Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ned Oldham at WTJU Block Party 5pm Friday 19 September at IX Art Park

Ned Oldham with special guest Will Bollinger, set at 5pm
at IX Art Park
to benefit the fantastic WTJU

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

October 3,4 and 5 Shows around Los Angeles

Friday, October 3rd 
Silverlake, CA 

Saturday, October 4th 
Santa Barbara, CA 

Sunday, October 5th
Ojai, CA
Ojai Rancho Inn noon- 8pm 

Aram Stith, guitarist, has moved to Los Angeles.  But we continue our 20+ year collaborative musical exploration.  These shows, harmoniously arranged in mutual with Kyle Field, who will also perform his own set and guest in ours, will feature electric guitars, voices, songs from the Anomoanon with a focus on songs we co-wrote, songs Aram arranged from traditional and Robert Herrick lyrics, and some new songs just released ("Further Gone" b/w "God Will Let Me Know" No Quarter 2014, which we'll be peddling at the shows) and some unrecorded.  

The last time Aram and I together saw Kyle Field was in Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark, nearly ten years ago; Aram and I had the gig, and Kyle joined us to sing on a couple songs.  Here's to our sets intersecting on these California shows!  Also performing at the Santa Barbara show at Muddy Waters, Little Big Here.

The Ojai Inn show on Sunday, October 5th, is poolside; open from noon with music starting early evening.

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" 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.