It's an honor to have Goat Mountain nominated for a Joshua for Outstanding Studio Production. The awards event is October 16. And you may vote and get tickets here.
New Video for Music on the Radio
The first video from my new album, Getting Lost, is for Music on the Radio. Joshua James Huff shot it on location at Goat Mountain Recording and in Oregon. In the video, Susan and I struggle to get our ad hoc radio station working, but when we do, musical joy is spread to folks far, far away from our outpost in the desert. There are guest appearances from Wes Youssi, Lorna Miller, as well as Joshua and his new wife, Christina.
This coming week, I'm at FurstWurld, with Todd Albright from Detroit.
"Thirdman Records acoustic guitarist and singer Todd Albright will be rolling through the Morongo Basin to bring some cool country blues to the hot desert. Todd will be followed by local singer-songwriter, Pat Kearns. Pat will be bringing his lovely wife Susan Kearns on upright bass and Josh Sonntag on guitar for a mid-week pick-me-up to get you set to go and onward to your weekend and the holiday!"
Advanced tickets are recommended. Event is limited to 60. Same at door as advance tickets. $15.
The east coast shows with Bright Brown we're a lot of fun! And while we were there, the new SoundGirls podcast came out and I'm the guest! I'm interviewed by Rebecca Wilson. We discuss our off grid, solar powered recording studio, Goat Mountain. We cover what circumstances led to pursuing building a recording studio in the Mojave Desert, solar electric technology, studio gear and what it's like working at Goat Mountain. Check it out here on iTunes. And here on Spotify.
For the latest listing and advance tickets, please check the performances tab. We have dates on the East Coast this June! Including the late addition of The Press Room in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on June 11 with Bright Brown. Advance tickets are available and suggested for all shows, especially Rockwood Stage 3 in NYC and FurstWurld in Joshua Tree, California.
El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas
Brunch and great tunes on Mother's Day in Marfa! Susan and I play at 11am sharp followed by Logan Ledger and Erin Rae. Here's all of our current dates this Spring.
Lockhart Arts and Craft on May 5
Another show on the Spring Run, iooks like we'll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with John Bardy in Lockhart, Texas! Full dates including the East Coast listed here!
It's been more than two years since I have hit the road and played some shows... and I couldn't be more excited to announce I'm playing a run of dates throughout the USA beginning May 1st at El Rey Court in Santa Fe. Here is what's confirmed so far including ticketing info. Everything listed outside of California, I'll be accompanied by Susan Kearns on bass. More dates coming in so stay tuned!
Live From Joshua Tree
Since I heard about this yearly event put on by Mil-Tree, I have been hoping I would be asked to perform. It's billed as an evening of desert stories and songs and that's in my wheelhouse! Plus, Live From Joshua Tree is a benefit for Mil-Tree whose mission is to bring veterans, active duty and civilians together through arts and dialogue to help transform the wounds of war. This event is so special. And this year it's being held in The Sanctuary at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center which is an experience itself (it's a building, not what is pictured although that is the Retreat Center). Don't miss it. You only get one chance! Tickets for to both attend or watch the live stream can be found here.
Songs For Ukraine
This heartfelt benefit, put together by Matt Ellis, goes off this Sunday. It's an incredible bill of artists, many backed up by Los Pancho Tones (the desert's finest backing band - Josh Sonntag, John Ossman and Denny Weston Jr). I'll be playing a couple of songs with them.