Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A New Year is Coming -- New Year Carol -- Song Benefits Alzheimer's Research

A traditional lyric with original music composed and performed by Ned Oldham.  All proceeds for this song received before January 1, 2015 will be donated to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. www.curealz.org. Please hurry!

Donate and get the song here

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tonight: Saturday 25 October Tea Bazaar 9pm set

My friend the amazing musician Will Bollinger will join me on several songs.
For us this is the actual Halloween/Samhain day and if you study the runes and the alignment of the standing stones you will find that all rays of moonshine converge at the Teahouse in Charlottesville this night and to this and the candyman our set will be dedicated.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Teaching via Lessonface

Old friend Dave Heumann called the other day to see if I would be up for being part of a proposed Jerry Garcia tribute show at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore this winter.  "Hell yes," I said.  He gave me some potential dates and the band lineup, which I won't jinx by elaborating upon now; more on this exciting possibility when I learn it.  Our conversation was cut short when a guitar student arrived at his apartment.  "Are you teaching much," I asked.  "Yeeeeah," he said.  "Hoping to do more as this Lessonface thing gets rolling."  "Lessonface?"  "This online lesson thing that Ashford"--Tucker, a mutual friend,--"and his wife Claire started recently."  I googled it as we wrapped up.  "Yeeeeah, it seems pretty cool," he said, "Walker [Teret] is trying it too.  Weeeeel, I better go teach."  "Wait," I said, "Gimme your mailing address.  I need to send you some copies of this new No Quarter single that you sing on."  "Please!"  He gave me his address.  I sent him some copies of the record.  Then I contacted Ashford and checked out Lessonface, and signed up as a teacher.

I like teaching, have taught guitar, improvisational rock band, creative and expository writing, English literature and Latin.  While teaching, for me, is too draining to do full time, as I've learned first hand, I'm definitely interested in seeing what sort of students, if any, get in touch with me via Lessonface.  Let it be you!

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.