Drewcifer is Andy Falco (The Infamous Stringdusters) on guitar, Andrew Altman (Railroad Earth) on bass, David Butler (Guster, Marco Benevento) on drums and Kevin Kendrick on vibraphone. We are headed for a little east coast tour at the end of the month and we have some fun stuff planned, so come say hi!
This is a first for me and I am super excited for this weekends coast to coast festivities. On Friday and Saturday, I will be up playing with Guster at our final 25th-anniversary show in Portland, ME. Its a full weekend of activities called, Guster On The Ocean, headlined by a big show right on the water Saturday night.
Then, on Sunday, I'll hustle myself out west to San Francisco for a set with Marco Benevento at the Outside Lands Festival. We play a couple of slots before The Who!!!
I am very excited to announce the release of my new podcast called Cinema Improv! You can check out the first episode on iTunes or here on my site!
The original idea for this podcast was to create a new, exciting and fun environment for people to come over and improvise at my little recording studio. I went out and bought a projector and a big screen with the thought that if I played some visually interesting movies while we were playing, it would take the music in cool new direction.
I put a lot of thought into which movies to play and which players to invite, but I purposely don’t give much instruction at the beginning of each session. I want the music to be organic and come from a relaxed place where anything can happen. There are no wrong notes!
Sometimes what comes out is very soundtracky and other times full songs pop up out of nowhere. I’ve noticed time and time again that through the session there are peaks and valleys and most of the time the most inspired, interesting music comes after pushing and finding our way through the boring, muddy stuff.
Then after recording each movie session, I edit the whole thing down to around 44 min, cutting out the mud and leaving in the peaks. I settled on 44 min because thats the maximum amount of time that can fit on a vinyl record- an album of songs cut from a fully improvised soundtrack to a movie.
6/23 - Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/24 - Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre
6/26 - Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheatre
6/27 - Columbus, OH EXPRESS Live!
6/28 - Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
6/29 - Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
7/1 - Chicago, IL Huntington Bank Pavillion at Northerly Island
7/8 - Woodstock, NY Levon Helm Studios
w/ Guster & Marco Benevento
7/2 - Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Pavillion
7/3 - Cedar Rapids, IA McGrath Amphitheater
7/6 - NYC Forest Hills Stadium
7/7 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavillion
7/9 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts
The first leg of tour starts today out in Colorado. Check out more details at guster.com and come out and say hey!
6/15 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
6/16 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater
6/17 - Kansas City, MO - Boulevardia
6/18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
I'm excited to announce the premier of Drewcifer, a new band featuring Andy Falco from the Infamous Stringdusters and Andrew Altman and Andy Gossling from Railroad Earth! We are playing our first shows in New York City and New Jersey on April 21st and 22nd.
Guster is headed out on the road with Dispatch in June and July!
Tickets for these shows go on sale February 24th, but you can visit the link above to get early presale info. Stay tuned for some late additions and one more special 25th-anniversary headlining show too...