Save the Dates! (November 2018) and February 23rd in Wayne, NJ

Personally, I appreciate winter but can’t wait until Spring. In any case, I’m already looking toward Fall and our 4th annual residency at the cozy little neighborhood listening room, Barbés, in Park Slope Brooklyn. As I’ve mentioned in the past, Barbés has a full calendar of world-class music of a global scope, and we’re honored to be included there every Sunday in November at 5 pm.

2018 Sundays in November * 5 – 6:15 pm
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn NY * 347 422 0248 * $10

But to warm up the winter we play Friday February 23rd at the Shea Center for the Performing Arts in Wayne NJ. Tickets on sale here!

Thanks for listening,

“Gospel” [Official Music Video]

Video Premiere on WNYC’s Soundcheck blog
released 28 May 2013
the band:
Stephan Crump – electric & acoustic basses
Liberty Ellman — electric & acoustic guitars
Jamie Fox – electric & acoustic guitars
Dan Rieser – drums & percussion

Martha Redbone, Jen, Jamie & Stephan– background vocals
Chris Brown – Hammond organ & celeste
Ambrose Akinmusire – trumpet
Erin Hll – harp

Audio clip from “Civility, History, and Hope with Vincent Harding” with Krista Tippett from American Public Media’s On Being® (p) 2011. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Video Directed by Jak Ritger and K8 Howl

follow @jak_ritger @k8howl
Watch on Vimeo:

Farm pixilation shot by Sara Cannon

Photos of Jen shot by Pat Merino

Footage from “The People’s Climate March” shot by Jak and K8

The following clips were accessed though a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license,
Cairo: Natalie Cake
Climate March NYC Aerial:
Hong Kong: Pasu Au Yeung
Newark: Will Caldwell
Seattle: Dan Warter
Oakland: East Bay Express
Millions March NYC Timelapse: Vinay Pulim

I’ll say what everyone else is saying: Spring is here! Kinda sorta. Here in Brooklyn it’s being a little bit stingy, with lots of chilliness still in the air despite the new bloom on the trees.

Here’s what I’m focusing on in May: Two big shows close to home: May 20th with the full band at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2, NYC! Tickets on sale now. (For those who missed the show or the review, here’s an interesting account of the last time this crew got together, on January 17th) Then, a benefit for WhyHunger that weekend at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R.C. Church in lovely Centerport, Long Island on May 24th — the ticket link for that trio show is here. I have high hopes to fill both those rooms with friends old and new. Will you help me?

Then comes a little tour, returning to — you guessed it — the midwest! (sorry everywhere else — that’s where the tangible offers are coming from!) The trio featuring Stephan Crump on acoustic bass and Jamie Fox on guitar will hit Pittsburgh (it’s been too long) for another WhyHunger benefit on 5/29, Bloomington IN to benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs on 5/30, Summerfair Cincinnati, free and outdoors, on 5/31; then Natalie’s in Columbus on June 1st. The full scoop for those events is here on my “shows” page.

Stay tuned for big news tomorrow: A new video for “Let it Show,” lovingly animated by Matt Rasch, is premiering online at American Songwriter magazine now! Please check it out, leave a comment, and share if you are so inspired.

Meanwhile, the “little man” behind the music, along with his little brother, woke themselves, dressed themselves, cut their own french toast and poured their own maple syrup this morning. Time…

Thanks so much for reading, and listening, and watching, and sharing!