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.
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.
This worked out only at the last minute, but I am looking forward to playing a song or two during the Question and Answer sessions that will follow the 7pm and 9:15pm screenings of I Used to be Darker at the Charles Theater in Baltimore on Friday 27 October 2013. Matt Porterfield will also be in the house.
Words cannot express the excitement with which I announce this gig to coincide with the New York theatrical premier of I Used to be Darker. A four-piece Anomoanon of Ned Oldham, Jack Carneal, Aram Stith and Dave Heumann will perform at Union Pool 5 October with Endless Boogie. The preceding links will lead you to tickets to the film and concert respectively. If you bring a ticket or ticket stub for the film I Used to be Darker at IFC theater, you get half off your ticket to the concert.
Picture if you will a picture, right here. The picture shows Ned Oldham, holding a white telecaster clone with a mint green pickguard, a rosewood fingerboard, and no string spreader for the high E and B strings. On his right thumb he wears a tortoise shell thumbpick. A ten-year old, ten-foot Monster cable connects the guitar to a Fender Blues Junior amplifier that the picture cannot show has been modified by Atticus Stovall to, among other things, use a pair of 6v6 tubes in the power stage instead of el84s. He has shaved today, and his hair, as usual, has been self-clipped using a 1 1/4" attachment. It is impossible to describe Oldham's suit in this picture. The suit will have to be seen to be believed.
You can see his suit on Tuesday 1 October at the Jefferson Theater, where he will open for not only Bill Callahan (who whether he knows it or not supplied the title for the film I Used to be Darker with one of his lyrics) but also Ben Chasny's New Bums.
I've played a Blue Ridge Swim Club Sunday evening for the past two years, and it's a tradition I really enjoy keeping. This year it'll be me, Ned, with guitars and harmonicas, everything acoustic, in keeping with the by-laws of the community. The spring-fed pool is always cool and is situated with ample shade. Bring what you like in your cooler. I really don't think it gets more laid back than this. Members and their guests are welcome. I'm a member; you can be my guest.
And now... JUNE 14, Louisville, KY, Zanzabar
We will have another Anomoanon quorum, with Jack, Ned and Willy Maclean, and Aram Stith plus guests including Paul Oldham and Amber Luna--Lucky Eyes--at Zanzabar. Willy MacLean's surf-prog trio FlySwatters opens.
It's been awhile. This show will be fun, with Ned on electric guitar ("telecaster" and amp courtesy of Stovall Amplification), Michael Clem on electric bass, Brian Caputo on drums, and Matty utilizing several secret weapons. That are electric. It's an electric band. Everyone sings! Show is free, starts at 10:30pm at the Whiskey Jar on the mall in Charlottesville.
Equally excited for the afterparty at the Metro Gallery, just down the block from the Charles, as it will bring Aram Stith, Jack Carneal and me together for the first time since 2008, constituting an Anomoanon quorum. We will play several songs as a trio, and then be joined by long-time Ano-auxiliaries Dave Heumann and Walker Teret. Also on the bill are Kim Taylor and Guy Blakeslee and the Entrance Band. Interplay is expected. Doors are at 9pm, music starts sometime after 10pm.
Man, I am a terrible blogger. I didn't blog about the world premiere of I Used to be Darker at Sundance, or the international premiere at Berlinale, both of which also featured musical performances with Kim Taylor and, in Utah, Jack Carneal. And here I am, only a day before I depart for Copenhagen, finally getting around to posting about going to the CPH PIX festival to present I Used to be Darker and perform, again with Kim Taylor. I hope I will be more diligent about posting for the Maryland Film Festival in May. People have been saying nice things about the film. I think it turned out really well.