of 2012. I'm excited to announce that the libretto will be written by Brian Slattery, who seems to get himself stuck on the same narrative questions I do, which has made for some intriguing conversations about the plot and structure of the piece. More details on that as they emerge.

I will also, next February, be working on a trio composed by Terran Olsen of the bands Kayo Dot and Autumn Tears. I have frequently enjoyed the chance to work with composers (as in my own composition) the possibility of integrating the accordion into an ensemble, and this will allow me to continue that to some degree. Terran will also be playing clarinet for the piece and Toby Driver, Terran's bandmate and the composer for Kayo Dot will play bass guitar.

Then, some upcoming shows -

I'm very excited to play with Dr. Caterwaul's twice before our mini-tour begins - once tonight, on the New Haven Register's "Register Sessions" at 6:00PM tonight (http://www.newhavenregister.com), and once tomorrow at Cafe Nine in New Haven, opening for the Fishtank Ensemble at 9:00 PM. Our mini-tour begins either in Philly on Thursday or New York on Friday, depending on a few factors. Look here or the facebook page for updates.

This weekend is the Uncertainty Series mini-festival. Many great folks are involved including on Friday locals Nathan Bontrager and Ben Shirley in a string quartet with Al Margolis and James Ilgenfritz, and Bird Fly Yellow with Joe Moffett, Dan Blacksberg and Dave Flaherty. That night I'll be doing a duo with Carl Testa, and we're both quite pleased with how we're helping to realize each other's compositions. On Saturday I'll be performing a short solo set alongside a set by Nathan Bontrager and a duo set between Anne Rhodes and Kyoko Kitamura.
Finally at the end of the month, An Historic plays with World History and Real Live Tigers, both intriguing songwriters playing in a scaled back fashion. The date for that is August 26th.



Totally neglected to update this in the 4 days since I was added to this bill, but:

An Historic is making a debut performance in NYC TONIGHT! The show will be at The Delancy in Manhattan, (168 Delancy St), and I go first at 8PM. The bill, which is awesome, also includes Mal Blum (playing as part of a 4-piece band), Wood Spider and L.E. Rubin. I am incredibly stoked to be playing my first NY show as An Historic among such great company. Please come out! The venue is naming a drink special after one of Wood Spider's songs, "Oh Eloise!" (a proper ditty about getting shitfaced and writing a regrettable letter). $5-10 sliding scale, and $3 PBRs all night!