Some folks are writhing in a thick fog of World Series tension, familiar excess, ongoing superstition, gradual wrinkling, unexpected twitches, lil’ sputters, regional quivers, localized belches, maybe endorsed calls/cries for help, obvious confusion, occasional enchantment, mild to total delight, definite surprise, hourly sweating, cold disappointment, understood inventive dancing, (mostly) harmless celebratory air punches, nauseating forecasting, predictable second guessing, and probably some hidden furniture kicks. And then some don’t care. It’ll all be over soon. Anyway, starting Saturday I’m gonna stumble into 18 solo shows in 19 days. This Fall run will roam the Midwest, East, Northeast, then back Midwest again, taking place again in alternate spaces like living rooms, old barns, art galleries, and a couple of venues. There will be weather, traffic, construction, ghosts of construction, tributes to construction, more memorable conversationsÂ with strangers, drifters, clerks, Flying-J gypsies, and some non-plussing sandwich and shit-all-they-got-is-Lavazza? situations. I feel like that’s all gonna wind up true.
I plan to show up, steal some paint color or home improvement ideas, put about two beers in the fridge, take one to my chair, then play some old and new songs on a 1960’s Kay acoustic guitar. Most of these shows will take place on the neutral and cared-for turf of a generous host’s home, without a PA system, amplification, lighting rig, or separation/back stage situation. We’re all on private property, and while respect should always be the thing, it’s even more of a thing when kids are around and someone’s pride and joy of a home is the mothership. Touring like this is meant to peel things back, encourage communication amongst all of us, and stick to the business of the songs. As always, I’m really looking forward to the ride.
I’ll have the latest round of baseball art prints, a special limited edition Mark Brabant-signed and designed tour poster, and some vinyl and various cd’s in tow.
– Will J.
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11/02 : Springfield MO – Living Room Show
11/03 : St. Louis MO – Off Broadway (w/ Okkervil River)
11/04 : Nashville TN – Living Room Show
11/06 : Baltimore MD – Living Room Show
11/07 : Philadelphia PA – Living Room Show
11/08 : Queens NY – Living Room Show
11/10 : New Paltz NY – Tin Roof Sessions
11/11 : Buffalo NY – Living Room Show
11/12 : Goshen IN – Ignition Music Garage
11/13 : Chicago IL – LIving Room Show
11/14 : Chicago IL – LIving Room Show
11/15 : Milwaukee WI – Living Room Show
11/16 : Madison WI – Living Room Show
11/17 : Minneapolis MN – Living Room Show
11/18 : Sioux Falls SD – Living Room Show
11/19 : Charles City IA – Charles City Arts Center
11/20 : Kansas City MO – Living Room Show
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