February flew by so fast I barely had time to appreciate the fact that, save a few sub-zero days at the top of the month, it was far less brutal than your typical New York City February. So much so that on a mid-month OUTDOOR background acting job for a TV episode set on a hot Summer day, we actors did not need to act very much at all. It's a wild world these days, I suppose. I try to enjoy the moment and forget the larger implications of all that wildness, but I digress…
As for music-making, I am deeply grateful to have had two exquisite solo concert experiences this past month at Dorn Space and Café Veritas in upstate New York. On the coldest weekend in recent memory, I was pleasantly surprised at how many intrepid folks came out to hear live music at these wonderful venues still standing strong after the tribulation of recent years. I love what I do and remain humbled and grateful when people come out to listen live and in person!
I'm currently working on adding more LIVE shows like that to my calendar, but until I schedule one in your town, I humbly offer this: On December 9, 2022, I performed an online concert to benefit the Connor Sheehan Fund, established by my lifelong friend Barbara and her husband Dan in memory of their beautiful son, who we lost to mental illness and substance abuse in 2020. The fund offers grants in Connor's name to worthy organizations that support young people struggling with similar issues. You can view the December concert at the YouTube link below, and if you are so inclined, drop a little something in the bucket at https://www.connorfund.org
Friday, March 10 at 7PM
Betty's Joint, Asheville NC
Full concert at the home of one of our favorite hosts. This show is SOLD OUT but if you'd like to be added to the waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 11 at 8PM
Moore Music in the House, Rockville MD
Full concert at the home of friends who were among the first to embrace NFF's zany and sublime style
Sunday, March 12 at 4PM
Muses at the Ice House, Bethlehem PA
After multiple cancellations, it's finally happening... NFF headlines a stellar festival bill including GRACE MORRISON, CHRISTINE HAVRILLA, BRITTANY ANN TRANBAUGH, and RACHEL MARIE!
Friday, March 17 at 7:30PM
The Troubadour, Morristown NJ
NFF returns to THE TROUBADOUR for the first time since 2018! GLEN COLEMAN opens.
Please note that performance calendars are subject to last-minute additions and subtractions, so be sure to check the SHOWS page for the latest on these and all upcoming concerts.
If you don't see *your* hometown on my list of shows, well, why not ask me to come and play? I play house/backyard concerts, church basement concerts, bar concerts, coffeehouse concerts, garden concerts... basically, you provide the space and some listeners and I'll play. Send me a note about it HERE to make it happen.
Until we meet again, here's to good health, good fun, great music, and