Monday, August 18, 2014

"Further Gone" b/w "God Will Let Me Know" OUT AUGUST 19, 2014

You can order this directly from the good folk at No Quarter Records, who were kind enough to press 500 of this 7"/download package.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shirley Collins and the Blue Ridge Swim Club 29 June 2014

I wish I could say that Shirley Collins would be appearing at the Blue Ridge Swim Club; she is not.  I mention Shirley Collins and the Blue Ridge Swim Club together here only to avoid writing two blog posts; it's summer and I've been avoiding my computer, working (and playing) outside.

Burning Bridges and Fifth Column Films are raising funds for a movie about Shirley Collins via Kickstarter, and I've contributed a recording of "The Blacksmith" adapted from Shirley and Dolly Collins' version from Anthems in Eden (part of "Song Story").  I've always loved their version and have been developing an arrangement for some years now.  The photo above is of me and my brother Paul at his studio in Louisville, Kentucky, adding modular synthesizer and mixing the track.  It, and other artists' versions of Shirley's songs, are being compiled for a record, Shirley Collins Inspired, available as a premium for donation to the project.  Shirley recently performed live for the first time in many, many years, and has been in the studio recording as well.  I hope to be in the audience for a performance in the near future.

And here is another picture to ring in the next item:
If experience is any guide, there would seem to be little hope in inviting you to come out for a show at the Blue Ridge Swim Club, unless you are a member.  It is, however, come one come all, though guests have to pay the regular visitors charge ($15), except that guest kids in middle school or younger are free.  I'll be performing with Adam Smith (Invisible Hand, Y'all) and Thomas Gunn; three acoustic guitars and three voices that I think will sound golden to anyone who comes and sits across the beautiful pool from the performance deck this Sunday, June 29, 2014.  It's one of my favorite gigs: outside, unamplified, under the trees, beside the green waters of the spring-fed pool.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ned Oldham with Andy Aylward and the Floaters 21 February 2014 at the Tea Bazaar

Up in the steam and hookharoma of the Tea Bazaar.  Amanda Laskey has the intimate room sounding great and running ship-shape.  It's good for your sinuses and alveoli, too.  Doors are at 8:30, Ned's solo set is at 9.

Old Calf with Angel Olsen at the Southern Tuesday 18 February 2014

Late-breaking fill-in-opener after our No Quarter label-mate had to bag it!  Did we mention the No Quarter Ned Oldham and Old Calf featuring Aram Stith 7", "Further Gone" b/w "God Will Let Me Know" forthcoming this Spring?  Consider it mentioned!

Great early night on a great stage, which full-on electric band Old Calf takes at 9pm sharp.  At The Southern on the downtown mall in Charlottesville.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I Used to be Darker is on a few Best of 2013 Lists

Everybody wants to be loved, or even just liked.  These folks put us on their lists for the best of 2013.  Thank You!

The New Yorker



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holey Lassminute Scheiss! Old Calf at the Southern, Tuesday 3 December at 8:30pm sharp. With San Fermin.

Why do we today feel like Robin Hood?  Come find out this Tuesday at The Southern. Doors at 8, showtime 8:30, tickets $8.  This Old Calf features Ned, Matty, Clem, Caputo, and Alex Caton.  San Fermin is the headliner; you might be glad to have caught them at this intimate venue.  

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I Used to be Darker screens at Virginia Film Festival, Old Calf and Naughty Cod perform at Twisted Branch, 8 November 2013

It's a downright downtown mall Friday night in Cville.

We gladly announce that I Used to be Darker will have a screening at the Virginia Film Festival at 7:30pm on Friday, November 8, at the Downtown Mall Regal 4 on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, VA.  Ned Oldham will answer questions about the film in the theater after the screening.  After this, head up the mall to the Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar for an Old Calf show that starts at 10pm, with an 11:30 set from Naughty Cod, “improg rock” featuring Ned, Anomoanon lead guitarist Aram Stith (who will also play in Old Calf [who have a cameo in the film]), local heros Thomas Dean and Adam Smith, and--for now--undisclosed others.  You can buy tickets to the screening through the Virginia Film Festival’s website,, and to the musical performance at the Tea Bazaar’s,  

Tickets for the Tea Bazaar show are $7, $5 with a ticket stub from I Used to be Darker.

The Old Calf band for this performance includes Ned Oldham, Matty Metcalfe, Michael Clem, Brian Caputo, Alex Caton and Aram Stith.